The Echo

Classroom updates provide new opportunity

February 24, 2016

The district’s new Learning Design Team seeks to build modern, efficient classrooms in the high school to ensure a more advanced and flexible environment for students. From new furniture to the latest technology, the Learning Design Team (LDT) aims to make lessons more interactive. The plan’s pro...

Administration must involve student voices

January 12, 2016

The School Board passed a new policy regarding the treatment of deaths in the district at its meeting Jan. 11. Though this policy directly impacts the mourning activities of students, the School Board didn’t consult students. We are deeply concerned the administration never recruited students to participate

Community must discuss police brutality

December 13, 2015

Once again, civil rights advocates rightfully gathered to raise their voices about the injustice of police brutality against people of color following the death of another unarmed black man.

Students should demand transparency

November 10, 2015

Over a month after Fasel Mohamed Ali was arrested at the high school for nonconsensual sexual conduct, the high school has still failed to send any information about the situation to students and families. As students, we have the right to know what happens in our school, even when it paints a less-than-positive...

Students should take advantage of free test

October 22, 2015

Last April, all juniors were required to take a state-funded ACT test as a graduation requirement. In order to repurpose funds elsewhere, the legislature voted to drop the requirement, and instead fund the test only for schools that decide to offer it. According to junior counselor Kelsey Milne, Park ...

All students should have access to a bathroom

October 4, 2015

For most students, walking into the bathroom is no big deal. But for some students, going to the bathroom can be one of the hardest parts of the day. In a society where a binary gender system is rooted into daily life, unisex or all-gender bathrooms are rare. Currently, there are three single-stalled...

Rape culture must be changed

Rape culture must be changed

April 22, 2015

The idea sexual assault can be used for a joke, while prevalent in society, is totally unacceptable. A common misconception is rape culture affects only women, which is not the case. A recent study Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concluded 7 percent of men will suffer from rape in th...

Administration shouldn’t have censored musical

Administration shouldn’t have censored musical

March 16, 2015

Controversy over the “Ragtime” choir musical recently surged when administration censored the use of the N-word. This word, although offensive, is part of our history, and censoring it is denying the past of our country. The administration knew about the play in November, and made the decision...

Varied voices crucial to change

Varied voices crucial to change

February 19, 2015

As the St. Louis Park School District sets goals and strategic plans for the next five years, it is crucial students are involved in the planning process. There is no better way to gain student perspective on issues than to involve them in planning processes. The upcoming world cafes will be...

New drivers must see law’s intent

New drivers must see law's intent

January 17, 2015

Minnesota legislators recently added extra supervised driving hours to the amount needed to earn a driver’s license. Receiving a driver’s permit was once part of Park’s health curriculum. Students now have to sign up for a driver’s education class and stay after school for the program. The cl...

Walkout for a new beginning

Students should be respectful of the opinions of others when discussing race. They should also take advantage of the opportunities to discuss race in school.

December 19, 2014

Protest demonstrations are the cornerstone of a free society, but they are not always the most effective or logical way to express opinions. While student activism has a prominent place in history, it is disingenuous to pursue it for all social issues. At noon Dec. 1, 36 students walked out of their...

Assumptions only lead to confusion

Students should take advantage of every learning opportunity presented. Often these real-life experiences help students to better grasp concepts.

November 13, 2014

Some students walking through the C3 hallway during fourth hour Oct. 8 were shocked to see Nazi flags hanging from the ceiling of the C350 classroom. Without any type of explanation, some students complained to the administration. The display was part of an IB History project involving the re-enactment...

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