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

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New Muslim Student Association forms at Park

Sofia Jerney and Leo Justesen January 25, 2024

Students gather in the learning lab as the start of Park’s brand new Muslim Student Association, which also aims to teach Arabic as well. The atmosphere among the students is excited for the latest session,...

Spanish teacher Hanna Anderson instructs students on how to dance merengue Jan. 18. Spanish club mets every third Thursday of the month.

Spanish club makes an impact

Jack Betzer and TJ Brayboy January 25, 2024

The members of Spanish club at Park celebrate hispanic culture. Every month they rotate the focus of the club, where they dance, eat different foods and learn from each other about different latin cultures....

Senior Jacob Ignatowicz reviews a court case with fellow Youth in Government members.  Their group will present this at the capital during the trip.

Students and senators swap

Thomas Halverson and Ryan Moran January 14, 2024

Youth In Government (YIG) goes to the Minnesota capitol for a four day event lasting from Jan. 4-7 every year. Students choose a part of government to take the place of and put forth legislation to be...

Graphic by Trey Janssen

Harry Potter Club casts its spell at Park

Will Carpenter December 15, 2023

Clubs come and go at Park, but this year a new one is being introduced. Seniors Tony Kruse and Luke Tomback are coming together to start the Harry Potter Club. The club hasn’t officially begun yet,...

Junior Lucas Tangelson climbs rock wall on Nov. 24. Rock Climbing club meets Friday mornings.

Conquering new heights

Brennan Healy and TJ Brayboy December 14, 2023

There are many places to go climbing in Minnesota, indoor and outdoor. However, the students at Park in the Rock On Climbing Club have shown their love for the Minneapolis Bouldering Project (MBP). The...

HOSA members play a team building game at the weekly meeting. They did many team building activities at the meeting Nov. 29.

Medicine motivates students

Anna Williams December 4, 2023

With students discussing career readiness and opportunities following high school, there has been a great elevation of interest in the healthcare field. Students have taken their futures into their own...

Sophomore Dahlia Cohen, senior Nora Olson and sophomore Audrey Tuite plan what to write on their poster Sept. 28. Girls United met to discuss Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month.

Girls United’s school year goals

Ivan Zank October 25, 2023

As the school year kicked off, so did one of Park’s clubs, Girls United. The female-run club focuses on meaningful discussions about misogyny and women around the world. This year they are hoping to...

Senior student council president Erik Lindell and senior Saul Zis discuss what homecoming should look like Sept. 21. Student council meets from 7:55 to 8:15 am every Tuesday.

Building student council up again

Ivan Zank October 16, 2023

As student council starts planning the school year's events, they are also prioritizing an internal reorganization. The newest goal of student council comes from observing other schools in the area. Student...

Spanish club members ask each other questions Sep. 28. They later partook in a country quiz and a flag scavenger hunt.

Spanish scavenger hunt

Eliah Fink and Alex Geretz October 3, 2023

Park’s Spanish club kicked off on Sept. 28 with its first meeting of the year. The club meets once a month after school on Thursdays. Senior and Co-President Will Gohman said since this was the first...

Junior Andrew Steinberg gathers at the first meeting of the Jewish Student Union Sept. 14 to celebrate the coming of Rosh Hashanah. Students spend time together, along with enjoying some special treats and snacks.

Jewish Student Union meets before Rosh Hashanah

Kayleigh Bishop September 17, 2023

Every Sept. or early Oct., Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and a high holiday for the community, occurs. This year it began at sunset on Friday Sept. 15th and lasted throughout the weekend until the...

Club adviser Emma Engebretson speaks to students about Model UN March 1. This was the clubs first in-person meeting this year.

Model United Nations makes its mark

Layla Mickelson March 6, 2023

After many years with limited government related extracurriculars, Park students have stepped up and started a new program involving diplomacy and international relations. After participating in the...

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...

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