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The Echo

Freshman Rowan Jansen practices throwing in between innings. Girls softball lost 2-4 against Waconia.

Softball falls to Waconia

After holding Waconia to one run for a majority of the game May 6, Park softball ultimately lost 2-4.  According to coach Chris Gabler, the team played hard, but could have won if it stayed more focused.  “It's...

Park Disregards Black History Month

Park Disregards Black History Month

Alicia Mainjeni February 17, 2022

As the daughter, granddaughter and niece of a successful, African, immigrant, family, I am always influenced by the past and present experiences of my relatives. I’ve seen my family hustle to get to...

Used with permission from Susanne Otos

Q&A with school nurse

Jordyn Deschamps January 26, 2022

What are ways you think we could keep the masks effective in school? We definitely should keep on wearing them and making sure that we are wearing them properly, like with it over our nose and mouth,...

After a winter storm, senior Evan Rosald brushes off a car Dec. 10. According to Superintendent Astein Osei, two extra days will be added to winter break in order to alleviate student and staff stress.

Staff Editorial: Extended winter break valuable for Park

December 15, 2021

For the mental health and physical well-being of all students and staff, the School Board has unanimously made a decision to change winter break to a full two weeks. The previous plan was Park holding...

Asynchronous days hurtful to routines

Adam Gips December 3, 2021

Last year, many students enjoyed the asynchronous Wednesdays. Students could check into Park Connections and be done with Zoom for the day. However, this upending of natural rhythm only causes harm to...

Asynchronous days should be present every week

Jordyn Deschamps December 3, 2021

With the days leading up to the asynchronous day Nov. 17 because of conferences, I was  excited to finally have a day off. It felt like a breath of fresh air after not having one for so long. Now, I feel...

Students discuss their goals in esports with the team Oct. 28. Students worked in teams to make sure that the goals are achievable.

Video game club opens up opportunities for new members

Crystal Diaz, Patricia Lopez-Milian, and Nora Hall November 20, 2021

Have you ever wanted to join a club but you don’t know what to join? Look no further Park has an esports club. Esports is an online gaming club that gets to compete at tournaments. Coach Jake Utities...

Kaelyn Dagon wipes down cafeteria tables Nov. 15. Dagon is the newest Achievement Support Coordinator at Park.

New achievement support coordinator pursues place in education

Aisha Hersi November 20, 2021

Why did you decide to come to Park?  I decided to come to Park because I love working with students. Ultimately, my goal was to go into administration, and while I’m going back to school to accomplish...

History teacher Jeffrey Cohen assists student Ford Marciniak in filling out forms for student-led conferences. Student facilitated conferences will be held the week of Nov. 15.

New conferences format bewilders student body

Aisha Hersi and Johanna Kaplan November 16, 2021

Hoping for more student-initiated activities, psychology teacher Greg Goddard was pleased to hear about the new conference format  — student-led conferences. Goddard said trying out the new model will...

Senior Paris Lim walks down the hall with a pass Nov. 3. The Echo Editorial Board believes administration should collaborate with students to develop a new policy so they can work in the hallway as needed.

Staff Editorial: Hallway policy deemed unpopular due to new restrictions

November 15, 2021

To encourage students to attend class, administration has created a policy that prohibits students from being in the hallway without a pass during class time. Students cannot work in the hallway during...

Photo Illustration by Lauren Thon

Lack of murals lead to outdated hallways

Crystal Diaz October 28, 2021

Art brings people together and represents the school’s community. However, Park doesn’t showcase much art around the building. The architectural vibe is more 1980’s. That is because the C1 and B2...

Club adviser Dan Ruzek and student Hera Roush discuss game strategies during a Dungeons and Dragons meeting Oct. 11. Dungeons and Dragons meets in A305 after school Mondays and Wednesdays.

Dungeons and Dragons offers an inclusive space

Aisha Hersi and Johanna Kaplan October 18, 2021

As students interact with teachers and classmates, those in Dungeons and Dragons immerse themselves in a carefully-crafted fantastical world — interacting as their character. According to club advisor...

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