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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Junior shines light on injustices

Junior shines light on injustices

Lauren Thon January 27, 2022

What is your community service project about? Our project is about teaching racial inequities and injustices to students in school. We are going to the elementary schools to talk with the teachers and...

Double trouble with the Curtis twins

Double trouble with the Curtis twins

Crystal Diaz January 19, 2022

How have you benefited from playing together?   Marley: We win a lot of games because we score twice as much. It’s easy to get a point, it's a quick win. Micah: It’s made me better playing...

Wes Anderson climbs at Vertical Endeavors on Jan 12. Anderson is a part-time volunteer that judges climbing competitors.

Junior inspires next generation of climbers

Maren Wilsey January 13, 2022

Where do you work? I work at Vertical Endeavors — the Minneapolis location in uptown. There's two paid coaches, and then there's me and another assistant coach, volunteering — he's on the advanced...

Senior awarded scholarship to Notre Dame

Senior awarded scholarship to Notre Dame

Maren Wilsey January 12, 2022

What is QuestBridge and how does it work? (QuestBridge) is for kids that are in a specific income bracket — about under 65k. Their goal is to help kids get into college when a lot of people don't...

Senior receives full-ride to Yale

Senior receives full-ride to Yale

Maren Wilsey January 8, 2022

What is QuestBridge and how does it work?   QuestBridge is a nonprofit organization that strives to send low income students to elite universities and fund that. I received the National College...

Media assistant Deb Sparling enjoys her last day before retirement. Sparling worked at Park for over 20 years.

Media assistant retires after 20 years at Park

Johanna Kaplan January 7, 2022

How long have you worked at Park?  I started working at St. Louis Park Schools March of 2001 … I did work at Susan Lindgren (Elementary School) before I came to the high school. Did you prefer...

Used with permission from Adill Ade.

Senior runs coat drive

Adam Gips December 3, 2021

How did you come up with the idea for a coat drive? I knew that winter was coming up, and that's the worst season for homeless people staying outside in the cold Minnesota weather — Minnesota weather...

Used with permission from Elliot McGary-Walters

Junior haunts at ValleyScare

Jacob Khabie October 27, 2021

What do you do at ValleyScare? I’m a haunt actor. I just scare all the people that come through. Why did you choose to pursue this job? I do circus, so I have performance experience, and I thought...

Used with permission from Rob Griffin.

Athletic department receives new coordinator

Maren Wilsey September 29, 2021

What was your position before taking this one?   I was a GLC [Grade Level Coordinator] (at Park) for four or five years. It felt like it was time to try something different. I really enjoy working...

Used with permission from Jill Merkle.

Social Studies teacher becomes soccer coach

Lilia Gonzalez September 23, 2021

What made you want to become a soccer coach? I’ve coached before and I always really loved coaching because it’s a group of people that are choosing to be there and it’s an outdoor activity. The...

Used with permission from Anna Overall.

Senior continues leading SLP Streetwear

Jacob Khabie September 22, 2021

What does SLP Streetwear do? We do all things that are related to fashion. Sometimes we’ll watch videos, sometimes we'll do projects related to high fashion, sometimes we'll do stuff related to local...

Used with permission from Sara Peterson

Science teacher fits exercise into busy schedule

Johanna Kaplan September 21, 2021

Being a full-time teacher, how busy are you on a day-to-day basis? It's very busy. I worked in communications and marketing for 13 years before becoming a teacher and I was never even remotely as busy...

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