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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

Eighth-grader Guinevere Lee tries to stay hydrated May 12. Guinevere Lee is a middle schooler participating in high school track.

Staying safe in the summer heat

Aidan Shafton June 8, 2022

When playing spring sports, people like me often get so sucked into the competitive nature of the sport they are playing, that they forget about the danger of the heat. They forget to apply and reapply...

Skison never stops

Skison never stops

Maren Wilsey May 4, 2022

A popular saying in sports is that athletes are made in the off-season. I hear this especially often from my nordic skiing teammates. Naturally, this results in my efforts for offseason training to be...

Disparities in NCAA tournament still remain

Disparities in NCAA tournament still remain

Aidan Shafton April 19, 2022

Last year, the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) received lots of backlash over pictures posted to social media that contained both the men’s and women’s basketball training facilities...

Tennis experience rewarding

Tennis experience rewarding

Colin Canaday April 17, 2022

Looking back on the four years I’ve played for the Park boys’ tennis team, I can confidently say that I have made some of the greatest memories, met some of the best people and had some of the most...

Swift measures needed against racism

Swift measures needed against racism

Mya Stanberry March 9, 2022

As someone who plays a spring sport, before Park had decided to not play New Prague, there was a game in my sport that was scheduled against them, I was scared of the possible discrimination and remarks...

Used with permission from Cece Jensen.

Climbing to new heights

Cece Jensen February 14, 2022

My very first memory of rock climbing is rather unique. I was about six years old and my family and I had hiked to the top of Palisade Head along the North Shore. My mother had been rock climbing for 25...

Sports are crucial during the pandemic

Sports are crucial during the pandemic

Maren Wilsey January 10, 2022

I’ve been a very active person my entire life. As long as I can remember, I’ve been involved with some kind of sport. Through the many ups and downs of life, that was one of the few constants I had.  As...

Takeaways from athletics in a pandemic

Takeaways from athletics in a pandemic

Katie Nelson December 1, 2021

Toeing the line of my last cross country race of this season, surrounded by 300 other runners, I was reminded of the stark contrast between this season and last. As most athletes can attest to, the pandemic...

Overcoming the winter slump

Overcoming the winter slump

Danny Shope November 2, 2021

Winter is one of the hardest times to find motivation, with dreary weather and short days. When it comes to exercise, it’s easy to convince yourself to hibernate in your house for the entire season and...

Challenges of playing two sports

Challenges of playing two sports

Anna Benishek May 20, 2021

As the ultimate frisbee season started up this year, I was debating about joining. Ever since freshman year, I’ve been eager to be a part of the team; however, soccer has held me back from playing.  Freshman...

Rowing each day through winter

Rowing each day through winter

Gabriel Kaplan December 5, 2020

As the days shorten and the weather grows colder, I find myself struggling to stay awake and active throughout the day. Turns out the solution sat right in my basement: a rowing machine. My brother...

First professional preseason tournament as team captain

First professional preseason tournament as team captain

Jack Kroells November 19, 2020

Playing on the same field as the top players in the state brought a whole new riveting game experience. Everyone was on their top game, and the energy on the field was thrilling. Last spring, my ultimate...

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