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Echo named 2018 Pacemaker finalist

Echo named 2018 Pacemaker finalist

Dani Orloff

September 24, 2018


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Echo was named a 2018 Pacemaker finalist in the newspaper category by the National Scholastic Press Association Sept. 7. According to the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), the Echo was one of 67 publications recognized as finalists in the annual Pacemaker competition. This competition...

Wooddale bridge construction to continue

Wooddale bridge construction to continue

Maggie Klaers

September 13, 2018


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According to Jack Sullivan, senior engineering project manager for the Wooddale bridge construction, the city of St. Louis Park is working to rebuild the bridge crossing over Highway 7 to make it safer for drivers. “The bridge was originally built in 2008,” Sullivan said. “It’s being rebui...

Climate Action Plan takes hold

Climate Action Plan takes hold

Gabe Kaplan

September 12, 2018


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The St. Louis Park Climate Action Plan, adopted in February of 2018, has already begun to take effect throughout the city. The plan was formed by the City Council and was spurred on by lobbying from Park’s Roots and Shoots environmental club. The plan’s three “kick-start projects” will jum...

New assistant principals prepare for school year

New assistant principals prepare for school year

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

September 9, 2018


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Thinking about the supportive community in St. Louis Park, Assistant Principal Jessica Busse said that was what made her apply for the administrative position at the high school.   “I think that we are a great community and a great school,” Busse said. “I’ve always heard great things abo...

Photo Gallery: Day One

Photo Gallery: Day One

September 7, 2018


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Park Rabbi arrested, charged in underage sex sting

Park Rabbi arrested, charged in underage sex sting

Amaia Barajas and Grace Farley

September 6, 2018


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Cohen, a prominent figure in the Orthodox Jewish community in St. Louis Park and Minneapolis was arrested Feb. 1 for two counts of sexual misconduct in Ramsey County, according to St. Paul Police. According to the St. Paul Police report, Cohen, allegedly engaging in electronic communication relating...

SLP Nest to open its doors to community

SLP Nest to open its doors to community

Dani Orloff and Maddie Schutte

September 4, 2018


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After hearing about the stress high school students undergo, founder of the SLP Nest Julia Schmelzer said she felt she had to take action. “There’s really no space for people to figure out who they are and decompress,” Schmelzer said. “I have close friends whose high school students have been sui...

Advocacy group works toward gun reform

Advocacy group works toward gun reform

Emma Yarger

September 4, 2018


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According to Mayor Jake Spano, recent conversations between a group of Park students and City Council have pushed for gun reform in the city of St. Louis Park. “I had just left a bunch of kids who want to ban guns from St. Louis Park in a room with a gun store owner and I really wasn't worried,” ...

Harvest festival begins preparations

Harvest festival begins preparations

Noah Orloff

August 20, 2018


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Senior Leila Raymond said the Fourth Annual SLP Harvest Festival will help bring Park residents together. “I think it's a really nice community event and I think that it has a lot of benefits in just helping bring the community together,” Raymond said. “I think it's really cool to get all aspe...

Commencement ceremony to occur June 5

Commencement ceremony to occur June 5

Dani Orloff and Sam St. Clair

June 5, 2018


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According to Principal Scott Meyers, the graduation ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 5 and the location is not yet known.   "Weather permitting, it will be in the stadium. It could also be in our old gym and the auditorium, because that’s where the tickets are for,” Meyers said. Meyers...

At-Large closes due to water leak

At-Large closes due to water leak

Devin Raynor

June 5, 2018


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Media assistant Pat Kripps, who works in the At-Large Lab copy room, said she saw and reported water in the At-Large Lab the morning of Thursday, May 31. “I had walked by and I thought somebody had dumped a water bottle but as I went over further I saw the floor was soaked, keyboard was soaked an...

First three historical periods to be cut from AP World History

First three historical periods to be cut from AP World History

Devin Raynor and Sam St. Clair

June 4, 2018


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Sophomore Euan Lim, who took AP World History this year, said he, as well as other students, recently shared a petition on Facebook advocating to keep the third of three periods the College Board is removing from the course. “The petition is to keep the College Board from cutting periods one through three from the AP World course,” Lim said. “That would be taking out a lot of the ‘world’ from ‘world history.’” AP World History teacher Debra Skadden said changes to the 2019-2020 curriculu...

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