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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

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Chugga chugga choo choo

Miles Johnson December 14, 2023

Every year, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train makes a stop at Park on Dec. 11. Hundreds of people gather to participate in activities such as live music, photo booths and a showing of short films. According...

Sophmores Susannah Israel and Madi Abelson, write letters that they will receive and open next year. This is the spirit of Yom Kippur which follows the Jewish new year.

Park gives day off for Yom Kippur

Roberto Alvarez October 2, 2023

This year at Park, students got the day off for the holiday of Yom Kippur. This is a Jewish holiday that is known as one of the most important holidays in the Jewish faith. This is the first year the entire...

Senior Ben Duncan gets ready for his senior speech for graduation may 26th. Graduation will be held June 6.

Seniors celebrate years of work

Lilly Fandel-Thompson May 26, 2023

The class of ‘23 is wrapping up their senior year and preparing for the biggest celebration of their academic year: their graduation ceremony.  Principal LaNisha Paddock said the involvement of students...

In room C157, Da’Naiyah Hunter and Kaelyn Dagon take a seat. They finished setting up for the National African American Parent Involvement Day Feb. 13.

Park holds NAAPID celebration

Sarah Peterson and Alex Hoag February 13, 2023

For National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) Feb. 13, Park hosted a celebration and invited all families of the African diaspora to join. NAAPID is held on the second Monday of February,...

Students in Spanish Club sing El Burrito Sabanero” Dec. 20. This was one of the many Spanish Christmas songs they celebrated with during their holiday meeting.

Tió de Nadal drops joy

Sarah Peterson and Ena Mekic December 24, 2022

In anticipation for the holidays, the Spanish club celebrated Christmas and New Year’s traditions for this month’s meeting Dec. 20. They drank Coquito, a traditional Puerto-Rican coconut drink, ate...

Seniors Faith Johnson, Maya Better and Annie Holden stand for group photo May 3. Senior Prom is scheduled for May 15.

Seniors Celebrate College Decision Day

Ayelet Prottas May 19, 2021

Seniors and staff gathered at the track to acknowledge college decision day. Seniors took photos and socialized outside to celebrate. Teachers and staff helped organize the celebration and took a picture...

Dr. Zach Davidson lights the center of the menorah Dec. 10 at Lunds and Byerlys’ menorah lighting. The menorah lighting commemorates the first night of Hanukkah.

Byerlys lights up the night with 12-foot menorah

Jordyn Deschamps December 22, 2020

Seeing the glow from the menorah gave me hope and filled my heart with joy. This year has changed the way I normally celebrate Hanukkah, and I didn’t know how different it would be, but after seeing...

Fair use from the Denim Day website. Pictured is the quote “My jeans protest violence,” which spreads awareness on sexual violence by asking people to wear denim. The purpose of wearing denim is to show solidarity with victims of sexual violence.

Denim Day leaves positive impact

Jayde Claussen May 19, 2020

Denim Day has been celebrated for the past 21 years, and although the thought might be lighthearted, the story behind this day is heartbreaking, yet empowering. In 1999, the Italian Supreme Court ruled...

Senior Patrick Djerf smiles as he opens the pizza box during a pizza party in his history class. Djerf won this celebration by being on time 50 days in a row, a challenge that was set between him and his history teacher in October.

IB History celebrates student without tardies for 50 days

Samantha Klepfer February 3, 2020

As senior Patrick Djerf sat in his IB History HL class eating pizza, he acknowledged that despite the 50 days he spent making sure he got to class on time, his perfect record broke shortly after the challenge...

Juniors Natalia Caraballo and Esmeralda Perez perform a cultural dance at the Cinco de Mayo celebration during lunch May 4.

Latino Student Association celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Isabel Kjaer and Sofia Seewald May 10, 2018

While watching students of different cultures dance, eat and celebrate, freshman Victoria Palma said the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, May 5, was meant to bring attention to the powerful Latino community. “We,...

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