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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

Sophomore Sophia Mavis and Sophomore Ashley Berry studying for IB Chemistry on Jan. 11. The two are striving to work harder and better themselves in this higher level class.

Staff Editorial: Honors classes only honor some

January 17, 2023

Honors classes give students opportunities in high school, postsecondary education and beyond. These classes allow students to push themselves more on an academic level to meet a goal or receive a grade....

Trash is left in the sink in the A3 hallways boys bathroom. Students have raised concerns over the cleanliness of Park bathrooms.

Staff Editorial: Bathroom issues cause student concern

November 28, 2022

With a rise in concern regarding bathrooms at Park, students are left with inconsistent expectations. Teachers are holding the bathroom rules to different standards and it is concerning students. While...

The Electronic Device Use poster being used Oct. 14 in C371. Showing us we can only use a device with permission.

Staff Editorial: Cell phone policy brings gloomy reactions

October 17, 2022

Students are connected to their phones now more than ever and it is beginning to negatively impact their learning. After phones became a consistent distraction for students, the administration took action...

Advisors monitor after-school detention in the cafeteria Oct. 13. Students are assigned to a detention after multiple unexcused absences or tardies.

Not so saved by the bell

October 14, 2022

Like the iconic movie, “The Breakfast Club,” Park is bringing back after school detention for students. According to the administration, three tardies or one absence a day will result in students receiving...

Sophomore Silas Cowell disposes a lunch tray May 16. Trash cans are available throughout the school and outside for students to use.

Staff Editorial: A school full of trash wasting away

May 23, 2022

Like many schools, Park has a littering problem. However, some may say our problem has a unique intensity. The Echo Editorial Board unanimously believes Park’s littering problem has reached a point that...

In room B241, senior Fiona Petrie reaches for her phone. Sherri Fox uses Phone Jail to phone usage in the classroom.

Staff Editorial: Device expectations reminder

May 6, 2022

With phones becoming more of a distraction more often, Park has made an attempt to implement the student cell phone policy. The Echo Editorial Board unanimously believes administration should communicate...

Seniors work on project during IB English HL April 7. The Valedictorian title is will no longer  be awarded at Park.

Staff Editorial: Valedictorian status replaced

April 19, 2022

With each class of graduating seniors comes awards and honors for their high school achievements. The most recognizable is the coveted valedictorian award, which at Park was received by students with a...

Sophomores eat lunch together without facing a mask mandate barrier March 17. Many students still choose to wear masks although it is not mandatory.

Revision mask of mandate causes mixed reactions

April 7, 2022

On March 10th, 2022, the School Board made the executive decision to make masks optional. In regards to this decision, the Echo Editorial Board believes this was an informed decision that should be followed...

Photo illustration by Sergei Bovee

Staff Editorial: March serves as a reminder to recognize women’s achievements

March 7, 2022

Many women work behind the scenes, contributing to history in ways that are forgotten or never recognized in the first place. The Echo Editorial Board unanimously believes Park should do more to teach...

Students take advantage of Park Connections work-time to catch up in their classes. Action Thursdays will be introduced as part of Park Connections starting second semester.

Staff Editorial: Action Thursdays bring exciting change

January 26, 2022

After a year and a half of the same Park Connections structure, administration announced the implementation of Action Thursdays. Despite some small structural flaws, the Echo Editorial Board stands unanimously...

Park students cheer on boys basketball during their games Jan. 11 against Orono. Masks are currently required for all spectators at Park sports games that are indoors and in the building.

Staff Editorial: Guidelines need to be followed as new variant looms

January 20, 2022

With the emergence of the Omicron variant, COVID-19 is on a surge throughout schools. To combat this issue, guidelines such as mandatory masking and quarantining if positive have been put in place. While...

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...

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