The Echo

Our Perspective | New club policy creates difficulty

March 5, 2014


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Creating a club should serve as a learning opportunity in which students can pursue a passion while gaining responsibility and learning to manage time and resources. Unfortunately, the new application process may result in just the opposite. The implementation of the new policy handbook regarding...

Our Perspective | Parking requires greater responsibility

Our Perspective | Parking requires greater responsibility

February 12, 2014


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When students turn into the school parking lot in the morning, finding a place to park shouldn’t be their greatest concern. In accordance with a decision made earlier this year,  students now must park in the C lot instead of the long lot, but the snow left in the lot during winter draws attention...

Our Perspective | Carly’s Dream exemplifies positive thinking

Our Perspective | Carly’s Dream exemplifies positive thinking

January 16, 2014


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In remembrance of freshman Carly Christenson’s death last year, her parents’ friends banded together and created the Carly’s Dream fund to maintain her legacy among and beyond the community. According to the Carly’s Dream website, Christenson hoped to study for a nursing degree at the University...

Our Perspective | Student survey shows promising results

Our Perspective | Student survey shows promising results

December 11, 2013


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Last summer’s legalization of gay marriage in Minnesota was an important event many students feel passionate about. While students may feel gay rights is a non-issue, work still needs to be done. A survey of 292 students recently conducted in some English classrooms by the Echo shows 93 percent...

Our Perspective | Underage drinking needs to be addressed

Our Perspective | Underage drinking needs to be addressed

October 23, 2013


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Many adults frequently caution teenagers against the dangers of driving while drunk, but fail to address the core issue of teenage alcoholism. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, the number of teenagers who drink and drive dropped by 54 percent between 1991 and 2011,...

Our Perspective | Plan creates traffic problems for all

Our Perspective | Plan creates traffic problems for all

October 2, 2013


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As students and faculty members adjust to new parking procedures, they should also increase their awareness of safety in the lots. As of Sept. 30, the long lot is staff-only parking, while students must park in the circle lot. The price of parking passes is also reduced from $45 per quarter to...

Our Perspective | Train reroute to disrupt community

September 5, 2013


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Although Southwest Light Rail Transit’s project would be beneficial for the economy, transportation and environment, its construction negatively will affect the St. Louis Park community. The Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) project will cause the freight rail to be rerouted. The Metropolitan...

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