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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

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...

Seniors and co-presidents of Girls United Gracia Rettig and Semona Robel pose for a photo Sept. 16. Girls United is a non-profit organization created to support girls.

Girls United ambitious for year

Katie Nelson, Elena Ortiz-Fishman, and Lily Nugteren September 21, 2021

As the school year begins, Girls United is excited for the possibilities that are ahead. According to senior and co-president Gracia Rettig, Girls United is a state-wide, nonprofit club led by girls, for...

Student browses a website for locating COVID-19 vaccines. There are many online resources that assist with finding and making a vaccine appointment.

Club helps students get COVID-19 vaccine

Sophia Curran-Moore June 1, 2021

Finding a COVID-19 vaccine can feel like navigating a maze of websites and waitlists, especially for those under 18, who are only approved for Pfizer. Junior Semona Robel said she advises people searching...

Used with permission from Clayton Horstman Olson.  The team practices online using simulators to prepare for racing tournaments.

Drone club gifted grant

Isabel Nathan December 18, 2020

Although COVID-19 has interrupted many club activities and meetings, the Park Drone club was recently given a grant that allows them to practice and compete in a new drone racing league. According to senior...

Used with permission by Clayton Horstman.

Senior competes in log rolling

Abigail Prestholdt December 9, 2020

Senior Clayton Horstman began his journey in log rolling when he saw a picture of a competition posted in an article. He said the sport has allowed him to branch out and develop relations with others.  “I...

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