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Echo investigating defacement of the senior wall

June 7, 2019

Echo reporters are currently investigating the painting of the wall June 6-7. We will publish a story as soon as our initial reporting concludes. We will continue to investigate as events progress. Contact the Echo at [email protected] if you have any information.

Senior Goodbye Party

Senior Goodbye Party

Tenzin Gyaldatsang, Nebyu Bekele

June 6, 2019

Test yourself on questions about the Senior Goodbye Party that happened June 5. Loading Senior Goodbye Party var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-423486"), "quiz", "423486", { autostart: false, width: "100%", height: "640px" ...

Wooddale bridge construction to be completed

Wooddale bridge construction to be completed

Sophie Olmen

June 6, 2019

According to senior Amber Tran, the Wooddale bridge improvements help traffic flow better than before. “It looks really nice and will make things go along smoother, but the stop signs are kind of annoying. I like that there are more lanes so things go by quicker,” Tran said. Senior engineerin...

Hennepin County Sheriff visits Park

Hennepin County Sheriff visits Park

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

June 5, 2019

After senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney followed the Hennepin County Sheriff’s race for office in 2018, she said she was interested in learning more about newly-elected Sheriff Dave Hutchinson’s policies.    “His race was really, really interesting to me and I think it had a lot of ideological issue...

Synchro takes the podium

Synchro takes the podium

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

June 4, 2019

After placing fourth at State for the last few years, captain Hope Cassman was excited when the team won third place her senior year. “I would say getting third overall was our biggest accomplishment because the last few years we got fourth, so we were really trying to beat forest lake to gain our...

Academic Awards Ceremony honors accomplishments

Academic Awards Ceremony honors accomplishments

May 24, 2019

  During the Academic Awards Ceremony April 21, students received honors recognizing their academic accomplishments throughout their time at Park. Students were recognized in 30 different categories, including National Merit Scholarship awards and book awards for juniors. ...

Dollars for Scholars ceremony uplifts recipients

Dollars for Scholars ceremony uplifts recipients

Emma Yarger

May 23, 2019

This year over 100 seniors received scholarships to fund their futures from over 200 financial contributors at the Dollars for Scholars ceremony, according to counselor and Dollars for Scholars event organizer Barb Nelson. Praise for students’ achievement poured out from teachers and community mem...

Rep. Ilhan Omar’s visit sparks concern

Rep. Ilhan Omar’s visit sparks concern

Grace Farley and Dani Orloff

May 14, 2019

While sophomore Claire Diamond-Wheeler said she is proud of her fellow classmate Amal, who initiated the Rep. Ilhan Omar visit to Park by sending Omar a letter, she said she had mixed feelings when she heard Rep. Omar would be speaking at Park. “I'm very proud of Ilhan Omar becoming the first Muslim woman ...

Tree removal necessary for tennis renovations

Tree removal necessary for tennis renovations

Claire Bargman

May 13, 2019

Trees were cut down by the high school tennis courts May 4. After this, Kraus Anderson Construction Company will tear out the old courts, change the soil and add brand new courts. The old trees are being used for mulch and the school plans to plant new trees after the courts are completed by August 5 2019...

Minds Matter empowers low income students

Minds Matter empowers low income students

Gabriel Kaplan

May 13, 2019

Junior Hilda Habia said she has enjoyed being a part of the Minds Matter program and has formed connections with other students involved in the group. “(Minds Matter) is really good. It’s been really fun. I’ve learned a lot about life, about college, about a lot of things,” Habia said. “At...

Measles outbreak raises concerns

Measles outbreak raises concerns

Henry Brettingen, Jade Shionoya

May 10, 2019

As the amount of measles infections continue to rise, biology teacher Julie Schilz said she believes the problem lies in the lack of education and common misconceptions. “From my extensive knowledge on anti-vaxxers, they are upper-class white people who think they know more than doctors,” Schilz...

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