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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

Freshman Ximena Gomez Rodriguez throws the disc into play May 17. Crush beat South 9-7.

Crush defeats South in close battle

Modesty Manion, Jacob Khabie, and Luca Aimo May 23, 2022

Despite the downpour May 17, Park’s girls ultimate team prevailed, winning the game against South 9-7.  According to coach Kevin Ruda, the team struggled initially, but it kicked it into high gear...

Sophomore Graham Sullivan prepares to swing May 17. Park lost with a final score of 5-6 against Waconia.

Waconia halts win streak

Tobias Khabie and Oliver Smith May 19, 2022

Coming into the game against Waconia, the baseball team was riding a six-game winning streak after a win against Chanhassen the previous night. However, the team wasn’t able to extend its streak, as...

Senior Ryan Rasmussen drives toward the goal. Girls lacrosse won 18-3 in a blowout victory against St. Paul Academy May 12.

Girls’ lacrosse trounces St. Paul Academy

Jacob Perszyk and Tenzin Gyaldatsang May 18, 2022

Following a 18-3 blowout victory against St. Paul Academy, coach Kate Pearson said the team's effective game plan led to the win May 12. “It went really well. We played together as a team and we were...

Eco-anxiety looms over Earth Day

Eco-anxiety looms over Earth Day

Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, is a global recognition of our planet. Although this is often portrayed as a joyful holiday, for many people it sparks concern for the state of the Earth. Mental health...

Junior Jack Mintz sends the Frisbee to a teammate down the field against Hopkins April 19. Park plays Apple Valley April 28.

Crush ultimate falls to Hopkins

Harris Keekley and Colin Canaday April 26, 2022

In a back and forth match between two of the best teams in the state, Crush ultimately lost 13-14 to Hopkins April 19.  According to head coach Spencer Hagen, Hopkins was a tough opponent and Crush...

Senior captain Kristofer Hokenson throws a pitch against Chaska April 11. Park will feature a senior-heavy team this year as it aims to win its Section.

Baseball aims for home run season

Tobias Khabie and Oliver Smith April 12, 2022

Ever since junior captain Stefano Giovanelli and the rest of the team fell to Hopkins in the section finals last year, Giovanelli said the team has been itching to get back on the field again and improve...

Senior Oliver Smith and chemistry teacher Alexander Polk dive for the ball March 24.  Staff won the game 25-22.

Teachers victorious in basketball game

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ayelet Prottas April 7, 2022

Capping off Student Council’s 2022 spring spirit week, the student-teacher basketball game was held March 24 during Park Connections. The game marked the first student-teacher basketball game since...

Student-made mural displayed in the C1 hallway March 16.  Mural by Ora Raymond.

The art of being creative

Tobias Khabie and Lily Nugteren March 23, 2022

For those who have trouble conventionally conveying their thoughts and feelings, art has become an increasingly popular form of self-expression. Whether it be through drawing, painting, sculpting or other...

Junior Stefano Giovannelli walks down the stairs maskless March 10. On March 9, the School Board accepted a revision to policy 808, causing masking at schools to be optional.

Maskless made effective immediately

Elena Ortiz Fishman March 8, 2022

During a presentation to the School Board March 8, superintendent Astein Osei announced a shift to optional masking.  In this proposal, the mandate will no longer be universally required. Policy 808...

Echo File Photo by Carissa Prestholdt

Victoria Schmelzle receives Athena Award

Abby Bartleson March 7, 2022

When senior Victoria Schmelzle found out she had won the Athena award, she was proud of herself because her hard work paid off.  Every year, a high school student athlete is presented with the Athena...

Senior Selam Maher passes the ball after being pushed to the ground March 5. Maher was the only senior on the team this season.

Wayzata win ends Orioles’ season

Molly Schochet March 7, 2022

Senior Selam Maher held back tears as the buzzer went off, marking the end to her final game of her high school career . While the team's loss marked an end to a chapter in her life, Maher said she...

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