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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Senior Blake Anderson drives to the net looking to make a basket. Athletes are not required to wear masks during practices and games, but they are recommended by the athletic department and MSHSL.

Masks shouldn’t be needed for sports

Michael Hoikka January 19, 2022

As COVID-19 rates go up, talks of athletes wearing masks in indoor sports have become more popularized. I was not thrilled when I first heard this news, because as a person with asthma it's already hard...

Senior Blake Anderson drives to the net looking to make a basket. Athletes are not required to wear masks during practices and games, but they are recommended by the athletic department and MSHSL.

Masks should be required for indoor sports

Adam Gips January 19, 2022

Omicron. It’s been the only thing one can hear. But with over 1,500 cases every day in Hennepin County, it’s becoming a real cause for concern. And with indoor sports still not mandating masks, it’s...

Photo illustration by Lauren Thon
Senior Thomas Hanson finishes his work in preparation for the end of the semester. Park is planning to not hold block days for finals.

Staff Editorial: Changes to finals necessary

January 19, 2022

With the fast approaching end of semester, students are preparing for their final exams. Although the Echo Editorial Board believes that finals are generally unhelpful in preparing students for finals...

AP European History integral to the curriculum

AP European History integral to the curriculum

Tenzin Gyaldatsang January 15, 2022

Recently, talks of removing Advanced Placement (AP) European History, an AP course and a history course offered, have been circulating. I believe that AP European History shouldn’t be removed from the...

PCP: Finals schedule

PCP: Finals schedule

January 11, 2022

Extra credit is extra help

Extra credit is extra help

Johanna Kaplan January 7, 2022

School is tough, and dealing with rigid grading only fuels the heavy load of stress.  In my experience, teachers will assign a variety of required work. If a student doesn't do well on one of the required...

After a winter storm, senior Evan Rosald brushes off a car Dec. 10. According to Superintendent Astein Osei, two extra days will be added to winter break in order to alleviate student and staff stress.

Staff Editorial: Extended winter break valuable for Park

December 15, 2021

For the mental health and physical well-being of all students and staff, the School Board has unanimously made a decision to change winter break to a full two weeks. The previous plan was Park holding...

Senior Paris Lim walks down the hall after school Nov. 3. Students will be asked to leave the building after 3:30.

Staff Editorial: Enforcement of after school time limit unclear

Tenzin Gyaldatsang December 13, 2021

In its latest edition of the 6425 newsletter, an excerpt was released stating that students must exit the building by 3:30 p.m. if they have not reported to a supervised activity. The Echo Editorial Board...

PCP: Asynchronous days

PCP: Asynchronous days

December 3, 2021

Lack of religious holiday acknowledgement is appalling

Lack of religious holiday acknowledgement is appalling

Jacob Khabie December 3, 2021

I missed six out of the first 16 days of my senior year. It was not because I was sick, quarantined or just lazy. It was because of the plethora of Jewish holidays that take place each fall.  On each...

Normalization of cyberbullying haunting

Normalization of cyberbullying haunting

Crystal Diaz November 30, 2021

I am growing up in the generation where technology is very normalized. Knowing that can be scary. Cyberbullying is something I’ve been aware of since I was younger. I believe it is important to be conscious...

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