The Echo

School Board passes time changes

School Board passes time changes

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

April 22, 2019


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To give families time to prepare for the time changes, School Board vice chair Mary Tomback said at the School Board meeting April 8 the school district will wait an additional year before implementing the new times. “We are recommending a change for very good reasons, but we have to delay that...

Facility vandalism locks bathrooms

Facility vandalism locks bathrooms

Dani Orloff and Abby Intveld

April 21, 2019


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As sophomore Cal Stokes walks from class to class, he said passing time is not enough time for going to the restroom. “I can end up being late for class and being marked tardy because I have to use the bathroom that’s in a different hallway,” Stokes said. According to Principal Scott Mey...

Evening show cancellation frustrates

Evening show cancellation frustrates

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

April 18, 2019


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As senior multicultural show host Sabnyyah Bilal fought to maintain the scheduled evening performance, she said she felt disrespected having to constantly stand up for her beliefs. “We weren’t consulted about anything that was happening with Prom and we didn’t know about how Pr...

Locker room renovation generates complication

Locker room renovation generates complication

Carly Joseph

April 16, 2019


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When junior Tjessa Arradondo signed up for synchronized swimming this season, she said she was not aware the locker room would be unavailable. “There was a part of the locker room that was all for synchro that we would decorate, and now the feel of the synchro locker room is gone,” Arradondo said...

Bowl-a-thon fundraises for nonprofit

Bowl-a-thon fundraises for nonprofit

Marta Hill

April 16, 2019


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Junior Brandon Wetterlin said it is rewarding and enjoyable to volunteer at various  charity events, including his most recent volunteering position at the Reach for Resources Bowl-a-thon. “I love volunteering in general, especially with friends because then it is like hanging out with just a little bi...

Multicultural show energizes audience

Multicultural show energizes audience

Dani Orloff, Noah Orloff, and Abby Intveld

April 15, 2019


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As junior Zahra Mohamud reflects on this year's multicultural show's performance, she said she was proud of the initiative students took to create the performance this year.   “I was a part of the show freshman year but the thing was it was never student-led. It was always a teacher who took the resp...

ACE presents at University of Minnesota

ACE presents at University of Minnesota

Yonit Krebs

April 12, 2019


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While Park did not place at the ACE competition at the University of Minnesota, for junior Zoe Younger the event was still a success. According to Younger, she received a scholarship at the event along with another Park ACE member. “(The ACE organization) chooses who they thought had the best essays and con...

New Caribou opens in Edina

New Caribou opens in Edina

Maggie Klaers and Isabel Kjaer

April 11, 2019


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As Caribou Coffee employee senior Ben Klepfer reflected on his experience working at the company’s new location, he thought of the new menu being introduced at the store. “(The store is) going to have stuff on the menu that other Caribou Coffees don’t have. It’s like a pilot store for the ...

Sen. Latz pushes for net neutrality in Minnesota

Sen. Latz pushes for net neutrality in Minnesota

Maddie Schutte

April 11, 2019


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After the federal standard of net neutrality was repealed in 2017, Sen. Ron Latz said he decided to introduce a bill into the Minnesota Senate that will reinstate net neutrality in Minnesota. His bill will prevent small businesses and low-income individuals from being at a disadvantage. “Up unt...

Echo wins Silver Crown

Echo wins Silver Crown

Marta Hill

April 11, 2019


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When senior Abby Intveld found out the Echo was awarded one of 30 hybrid category Silver Crowns by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, she said it is nice to have the staff’s hard work acknowledged. “People don’t really know how hard the staff works and how trying it is to get print out an...

Administration closes school April 11

Administration closes school April 11

Marta Hill

April 11, 2019


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St. Louis Park Public Schools will be closed to students and staff April 11 because of winter weather, according to district communications director Sara Thompson. “All schools will be closed and all daytime, after school and evening programs, activities and events are cancelled due to severe ...

Prom to be moved to accommodate Ramadan

Yonit Krebs

April 10, 2019


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When the administration announced during sixth period Prom was changed to May 4, junior Ayan Ali was overjoyed. “I’m more than excited. I have been wanting this since January, I believe, now, we’ve solved it,” Ali said. “I ran out of class, almost having an asthma attack because of how h...

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