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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. Lets gather in peaceful, socially distanced solidarity to show Georges 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 George was one of us. According to the the New York Times, George Floyd was a St. Louis Park resident.

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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, Say his name! George Floyd! and No justice, no peace! Prosecute the police!

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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 Black Lives Matter sign. In the invitation to the memorial, organizers urged participants to wear masks and follow social distancing.

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May 29, 2020
A women holds up a Justice for George Floyd sign. In the Facebook invitation, the organizers wrote the intent of the memorial was to gather peacefully in remembrance and in solidarity in seeking justice.

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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
empty field

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April 30, 2020
library

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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

Privacy under attack

March 10, 2020
According to a campaign spokesperson, the campaign offered the group of protesters a meeting with the senator if the group would leave the stage after being on for more than an hour. After initially agreeing, the group backed out, and the campaign canceled the event.

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March 4, 2020
A young girl sits on someone’s shoulders and holds up a “win big” sign in support of Sen. Klobuchar. Klobuchar announced she would be leaving the race March 2.

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March 4, 2020
A protestor raises his fist during a chant. Signs for the protestors included phrases such as, “Jail killer KKKops,” “Free Myon,” “What’s the sentence for being innocent” and “Justice delayed is justice denied.”

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March 4, 2020
A protestor holds up a poster designed like a Minnesota license plate with the word shame. The group was there to bring attention to Myon Burrells imprisonment, a case Sen. Klobuchar prosecuted.

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March 1, 2020
According to a campaign spokesperson, the campaign offered the group of protesters a meeting with the senator if the group would leave the stage after being on for more than an hour. After initially agreeing, the group backed out, and the campaign canceled the event.

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March 1, 2020
Seniors KyAreia Malone and Tobyous Davenport high five after the sixth hour performance. Following the conclusion of the show, many of the performers danced and took pictures together on the stage.

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March 1, 2020
Senior Nevaeh Emerson holds her hands in the likeness of a gun during a poem about police brutality. The poem was written and performed during the Black History Month show by senior Lyric Robinson.

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March 1, 2020
Senior Neb Bekele and junior Grace Kanyinku pose for a selfie after the sixth period Black History Month performance. Both Bekele and Kanyinku had speaking roles in the show.

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March 1, 2020
Spano said he chose to be a goalie because he like the equipment. At the beginning it was really just the pads, I thought the pads were really cool, so I decided to play goalie and the association needed goalies, so it kind of just worked out, Spano said.

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February 6, 2020
According to Pinney, he began his goalie career in order to get his friends involved in the sport. “I started out playing hockey and I wanted to play hockey with my other friends, but none of them wanted to play hockey unless there was a goalie so I always got suckered into playing goalie, Pinney said.

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February 6, 2020
Fair use from Universal Pictures. According to Vogue, Victoria Hayward, a Royal Ballet principal dancer, made her debut acting performance in “Cats.” She played Victoria, the abandoned cat that the Jellicile cats befriend.

‘Cats’ got my tongue

December 22, 2019
Senior and libero Addie Warg passes the ball to senior and setter Makaila Winward. As a libero, Warg specializes in back row passing.

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November 22, 2019
Players rise from the bench in celebration after winning a point. Multiple JV level players were brought up to join the varsity team at the end of the season.

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November 22, 2019
The girls volleyball team celebrates after scoring during the sections game against Washburn Oct. 24. Park won with a final score of 3-0.

Schedule for Nov. 6

November 5, 2019
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