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City Council to vote on bike infrastructure project

City Council to vote on bike infrastructure project

Sam Swisher

February 25, 2020

As City Council plans to vote on the southeast bikeway improvements March 2, Senior City Engineering Project Manager Jack Sullivan said the project will help enlarge the quality of transportation choices in the area. “Our goal is to achieve a better network of mobility choices for the community, ...

Student Council hosts ice skating

Student Council hosts ice skating

Talia Lissauer and Gabriel Kaplan

February 22, 2020

Sophomore Sylvia Leppik said she enjoyed the SnoDaze ice skating event as it enabled her to skate freely. “I really like skating and today there is free skating. It was kind of nice to have the rink almost to myself,” Leppik said. According to Student Council adviser Sarah Lindenberg, the ice ...

Health in the Park Fair open to all ages

Health in the Park Fair open to all ages

Ben Sanford

February 22, 2020

According to the wellness and volunteer coordinator for St. Louis Park Laura Smith, the upcoming Health in the Park Fair Feb. 22 is an event for everybody and aims to bring the SLP community together to learn more about their well being. “The Health in the Park Fair is an event for all community...

Nest hosts open mic night

Nest hosts open mic night

Talia Lissauer and Gabriel Kaplan

February 21, 2020

Marketing intern for the Nest and junior Rachel Stein said she enjoyed seeing new people visiting the Nest at the store’s open mic night. “It was super fun to see a lot of people from my community coming to the Nest,” Stein said. “It was really fun to see people coming in and learning about (t...

Three vs. Three Basketball tournament brings out competitiveness, sportsmanship

Three vs. Three Basketball tournament brings out competitiveness, sportsmanship

Tobias Khabie

February 20, 2020

Competition and hard work were key to winning the three vs. three tournament as a part of Sno-Daze week, according to sophomore Deontez Ross, who along with sophomore Will Dvorak and junior Tyshawn Lyons, won the event. “It was tough, there was some competition,” Ross said. “No one played lazi...

Student Council holds dodgeball tournament for Sno Daze Week

Student Council holds dodgeball tournament for Sno Daze Week

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Adam Gips

February 19, 2020

After participating in the Sno Daze dodgeball tournament Feb. 18, sophomore Freya Wade said she enjoyed the event because of the enthusiasm and overall joy for the game. “I liked the competitiveness and how we all took it seriously and how we just had fun at the end of the day,” Wade said. Studen...

Principal of five years resigns

Principal of five years resigns

Isabel Kjaer, Marta Hill, and Kaia Myers

February 16, 2020

Though the decision to resign was hard to make, Principal Scott Meyers said it was ultimately made easier because of the potential positive effects on his life.  “I'm going to miss being a part of almost 1,500 students' lives. It is a really important thing and I take it very seriously. I'll miss...

Students showcase art at city hall

Students showcase art at city hall

Talia Lissauer

February 11, 2020

After participating in her first art show, sophomore Lili Jampsa said she enjoyed the opportunity to present her artwork to the community. “I was in art class and we were working on this drawing for a long time and someone had randomly come in and started looking at the drawings and he picked min...

Impeachment explained

Impeachment explained

Talia Lissauer and Marta Hill

February 10, 2020

Below are the transcripts to the two animated videos. The videos are available on YouTube and embedded in the transcripts below.  In the midst of this historic impeachment of President Donald Trump, Echo is here to clear up confusion around the process. On July 25th, Trump called President of Ukra...

New testing policy gives students options

New testing policy gives students options

Maria Perez Barriga

February 10, 2020

Taking effect in the 2020-2021 school year, the American College Testing company decided to allow students throughout the nation to retake individual portions of the test for a lower price, according to testing coordinator Jami LaPray. “The company that runs ACT testing has decided that starting next ...

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