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Landslide brings tragedy to local elementary school

Landslide brings tragedy to local elementary school

Willy Morrow, Managing Editor

May 22, 2013


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According to an article released by the Minneapolis Star Tribune online newspaper, two students from Peter Hobart Elementary School in St. Louis Park have died and two students are seriously injured after a landslide at Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul May 22. The fourth-grader who was previously missing wa...

Metz named superintendent

May 15, 2013


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Metz named superintendent

Metz named superintendent

Isaac Greenwood, Entertainment Editor

May 15, 2013


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Unanimous vote concludes three-month search   After nearly 32 years in education with jobs ranging from teacher to principal, Rob Metz is ready to assume the duties of superintendent. Metz was chosen unanimously by the School Board May 9. The Board consulted with School Exec Connect,...

FDA lowers restrictions on Plan B One-Step

FDA lowers restrictions on Plan B One-Step

Maddy Bremner, Staff Writer

May 15, 2013


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Contraceptive to become more widely available   By summer, people could be seeing the contraceptive Plan B One-Step sold on store shelves next to other easily accessible health products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lowered the age restrictions for Plan B One-Step contraceptive April 30...

Students, staff react to new technology policy

Emily Melbye, Staff Writer

May 15, 2013


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Mixed responses to personal electronic usage   Smartphones and other devices are now being introduced into classrooms to create a dynamic learning environment. The Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program began April 12, under which students are able to register one personal electronic device t...

Learning lab to stay

Learning lab to stay

Artis Curiskis, Sports Editor

May 15, 2013


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Math assistant will return to current position   Students who were concerned about the math resource room not being sustained for next year do not need to worry anymore. The $1.3 million Small Learning Communities (SLC) grant ends next year. The administration has been working to final...

Narrowed History Day field rewards Park competitors

Narrowed History Day field rewards Park competitors

John Kinney, Staff Writer

May 15, 2013


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Out of the thousands of projects that competed in the National History Day competition in Minnesota this year, 292 received awards at the State competition. Within this group receiving honors at Williams Arena, five Park groups claimed prizes at the senior level. History Day is a nationwide academic ...

First round of superintendent interviews announced

Nick Shaughnessy, Beats Editor

May 1, 2013


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Following Debra Bowers' announcement of resignation as the St. Louis Park Public Schools Superintendent on Jan. 8 2013, the school board began search for possible replacements. The St. Louis Park school board recently released a list of seven candidates to be interviewed on May 1 and 2. They are as follows.   Dr. Net...

Testing for college, the ACT

Josh Anderson, Staff Writer/Designer

April 12, 2013


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Many students looks to take the April 13th ACT in preparation for college applications The ACT (American College Testing) is coming up soon for many juniors at Park looking to get into colleges. The test consists of four different sections: mathematics, reading, writing and science, in order to test ...

Social activism group holds first meeting

Social activism group holds first meeting

Noah Betz-Richman, Staff Writer

April 8, 2013


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Local Free the Children chapter founded When sophomore Maddie Brown was asked to help organize a new social action organization, she agreed to assist the founding of Park’s chapter of Free the Children. “I thought it was a really good idea,” Brown said. “We can get our school more involved...

Echo 2013-2014 new staff

March 21, 2013


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Echo 2013-2014 staff   Congratulations to the newest Echo staffers:   Maddy Bremner, designer, writer Sean Cork, writer Ori Etzion, writer Shoshi Fishman, photographer, writer Gila Grad, artist, designer, writer Malik Grays, designer, photographer, videographer Noa Grossman, designer, write...

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