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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

Senior Truman Fillbrandt and Jacy Demcisak and sophomore Greta Gabel laugh at a question March 4. Park placed second at the state Tournament.

Quiz Bowl moves to nationals

Jacob Khabie and Leo Justesen March 21, 2022

Moving on to the final round of the state quiz bowl competition, let alone placing second in State and moving on to nationals was not the outcome senior quiz bowl team co-captain Jacy Demcisak thought...

Spanish teacher Hanna Anderson talks to club members during a Spanish Club meeting Feb. 17. The club meets every third Thursday and hosts a variety of activities.

Spanish club brings community together

Noah Leventhal and Alex Geretz March 9, 2022

At the Spanish club meeting Feb. 17, the Park community was brought together by playing Latin-American games. Teacher Hanna Anderson led the club in a session of “Cien Mexicanos”, a Spanish adaptation...

Senior Jacy Demcisak and sophomore Greta Gabel answers a question Feb. 11. The team has been preparing for the State competition Feb. 17 at Burnsville High School.

Quiz Bowl prepares for State

Jacob Khabie and Leo Justesen February 17, 2022

Going into the State tournament, senior Quiz Bowl co-captain Truman Fillbrandt said he is bracing himself for a tougher competition, despite increased confidence in his own team’s performance. “I'm...

Junior Cece Jensen and Spanish club adviser Hanna Anderson dance together Jan. 20. Club members learned merengue, bachata and salsa.

Spanish club dances into the new year

Lily Nugteren and Katie Nelson January 26, 2022

At the Jan. 20 meeting of the Spanish club, teacher Hanna Anderson taught members of the club how to dance. After junior Cece Jensen learned Latin dances from the Salsa, to the Bachata, she said she loved...

Juniors Izzy Nathan, Ruby Livon and Jonah Schmeig participate in a Jewish trivia game during the meeting January 6. Each Jewish Student Union meeting consists of various educational activities.

JSU hosts trivia competition

Sam Listiak January 19, 2022

Reflecting on JSU’s (Jewish Student Union) latest meeting, Senior Ella Roether said she was impressed with the meeting, despite the usual adviser being absent. “(The meeting) went really well. Our...

Finance Club co-founder James Vournakis creates a plan for the meetings Nov 3. Finance Club plans to learn about the stock market and market trends.

Positive outlook for new finance club

Danny Shope, Liam Woodward, and Jacob Khabie December 1, 2021

Looking for ways to pursue his passion for finance and investment, senior and finance club co-president James Vournakis said he decided to start the club with his friend. “I was super interested in...

Used with permission from Anna Overall.

Senior continues leading SLP Streetwear

Jacob Khabie September 22, 2021

What does SLP Streetwear do? We do all things that are related to fashion. Sometimes we’ll watch videos, sometimes we'll do projects related to high fashion, sometimes we'll do stuff related to local...

Pandemic presents struggles to club leaders

Pandemic presents struggles to club leaders

Tobias Khabie December 31, 2020

  Every Thursday, frustration and disappointment are commonplace for me after I log off from the weekly Jewish Student Union meeting. As co-president, leading a club has never been more challenging. Each...

Used with permission from Clayton Horstman Olson. Senior Horstman Olson is co-captain of Parks drone racing team which currently is working to recruit new members.

Drone racing focuses on recruitment

Gabriel Kaplan November 1, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic halted much of the drone racing team’s in-person activities, senior and co-captain Clayton Horstman Olson said he has been able to refine his skills and enjoy the sport...

Senior Liz Hodges is a part of the SLP Seed Hydroponics team. Once a week, the team checks on their green houses where the plants are grown and makes any improvements to their environment.

SLP Seeds begins new hydroponics initiative

Isabel Nathan November 1, 2020

SLP Seeds, an organization dedicated to providing sustainable and healthy food to the St. Louis Park community, has begun a new initiative called hydroponics. This will aid in feeding families this coming...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, deceased Supreme Court Justice who fought for the rights of American women.

SLP Girls United remembers Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Isabel Nathan October 12, 2020

St. Louis Park Girls United, a new student-led club, is a weekly club dedicated to educating students about current events and social issues regarding women. On Oct. 30, they held their second meeting...

Junior Liz Hodges practices while debate coach Samantha Leo times her. The debate team is currently preparing for an important upcoming tournament Nov. 8-9 at Apple Valley High School.

Debate team practices for upcoming tournament

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman November 3, 2019

As coach Aedan Helweg reflected on his time teaching the debate team, he explained how the club can be beneficial for other aspects of life. “Debate is awesome, it’s a great way to prepare for just...

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