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Junior Danny Shope scores a point June 10. Boys’ ultimate played Maple Grove in conference finals.

Boys’ ultimate team wins conference finals

Lauren Thon June 11, 2021

As the ultimate season comes to a close, the boys’ Crush Ultimate team has been on a roll with their wins. Last night Crush won the conference finals, against Maple Grove June 10, making them conference...

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J. Cole’s ‘The Off-Season’ does not disappoint

Aidan Shafton June 11, 2021

J. Cole fans, including myself, have been waiting for ages for “The Off-Season” to be released, and finally our prayers have been answered with J. Cole’s latest album J. Cole has a very positive...

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Cut Through The Noise: Billie Eilish, Blackbear & Tate Mcrae, JP Saxe

Gillian Kapinos June 10, 2021

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent...

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‘Cruella’ disappoints

Maren Wilsey June 10, 2021

I went into ‘Cruella’ with low expectations. How can you give a redeemable backstory to a character whose defining trait is murdering puppies? Unfortunately, those low expectations were met.    The...

Park seniors embrace and celebrate graduating June 8. Seniors then celebrated at Park Tavern to close out the year.

Class of 2021 graduates

Jacob Khabie and Amelia Mickelson June 9, 2021

Graduate Ivy Houts was not expecting to have a normal graduation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, after this unprecedented school year, Houts said having an in-person graduation appeased her...

A Park resident holds up a tribute art piece for George Floyd June 6. The city held a memorial in commemoration of Floyd's life.

Human Rights Commission hosts George Floyd Memorial Walk

Jacob Khabie June 8, 2021

Struck by the significance of community engagement after attending a memorial for George Floyd, senior Ella Miller said the fight for social justice is not over. “There was success in the Derek Chauvin...

Senior Olivia Lainsbury re-stocks racks at the Storiole May 21. The Storiole plans on giving each senior a free class t-shirt.

Storiole holds t-shirt fundraiser

Adam Gips June 7, 2021

After creating custom t-shirts for the Class of 2020 and setting up a t-shirt drive, business teacher Sophia Ross said the seniors who run the Storiole wanted to carry on the drive for the Class of 2021. “We...

Freshman Thomas Shope releases the frisbee to one of his teammates June 3. The boys’ ultimate frisbee team beat Armstrong 15-9.

Boys’ ultimate victorious over Armstrong

Andrea Melear and Molly Schochet June 7, 2021

Despite struggling at the beginning of the game, assistant coach Eric Andersen said the team was able to come together and ultimately win 15-9.  “After the beginning (of the game), we put a lot of...

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Issue 5, June 1

June 1, 2021

Seniors Bella Steward and Maya Lee pop out of the water during a dress rehearsal May 18. The synchronized swimming team competed in sections May 22.

Synchro places second in Sections

Kate Schneider May 30, 2021

After a challenging season due to COVID-19, sophomore Rachel Katzovitz said the synchronized swim team worked its hardest and came together to support each other at Sections May 22.  “I think, overall,...

Seniors Hannah Howell and Sadie Yarosh and freshman Josie Bohrod applaud a speaker during the George Floyd anniversary memorial organized by SOAR. The memorial took place during fourth hour and Park Connections May 25.

SOAR holds memorial for George Floyd

Talia Lissauer and Jacob Khabie May 25, 2021

After a large number of students showed up to the George Floyd memorial, freshman Calvin Zimmerman said he felt it was crucial to continue to hold conversations to improve society.  “We can’t stay...

Junior Stanley Regguinti swings at the ball during the game on Friday. Park lost with a final score of 1-3.

Baseball falls to Hopkins

Talia Lissauer and Jack Kroells May 23, 2021

While competing against one of the best offensive teams in the state, coach Brian Kelly said one strength of the game was Park’s pitching.   “We did a really good job at our two strike approach,”...

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