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Cut through the noise: BTS, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion

Illustration by Isaac Wert
November 21, 2020

  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...

Hideo Hagiwara portrays beautiful abstract artwork

Fair use from Minneapolis Institute of Art. This is a woodblock print using ink and color called The Sky is Aflame by Hagiwara Hideo.
Exhibit displays Japanese woodblock prints
November 19, 2020

Displayed at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Hideo Hagiwara’s works express powerful modern statements. When viewing “Abstract Prints by Hagiwara Hideo”, I was impressed by his use of style,...

English teacher returns to Park

Used with permission from Arika Mareck.
Arika Mareck strives to stay positive
November 18, 2020

After four years at another school, English teacher Arika Mareck has returned to Park where she previously worked for 10 years. From 2006-2016, Mareck taught freshman and sophomores as well as being an...

President-elect is a step in the right direction

President-elect is a step in the right direction
Joseph Biden provides an opportunity for unification
November 16, 2020

The day Joseph Biden was elected President, one of my neighbors marched down the street waving an American Flag. Shortly afterward, most of my block joined her. Celebratory music blasted, people danced,...

Gov. Tim Walz announces new COVID-19 restrictions

The new announcement by Gov. Tim Walz restricts gatherings and closes bar early in hopes to reduce the number of rising cases in Minnesota. 189,681 Minnesotans have tested positive for the virus, with 2,698 deaths since the first cases of COVID-19 found in Minnesota.
Restrictions on gatherings and bars set to take place
November 13, 2020

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 189,681 Minnesotans have tested positive for the virus, with 2,698 deaths since COVID-19 was first detected in the state in March. Gov. Walz took that into...

Chemistry teacher creates comfort in discomfort

Used with permission from Alex Polk.
Alex Polk helps students deeper connection with topics like race
November 10, 2020

Chemistry teacher Alex Polk has spent the last five years at Park making students feel safer by talking about heavy topics. Polk said although he has seen improvement at Park, he still thinks Park could...

Senior gets involved in election

Senior gets involved in election
Senior Elie Grassley volunteers for the Biden Campaign
November 5, 2020

With the recent presidential election, many students got involved politically in various ways. One student, Elie Grassley, took it to the next level. She is a co-chair of Minnesota High Schoolers for Biden....

Flu shots are essential this year

Flu shots are essential this year
It could help prevent you from getting sick
November 2, 2020

According to the Center for Disease Control, since 2010, between 12,000 and 61,000people die each year due to Influenza. People underestimate the effectiveness of the flu shot. It’s not a required vaccination...

Netflix’s ‘Emily in Paris’ gives laughs

Netflix’s ‘Emily in Paris’ gives laughs
New series filled with adventure, romance, drama
November 2, 2020

After watching the first episode of “Emily in Paris,” I knew it would be full of many adventures and struggles for Emily to overcome. To start off, Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) is from Chicago and...

Biology teacher takes leave of absence

Biology teacher takes leave of absence
Anxiety towards hybrid model leads to decision
October 31, 2020

Biology teacher Kristen Moravetz said goodbye to her biology students and started her leave of absence Oct. 23. She taught at Park for almost 10 years and she plans on returning next year. Moravetz said...

Cut Through The Noise: Lana Del Rey, Cavetown, Lauv & Conan Gray

Illustration by Isaac Wert
October 25, 2020

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...

SOAR holds meeting with Mayor Jake Spano

Junior Amal Abdi talks with fellow SOAR members Dec. 2, 2019. SOAR recently held a meeting with Mayor Jake Spano discussing racism in the community.
Discusses race in the community
October 17, 2020

Junior and Students Organized Against Racism member Anna Overall said the club is working to begin a conversation regarding race and ethnicity. “Our intent is to kind of get the conversation going...

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