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Maggie Klaers

Maggie Klaers, Design Editor

Sup nerds! This is Maggie, and you’re watching Disney Channel! Klaers, Maggie Klaers. (pronounced “Claire’s,” like the store) I am a senior this year (thank god)! I do lots of designy-type things for the paper, probably because I am a design editor! I do art stuff, so go check that out too s’il vous plaît! In my free time, I like to drink coffee! Like lots and lots of coffee! By the time you read this I have probably already had a few cups of it today! 365 cups of coffee, that’s how I measure, measure a year!! C8H10N4O2 runs through my veins, if you know what I mean! Ok children, time to stop stalking the Echo staffers’ bios! Go enjoy your day and eat lots of snackies and take lots of nappies!

 

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Kids pose with their signs for a picture. The gathering was advertised as a family-friendly event, with sign making stations, sidewalk chalk, bubbles and snacks.

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June 5, 2020
A protestor holds up a sign with the words “Stop The Hate.” Protestors were encouraged to wear masks and maintain social distancing while protesting.

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June 5, 2020
A woman leads the chant “George Floyd.” In the Facebook page for the protest, organizers said, “George Floyd deserves our respect, our grief, our outrage and our commitment to disarm racism. Let's gather in peaceful, socially distanced solidarity to show George's family our love and support.” 

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June 5, 2020
A protestor holds his sign toward northbound traffic. Protestors lined both sides of the pedestrian bridge, making their signs visible to both directions of traffic.

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June 5, 2020
A protestor holds a “Black Lives Matter” sign over the fencing next to Interstate 394. Other signs included phrases like “We Can’t Breathe,” a nod to George Floyd’s final words.

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June 5, 2020
An attendee holds a sign saying

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May 29, 2020
Park alumnae Anna Dusaire and Malaika Bigirindavyi lead a chant during the memorial. Throughout the protest, common chants included,

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May 29, 2020
A memorial attendee raises her fist, a common symbol of black power. The memorial spanned across the Minnetonka Boulevard overpass.

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May 29, 2020
Park alumna Elise Bargman raises her fist during a chant. Bargman and her sister, junior Claire Bargman participated in many chants throughout the memorial.

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May 29, 2020
Senior Ava Tronson and alumna Estelle Tronson hold signs up to passing cars from the median on Minnetonka Boulevard. Throughout the memorial, participants stood on both sides of the road as well as the median.

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May 29, 2020
A child wearing a mask holds a

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May 29, 2020
A women holds up a

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May 29, 2020
In an announcement May 22, state fair general manager Jerry Hammer announced the Minnesota State Fair will not be opening summer 2020. The last time the state fair was closed was in 1946 for the polio epidemic.

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May 22, 2020
Art by Maggie Klaers. Superintendent Astein Osei announced in 6425 News May 1 that St. Louis Park Public Schools would begin the search for an interim principal for the 2020-2021 school year. Prior to this announcement, the candidates had participated in two rounds of virtual interviews with stakeholders.

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May 8, 2020
COVID-19 is a global pandemic that was infected 2,701,924 world wide as of April 23. In a press conference April 23, Gov. Tim Walz closed all Minnesota schools for the reminder of the 2019-2020 school year.

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April 23, 2020
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April 30, 2020
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April 21, 2020
city hall

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October 14, 2020
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October 14, 2020
Art by Maggie Klaers.

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March 16, 2020
Art by Maggie Klaers. As the pandemic spreads, misinformation seems to spreading more and more. Echo seeks to answer your questions and concerns on the virus.

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March 15, 2020
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