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Racial events inspire demonstration

Racial events inspire demonstration

Mimi Fhima and Annabella Strathman

November 10, 2017


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This story has been updated to reflect an error in the location of the event. Echo apologizes for the mistake.  Approximately 100 students gathered in the old gym at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 to show support for students affected by recent events in the Champlin Park school district, according to Grade Level Coordinator (GLC) Derrick Turner. According to the Star Tribune, two girls’ vo...

District prepares for extensive updates

District prepares for extensive updates

Mimi Fhima

November 9, 2017


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After 18 out of 19 precincts reported in on election night Nov. 7, District Superintendent Astein Osei said he felt a feeling of immense gratitude toward Park community members. According to the school district, the operating levy was approved for renewal 85-15 percent and the referendum was passed 81-19 percent. The opera...

New referendum approved in election

New referendum approved in election

Atticus Raasch

November 8, 2017


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According to the Office of the Secretary of State, both the new and old referendums passed by a large margin following the Nov. 7 voting day. With 19 of 19 precincts reporting in, the current numbers show the existing referendum was renewed with 6609 Yes to 1166 No votes, according to the Office of...

Referendum to update school, other district facilities

Referendum to update school, other district facilities

Claire Kaiserman and Atticus Raasch

November 1, 2017


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According to Superintendent Astein Osei, two different referendums will attempt to pass on Nov. 6. Osei said that each referendum will address different needs throughout the school district. “We currently have an operating levy in place that’s set to expire,” Osei said. “There is no addition...

Black Lines Matter focuses on equity

Black Lines Matter focuses on equity

Tjessa Arradondo

October 27, 2017


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According to project manager Lakresha Williams, new literature program Black Lines Matter thrives on black protest and culture expressed through powerful art forms. Williams said there is a variety of people who come to the fairly new program as of 2016. “When folks come into our space there are...

New policy locks lunchroom doors

New policy locks lunchroom doors

Emma Yarger

October 27, 2017


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Wanting a calm space to study, junior Anthony David said he was irritated to find the lunchroom doors locked after school. According to David, the lunchroom provides a safe, quiet area for students to hang out if they are not in afterschool activities. “It’s kind of annoying (that the lunchr...

Minnesota licenses to work until 2018

Minnesota licenses to work until 2018

Avia Kaner-Roth

October 26, 2017


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According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website, Real ID will go into effect on October 10, 2018, due to the extension granted by the Department of Homeland Security on October 18, 2017. Democratic Minnesota Senator Scott Dibble said he attributes the beginning of the Real ID debate in ...

Line 3 prompts debate

Line 3 prompts debate

Eli Curran-Moore

October 25, 2017


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Senior Ryan Lee said he recently attended ‘Hold the Line: March to the Capitol and Public Hearing to Stop Line 3,’ a protest Sept. 28 in downtown St. Paul to demonstrate against the proposed pipeline. “(The march) was really cool. There were a lot of different people there, people who love natu...

District Court rules against Echo

District Court rules against Echo

Dani Orloff

October 10, 2017


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After motioning for summary judgement July 7, the Fourth Judicial District Court for Hennepin County ruled against Echo Oct. 7, stating the video footage requested from the alleged hijab incident Nov. 14 is nonpublic educational data, protected by the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. “The video is ...

PSAT to take place Oct. 11

PSAT to take place Oct. 11

Alex Balfour

October 6, 2017


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Park will be holding the annual Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test  Oct. 6, according to Assistant School Assessment Coordinator Jami LaPray. According to LaPray, there are certain requirements in order to be eligible for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). “(The PSAT is for) tenth...

Dakota Park, Keller Baseball Field undergo renovations

Dakota Park, Keller Baseball Field undergo renovations

Dani Orloff

October 3, 2017


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When freshman baseball player Sam Hunt evaluates the renovations occurring on the Park baseball and softball fields Oct. 4, he said he believes they will help the team enhance their skills. “I think it will give our guys a little more confidence as well as a better quality training facility that wil...

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