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Drug policy should be more accessible

Drug policy should be more accessible

November 17, 2017


Filed under Staff Editorials

According to the student handbook, “possession, use or being under the influence of any narcotic, drug or controlled substance, alcohol or other mood-altering substance, while on school grounds” is prohibited. However, the Echo editorial board feels students have not been made blatantly aware of...

Parking passes do not guarantee spot

Parking passes do not guarantee spot

November 3, 2017


Filed under Staff Editorials

Students who wish to park in the student lot must purchase a $50 parking pass at the beginning of each semester. Because students without passes park in the student lot, students who purchased a pass are still not guaranteed a spot in the lot. Even if they paid for a pass, students with morning open h...

Minnesota Twins and Toro Construction benefit Park athletics

Minnesota Twins and Toro Construction benefit Park athletics

October 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

On Oct. 4, the Aquila and Peter Hobart baseball and softball fields underwent $20,000 of renovations funded by the Minnesota Twins and the Toro Construction company. The constructions included repainting, improving drainage and doing other field work in order to improve conditions for the Park basebal...

Administration must prepare for dance changes

Administration must prepare for dance changes

September 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

In hopes of allowing more students to attend the dance this school year, Student Council elected to host the Homecoming dance in the high school’s gym. For the past several years, the Homecoming dance has been at a location other than the high school. This resulted in higher ticket prices ranging...

Staff editorial: Open mindedness key to better political discourse

Staff editorial: Open mindedness key to better political discourse

March 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

With the increasingly tense political climate, the editorial board believes Park must better work toward fostering a community where all voices are respected. We must ensure people with opposing opinions feel safe and respected. The key aim of our community should be creating an environment where s...

Staff editorial: Unicycling intends to inspire, encounters setback

Staff editorial: Unicycling intends to inspire, encounters setback

March 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

To demonstrate the importance of overcoming academic challenges, teachers in the math department started off the 2016-17 school year by attempting to learn how to ride the unicycle. As many teachers found riding the unicycle difficult, the goal of the activity was to show students that grasping a new co...

Check news before assuming

Check news before assuming

January 10, 2017


Filed under Staff Editorials

In order to stay educated on local, national and global events, following an accurate form of news is essential. However, in recent years the problem of fake news escalated along with the rise of social media. We, the Echo staff, implore students to be aware of false news reports and to try to avoid...

Disciplinary mischaracterization fails students

Disciplinary mischaracterization fails students

December 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

After recent investigations and incidences at Park, the editorial board believes a criticism of the administration’s handling of an alleged incident on Nov. 14 to be necessary. An Echo investigation revealed the administration classified the situation as a general incident rather than a potential ca...

Students must form own opinions

Students must form own opinions

November 17, 2016


Filed under Staff Editorials

As the election approaches, students must critically analyze all information presented to them when forming their own political opinions. It is important for students to not unquestionably accept the views of their parents or peers, and to learn to think critically for themselves. Parents teach ...

Students must question all perspectives

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

  As the election approaches, students must critically analyze all information presented to them when forming their own political opinions. It is important students do not unquestionably accept the views of their parents or peers. They must learn to think critically for themselves. Paren...

Check-in attendance policy ineffective

October 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

Some students are skeptical about the importance of the new system of attendance in which Grade Level Coordinators check in on students who have one or more unexcused absence. As Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs) try to reinforce better attendance among students by approaching them during class, an ove...

Modified lunch schedule creates confusion

September 27, 2016


Filed under Staff Editorials

After immense changes to the lunch program, the schedule still needs further revision. The new lunchroom changes increased the seating capacity, allowing for three lunch periods instead of four overlapping times. The lunchroom also features enhanced security, preventing students from entering the...

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