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Districts’ attempts at collecting feedback limited

Districts’ attempts at collecting feedback limited

February 18, 2019


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Recently, St. Louis Park superintendent Astein Osei met with the Student Leadership Advisory Council to discuss possible changes to the start and end times of the schools in the district. During the meeting Jan. 16, the district was able to collect student recommendations. The Echo Editorial Board commends the superi...

Staff Editorial: Evicted before convicted program must be stopped

Staff Editorial: Evicted before convicted program must be stopped

January 23, 2019


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Since 2008, the crime-free housing ordinance has been in effect in St. Louis Park. According to the city, it was put in place to address concerns about disorderly and criminal activity in housing units. The ordinance allows St. Louis Park police to tell landlords to evict tenants for reported instances ...

Staff Editorial: MN Can’t Wait rally should inspire action

Staff Editorial: MN Can’t Wait rally should inspire action

January 17, 2019


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With issues such as climate change, student activism is essential to impact politics. This is why the Echo Editorial Board applauds MN Can’t Wait’s campaign. The student-led organization, MN Can’t Wait, held a rally and discussion to take action against climate change, at 4 p.m. Jan. 9 in Gov....

Staff Editorial: Locker room policy requires clarification, exceptions

Staff Editorial: Locker room policy requires clarification, exceptions

January 15, 2019


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The locker rooms are supposed to be locked during school hours, and only used before or after school to store sports equipment. The Echo Editorial Board believes this is the best possible option for success, however there are caveats to this issue. It is difficult for students to adjust to this policy, not becau...

Staff Editorial: Minneapolis 2040 Plan will improve St. Louis Park

Staff Editorial: Minneapolis 2040 Plan will improve St. Louis Park

December 19, 2018


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The Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan will allow for the production of new higher density living conditions throughout the city. The plan’s zoning changes are the primary action that alter the city, allowing developers to build certain types of apartments in new neighborhoods. These changes will ...

Staff Editorial: ‘Change my mind” booths spark discussion around societal issues

Staff Editorial: ‘Change my mind” booths spark discussion around societal issues

December 16, 2018


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As part of an IB English SL project, juniors Will Schwietering and Bryce Bonine set up “change my mind” booths where they stated an opinion and encouraged other students to change their mind. The controversial topics included male privilege and the 2nd Amendment, with one booth stating “I’m Pro ...

Staff Editorial: Toys for Tots encourages donations, volunteering

Staff Editorial: Toys for Tots encourages donations, volunteering

December 10, 2018


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This year, Kare 11 is advocating for Marines’ Toys for Tots, a donation-based program which collects and distributes toys to children ages 0-15, according to Toys for Tots Foundation. They accept packaged, unpackaged, and handmade toys. In St. Louis Park, there are four drop-off locations, but the found...

Staff Editorial: Race panel highlights community-wide issues

Staff Editorial: Race panel highlights community-wide issues

December 3, 2018


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Park’s Students Organized Against Racism recently held its second uncensored race panel. The panel allowed students and faculty to pre-submit questions to be answered by a diverse group of students at the panel itself. The Student Organization Against Racism (SOAR) panel members touched on issues per...

Staff Editorial: Successful alumna inspires community

Staff Editorial: Successful alumna inspires community

November 25, 2018


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Park High School focuses on fostering close alumni ties and prides itself on bringing the community back to its roots. Alumni who have accomplished great things bring success and pride to our school, and offer many useful lessons of wisdom for students. This November, Park alum and Minnesota state...

Staff Editorial: Recent hateful vandalism must not go unseen

Staff Editorial: Recent hateful vandalism must not go unseen

November 15, 2018


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St. Louis Park considers itself to be an accepting community. Yet, in the past month, there have been multiple incidents of vandalism driven by hatred at St. Louis Park High School. On Oct. 12, discriminatory graffiti was found on a poster Non-Traditional Academy (NTA) students made with details o...

Staff Editorial: Project team needs to encompass diversity in its decisions

Staff Editorial: Project team needs to encompass diversity in its decisions

November 8, 2018


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This November, St. Louis Park Public Schools announced its search to assemble a group of parents/guardians, students and staff to discuss changing the start and end times of the district’s schools. According to St. Louis Park Public Schools, they hope to revise start times for the students’ benefits. “(The goal is) to meet the overall health, academic and social/developmental needs of all K-12 students,” according to St. Louis Park Public Schools. St. Louis Park Public Schools’ ...

Staff Editorial: March against fossil fuels encourages change

Staff Editorial: March against fossil fuels encourages change

November 1, 2018


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On Sunday, Oct. 28 an anti-fossil fuel march was held in St. Paul, Minnesota in solidarity with Youth v. Gov suing the federal government for the cause of climate change. Students organized the march to show they are the future and to stand with the 21 youths who are bringing the case to trial. Acc...

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