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Crime-free/drug-free housing ordinance under investigation

Crime-free/drug-free housing ordinance under investigation

Talia Lissauer

January 29, 2019


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While talking about the crime-free/drug-free rental housing ordinance, Mayor of St. Louis Park Jake Spano, said “Evicted before Convicted” is not a true representation of the ordinance. “We understand that being evicted from your apartment is a big deal,” Spano said. “Eviction before convic...

Park schools closed Jan. 29, 30

Park schools closed Jan. 29, 30

Dani Orloff

January 28, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, News

According to District communications director Sara Thompson, all St. Louis Park Public Schools will be closed Jan. 29 and 30 because of the dangerously cold temperatures and unsafe wind chill forecasted for this week. "District Administration is closely monitoring the weather and will make a decision ...

Late start Jan. 28 due to severe winter weather

Late start Jan. 28 due to severe winter weather

Dani Orloff

January 27, 2019


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According to a phone blast sent out by District communications director Sara Thompson, St. Louis Park Public Schools will have a two-hour late start Jan. 28. According to Thompson, the late start is because of the heavy snowfall and low temperatures. "Kids Place childcare will begin at 8:30 a.m....

Superintendent requests youth input

Superintendent requests youth input

Yonit Krebs, Gabriel Kaplan, and Maria Perez Barriga

January 23, 2019


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St. Louis Park superintendent Astein Osei led a meeting with the Student Leadership Advisory Council to hear student perspectives on school start and end times, according to council member, senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney. “This meeting specifically we were looking at the work that is being done at...

Southwest Light Rail Transit breaks ground

Southwest Light Rail Transit breaks ground

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

January 23, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

As the Southwest Light Rail Transit begins construction in St. Louis Park, sophomore Zoe Frank said she believes the light rail provides advantages to the metro area. “I honestly feel pretty good about the whole project,” Frank said. “Public transportation overall reduces emissions. I thin...

West End plans for new apartment building

West End plans for new apartment building

Sophie Olmen

January 22, 2019


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According to junior Caitlin Seaman, having the Luxe Residential apartment building will offer more more housing options for people in the community. “I think it’s good there will be more living options for people in St. Louis Park, and it will bring in more young people that will work in the cit...

Fight for a future

Fight for a future

Grace Farley, Abby Intveld, and Dani Orloff

January 19, 2019


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As senior Sophia Davenport reflects on the surge of youth-led activism this past year, she said she believes it is important for student voice to be heard and acknowledged. “Since we can’t vote and the majority of us are not 18, there is no way to express your opinion or create any change wi...

Government shutdown hits home

Government shutdown hits home

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

January 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

For senior Jack Ostrovsky, the government shutdown is more than simply a news headline. According to Ostrovsky, his father, a federal worker for the Internal Revenue Service, has been out of work for three weeks because of the shutdown. “Like many federal workers, (my father) wants to get back into ...

High school evacuated after electrical fire Jan. 15

High school evacuated after electrical fire Jan. 15

Dani Orloff

January 15, 2019


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According to an email from District communications director Sara Thompson Jan. 15, high school students were evacuated from the building at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 due to an electrical fire in the cafeteria kitchen. “St. Louis Park Fire Department responded and gave the all clear for students and staff to resu...

Echo named 2019 Online Pacemaker finalist

Echo named 2019 Online Pacemaker finalist

Dani Orloff

January 14, 2019


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Echo was announced as a 2019 Online Pacemaker finalist by the National Scholastic Press Association Jan. 12. According to the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), the Echo was one of 44 publications recognized as a finalist in the annual Pacemaker competition. “The Pacemaker is the assoc...

Roots and Shoots drives for more progress in march to Capitol

Roots and Shoots drives for more progress in march to Capitol

Katie Hardie and Sadie Yarosh

January 13, 2019


Filed under News, School clubs and activities, Showcase

According to Roots and Shoots club leader, senior Katie Christiansen, marching to the Capitol acted as another chance to reinforce the need for environmental action for Minnesota. “We met with Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan and recently appointed MPCA (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency) commissio...

Locker room approach sparks irritation

Locker room approach sparks irritation

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

January 7, 2019


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According to Principal Scott Meyers, the locker rooms are only available for physical education classes during school. “Students should not be using locker room lockers as their regular locker,” Meyers said. “Really just in that overlap, roughly 10 to 15 minutes in between classes and get...

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