The Echo

Park announces grading change

Park administration announced grading would be changed to a credit/no credit system in 6425 News May 1. According to the update, neither of these grades will factor into students’ grade point averages.

Marta Hill

May 1, 2020

Following the closure of schools for the rest of the school year, Park announced in 6425 News that the grading system will change for the remainder of the school year. Park will issue credit or no grade for second semester, according to 6425 News.  “Circumstances under which we are teaching and l...

Insulin prices unnecessarily high

Over the past several years, insulin prices in Minnesota have increased significantly with legislators on both sides of the aisle seeking to lower the cost, according to Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives Ryan Winkler.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

March 19, 2020

With hundreds of dollars every month going toward insulin, life with Type 1 diabetes for junior Thor Anderson can be costly, with the actual price of insulin varying from person to person. “With insurance, the price (of insulin) is about $270 to $300 a bottle and a typical person goes through maybe...

Soar meets with Mayor

February 26, 2020

Sophomore creates nonprofit organization

Sophomore Adil Ade organizes hats and gloves to prepare for his next project Nov. 20. His organization Pocket Change Foundation helps the homeless.

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 18, 2019

What inspired you to create the Pocket Change Foundation? I hated seeing homeless people in the streets and people suffering because they messed up in life or (experienced) a family crisis that put them on the streets. Having to go through that without having hope made me feel sad for them. Wha...

2020 start time may impact sports teams

Eighth grader Sophie Earle performs her floor routine at a meet against Hopkins. The middle school will now be getting out 3:52 p.m., which will affect sports practices and after-school events.

Sophie Olmen

April 22, 2019

With the new change in school district start times, sophomore Ryan Barnett said he feels a range of emotions. “I have mixed feelings about it. I think it’ll be good for the middle schoolers so they don’t have to wake up too early but I feel like it’ll create a lot of conflicts for sports and...

Time changes recommended for district

Park students walk into school March 22. The school board is currently deciding between two different starting times for all the Park schools.

Noah Orloff and Dani Orloff

March 22, 2019

Looking over the two proposals for school start and end times next year, freshman John Lawrence said he feels both choices present favorable options for the high school. “It would be nice to make (start times) a little bit later. I do know that if that happens, school would get out later and some ki...

Snodaze hits rewind

Snodaze hits rewind

Ruby Stillman and Evelyn Nelson

February 17, 2019

When deciding on a Sno Daze theme, senior Student Council co-president Cailey Hansen-Mahoney tried to incorporate the new dance location. The result was a nostalgic, retro theme she hopes will allow students to reminisce. “We are going to do a throwback theme this year, bringing it back to the time wh...

Staff Editorial: March against fossil fuels encourages change

Staff Editorial: March against fossil fuels encourages change

November 1, 2018

On Sunday, Oct. 28 an anti-fossil fuel march was held in St. Paul, Minnesota in solidarity with Youth v. Gov suing the federal government for the cause of climate change. Students organized the march to show they are the future and to stand with the 21 youths who are bringing the case to trial. Acc...

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