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Makers of childhood toy create diversity

Makers of childhood toy create diversity

Tamar Gewirtz

October 30, 2019

As the world progresses in our understanding and inclusion of diversity, companies have been adjusting to new societal standards. It has been stepping up their game to show their support and encourage these changes. This includes Barbie: the beloved childhood toy. Growing up as a child, I loved the Barbie do...

Softball faces multiple weather challenges

Softball faces multiple weather challenges

Claire Bargman

April 16, 2019

Softball coach Kristin Johnson said that games in cold weather can become more of a mental block than a physical challenge. “Both sides are in the same situation,” Johnson said. “So then it becomes are you prepared mentally to be able to handle that, or are you going to use that as an excuse...

Administration reflects on attendance, schedules

Administration reflects on attendance, schedules

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

January 31, 2019

Looking at her tardies from first semester, sophomore Fadumo Abdi said she believes the attendance policy allows students to decrease absences in the future. “Sometimes I don’t follow the attendance policies,” Abdi said. “I personally have 12 tardies, so I love that there is a way to lower th...

Controversial changes affect orchestra class

Controversial changes affect orchestra class

Evelyn Nelson, Writer

September 28, 2017

This article has been changed to correct errors. Echo apologizes for the mistakes. Walking into orchestra class for me has always felt inviting, relieving and especially fun. However, walking into the classroom on the start of this school year felt the exact opposite. The new Park orchestra changes h...

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