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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 Rachel Katzovitz recieves her cap and gown May 24. The seniors last day is June 2, and they will be graduating June 6 at the stadium.

Staff Editorial: High school survival guide

May 26, 2023

High school is notoriously difficult to navigate, and it’s easy to look back with both a sense of nostalgia and regret. The Echo seniors collaborated to create a list of tips that we wish we knew going...

Senior Axel Abrahamson at a student council meeting on March 22. Park plans to make an enrollment fee for clubs in the upcoming year.

Staff Editorial: Potential new club fees

April 19, 2023

Recently, Park’s administration has been considering the idea of having a 25 dollar club fee. If this idea is approved, clubs will be charging a 25 dollar fee for students to join. Clubs that are considered...

Sophomore Paige Descapentrie talks with classmate April 13. Group grading is not effective for students.

Staff Editorial: Group-graded gloom in the classroom

April 17, 2023

Group-graded assignments have become a part of the everyday grading system. Concerns regarding group-graded projects in the classroom are on the rise and the Echo Editorial Board believes that group-graded...

AP US History and AP Macro/Micro Economics teacher Scott Miller wanders his room during lecture April 12. Miller teaches three of Parks many AP class options.

Staff Editorial: It’s time to free the APs

April 12, 2023

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Park is described as, “‘A program for all students that focuses on how one learns… and creates world citizens who ethically strive to make the world...

Social studies teacher Emma Engebretson teaches freshman civics Feb. 16.  Next year Park will add a new AP African American studies for seniors.

Staff Editorial: New course being offered

February 19, 2023

With the upcoming 2023/2024 school year, a new history course has been approved to be piloted at Park — AP African American Studies brings new perspectives and opportunities. The course has been piloted...

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...

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