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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

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Park said it: no more pass/no credit

Noah Leventhal November 22, 2022

During the pandemic, if a student received a grade they didn't like, they could opt for a pass grade to replace the unwanted letter grade. This was useful for students who got mostly A’s or B’s, but...

Door to the At Large Lab. The code on the side is no longer functional.

At Large Lab locked up

Sarah Kluckhohn November 11, 2022

Park has four gender neutral bathrooms, two of which sit in the At Large Lab on the second floor of the C hallway. Formerly, students could enter the At Large Lab with a code distributed from student to...

Junior Santiago Cabral walks down the hallway to biology Nov. 3. Fashion is a way for students to express themselves in school.

Fast fashion’s impact on environment

Ivan Zank November 10, 2022

Online shopping at stores like Shein and Romwe has skyrocketed since the beginning of the pandemic.  As the holidays come up, many people turn to online shopping to get affordable and fast presents....

Junior Maxwell Warity studies for the PSAT October 18. The test took place Oct. 12.

Park students awarded National Merit Scholar semifinalist title

Sergei Bovee October 26, 2022

Two Park students have been awarded the honor of having the chance to become a National Merit Scholar. The title of  “National Merit Scholar” is extremely prestigious.  According to one National...

Senior Thomas Kniser is granted access to leave campus for lunch after showing his student ID to a teacher on Monday, Oct 10. New senior rules are much stricter than previous years.

Stricter Rules on Seniors

Lex Lee October 19, 2022

After last year’s constant appearance of students misbehaving and abusing hall passes, principal Paddock and vice principals Alyssa Gardner and Derek Wennerberg said they decided to make some changes. There...

Senior Luca Alvarez demonstrates how to be a writing coach Sept. 28. This is a writing coach Action Wednesday that’s available.

‘Writing coach’ program switches to Action Wednesdays

Sarah Kluckhohn October 17, 2022

This year, the writing coach program — formerly held in the learning lab and only available during Student Support Time — is being led during Action Wednesday. The program, which began last year, provides...

In anticipation of class starting, 40 students in Erik Ahlquists seventh hour Calculus class get materials out. This is one of many classes filled to capacity as class sizes increased due to budget cuts.

Chaos in the classroom

Maren Wilsey October 17, 2022

As students walk into their classes this year, many have noticed more desks and chairs fitted into the room to accommodate the ever-increasing class sizes. This year more than ever, Park is feeling the...

Junior Norah Olson and senior Amira Abdirahman host a “get to know us” during Girls United club Oct. 25. Their club welcomes all and focuses on advocating for womens and girls rights.

Girl’s United prepares to kickoff the year

Girls United is a club at Park dedicated to supporting women and girls. The club is a local division of the state-wide organization and follows its parent club in  discussing women's issues and advocating...

Patra Bakalars and Coralee Arnolds pay for school lunch Sep. 29. In the 2022-2023 school year school lunch is no longer free.

Munching on lunch is costing a bunch

Noah Leventhal October 13, 2022

As we emerge from the pandemic, changes are being made everywhere. Mask restrictions have dropped, social distancing is no more and schedule changes are prevalent now more than ever. One of the more important...

Sophomore Ray Turner participates in school spirit week Oct. 4. The dresscode was anything but a backpack.

Homecoming week excites students

Cole Denham October 6, 2022

As the school year ramps up, the student council has planned a week full of activities for students as well as staff. The week is full of dress codes students can participate in and events during and after...

Seniors Sebastian Tangelson and Isaac Israel talk with guest speakers Larry Kraft and Peggy Flanagan Sept. 20. The voter registration assembly encouraged students to become civically engaged.

High hopes for youth participation in upcoming election

Maya Nieves October 1, 2022

In anticipation for the upcoming election, many have hopes of more youth casting their vote. With election day coming up in November, Park students recently held a voter registration drive Sept. 20th ...

Students board bus 213 Sept. 21. On Sept. 7, the bus stopped to aid a toddler found in the street.

Bus stops to help child

Elena Ortiz-Fishman September 29, 2022

Driving students on bus 213 home, bus driver Jeanette McCall said she was shocked to see a toddler in the middle of the street Sept. 7.  “I was concerned. How did the child get out of the house?...

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