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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Principal LaNisha Paddock talks to business innovations students during press day April 10. Business innovations is a business elective open to all students.

Business Innovations guides young entrepreneurs

Abby Bartleson and Katie Nelson April 29, 2022

From tote bags to car washes for students, Business Innovations classes have been busy crafting products this past school year. According to business teacher Abby Lugo, the class is very independent and...

Used with permission from Joe Mcgurgan

Junior creates Instagram account for business

Tenzin Gyaldatsang March 16, 2021

Why did you decide to make these wooden pens? I’ve been into woodworking for about three years. I took woodworking I and II in the past two years, so I decided that I would sell stuff and make a business...

Used with permission from Sophia Ross. Juniors Koby Davis, Adin Zweigbaum, Emma Amon and seniors Sydney Ring, Sarah McCallon and Lola Ruff attend the DECA State competition March 3, 2020. They competed against 2,200 people for their placements in their individual events. The next competition will be the International Career Development Conference held in Nashville, Tenn.

DECA competes virtually

Sam Swisher January 28, 2021

The stage where awards are distributed is dark and the rooms where judges examine competitors lay empty. This is the reality for DECA members like junior Tashia Johannes, who said her first year of competition...

Park resident Jennifer Harper shops at Sota Clothing. Small businesses like this one have to learn how to adapt to COVID-19 daily.

Local businesses adjust to keep doors open

Nora Hall and Andrea Melear December 12, 2020

According to Business Insider, small businesses have been shutting down due to COVID-19. Many small businesses can't afford to have a month-long interference which results in closure. CNBC said the closure...

Senior interns at Seeds Feeds

Senior interns at Seeds Feeds

Laniyah Thornton December 11, 2020

Senior Audrey Long, an intern at Seeds Feeds, a non-profit organization that grows fresh food and educates the community, said due to COVID-19, her job has changed a bit and she is now working in a safer...

Senior Claire Bargman delivers her soaps Dec. 5. Bargman hand packages the orders in an environmentally safe way.

Bar Squared Soaps aims to assist people for the holiday

Anna Benishek December 5, 2020

Senior Claire Bargman began her small business, Bar Squared Soaps, which sells handmade soaps over an Instagram account (@barsquaredsoaps). She decided that 10% of the proceeds will go towards RIP Medical...

Junior starts new financial club

Junior starts new financial club

Jacob Khabie November 4, 2020

When junior James Vournakis expressed interest in exploring the world of finance, his parents allowed him to open a brokerage account. According to Vournakis, the account helped spark his interest in finance...

Junior Evie Gutzke designs her own clothing and shoes to wear. She also sells her designs to people who are interested on her Instagram @sick_threadz.

Junior creates Instagram for business

Sofie Geretz January 9, 2020

@sick_threadz sells clothing bought from thrift stores or take people’s clothing and adds detailing, according to Junior Evie Gutzke. “I take thrifted clothing and revamp it so it's more modern...

Juniors Kahrder Schmitt and James Peterson work on a project for DECA Oct. 22. Sophomore Julian Johnson also works on a DECA related task.

DECA dives into the world of sports management

Maria Perez-Barriga and Jayde Claussen October 23, 2019

Business teacher and co-adviser of DECA Abigail Lugo said the club is taking students to a Minnesota Timberwolves game to look at the business aspect of a sports team. “We are going to go see what...

Sophomores Deo Shindano and Justin Colon learn from a guest speaker about an occupation theyre interested in March 8. The guest speakers came to educate students to assist them in planning their futures.

Networking event connects industry professionals

Ruby Stillman March 17, 2019

After attending the Career Conversations event, which aimed to provide students with the opportunity to connect with professionals from a wide range of industries, junior Victoria Martinez said she enjoyed...

Sophomore Hamsa Osman posts on one of the social media platforms of his business, Sports-Check it out. He created the social media aspect of marketing for Sports-Check it out.

Sophomore works on Sports-Check It Out

Noah Orloff March 16, 2019

How did you start your business and what were your inspirations? My inspirations (came from) seeing only in the Somali community there were three sports we played, basketball, football and soccer and...

DECA competes at District

DECA competes at District

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez-Barriga February 12, 2019

Sophomore Rachel Stein said she competed for her second time this year at the DECA District Conference. “I did it last year, so I knew what I was doing better this year because last year I literally...

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