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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

After a brawl in the second period senior Captain Ben Olson gets escorted to the penalty box by a referee. Olson and three other seniors have been suspended for the next game at Waconia.

Boys’ hockey falls to Edina

Lauren Thon December 3, 2021

  Edina scored six times before Park was able to put a puck through the net in the third period, Dec. 2. After opening the season with a 7-1 loss to Edina, head coach Ben Horsch said he was...

Athletic trainer Josh Brodersen works with Stanley Regguinti to make a treatment plan for his shoulder injury Nov. 1. Brodersen helps athletes assess severity of injuries and create plans for healing.

Athletic trainer celebrates five years at Park

Adam Gips and Tobias Khabie November 30, 2021

According to senior Christian Arteaga, who met athletic trainer Josh Brodersen as a football player, Broderson is always available and fully invested in all sports.  “He's always around for football...

Senior Jada Mclemore speaks during the SOAR facilitated discussion Nov. 9. The discussion was held to discuss the white faculty member who used the N-word.

Staff Editorial: Lack of transparency from administration causes unrest

November 29, 2021

In a marketing class Nov. 4, a white faculty member used the N-word in conversation with two Black students. After an open-mic discussion hosted by Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR) to discuss the...

At the beginning of the walkout, former Park student and organizer Sloan Carden aided settling down the students. The walkout was organized within 48 hours.

Walkout calls attention to sexual assault culture

Jacob Khabie and Char Priadka November 21, 2021

Although she was surprised by how fast the walkout came together, senior Gracia Rettig said the unrest at Park reminded her of the need for a safer community. “It got planned really quickly, but...

History teacher Jeffrey Cohen assists student Ford Marciniak in filling out forms for student-led conferences. Student facilitated conferences will be held the week of Nov. 15.

New conferences format bewilders student body

Aisha Hersi and Johanna Kaplan November 16, 2021

Hoping for more student-initiated activities, psychology teacher Greg Goddard was pleased to hear about the new conference format  — student-led conferences. Goddard said trying out the new model will...

Three available resources to help create community

Three available resources to help create community

Johanna Kaplan, Aisha Hersi, and Molly Schochet November 15, 2021

Having the correct resources can help students exponentially when they enter school every day.  At Park there are many clubs that can help benefit students' basic needs including food, clothing and a...

Substitute teacher Mark Windsor gives assistance to student in math Nov. 1. The program Teachers On Call provides substitute teachers when needed.

Shortage of substitute teachers impacts learning

Andrea Melear November 2, 2021

Walking towards the auditorium where multiple classes sat waiting, building substitute Tori Bohn had no idea what to expect. According to Bohn, hosting several classes in an untraditional space is not...

Junior Fiona Long waits to start her race Oct. 26. Girls’ swimming advanced to the Sections meet Nov. 11 at St. Catherine’s University, time TBD.

Girls Swimming achieves senior night victory

Avery Stahl October 31, 2021

The girls’ swim team ended the regular season with a win against Bloomington Kennedy. According to coach Amanda Forsberg, this Oct. 26 meet was a result of a performance far better than anticipated. “It...

Senior captain Bennett Kouame defends the ball from Southwest midfielder Matt Peterson Oct. 16. Park lost 0-2 against Minneapolis Southwest.

Boys’ soccer season ends in loss

Ava Ashby and Jordyn Deschamps October 26, 2021

With the season on the line, the boys’ soccer team was set to match up against the No. 1 team in the section. Going into the game against Minneapolis Southwest Oct. 16, assistant coach Pat Hartman said...

Park went into lockout after student incident took place outside of the school building Oct. 19. Local police continue the investigation

Altercation sends Park into lockout

Andrea Melear and Jacob Khabie October 19, 2021

Park was sent into lockout towards the end of the day Oct. 19 after law enforcement was called due to an altercation involving two students outside of the school building. In a message sent out to Park...

Photo illustration by Crystal Diaz.  Students laying in circle while using phones.

Social media turning you green?

Grace Stillman, Elena Ortiz-Fishman, and Katie Nelson October 18, 2021

Understanding the impact of social media can help teens navigate conflicts, nearly every teen is now involved on social media platforms. Social media stems from a desire to connect with friends and family,...

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