The Echo

Polar vortex calls time out

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.

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 had our Cooper game rescheduled,” Kietzmann said. “It was ok but it kind of affected us playing thr...

Math teacher hopes to start yoga classes at high school

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.

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 upcoming semester. “(Yoga) is just a relaxation time, where you can start feeling your body, feel...

Sever’s is pure corny fun

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

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 food to fill you up.    Staff member Harsh Khavare said he loves the improvements and additions that...

Student Council prepares for school year

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

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 want to do more events throughout the year to keep people engaged beyond just dances and then Homecoming w...

‘Master of None’ proves spectacular

Ethan Brown

November 30, 2015

For a long time, Aziz Ansari stood behind the likes of Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and his other “Parks and Recreations” co-stars. But in Netflix’s new TV show “Master of None,” Ansari steps into the spotlight, and along with him, comes a fantastic show. The show stars Ansari as struggling a...

Russian culture thrives in Minneapolis

Paintings adorn the second floor hallway at the Museum of Russian Art.

Mimi Fhima

October 9, 2015

Visitors who enter the Museum of Russian Art find the Spanish-style building holds examples of Russian culture and history, according to museum volunteer Matt Esler. From the outside, the museum may look modest, but the inside holds many unknown historical gems, according to Esler. “I think, when it ...

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