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IB Coordinator strives to make a change

IB Coordinator strives to make a change

Isabel Kjaer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Staff Profiles

As Jenny Magdal looks ahead to her third year as the International Baccalaureate Coordinator, said she hopes to continue inspiring students. According to Magdal, the International Baccalaureate (IB) program works to aid students in creating positive changes globally. “IB is a whole program t...

Girls’ hockey defeats Rogers Royals

Girls’ hockey defeats Rogers Royals

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

November 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized, Winter sports

After their 6-5 win against the Rogers Royals, sophomore Sarah Mccallon said the girls’ Hopkins-Park hockey team has experienced improvements since their first games, but hopes to continue seeing growth as the season progresses. “We lost our first game against Eagan. I think we weren't really working a...

Girl’s basketball wins against Irondale

Girl’s basketball wins against Irondale

David Bryant, Hayley Westwood, and Breanna Thompson

November 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

The girls' basketball team beat Irondale 75-60, bringing them to a record of 1-0, according to head coach Arsenio Richardson. According to Richardson, the team started off the first season game with sophomore Shayla Miller landing a three-point shot, followed by two more in the next 45 seconds, givin...

Boys’ swimming sets goals for the season

Boys’ swimming sets goals for the season

Eli Curran-Moore and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

November 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Looking eager to get back in the water, the boys swim team appeared jovial, yet focused. According to head coach Amanda Forsberg, the team will greatly benefit from the new underclassmen members of the team. “We finished really strong last year. We lost three great seniors but I think coming back we look to ...

Boys’ hockey loses to Edina

Boys’ hockey loses to Edina

Isabel Kjaer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

As Head Coach Colin Hohman reflected on the 3-8 loss to Edina on Nov. 28, he said the team still remains positive about the upcoming season’s prospects. Hohman said the boys’ first game went well overall, regardless of the final outcome. “It was our first game of the year and Edina ...

George Hare brings leadership to Robotics Club

George Hare brings leadership to Robotics Club

Avia Kaner-Roth and Esther Gendler

November 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Profiles

Senior robotics club president George Hare said he first joined robotics because of his interest in math and science and seeing a good opportunity to improve his skills. “What sparked my interest in robotics is that I want to go into engineering, and robotics is a really cool way to get involved...

Interim assistant principal appointed to PELSB by Dayton

Interim assistant principal appointed to PELSB by Dayton

Eli Curran-Moore

November 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

As a newly appointed member of the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board, interim assistant principal Penny Dupris said she feels happy to have another opportunity to benefit her fellow teachers. “Hiring new teachers is a great responsibility for setting the standards for who we want in...

Carpenter Park excites local skaters

Carpenter Park excites local skaters

David Bryant

November 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With the last touches being made to the skatepark in Carpenter Park, junior Isaak Kimmel said he felt excited to check it out. “I'm really happy with the park as it is a good first free skatepark in St. Louis Park,” Kimmel said. “I think as it becomes less crowded with time, it will be a gr...

A sticky legal situation

A sticky legal situation

Evelyn Nelson

November 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, stick and poke tattoos have become a dangerous craze for adolescents, who turn to this form of expression despite the risks. According to Catherine Lloyd, manager of both the Health Occupations Program and Mortuary Science Section of the Minnesota Departmen...

Park’s historic season ends at St. Cloud

Park’s historic season ends at St. Cloud

Sam Birnberg, Adam Johnson, and William Phelan

November 14, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Park’s historic season came to an end as the football team fell to the Brainerd Warriors in the 5A State Quarter-finals by a score of 7-24. The Orioles finished the regular season with a 7-3 record, the Section 5AAAAA Championship and the State playoff berth. Head coach Ben Wolfe said despite the fina...

Racial events inspire demonstration

Racial events inspire demonstration

Mimi Fhima and Annabella Strathman

November 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

This story has been updated to reflect an error in the location of the event. Echo apologizes for the mistake.  Approximately 100 students gathered in the old gym at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 to show support for students affected by recent events in the Champlin Park school district, according to Grade Level Coordinator (GLC) Derrick Turner. According to the Star Tribune, two girls’ vo...

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