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Eighth graders Anisa Kahlin, Dalilah Gudino and Precious Wheeler speak at the walkout at the middle school May. 11. The speakers advocated for inclusivity.

Middle school students organize walkout

Andrea Melear and Molly Schochet May 13, 2021

After hearing about the walkout at Park April 19, eighth grader Dalilah Gudino said she wanted to organize a walkout for the middle school to bring attention to Black Lives Matter as well as other social...

Senior Ellie Keller goes prom dress shopping on May 5. The senior prom will be May 15.

Prom to be held at the ROC

Crystal Diaz and Maddie Schutte May 11, 2021

The first school dance since the COVID-19 pandemic — prom — will finally take place. Juniors will have their prom May 14, followed by the senior prom May 15.  Junior prom will be held from 7–9...

Sophomore Kamryn Halley walks to class May. 7. The mask mandate in Minnesota is planned to be lifted July 1.

COVID-19 restrictions rolled back

Tobias Khabie and Jacob Khabie May 7, 2021

After Gov. Tim Walz announced rollbacks on COVID-19 restrictions, freshman Noah Leventhal said although the roll backs may be a little too early for his liking, he is overall pleased. “Since most...

Issue 4, May 3

Issue 4, May 3

May 5, 2021

Editor-in-Chief and Minnesota Journalist of the Year Talia Lissauer works with peers in the classroom April 16. Lissauer spent three to four months working on a portfolio to win the award.

Talia Lissauer wins Minnesota Journalist of the Year Award

Lauren Thon May 4, 2021

After working on the application process for months, senior and editor-in-chief Talia Lissauer put together a portfolio that would win her the title of Minnesota Journalist of the Year. According to Lissauer,...

As COVID-19 vaccines are approved and appointments become increasingly available, more students will be able to get inoculated.

How to: Get your vaccine

Gabriel Kaplan April 30, 2021

For months after the first COVID-19 vaccines were approved, the U.S saw exponential demand for a relatively limited supply. But the tides have turned. According to MinnPost, Minnesota has a surplus of...

Senior Lauryn Hill talks to interim principal Wendy Loberg during third lunch April 26. Loberg made herself available to talk to students during lunch.

SOAR holds open mic forum

Andrea Melear and Talia Lissauer April 27, 2021

Seeing an opportunity to amplify the voices of students of color, and to normalize conversations about race in school, sophomore Stayci Spates attended the open mic forum during Park Connections and lunch...

People gather at George Floyd square paying respects and celebrating after former police officer Derek Chauvin verdict. Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd and was convicted on all three charges brought against him.

Verdict brings relief, hope

Andrea Melear and Jacob Khabie April 22, 2021

Sitting on the bus on her way home from school, sophomore Saynab Mohamed didn’t know what to expect as she listened to the verdict of Derek Chauvin being announced. Mohamed said she didn’t have her...

Senior Grace Kanyinku speaks to students during the walkout April 19. Park was one of many schools statewide to participate in the

‘Justice for Daunte Wright’ walkout takes place

Talia Lissauer and Crystal Diaz April 19, 2021

Standing in the cold as snow fell around her, freshman Patricia Milian-Lopez listened as she and her peers spoke on racial injustice in her community after walking out of school.  “It feels like...

A mural at George Floyd Square March 15. Almost a year after the death of George Floyd, Daunte Wright was killed by police in Brooklyn Center sparking protests.

Outrage follows death of Daunte Wright

Talia Lissauer April 12, 2021

10 months after the death of George Floyd, an all too familiar feeling of disappointment and anger flushed over junior Marcus Hosfield after hearing another Black man had been killed by police.  “I...

Echo staffers work in the pub Mar. 8. The Echo was awarded the First Amendment Press Freedom Award for upholding the First Amendment’s freedom of the press.

Park wins First Amendment Press Freedom Award

Nora Hall March 22, 2021

For the sixth time in the last seven years, Park was awarded the First Amendment Press Freedom Award. This award focuses on press and speech freedoms in schools. According to Echo adviser Lori Keekley,...

Issue 3, March 22

Issue 3, March 22

March 22, 2021

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