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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 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...

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...

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...

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...

NFL email scandal exposes flaws in company

NFL email scandal exposes flaws in company

Tobias Khabie October 29, 2021

The National Football League (NFL) has long been a pillar in American society. The league has an effective monopoly on Sunday television, and football is by far the most watched sport in the country. That...

Parking pass prices should be lowered

Parking pass prices should be lowered

Lily Nugteren October 27, 2021

If you drive to school every day, buying a parking pass is mandatory to be able to park anywhere near the building, and those who do not have a pass will be towed. However, seeing as students are legally...

State should consider allowing four-day week

State should consider allowing four-day week

Danny Shope October 15, 2021

High school is exhausting. There is only so much you can do in 24 hours — and our schedules are jam-packed with school, sports, work, clubs and everything else under the sun. It shows, too: across the...

Going maskless feels unnatural

Going maskless feels unnatural

Harris Keekley June 10, 2021

After about a year in quarantine and having to wear a mask at all times, when I visited Wisconsin, one of many states that have lifted the mask mandate for vaccinated people, it felt really awkward. All...

Anti-transgender bills have been proposed in 28 states, including Minnesota in 2021. Legislation targets the rights of transgender youth’s access to health care and sports.

Anti-transgender bill is unjust

Sam Listiak April 16, 2021

In a so-called progressive society in the year 2021, laws have been passed in many states that unjustly target transgender athletes. In Minnesota, a bill was passed that restricts the rights of high...

Tednaisha Satterwhite

Think before you decide to travel

Tednaisha Satterwhite April 11, 2021

It seems some people tend to forget we’re in the middle of a global pandemic. There has been a concerning theme of traveling instead of quarantining. I can only imagine how many people chose to travel...

Masks should be required in public, even if vaccinated

Masks should be required in public, even if vaccinated

Gillian Kapinos March 21, 2021

For every 100 people in the United States, 32 of them  have received at least one dose. The pandemic is finally starting to come to a close. Many places like Texas, Mississippi and Florida are rushing...

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