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High school increases in population

High school increases in population

Ndunzi Kunsunga, Writer

September 27, 2017


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With the assimilation with the large freshman class of 2022, the school has seen a slight increase in population according to head of the counseling department Barbara Nelson. Nelson said while the staff were wary of the increasing class sizes, their fears have been diminished. “We took a look at...

Student Council works to support Mathews family, faculty

Student Council works to support Mathews family, faculty

Mimi Fhima and Atticus Raasch

September 26, 2017


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Envisioning a sea of blue and black ribbons in school, Student Council president and senior Sophie Yarosh hopes staff member Shawn Mathews will feel a wave of support following the passing of her husband, Wayzata police officer William Mathews. According to a Hennepin County police report Officer Ma...

GLCs enforce senior open lunch policy

GLCs enforce senior open lunch policy

Sumaya Mohamed and Yonit Krebs

September 13, 2017


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Heading to McDonald’s, sophomore Hafza Da’ud said she was surprised when a grade level coordinator (GLC) caught her and wrote her name down. Da’ud said he then sent her off with a warning that next time an incident happened she would have to speak with the assistant principals. On September 8, ...

School cuts supply of student planners

School cuts supply of student planners

Atticus Raasch

September 12, 2017


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Struggling to stay organized, senior Annika Vignes said she wishes the school had given her a planner as they had in years past. Vignes said planners are necessary for students to keep up with all of their work. “I was angry because I really like planners because it helps me organize my days ...

‘Glow-coming’ to offer inclusivity

‘Glow-coming’ to offer inclusivity

Anna duSaire, Atticus Raasch, and Annabella Strathman

September 11, 2017


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With the Homecoming dance occurring the second week of school, students’ faces won't be the only things glowing. According to Student Council advisor Lindenberg, the dance will feature glow-in-the-dark elements similar to that of a previous theme. “There was a glow in the dark kind o...

District names new Superintendent

District names new Superintendent

Maggie Bahnson, Ethan Brown, and Mimi Fhima

May 25, 2017


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Incoming Superintendent Astein Osei was woken up at 10:30 p.m. May 10, startled by the two superintendent search firm members outside his door offering him a position as the new superintendent for St. Louis Park Public Schools. “I jump up, literally run upstairs in like a T-shirt, basketball shor...

Ramadan to occur week before finals

Ramadan to occur week before finals

Hadeal Rizeq

May 24, 2017


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Every year, freshman Zahra Mohamed looks forward to the Muslim holiday, Ramadan, but worries academics and finals will make things difficult. “I love Ramadan. I’m kind of excited that Ramadan is coming up, but I feel like the best idea is to not have it during finals because some people are real...

Project officials outline building process

Project officials outline building process

Hadeal Rizeq

May 24, 2017


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Since the flooding of the loading docks at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in 2014,  Minnehaha Creek Watershed District project and land technician Laura Domyancich said she has supported the hospital’s idea of working on a flood wall every step of the way. “The flooding in 2014 was considered a 100...

Planning moves forward for new Chick-Fil-A

Planning moves forward for new Chick-Fil-A

Amaia Barajas

May 24, 2017


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According to Assistant Zoning Administrator Gary Morrison, the building of Chick-Fil-A has finally been approved after a wait for approval from the city. “The council approved the second reading. The council review is completed, and the project is approved. We have some paperwork to do in our offic...

Event hosted to honor outgoing superintendent

Event hosted to honor outgoing superintendent

Emma Kempf

May 19, 2017


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Community members gathered to attend Rob Metz’s retirement reception on Thursday, May 18 at the Doubletree Hotel, commemorating his 19 year career in the district. District communications director Sara Thompson said the community turnout helped to provide a celebratory atmosphere.  “Rob Metz ...

Echowan prepares for yearbook distribution

Echowan prepares for yearbook distribution

Izzy Leviton and Samyu Yenamandra

May 19, 2017


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According to senior editor-in-chief Talia Simonett, after a long year of working on putting together the yearbook, the Echowan staff are excited to share their final product with the rest of the school. Simonett said yearbook distribution day will be on May 22 and 23 in the auditorium foyer. “This day ...

Graduation to be held May 25

Graduation to be held May 25

Isabelle Becker

May 18, 2017


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According to Kiki Christensen, assistant principal Kari Schwietering's secretary, graduation will be held 7:30 p.m. May 25 and seating outdoors is open to anyone. “(Graduation is) at the football field here at 7:30 and if it rains, it will be held indoors,” Christensen said. Christensen sa...

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