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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

PCP: Is taking the ACT worth it?

PCP: Is taking the ACT worth it?

Rachel Arkis and Abby Bartleson February 20, 2024

As the years have gone by, more and more colleges have become test optional. Standardized test scores that were once a major determining factor in college decisions are rarely required now — in fact,...

Bodily autonomy enters into college search

Bodily autonomy enters into college search

Jaiden Leary February 16, 2024

After the Supreme Court's unjustifiable overturning of the 50 year precedent Roe v. Wade, movements and protests have coincided with the ugly results of it. One such result being women having to think...

Park reprises anti-vape campaign

Park reprises anti-vape campaign

Thomas Halverson, Staffer February 10, 2024

This year, Park is choosing to participate in the Escape The Vape Challenge for the second year in a row. The goal of this challenge is to create a 30-second PSA against vaping, which they believe will...

An American problem proceeding

An American problem proceeding

Jaiden Leary January 26, 2024

As we enter 2024, we enter into a new year of statistics — innocent civilians being killed at the hands of police. So far into the new year, 44 civilians have been killed at the hands of the police,...

Expectations vs reality of the senior season

Expectations vs reality of the senior season

Modesty Manion January 26, 2024

Many high school athletes have been participating in their respective sports for a large portion of their lives. Especially now that middle schoolers are allowed to be on high school teams, a student-athlete...

Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day at Park

Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day at Park

Lucia Versalles January 25, 2024

Park is in need of new ways to acknowledge Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The state of Minnesota federally recognizes 11 Native American tribes, so surely Park could do more than just a land acknowledgement...

Ways Park Can Support Clubs

Ways Park Can Support Clubs

Sofia Jerney January 25, 2024

Running clubs comes with many challenges: coming up with activities, recruiting new members and budgeting costs. But over the years, extracurriculars have become more and more difficult to maintain. Several...

No school, no nonsense

No school, no nonsense

Anna Williams January 24, 2024

Throughout the first semester, Park has had no school on countless Fridays for varying reasons. Some of the Fridays indicated the beginning of a holiday weekend or were during winter break. Some were dedicated...

Senior Simar Singh filling out FAFSA for college Jan 23. College possible has been helping students talk to colleges.

Staff Editorial: FAFSA changes

January 24, 2024

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is an application that students can fill out to get access to federal student aid. Filling out this form can get students access to things like federal...

Class or club?

Class or club?

Leo Justesen January 23, 2024

As a senior, I have seen my fair share of classes. The debate of if Echo (the student-run newspaper) and Echowan (the student-run yearbook) are clubs is a much needed discussion as the tides begin to shift....

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