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Echo named Pacemaker Award finalist

Echo named Pacemaker Award finalist

October 4, 2013


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The Echo has been selected as a finalist for The National Scholastic Press Association’s 2013 Newspaper Pacemaker contest. The contest received more than 300 submissions this past year. Newspaper entries were judged by the Miami Herald staff on aspects ranging from layout and design to evidence of...

Policy enforcements, changes cause mixed reactions

Policy enforcements, changes cause mixed reactions

Emma Weisner and John Kinney

October 4, 2013


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This year the administration made several changes to school policy, including updating the security system and more seriously enforcing the dress code, according to assistant principal Scott Meyers. Principal Joann Karetov discussed the enforcement of the dress code, among other student concerns,...

Law enforcement offers interactive program

October 4, 2013


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Firing guns, staging traffic stops and riding along with police officers are just some of the activities junior Sarah Blankenburg is able to participate in as part of the Police Explorers program. Police Explorers is a group conducted by St. Louis Park police available for students and adults ages ...

Recent accounts trending on Twitter

Recent accounts trending on Twitter

Ori Etzion

October 3, 2013


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This year, social life in Park has a new setting on a whole different profile page. Since the beginning of the school year, new Park-centered Twitter accounts are gaining traction. These accounts do not represent actual people or organizations, but instead are used  as a means to engage students...

Constructing a foundation for the future

Constructing a foundation for the future

Josh Anderson

October 3, 2013


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Construction can often have inconvenient side effects and be irritating to drive through, however, leaders of the highway projects are aiming for a better future for St. Louis Park, according to John Griffith, West Metro Area district manager for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Construction...

Tuning in to hearing loss

Tuning in to hearing loss

Sara Tifft and Natalie Vig

October 2, 2013


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Freshman Scott Eaves said he ignores cautions against listening to music with earphones too loudly and turns up his music to a high enough volume to muffle the noise around him. “I listen loud enough to drown out most of the sound,” Eaves said. A January 2013 study by the National Taiwan Normal...

New royalty crowned at Park

Carolyn Guddal

September 19, 2013


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King and queen nominees and members of the homecoming court lined up in rows, with each of the ladies and gentlemen wearing their best formal gowns and tuxedos, as seniors Noah Fortmeyer and Suh Koller were crowned the 2013 Homecoming King and Queen. They were crowned 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the Audit...

Rail reroutes evoke protest

Rail reroutes evoke protest

Maddy Bremner and Ari Weinstein

September 10, 2013


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Standing in a crowd of fellow activists at an Aug. 10 rally, Safety in the Park supporter Jeff Roy hoped to show  the negative effects of a freight reroute near the high school. Safety in the Park is a group that opposes proposed reroutes through residential areas in St. Louis Park. According to...

Social worker position filled

Social worker position filled

Artis Curiskis

September 2, 2013


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Jesslyn Bolt the new trauma specialist can be found in the counseling office for students to receive help with trauma, mental or other issues. The trauma informed mental health specialist position is funded by the Investing in Innovation (i3) grant. This Bolt will work from counselor Jeremy Riehle...

Knollwood redevelopment aims to spark new interest

Knollwood redevelopment aims to spark new interest

Peter Johnson

August 29, 2013


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Knollwood Mall hopes to draw in new customers by demolishing much of the interior and replacing the many stores inside with four larger stores according to Kevin Locke, director of community development in St. Louis Park. New York-based Rouse Properties, one of the largest mall owners in the United St...

Carbon dioxide threshold exposes cloudy future

Carbon dioxide threshold exposes cloudy future

Josh Scal, Staff writer

June 8, 2013


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When Dr. Ralph Keeling’s father began measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide in 1958, the level barely exceeded 315 parts per million (ppm). Last month, that number topped 400 for the first time in 4 million years. The figure has received significant attention from Al Gore and U.N. Climate Chief Christiana...

Tragedy sparks sympathy, responses for Peter Hobart

Willy Morrow and Noah Betz-Richman

June 8, 2013


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Two students from Peter Hobart School in St. Louis Park died, and two students were injured after a landslide at Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul May 22. St. Louis Park School District Commu- nications Manager Sara Thompson said 49 students in Penny Dupris’ and Sarah Reichert’s fourth grade...

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