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‘Enough’ provides safe space for young individuals

‘Enough’ provides safe space for young individuals

Hanna Schechter

January 26, 2018


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According to Sophia Maceda, a youth support specialist at the YMCA’s new Youth intervention service program, Enough, the program will support youths across Minnesota. “Enough is a program that works individually with young people age 24 and under who need support because they have experienced...

Snow emergency leaves students struggling to get home

Snow emergency leaves students struggling to get home

Esther Gendler and Avia Kaner-Roth

January 24, 2018


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With finals approaching, senior Skie Ashford said she was frustrated when the Jan. 22 snow quadrupled her commute home from school. “I missed work, and I have a lot of responsibility on my hands,” Ashford said. “It also took away time for me to be able to prepare myself for finals and other...

2018 to be last year of free ACT

2018 to be last year of free ACT

Emma Kempf

January 18, 2018


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According to district director of assessment, evaluation and research Prachee Mukherjee, this February is the first year the state will not reimburse all students for the February ACT. “As of (this) spring, what the state has said is that it will reimburse all students who are eligible for free and r...

Vikings victory sparks anticipation, excitement

Vikings victory sparks anticipation, excitement

Annabella Strathman and Dani Orloff

January 18, 2018


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Viking’s US Bank stadium rang loudly with excitement when wide receiver Stefon Diggs’ ran for a 61-yard touchdown in the final seconds of the game, according to math teacher Robert Otto, who attended Sunday’s game. “There was two levels of loud that happened when Stefon Diggs caught the ball an...

Barbie to release hijab-wearing doll in 2018

Barbie to release hijab-wearing doll in 2018

Yonit Krebs and Yonah Davis

December 27, 2017


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On Nov. 13 at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Summit, Mattel launched a new doll in its Shero, female hero, collection. The doll is modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammed, an Olympic medal-winning fencer who was the first American to compete wearing a hijab, according to Mattel. According to Mattel’s Barbie website, other Shero dolls include Oly...

Student Engagement surveys give teachers feedback

Student Engagement surveys give teachers feedback

Amaia Barajas

December 23, 2017


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As chemistry teacher Alex Polk reflects on the recent student engagement surveys the school gave to students, said he thinks the surveys give students more freedom to express how they feel in class. “I’m pretty positive about them, I think it gives a little opportunity to get feedback. It gives ...

New hangout space moves ahead

New hangout space moves ahead

Maddie Lund

December 22, 2017


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After an initial hesitancy to join The Nest student board, junior Hope Ramsperger said she now appreciates the opportunity to be an active role in her community. “I didn’t want to join at first, but I am really glad I did because it’s really fun, and you gain a lot of skills from being in it like ...

Second semester Echo editorial positions

December 21, 2017


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Editors-in-Chief: Mimi Fhima, Annabella Strathman and Dani Orloff   Managing Editors: Alex Balfour, Anna duSaire, Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch   Web Managing Editors: Josh Halper and Marta Hill   Photo Editors: Malaika Bigirindavyi, Caroline Green, Grace Farley and Adam Johns...

Al Franken to resign in January, Tina Smith appointed to fill seat

Al Franken to resign in January, Tina Smith appointed to fill seat

Eli Curran-Moore

December 21, 2017


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On Dec. 7 Al Franken announced he would be resigning as senator amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior after much consideration, according to the New York Times. Much of the public and many Democratic senators called for his resignation, according to The Washington Post. As someone who admired Al Franken and commends his political prowess, Senior Sh...

Federal grant nationally distributed

Federal grant nationally distributed

Sophie Yarosh and Nicole Stanford

December 21, 2017


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According to vice president of clinical programs at Wayside Recovery Center Jessie Everts, the recovery center received grant money that will be used to develop a peer recovery program at their treatment centers, one of which is located in St. Louis Park. Everts said Wayside Recovery Center is part...

PLACE brings hub to Park

PLACE brings hub to Park

David Bryant and Atticus Raasch

December 21, 2017


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As a supplement to the future Park light rail station, the city has partnered with PLACE developers to create a multi-use development building with apartment spaces, a hotel and various other shops, according to city planner Jennifer Monson. “(The development) has 300 dwelling units, 110-unit hotel,...

Minneapolis passes sanctuary city ordinance

Minneapolis passes sanctuary city ordinance

Mimi Fhima and Annabella Strathman

December 20, 2017


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An ordinance passed by the Minneapolis City Council Dec. 13 gives protection to undocumented immigrants seeking to report a crime. If they are willing to cooperate in the investigation, this will grant them time to apply for U nonimmigrant status (a U visa), according to Adriana Cerrillo, a represen...

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