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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

Shop ‘til you drop

Shop ‘til you drop

Hanna Lipschultz, Echo Staffer January 25, 2024

The TikTok shop was launched in Sept. and it has since earned a lot of attention. Different social media platforms have been implementing ways to shop directly through their forum. When one opens the TikTok...

Sophomore Huston Samoy showcases her nail design artwork April 24. Samoy started up a manicure business as the busy prom season approaches.

Sophomore runs her own nail business

Sarah Peterson April 25, 2023

How did you get into doing nails? When I first joined my volleyball team at Northern Lights, everyone started painting their nails white. I asked my mom if I could get some white nail polish, and then...

Members of the Deca club meet for the toy drive Nov. 30. All members were gifted with donuts and water for their work.

DECA encourages leadership and entrepreneurship

Anna Williams December 2, 2022

DECA, a club at Park, is beginning again this year, offering students opportunities to connect with other students and find ways to implement both leadership and entrepreneurship in their lives. For...

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...

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