The Echo

Second semester Echo editorial positions

December 21, 2017


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Editors-in-Chief: Mimi Fhima, Annabella Strathman and Dani Orloff   Managing Editors: Alex Balfour, Anna duSaire, Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch   Web Managing Editors: Josh Halper and Marta Hill   Photo Editors: Malaika Bigirindavyi, Caroline Green, Grace Farley and Adam Johns...

Al Franken to resign in January, Tina Smith appointed to fill seat

Al Franken to resign in January, Tina Smith appointed to fill seat

Eli Curran-Moore

December 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Dec. 7 Al Franken announced he would be resigning as senator amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior after much consideration, according to the New York Times. Much of the public and many Democratic senators called for his resignation, according to The Washington Post. As someone who admired Al Franken and commends his political prowess, Senior Sh...

Federal grant nationally distributed

Federal grant nationally distributed

Sophie Yarosh and Nicole Stanford

December 21, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, News

According to vice president of clinical programs at Wayside Recovery Center Jessie Everts, the recovery center received grant money that will be used to develop a peer recovery program at their treatment centers, one of which is located in St. Louis Park. Everts said Wayside Recovery Center is part...

PLACE brings hub to Park

PLACE brings hub to Park

David Bryant and Atticus Raasch

December 21, 2017


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As a supplement to the future Park light rail station, the city has partnered with PLACE developers to create a multi-use development building with apartment spaces, a hotel and various other shops, according to city planner Jennifer Monson. “(The development) has 300 dwelling units, 110-unit hotel,...

Minneapolis passes sanctuary city ordinance

Minneapolis passes sanctuary city ordinance

Mimi Fhima and Annabella Strathman

December 20, 2017


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An ordinance passed by the Minneapolis City Council Dec. 13 gives protection to undocumented immigrants seeking to report a crime. If they are willing to cooperate in the investigation, this will grant them time to apply for U nonimmigrant status (a U visa), according to Adriana Cerrillo, a represen...

Human Rights Commission searching for student

Human Rights Commission searching for student

Eli Curran-Moore

December 18, 2017


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The Park Human Rights Commission is currently searching for a youth member, according to Chair Sara Wilhelm Garbers. Garbers said a youth presence on the board is important to give the city a youth perspective on issues, especially from a diverse place like Saint Louis Park High School. “Having ...

Football coach named All-Metro Coach of the Year

Football coach named All-Metro Coach of the Year

Alex Balfour

December 13, 2017


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Until head football coach Ben Wolfe received a phone call Nov. 18, the day the annual All-Metro Offensive Team was named, he had no previous knowledge regarding his serious consideration for the All-Metro Coach of the Year award.   “Our athletic director Andy Ewald called me on Friday, the day...

Money raised following theft

Money raised following theft

Atticus Raasch

December 12, 2017


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Following a theft of around $400 from the Special Education Department, senior Mimi Fhima said she and senior Sophie Yarosh felt inspired to act by starting a GoFundMe fundraiser. “We felt really bad about how the money had been stolen,” Fhima said. “We couldn't do anything directly to help s...

Flavored tobacco ban passes

Flavored tobacco ban passes

Nicole Sanford

December 6, 2017


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At a City Council meeting Dec. 4, banning the sale of flavored tobacco in the city of St. Louis Park passed with a vote of 7-0. This meeting took place following a previous hearing Nov. 20. According to Stlouispark.org, youth remain the primary buyers and users of flavored tobacco and banning its sale aims...

Minnesota House of Representatives offers annual page program

Minnesota House of Representatives offers annual page program

Eli Curran-Moore

November 28, 2017


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Having evolved into one of the top page programs in the nation, according to the Minnesota House of Representatives, the prestigious Minnesota High School page program is designed to instill a lifelong consciousness of the importance of government and public service. According to Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms Andr...

Interim assistant principal appointed to PELSB by Dayton

Interim assistant principal appointed to PELSB by Dayton

Eli Curran-Moore

November 21, 2017


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As a newly appointed member of the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board, interim assistant principal Penny Dupris said she feels happy to have another opportunity to benefit her fellow teachers. “Hiring new teachers is a great responsibility for setting the standards for who we want in...

City Council holds tobacco hearing

City Council holds tobacco hearing

Alex Balfour, Hadeal Rizeq, and Sophie Yarosh

November 21, 2017


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At a City Council meeting Nov. 20, after a hearing regarding the sale of flavored tobacco products in St. Louis Park, the City Council unanimously voted to continue discussion about the flavored tobacco ordinance. Sophomore Eitan Weinstein, who spoke in favor of banning tobacco, said he was asked...

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