The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

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

Grace Farley

Grace Farley, Managing Editor

Hey, what’s up nerds! I’m Grace Farley and I’m a senior and a managing editor for the lovely Echo. I’m a Starbucks barista so you can almost always find me with my standard Swell’ coffee mug in hand. I’ve been a photographer for three years so if y'all have any questions or just wanna hang out lmk. I’ve been told that I give pretty good hugs and have mom energy so if you’re ever feeling down I so got you. Live, laugh, love Jojo Siwa.

 

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Principle Scott Meyers addresses students and their families at the start of the academic awards ceremony May, 21.

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June 5, 2019
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May 9, 2019
According to Pajor, the Nest strives for inclusivity of every student, making it accessible for everyone. We also try to keep it equitable and we try and keep all of our prices as affordable as we can. You don’t have to buy anything to be in (the Nest) – that was another thing that makes us different than other coffee shops, Pajor said.

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May 7, 2019
According to Pajor, the Nest will be hiring again in the fall, for students who would wish to join the team. “We will probably be hiring again in the fall and so you just can watch on Instagram and Facebook for a job post. (Employees) just run the coffee shop, make coffee, serve the food (and) clean it up at the end of the day,” Pajor said.

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May 7, 2019
Prior to Rep. Ilhan Omar addressing the room about her experience as an immigrant and congresswomen, sophomore Abyan Moge excitedly called her mother on FaceTime and introduced her mother to Ilhan Omar.

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May 1, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar addressed a room full of students in C350. Omar shared her personal experiences with Park students and gave them insight on what it was like to run for office as an immigrant.

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May 1, 2019
Following the discussion with students April 23, Rep. Ilhan Omar took selfies and photos with students such as student Helen Tejera who had come to hear Omar speak.

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May 1, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar ponders a question asked by sophomore Samiya Mohamed about fighting for the right to wear her hijab on the house floor.

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May 1, 2019
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April 23, 2019
Junior Ayan Ahmed stares up at Rep. Ilhan Omar as she addresses her peers in C350. Attendees sat in a  circle that included Omar and Park students of all ages.

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April 23, 2019
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April 18, 2019
Senior Andreina Rodriguez sings “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony. Rodriguez sang alongside fellow senior Cecelia Brown.

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April 11, 2019
Senior Aisha Abdi kicked off the multicultural show as the first performer, reading a spoken word about what the expectations of African immigrants are like in America.

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April 18, 2019
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April 18, 2019
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April 18, 2019
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April 18, 2019
The ceiling of the boys B3 hallway bathroom is pulled down.

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April 21, 2019
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April 21, 2019
Student participants hold up signs of famous black individuals while other students speak during the introduction to the Black History Month presentation.

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March 19, 2019
Journalism adviser Lori Keekley reads aloud a pre-prepared speech to a committee of representatives urging them to pass the New Voices act that she as been working on. Cheekily spoke alongside Hopkins journalism adviser, Jeff Kocur and senior Emma Yarger.

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March 12, 2019
Senior Charisse Ondara raises her fist in solidarity with her fellow classmates during the Back History Month presentation March. 8.

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March 12, 2019
At the beginning of the Black History Month presentation students sat on the stage holding signs with the names of famous and acclaimed people of color. Students announced that they are tired of the treatment of black people and how little it has changed.

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March 12, 2019
Junior Amaya Fokuo speaks to the crowd of teachers, students and administrators alongside six other speakers.

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March 12, 2019
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March 12, 2019
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March 8, 2019
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March 8, 2019
Gov. Walz speaks to a room of climate activists including students from across Minnesota Jan. 9.

Fight for a future

January 19, 2019
Women United: Senior Emma Kempf hugs her mom, Mary Beth Lamb, during the 2016 Women’s March at the Min- nesota State Capitol Jan. 21-22, 2016. There will be another Women’s March Jan. 19 at the United States Capitol as well as State Capitols.

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January 19, 2019
During and directly after the kitchen fire all entrances to the lunchroom and neighboring areas were locked off by the staff and firefighters. Following the evacuation, students returned to classes as usual.

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January 19, 2019
A lunch lady speaks to assistant principal Todd Googleye about how many pizzas they have distributed during first lunch. Due to the kitchen fire, lunches were unable to be prepared for students and were ordered from the nearby Dominos pizza on Minnetonka Blvd. and West Lake street Jan. 15.

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January 19, 2019
Senior Natalia Caraballo speaks about her experiences at Park at her second SOAR uncensored forum. “I felt really good. I felt like I shared everything that I needed to in order to get my message and experience across to people,” Natalia Caraballo said.

Let’s talk race

December 7, 2018
Speak up: SOAR representatives hosted an uncensored panel for students and community members in C350 Nov. 27. Students answered anonymous questions about being a student of color at Park.

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December 3, 2018
Senior SOAR panelist Jada Witherspoon addresses the difficulties students of color face at Park. This is the second year SOAR has conducted an uncensored race panel to promote conversations on the topic of race.

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December 3, 2018
Equity coach Lee-ann Stephens shares her personal experiences at the uncensored panel Nov. 27. The questions answered during the forum focused on asking people what their race is, touching natural hair, feeling alienated in honors classes and prejudices students of color face everyday.

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December 3, 2018
Assistant principal Todd Goggleye smiles as he listens to the panelists answer questions. Students, teachers and community members attended the uncensored forum Nov. 27.

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December 3, 2018
SOAR panelists listen as junior Zoe Younger speaks at the uncensored race forum Nov. 27. This student-led event sought to issues Park students of color face.

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December 3, 2018
Mayor Jake Spano speaks at the Surface Water Management Plan Meeting Nov. 8. According to the city of St. Louis Park, the agency review period ends Dec. 20.

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November 25, 2018
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November 4, 2018
Youth were not the only ones attending the march. Adults took part in the march to encourage youth to take action and be leaders within the community.

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November 4, 2018
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November 4, 2018
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November 4, 2018
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October 25, 2018
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October 8, 2018
The student section cheers for the Park football team as it enters the stadium.

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September 25, 2018
Senior Ben Hauer celebrates alongside his teammates following the third touchdown of the game. Park beat Richfield with a final score of 41-14.

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September 25, 2018
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September 25, 2018
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September 25, 2018
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September 25, 2018
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