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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

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...

Junior Norah Olson and senior Amira Abdirahman host a “get to know us” during Girls United club Oct. 25. Their club welcomes all and focuses on advocating for womens and girls rights.

Girl’s United prepares to kickoff the year

Girls United is a club at Park dedicated to supporting women and girls. The club is a local division of the state-wide organization and follows its parent club in  discussing women's issues and advocating...

Senior Maggie Deforge leads first Rock On Climbing club meeting Oct. 13. Meetings will continue every Thursday at 7:45 a.m.

New clubs climb their way to the top

John Hunter October 13, 2022

This school year, students at Park have been encouraged to create new clubs to build community within the school. Two new clubs established this year are the Environmental club and the Rock On Climbing...

Junior Isabel Nathan practices throwing a frisbee during ultimate practice April 13. Due to lack of MNHSL distinction, ultimate frisbee is not categorized as a sport.

Ultimately not a sport

Jacob Khabie and Modesty Manion April 28, 2022

As spring begins, Park’s ultimate frisbee teams yet again begin its seasons as clubs, without the distinction of being called a sport. According to junior Greta Runyan, this re-categorization would benefit...

Junior Denly Lindeman and freshman Julia Lorenzen work on a set of practice problems Dec. 6. The team meets once a week on Mondays to prepare for competitions.

Math team formulates fun

Sophia Curran-Moore December 17, 2021

Sophomore Zach Vandermouse-Siteki said math is fun because he likes solving problems. According to Vandermouse-Siteki, math team improves his skills in a way that is enjoyable. “I joined math team...

Sophomore Cole Wiltse starts a new project in Art club. Art club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.

Creativity flows free in Art club

Johanna Kaplan and Crystal Diaz December 17, 2021

Students have hobbies ranging from A to Z, one of the most common being art. Creative outlets are key for so many teenagers and Art club caters to those who feel connected to art, according to co-adviser...

Senior Logan Woida prepares his game setup during a Dungeons & Dragons club meeting Nov. 15. The club appeals to many students as it fosters a unique community.

Dungeons, dragons and discussions

Sophia Curran-Moore November 23, 2021

During Dungeons and Dragons club, a science classroom becomes replete with chatter and laughter. According to senior Aaron Cox, the club is a great way to mingle. “(Dungeons and Dragons) is a fun...

Students discuss their goals in esports with the team Oct. 28. Students worked in teams to make sure that the goals are achievable.

Video game club opens up opportunities for new members

Crystal Diaz, Patricia Lopez-Milian, and Nora Hall November 20, 2021

Have you ever wanted to join a club but you don’t know what to join? Look no further Park has an esports club. Esports is an online gaming club that gets to compete at tournaments. Coach Jake Utities...

Pride flags displayed around C367 Oct. 28. GSA takes place 3:30 — 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays after school.

GSA promotes inclusivity

Lily Nugteren, Katie Nelson, and Elena Ortiz-Fishman November 13, 2021

As the Gender Sexuality Alliance club begins to hold meetings this year, it's focusing on the issues surrounding LGBTQ+ students at Park. According to adviser Mary Knudson, GSA hopes to advocate for a...

Sophomore Greta Gable and Silas Cowell use practice buzzers to improve their reaction time Oct. 5. Quiz Bowl is holding practices at 3:30 p.m. in room A304 and Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Quiz bowl gears up for season

Katie Nelson, Lily Nugteren, and Elena Ortiz-Fishman October 15, 2021

After a year of online practices and no tournaments, the Park Quiz Bowl team is ready for a fresh start. According to senior co-captain Truman Fillibrandt, while the hiatus due to the pandemic created...

SOAR members protest at an event hosted by the club April 12. The group hopes to hold more in-person events this coming school year.

SOAR eager to start the new year

Maren Wilsey, Zoe Ziessman, and Tobias Khabie September 30, 2021

As the new year kicks off, Students Organized for Anti-Racism (SOAR) is preparing to welcome new students. The club's adviser, Dr. Lee-Ann Stephens said she is looking forward to the perspectives new members...

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