The Echo

Student, alum nationally honored

Josh Scal, Staff writer

February 26, 2013

Senior Sami Rahamim and 2009 Park graduate Abby Schanfield attended State of the Union address in Washington, D.C.   According to Politico, a national political news source, 33 million Americans tuned in to watch President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address this January. Senior S...

Class leaders create guidelines

Gabe Bichinho, Staff writer

February 26, 2013

Oriole Code to provide principles for the student body to follow   Senior Brianna Knight-Fischer, like several of her other classmates in the room with her, could not remember an instance where they participated in creating classroom rules since the time they were in elementary school. ...

Realigning future conference allegiance

Realigning future conference allegiance

Willy Morrow, Managing editor

February 26, 2013

Potential new athletic league for 2014-2015 are competitively and geographically similar to Park   Just eight years after joining the North Suburban Conference, athletic director Andy Ewald said Park is preparing once again to change conferences in search of stability and more equal competit...

Focusing on ADHD

Focusing on ADHD

Brenna Cook

February 26, 2013

Rising diagnosis rates and medication abuse among young people shift attention to condition   Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder was first described in 1902, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, researchers continue to highlight it in their work. According to a 201...

Technology to broadcast to new students

Technology to broadcast to new students

Isaac Greenwood, Staff Writer

February 24, 2013

Budget planning for 2013-2014 includes adding TV monitors across school   Contrary to popular belief, school administrators may now be trying to give students more daily screen time with planned updates for next year. According to Principal Rob Metz, the school receives about $80,000 a year f...

Technology to broadcast to new students

Isaac Greenwood, Staff Writer

February 23, 2013

Budget plan for 2013-2014 includes adding TV monitors across school Contrary to popular belief, school administrators may now be trying to give students more daily screen time with planned updates for next year. According to Principal Rob Metz, the school receives about $80,000 a year for various exp...

Lockdown sparks safety discussion

Lockdown sparks safety discussion

Charlie Bahnson, Web Editor

February 21, 2013

Students secured as police search for suspect Sophomore Dang Nguyen woke up and walked to school Feb. 21 just like any other day. However, as she arrived at 7:15 a.m., she was told she had just walked through a dangerous neighborhood with an armed robber on the loose. “I was very annoyed,” Nguyen...

Black History Month moves into modern age

Amelia Shankwitz, Staff Writer

February 21, 2013

Students create digital videos to depict stereotypes Whether it’s walking into class late or being the only black student in an honors class, senior Kevin Buckhalton said he uses Black History Month performance to address stereotypes,  which remind him of similar experiences he has had at park. ...

Selling to save lives

Selling to save lives

Cole Bacig, Staff Writer

February 20, 2013

Fundraiser hosted to raise money for American Heart Association Hearts are on the minds of many as Valentine’s Day approaches, and a community service project provides an outlet to help out the hearts in need. During all four lunches this week, suckers and t-shirts will be available for studen...

Ice Castle introduced in sub-zero weather

Suh Koller, Staff Writer

February 17, 2013

MOA premieres event for first time   Running through a castle made entirely out of ice, watching her breath form before her, senior Tamy Covacevich said she finds playing in the Mall of America’s Ice Castle as one way to find entertainment in the otherwise boring winter. “It’s really c...

Final Sno Daze Triwizard tournament standings

Final Sno Daze Triwizard tournament standings

Charlie Bahnson, Web Editor

February 7, 2013

Gryffindor sweeps the Volleyball event to win the 2013 Triwizard Sno Daze Tournament Final standings: Gryffindor- 445 Hufflepuff-220 Ravenclaw-205 Slytherin- 110 Friday recap: Slytherin received 50 points for selling out of their class shirts. Ravenclaw received 50 points for buyin...

Reassessing mental health

Artis Curiskis, Staff Writer

February 1, 2013

Park provides support, resources for those suffering mental illnesses   Since the discovery of the mental illness of Adam Lanza, the shooter in Newtown, Conn., the National Rifle Association has taken the stand of tracking all mentally-ill people in America in attempts to prevent ...

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