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Parking passes continue to sell

Parking passes continue to sell

Abby Intveld and Sofia Seewald

October 13, 2018


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When senior Danny Hunegs received his license this past week, he was doubtful he’d acquire a pass. “Someone told me they were still selling the passes so I went in to just ask, I didn’t expect there would be any,” Hunegs said. “I went in and they did have them available which I was happy ...

Assembly inspires voter registration

Assembly inspires voter registration

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

October 11, 2018


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After decades of fighting for her right to vote, Civil Rights Leader Dr. Josie Johnson said she urges students to utilize this Fifteenth Amendment right.

Class numbers push limits

Class numbers push limits

David Bryant

October 11, 2018


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With the high demand to practice language in high school, senior and IB Spanish student David Gutierrez said he was surprised to see that on the first day of school not everyone in class had a desk. “On the first day I was definitely a little shocked when I saw how big the class was, and every student s...

District to reduce suspension disparities

District to reduce suspension disparities

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

October 9, 2018


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According to Superintendent Astein Osei, the St. Louis Park School District was one of many districts in Minnesota that were notified about discrimination violations by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. “They found St. Louis Park to be one of 43 school districts in the state that had a di...

Writing portion of ACT and SAT tests no longer required

Writing portion of ACT and SAT tests no longer required

Ethan Meisler

October 9, 2018


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According to the seniors’ guidance counselor Heidi Cosgrove, one reason colleges no longer require the ACT and SAT essay is due to the tests being fairly new and uninformative. “I think one of the reasons it has been optional by some schools is that it is such a subjective measurement. Colleges ...

District renovations to take place under referendum

District renovations to take place under referendum

Sophie Olmen and Dani Orloff

October 8, 2018


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According to Superintendent Astein Osei, numerous facility improvements were voted on in the $100.9 million referendum passed last November. “81 percent of the people that voted supported in favor of it, which is pretty tremendous, you know that’s exciting that the community supports our schools at ...

Police officers to start new security policy

Police officers to start new security policy

Maria Perez-Barriga

October 1, 2018


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The St. Louis Park Police Department recently ended the heated debate on wearing body cameras while on duty and are in the process of testing. Mike Garland, a lieutenant officer for St. Louis Park, said police officers have been thinking about wearing body cameras for years to further safety for the...

Voter registration assembly to occur Sept. 26

Voter registration assembly to occur Sept. 26

Dani Orloff

September 25, 2018


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According to sophomore Gabe Kaplan, the senior class will attend a voter registration assembly during their advisory class Sept. 26. “We are going to be talking with the seniors about how to register, why it’s important to vote and then we are going to have really interesting speakers who try...

Echo named 2018 Pacemaker finalist

Echo named 2018 Pacemaker finalist

Dani Orloff

September 24, 2018


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Echo was named a 2018 Pacemaker finalist in the newspaper category by the National Scholastic Press Association Sept. 7. According to the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), the Echo was one of 67 publications recognized as finalists in the annual Pacemaker competition. This competition...

Administration reevaluates attendance, cell phone use

Administration reevaluates attendance, cell phone use

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

September 16, 2018


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According to Assistant Principal Jessica Busse, after analyzing last year’s attendance data, the new administration felt they needed to solve the issues the data presented. “When (Todd) Goggleye and I first started, we started looking at attendance and one of the data pieces was that we had 156 s...

Wooddale bridge construction to continue

Wooddale bridge construction to continue

Maggie Klaers

September 13, 2018


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According to Jack Sullivan, senior engineering project manager for the Wooddale bridge construction, the city of St. Louis Park is working to rebuild the bridge crossing over Highway 7 to make it safer for drivers. “The bridge was originally built in 2008,” Sullivan said. “It’s being rebui...

Climate Action Plan takes hold

Climate Action Plan takes hold

Gabriel Kaplan

September 12, 2018


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The St. Louis Park Climate Action Plan, adopted in February of 2018, has already begun to take effect throughout the city. The plan was formed by the City Council and was spurred on by lobbying from Park’s Roots and Shoots environmental club. The plan’s three “kick-start projects” will jum...

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