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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

Students share in a circle during first hour civics June 8. To sign up for credit recovery talk to your counselor or email Patrice Howard (

Enriching events for the summer

Ivan Zank June 8, 2022

The summer is almost here but that doesn't mean school stops for everyone. Park offers various activities for when school is out, both educational and recreational.  Patrice Howard, Director of Community...

Spanish teacher Hanna Anderson talks to club members during a Spanish Club meeting Feb. 17. The club meets every third Thursday and hosts a variety of activities.

Spanish club brings community together

Noah Leventhal and Alex Geretz March 9, 2022

At the Spanish club meeting Feb. 17, the Park community was brought together by playing Latin-American games. Teacher Hanna Anderson led the club in a session of “Cien Mexicanos”, a Spanish adaptation...

Natural Helpers members review the club’s plan for its upcoming Change to Chill week. Activities for the week will take place in the cafeteria Jan. 24 – 27.

Natural Helpers plans Change to Chill week

Adam Gips and Aidan Shafton January 26, 2022

After only having a virtual Change to Chill week last year, Natural Helpers adviser Kerstin Merrill said this year the club is attempting to revitalize Park. “Change to Chill week is a time for the...

Art by Emmy Pearson. Since the stay-at-home order has been lifted, friends and families want to get together while still maintaining a safe distance. Some activities that make this possible are bike rides, car circles, hammocking, campfires and picnics.

Social distancing fun with friends

Emmy Pearson May 27, 2020

With summer around the corner, and the stay-at-home order being lifted, it can be tempting to get in close contact while hanging out with friends. If you want to get together with friends while staying...

Park athletics and activities, including boys hockey, experienced cancellations and delays because of extreme winter weather. According to athletic director Andy Ewald, other schools across the metro area were also impacted by the cold.

Polar vortex calls time out

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff February 26, 2019

As the usual school routine becomes restored after weeks of extreme weather, sophomore basketball player Will Kietzmann said the snow cancellations caused the end of the season to become very busy. “We...

Bobby Otto helps sophomore Elliot Salmon with his math homework. According to Otto, he tries to incorporate the mindfulness aspect of yoga into the classroom because it benefits himself and his students.

Math teacher hopes to start yoga classes at high school

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson December 18, 2018

According to math teacher Bobby Otto, yoga offers many benefits that have helped him manage stress. Because he thinks it also can help students, he is planning to start teaching a morning yoga class this...

Severs Corn Festival has been improving and expanding since 1997. This year Severs is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 28.

Sever’s is pure corny fun

Claire Bargman October 9, 2018

Fall festival creator, Sever Peterson, has been expanding continuously and adding new activities for 21 continuous falls. The festival offers everything from zip lines to pig races with all kinds of fair...

Seniors Cailey Hansen-Mahoney and Alexis Machoka lead the Day One pep fest Sept. 8, 2017.

Student Council prepares for school year

Noah Orloff September 2, 2018

Senior Student Council co-president Cailey Hansen-Mahoney said she has many aspirations for the upcoming school year. “I want to try some new things,” Hansen-Mahoney said. “I think all officers...

Super Bowl weekend activities

Super Bowl weekend activities

Katie Hardie, Creston Halstead, and Brooklyn Donelson February 3, 2018
Super Bowl weekend activities.
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