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Rally at Capitol calls for gun reform

Rally at Capitol calls for gun reform

Sofia Seewald and Isabel Kjaer

April 23, 2018


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According to freshman Talia Lissauer, working to improve issues you deem important is vital to getting problems fixed. “My mom has always said, ‘if you find something that you don’t think is right, then you should do something about it. Don’t just sit back and watch it happen’,” Lissauer sa...

Climate Action Plan aspires to promote change

Climate Action Plan aspires to promote change

Emma Yarger

April 22, 2018


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As a crowd began to form at the Climate Action Plan launch event, senior Roots and Shoots president Lukas Wrede said he was overwhelmed by the amount of community support the plan was receiving. “It’s really powerful because everyone came here specifically for that reason, for an opportunity to...

District wide facility improvements

District wide facility improvements

Marta Hill and Katie Hardie

April 20, 2018


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Superintendent Astein Osei and Facilities Manager Tom Bravo gave a short presentation and answered community questions April 18 at the high school cafeteria. According to SLP Schools, residents had the opportunity to get a first look at the plans for facility improvements which will take place over the next sev...

Governor’s task force requested to end violence

Governor’s task force requested to end violence

Hanna Schechter

April 18, 2018


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After listening to a study on BBC about missing indigenous women, and Savanna Greywind’s abduction and murder in North Dakota, representative Mary Kunesh-Podein of the Minnesota legislature said she felt moved to act. “I thought, ‘why isn’t Minnesota doing something about this in Minnesota,’...

Administration to enforce Pledge of Allegiance

Administration to enforce Pledge of Allegiance

Abby Intveld, Dani Orloff, and Emma Yarger

April 17, 2018


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Having not stated the Pledge of Allegiance since elementary school, senior Sam Wooden said he was inspired by the opportunity to honor the United States and its flag at school. “We haven’t done the Pledge of Allegiance at all even though it’s in the student handbook,” Wooden said. “I t...

Snow storm breaks historical records in Minnesota

Snow storm breaks historical records in Minnesota

Katie Hardie

April 17, 2018


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A closer look into the amounts of snowfall around the state

District remains in session despite snow storm conditions

District remains in session despite snow storm conditions

Amaia Barajas, Abby Intveld, and Dani Orloff

April 16, 2018


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As senior Shoshana Altman drove to school this morning, she said her normal drive became dangerous due to the severe winter weather. “Side streets closer to the school or in my neighborhood were terrible and terrifying. You don’t want to go too slow and get stuck in the snow, but if you go too...

IB Hebrew exam potentially canceled

IB Hebrew exam potentially canceled

Ndunzi Kunsunga and Alec Pittman

April 13, 2018


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After receiving a letter in the mail April 7, sophomore Eitan Weinstein said he was informed of the possible discontinuance of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Hebrew program internationally after May of 2022. “I’m not that upset. I kind of get it. I’m guessing that a lot of schools als...

Multicultural show displays diverse community

Multicultural show displays diverse community

Sophie Yarosh

April 11, 2018


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Junior Soubane Abdi said after dancing in the multicultural show last year, her passion for dance has driven her to audition for this year’s show. “(Participating) probably shows more color to our school, more diversity where everyone comes together embraces their culture, embraces their heritag...

Cold weather sidelines outdoor practices, games

Cold weather sidelines outdoor practices, games

Adam Johnson

April 11, 2018


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The recent snow, coupled with cold temperatures, has forced most spring sports to use indoor practice facilities as game schedules remain uncertain, according to Athletic Director Andrew Ewald. Ewald said, in his 18 years at Park, he has seldom experienced similar weather conditions interfering with spr...

School plans new safety measures

School plans new safety measures

Annabella Strathman

April 10, 2018


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Hearing of the recent Parkland shooting, history teacher Brad Brubaker said he can’t help but picture himself in that position. “I don’t know that you’re ever going to really be prepared. I think most teachers, you think about your room and you think ‘OK what would I do,’” Brubaker said...

Incoming 2018-2019 Echo Staff

Incoming 2018-2019 Echo Staff

April 10, 2018


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Congratulations to the incoming 2018-2019 Echo Staff! Claire Bargman Dylan Carlson Tamar Gewirtz David Gutierrez Anika Hanson Isabella Kanne Gabriel Kaplan Maggie Klaers Emma Leff Talia Lissauer Sophia Livingston Ethan Meisler Kaia Myers Noah Orloff Ruth Posada Maria...

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