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Why the press does what it does 

Why the press does what it does 

Marta Hill

May 31, 2020

While protests and riots spread throughout the Twin Cities, the press has a job to do. The press needs to be there to truthfully record history for the people who can’t attend and for future generations to look back on.  Student press fills a different role in this situation than professional press...

Administration requesting virtual feedback shows acknowledgement

Administration requesting virtual feedback shows acknowledgement

Ruthie Posada

May 1, 2020

As a result of Gov. Tim Walz announcing that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year, the question of if Graduation will be held on its original date of June 2 came into play. Not wanting to completely cancel the event altogether, several Park administrators took to Google Hangouts t...

Postponing Prom provides hope

Postponing Prom provides hope

Ruthie Posada

April 17, 2020

In a recent announcement provided by St. Louis Park High School April 10, it was announced that Prom would be moved to summer 2020. This was by far the best news I had heard in a very long time and gave me a sense of hope I didn’t think I would be able to have. I have friends who are seniors all ...

 Changes in teaching style should mean changes in grading style

 Changes in teaching style should mean changes in grading style

Tobias Khabie

April 17, 2020

As students and teachers attempt to adjust to life in quarantine, learning plans have been modified so students will only be assigned 2-3 assignments per week in each class, according to Echo. While the style of learning and teaching has been altered, no real changes have been made for the grading sy...

‘Hairspray’ costume decision turns out hurtful

‘Hairspray’ costume decision turns out hurtful

Izzy Kanne

February 20, 2020

When I heard Park’s choir was going to be putting on “Hairspray” as their spring musical, I was excited to see one of my favorite musicals, but when rumors began circulating that Tracy would be wearing a “fat-suit” to better fill the traditional role I was shocked and hoped that this wouldn’t ...

Trump rally and protest prompt waves of mixed emotions

Trump rally and protest prompt waves of mixed emotions

Marta Hill

November 6, 2019

The hate I felt directed toward me while trying to enter the Trump rally for Echo coverage is incomparable. The hate directed at me was based on nothing more than the fact that I was standing in a line with Trump supporters. I wish that level of hate on no one. The Trump rally Oct. 12 drew massive...

Forced body cavity searches violate human rights

Forced body cavity searches violate human rights

Tamar Gewirtz

September 29, 2019

Protecting the civil rights of those accused of crimes has always been a challenge. A measure of our humanity, however, is the way we treat those who have the fewest rights.  Strip searching prisoners and conducting body cavity searches has been a longstanding practice in the criminal justice syst...

Closed trails prove inconvenient

Cedar Lake Trail will be closed from Excelsior Boulevard to France Avenue until 2021 for the Southwest Lightrail Transit construction, according to Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Other trails, including parts of the Kenilworth Trail and the Midtown Greenway, will also be closed.

Lucy zumBrunnen

June 6, 2019

Good things come to those who wait. This principle applies to the Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) currently being constructed. Even though it is a personal inconvenience, given that I use the trails for sports, the end result will be very useful for our community. The Federal Transit Administratio...

Kate Smith controversy reveals double standard

Kate Smith controversy reveals double standard

Henry Brettingen

May 7, 2019

An 80-year-old recording resurfaced of beloved singer Kate Smith singing the racist song “That's Why The Darkies Were Born,” according to the New York Post. In an unwarranted reaction to this, the Philadelphia Flyers removed a Kate Smith statue from their stadium and the New York Yankees banned her 1939 recording...

Delayed remorse for anti-Semitic cartoon

Delayed remorse for anti-Semitic cartoon

Adin Zweigbaum

May 1, 2019

The New York Times apologized for their anti-Semitic cartoon three days too late. The cartoon shouldn’t have been uploaded in the first place, but three days is too much to wait for an apology. The New York Times published a cartoon April 25 depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as ...

Tiger Woods proves to be an all-American hero

Tiger Woods proves to be an all-American hero

Adin Zweigbaum

April 25, 2019

After one of the greatest comebacks of all time, professional golfer Tiger Woods is completely deserving of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Established in Executive Order 9586 and signed by former President Harry S. Truman, the purpose of the Presidential Medal of Freedom was to recognize notable service by civilians during Worl...

March Madness seen as unjust, facts say otherwise

March Madness seen as unjust, facts say otherwise

Adin Zweigbaum

March 28, 2019

As the first few rounds of March Madness come to a close, it becomes obvious that most brackets follow basketball for National Collegiate Athletic Association Men (NCAAM), rather than basketball for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Women (NCAAW). On the surface this doesn’t seem just; many viewers ...

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