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Senior McCabe Dvorak and junior Stanley Regguinti fight off two Edina players. Athletes have not been wearing their masks properly after Gov. Tim Walz new guidelines.

Masks critical for sports

Bahaja Alisahal January 29, 2021

In the past few weeks, people have witnessed Park athletes not wearing masks to or from games. If the athletes have been participating in games without wearing masks, they’re at risk of catching COVID-19....

‘Clue’ still a fan favorite

‘Clue’ still a fan favorite

Elena Ortiz-Fishman January 23, 2021

“Clue” remains a classic and one of the most well-loved board games of all time — enthralling players with an all-inclusive murder mystery.  Within the game, players compete together in order...

Jeffrey Cohen works with students over Zoom during an asynchronous period Jan. 8. The Echo Editorial Board believes one-on-one or optional asynchronous classes like these should be implemented at Park.

Staff Editorial: Check-ins for asynchronous classes unproductive

January 9, 2021

Using up work time for attendance during asynchronous class periods proves to be a waste of students time after almost a semester doing it. At the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, it was well established...

Holocaust curriculum should be included in class

Holocaust curriculum should be included in class

Nora Hall January 7, 2021

The Minnesota Social Studies Department's first draft for its curriculum came out with no mention of the Holocaust in their education plan Dec. 1. When looking at it, I didn't appreciate how it didn’t...

Renovations have been completed for the Carl A. Holmstrom auditorium, with the addition of new lighting and backstage equipment November 2020. Recently, renovations were also completed for the main gym.

Main gym, auditorium receive upgrades

Aiden Cullumber January 4, 2021

New renovations to Park’s main gym and auditorium provided a myriad of improvements for a variety of students, especially student-athletes and thespians. Junior Caroline Butler said she believes the...

Dr. Zach Davidson lights the center of the menorah Dec. 10 at Lunds and Byerlys’ menorah lighting. The menorah lighting commemorates the first night of Hanukkah.

Byerlys lights up the night with 12-foot menorah

Jordyn Deschamps December 22, 2020

Seeing the glow from the menorah gave me hope and filled my heart with joy. This year has changed the way I normally celebrate Hanukkah, and I didn’t know how different it would be, but after seeing...

The Neighbourhood’s new album is a disaster

The Neighbourhood’s new album is a disaster

Bahaja Alisahal December 21, 2020

I had never heard about the artist The Neighbourhood, so I was pretty excited to listen to his new album “Chip Chrome” and the “Mono-Tones”. However, I was highly disappointed.  The first track...

Photo illustration by Ayelet Prottas. Junior Jacob Khabie runs in the Ugly Sweater Dash Dec. 11. This year the Dash was held virtually — participants could log their times and enter a raffle for an $100 Park Tavern gift card.

Ugly Sweater Dash goes virtual

Amalia Fischer December 15, 2020

Community events do a lot to bring people together even when they aren't physically together due to the pandemic. The St. Louis Park Ugly Sweater Dash occurs annually and is a kickoff to the holiday season,...

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Governor launches climate change council

Aisha Hersi December 14, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz appointed 15 new members of the citizen council in September to direct his new Climate Change Subcabinet, a body headed by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) Commissioner Laura...

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‘Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions’ evokes nostalgia

Elena Ortiz-Fishman December 11, 2020

Released to Disney Plus, “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions” includes stripped-down versions of Taylor Swift's most recent album.  Folklore was a surprise album, written and fully produced...

Sarah Fuller becomes a beacon of hope

Sarah Fuller becomes a beacon of hope

Aisha Hersi December 6, 2020

Sarah Fuller became an unbelievable inspiration to all women and little girls who watch in awe seeing someone just like them do something no one has ever done before. Fuller wore the No. 32, the same number...

New proposed police department cuts will be good for Minneapolis

New proposed police department cuts will be good for Minneapolis

Nora Hall December 5, 2020

Three of Minneapolis City Council members released a Safety For All Budget Plan Nov. 27. Their idea is to remove $7.9 million away from the police department’s annual budget and put it in alternative...

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