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Girls’ soccer loses 2-1 against Bloomington Jefferson

Senior captain Dare Kroeten passes the ball to the attackers in the Sept. 15 game. Park lost 2-1 against Bloomington Jefferson in its second and final contest against each other this year.

Adam Gips

September 17, 2020

After an early goal made by Bloomington Jefferson left the team struggling to find its poise, head coach Benjy Kent said it forced the team to rethink positioning. With the abrupt challenge, there was a lack of sustained focus throughout the game.  “We were focusing on working on three things: communication, p...

Introducing interim Principal Wendy Loberg

Interim Principal Wendy Loberg takes a call while working. Loberg previously served as principal of Maple Grove Senior High School.

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

September 4, 2020

Driving up to her cabin, Wendy Loberg received an unexpected call from superintendent Astein Osei offering her the position of interim principal at Park. Just days later, Loberg made the decision to come out of retirement and take on the role. “All my friends think I've lost my mind. They're like ‘why n...

Girls’ tennis loses first match to Benilde

Junior Raquel Schlichting uses a backhand motion to hit the ball to her opponent Aug. 26. Park lost all of their varsity matches to Benilde-St. Margarets.

Jacob Khabie

August 30, 2020

According to coach Abby Rose, despite a 0-7 loss, she is still satisfied with how her team performed Aug. 26, and is looking forward to the season ahead. “Even though the score doesn’t necessarily reflect it, it was a good match,” Rose said. “We get to play BSM two more times this season,...

Breaking: School year to kick off at a distance

Breaking: School year to kick off at a distance

Gabriel Kaplan and Talia Lissauer

August 10, 2020

Over the course of a four-hour school board meeting the St. Louis Park School Board voted 7-0 for all students to begin the 2020-2021 school year via distance learning. A hybrid learning style will begin Oct. 5 for students 3-12, however, all students may choose to continue distance learning. Echo will...

Fall sports to continue with restrictions

Senior Abby Meyer competes in a tennis match Sept. 22, 2019. Tennis, cross country, soccer and girls’ swimming will begin modified seasons Aug. 17.

Anna Benishek and Talia Lissauer

August 8, 2020

Despite being able to play club volleyball throughout the summer, senior Hannah Howell will have to wait until the newly created fourth season in March to play in the Minnesota State High School League. “I was numb at first because so many things have been canceled that I've just like adjusted to it n...

Black Lives Matter protests continue

A group of young protesters protest racial injustice and police brutality at a family-friendly protest June 25. Protesters gathered from 5-6:30 p.m. at the France Ave. bridge over Hwy 62.

Maggie Klaers and Molly Schochet

June 26, 2020

One month after the death of George Floyd, Park students continue to participate in Black Lives Matter protests. Rising junior Ezra Hudson said he came to the June 25 protest to continue to work toward change.  “It's important for us to get out here and push the movement forward. The only way we'...

Park hosts alternative Graduation ceremony

Graduate Elliot Rickert greets friends and family during the car parade June 23. St. Louis Park celebrated the graduation ceremony in the high school parking lot June 23.

Gabriel Kaplan

June 24, 2020

Graduating senior Emma Roloff said the social-distancing style graduation ceremony felt strange to her, though only due to the unique set up of the event. "I can't really describe the feeling. It's just so different and just so out of like the ordinary," Roloff said. "Surreal is pretty good (word ...

Drive through yearbook distribution to be held June 25-26

Echowan staffers senior Sara Wojtasiak and junior Lauren Whiteman bag groceries Jan. 19 at Cub Foods. The club hosted the fundraiser to raise funds for the year.

Adam Gips

June 23, 2020

Keeping with tradition, Echowan announced in the 6425 News it would distribute yearbooks June 25-26, but with safety precautions in place. Senior Rakesh Plantz said he is happy Echowan could keep the yearbook distribution tradition alive as most of the end of the year traditions are being canceled o...

Interactive parking lot Graduation to be held June 23

Principal Scott Meyers and assistant principal Jessica Busse take pictures of senior Elizabeth Reuter after delivering her Graduation box May 27. A car Graduation ceremony will take place June 23 in the parking lot at Park. Speakers and other video elements will be projected onto large screens.

Talia Lissauer

June 14, 2020

Since the class of 2020 was unable to have a traditional Graduation ceremony, senior Shayla Miller said she is glad Park is having multiple events to honor the seniors including delivering caps and gowns, a virtual celebration and a parking lot ceremony. “I think the school did the best of the si...

Community unites to recover, remember

After having a passionate discussion about covering up graffiti, two volunteers fist bump May 30. The volunteers discussed the value of covering up graffiti even if it were to be redone.

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer

June 10, 2020

After attending various protests, donating to the cause and helping paint a mural commemorating George Floyd, senior Miriam Hope said while it is unfair to judge someone for the ways they choose to act, she feels people must do their part to help Minneapolis recover.  “Don't be a bystander, co...

Gallery: Family-friendly memorial organized in St. Louis Park

A group of protesters June 4 walk across a bridge on Louisiana Ave. holding signs that say “Floyd” and “Black Lives Matter.” Protesters gathered for the “SLP: Honoring George Floyd - peaceful/socially distant gathering” at the pedestrian bridge on Wayzata Blvd between Winnetka and Louisiana and the Louisiana Ave. bridge.

Maggie Klaers and Talia Lissauer

June 5, 2020

A group of protesters June 4 walk across a bridge on Louisiana Ave. holding signs that say “Floyd” and “Black Lives Matter.” Protesters gathered for the “SLP: Honoring George Floyd - peaceful/socially distant gathering” at the pedestrian bridge on Wayzata Blvd between Winnetka and Louisiana and the Louisiana Ave. bridge.

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