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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

AP European History teacher Mr. Goddard teaches about the Russian Revolution March 20. Students prepare for incoming AP exams in May.

AP testing creeps around the corner

Ari Lissauer and Tyler Eoff March 23, 2023

As Advanced Placement tests begin in May, many students said they are already beginning to prepare and teachers are offering studying options. AP Psychology teacher Emily Renhak says her favorite study...

Another Black life taken

Another Black life taken

Anisa Kahin March 19, 2023

Khalil Azad was a young Black man who was found dead July 5, 2022. When his death was first announced publicly, it was ruled as an accidental drowning but images of the body show a different story.  On...

Teacher Valerie Weaver tells students about ideas for prom March 16. Prom tickets can be purchased starting April 10th.

Student Council plans prom

Maren Wilsey and Johanna Kaplan March 16, 2023

As Park heads into the final months of the school year, Student Council kicked off the planning for prom at their meeting March 16. Senior and Student Council co-president Micah Davis said the first round...

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Yeat takes us to the ‘Aftërlyfe’

Nafisa Kahin March 2, 2023

Yeat dropped yet another huge album, “Aftërlyfe'' on Feb. 24. He definitely feeds his fans the right amount of songs and releases his music at the right dates. His previous album was called “Lyfe,”...

Recent shooting sparks rage

Recent shooting sparks rage

Owen Mccolgan February 26, 2023

On Feb. 13, a mass shooting took place on Michigan State's college campus. There were five students who were severely wounded and three left dead. Everybody is getting sick and tired of hearing about all...

Story behind Crown Act

Story behind Crown Act

Nafisa Kahin February 22, 2023

The Crown Act stands for, “Create Respectful and an Open World for Natural Hair.” It has been created as a law against discrimination towards race-based hair. Not many states have the Crown Act in...

Social studies teacher Emma Engebretson teaches freshman civics Feb. 16.  Next year Park will add a new AP African American studies for seniors.

Staff Editorial: New course being offered

February 19, 2023

With the upcoming 2023/2024 school year, a new history course has been approved to be piloted at Park — AP African American Studies brings new perspectives and opportunities. The course has been piloted...

Mac Demarcos new album is a silent masterpiece

Mac Demarco’s new album is a silent masterpiece

Scott Schmidt February 17, 2023

  With seven albums already under Mac Demarco's belt, “Five Easy Hot Dogs” doesn’t disappoint.  This project was released Jan. 20 and is different from other projects Mac has done in the...

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Scooby-Doo, where are you

Liz Williams February 16, 2023

The first two new episodes of the “Velma” show aired Jan. 12, it was produced by HBO Max and has sparked the attention of many – but not in a positive way. The show is an adult remake of the original...

Sophomore Ari Rose gets blood drawn on Feb 9th. This was the first blood drive at Park in 2023.

Driven for good

Caedon Exsted and Maren Wilsey February 16, 2023

To help take action during the ongoing global blood shortage, Park students and staff joined the cause by giving blood on Feb. 9.  After donating, Park students and staff reflected on their experience....

Senior Stayci Spates speaks out against racism Feb. 14. SOAR had their first meeting Tuesday after having their last meeting canceled.

SOAR discusses the killing of Tyre Nichols

Johanna Kaplan and Serena Bovee February 16, 2023

Following the beating and subsequent death of Tyre Nichols by Memphis policemen, Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR) hosted a space for discussion Feb. 14. Sophomore Anisa Kahin, who led the meeting,...

Seniors Stefano Giovanelli, Henry Bendickson, Zach Johnson and Henry Eaton await the start of a game Sept. 16. Five Park seniors have commited to play college football next year.

The start to a college football career

Jesse Belen February 15, 2023

  On Feb. 1, senior football players Stefano Giovannelli, Zach Johnson, Zach Helfmann, Henry Eaton, and Henry Bendickson committed to their respective colleges. Defensive coordinator Rob Griffin...

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