The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

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

Sophomore Chloe Lorentz takes part in Natural Helpers by handing out lollipops Jan 17. Natural Helpers created “Chill Week” in order to help students with the stress of finals.

Natural Helpers hosts ‘Chill Week’

Modesty Manion and Johanna Kaplan January 24, 2023

With the end of the semester approaching fast, finals are heavy on the minds of students, according to Natural Helpers president Sophia Earle. She said that in order to help students manage stress levels,...

Natural Helpers discuss plans for the new virtual classroom Oct. 24. They meet at 7:45 a.m. every other Monday in C163.

Natural Helpers creates online resources

Modesty Manion and Johanna Kaplan October 27, 2022

Natural Helpers, a student-led counseling group, is working again this fall to improve the mental health of Park students. In the process of putting together a virtual classroom, Natural Helpers president...

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...

Mindfulness activities effective

Isra Mohamed November 5, 2019

Mindfulness activities are a great way to start off a class because it allows students to relieve stress before taking on a busy day of work. Many students feel stressed and tense throughout the school...

Senior Rakesh Plant contributes to a mindfulness activity Oct. 21 in Spanish class. This activity helps students start the day focused and prepare for upcoming tests.

Activities demonstrate ways to de-stress

Maria Perez Barriga November 5, 2019

Aware of the importance of self-care, junior Natural Helper Josie Briant said the Change to Chill program provides an outlet for students to decompress.  The school received the Change to Chill grant,...

Natural Helpers have posters with QR codes for those who need its services.

Natural Helpers revamp program

Henry Brettingen, Rodolfo Zarate, and Mushtak Barqab October 1, 2019

As junior and co-president Jade Shionoya reflected on the upcoming changes to Natural Helpers, he is  optimistic about the future of the program. “We are trying to improve how we recruit new members,(and)...

Natural Helpers adviser Allison Luskey smiles in the middle of Natural Helpers spring training March 22.

Interns for Change to Chill grant announced

Marta Hill and Noah Orloff May 21, 2019

When junior Morgan Graves found out she, along with junior Filsan Omar, had been chosen by Allina Health as one of two interns for the Change to Chill grant at Park, she said she was excited because it...

Freshman James Vournakis and other Natural Helpers participate during spring training March 22.

Park wins Change to Chill grant

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Noah Orloff May 5, 2019

After seeing the impact stress has on students at Park, the counseling office decided to apply for the Change to Chill grant, according to Natural Helpers adviser and health teacher Allison Luskey. Luskey...

Load More Stories

Comments (0)

The Echo intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. Furthermore, we do not permit any of the following inappropriate content including: Libel or defamatory statements, any copyrighted, trademarked or intellectual property of others, the use of profanity and foul language or personal attacks. All comments are reviewed and approved by staff to ensure that they meet these standards. The Echo does not allow anonymous comments, and requires a name and valid email address submitted that are variable. This email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments. Online comments that are found in violation of these policies will be removed as quickly as possible. Please direct any further questions to [email protected].
All The Echo Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest
Activate Search
change to chill