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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

College accessibility is far behind

College accessibility is far behind

Nicholas Garrett November 21, 2023

Colleges are known as places where diversity thrives, and where everyone feels comfortable to learn. Because what else is a reflection of the impartiality and humanitarianism that universities wish to...

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Early decision deadline passing relieves stress for many students

Madeline Anklam November 10, 2023

The deadline for many college’s early action and decision applications was Nov. 1. Many teachers have been noticing shifts in their student’s emotions and stress levels. Once the date passes, students...

New FAFSA changes coming for 2024-2025

New FAFSA changes coming for 2024-2025

Nicholas Garrett August 29, 2023

In 2020, the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Simplification Act revised qualification standards for who is eligible for federal college student aid grants. Those changes are coming...

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Attraction to early action

Noah Leventhal August 28, 2023

With college application deadlines quickly approaching, the process of applying to colleges can be overwhelming. Amidst the jargon and forms, the terms "early action" (EA) and "early decision" (ED) often...

Affirmative action struck down

Affirmative action struck down

Abby Keller August 19, 2023

As I begin the college application process, diversity is a big thing I'm looking for in a school. I want to learn surrounded by all different viewpoints and lived experiences. The Supreme Court ruling...

Senior Halima Bigirindavyi practices for Vlora Fc May 31. Bigirindavyi made the Vlora Fc Womens Uspl team.

Meet the Athlete: Halima Brigirindavyi

Serena Bovee June 2, 2023

What is the soccer club that you joined for the next season? The club itself is semi-pro — half-pro, half-not-pro. I made it to a college-level team, so I get to play for them. Why is making this...

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‘Bama Rush’ takes an odd turn

Sarah Kluckhohn June 2, 2023

I went into HBO’s “Bama Rush” documentary looking to uncover the secrets of the elusive sorority rush process of the University of Alabama. I came out of it knowing that the director is bald.  In...

National Honor Society students pose with their certificates on (Date) to celebrate their induction into the program. At the induction ceremony, junior Anna Turcotte was selected as next years NHS president.

Passing the torch to new leaders

Serena Bovee June 2, 2023

As the current school year comes to a close the National Honors Society is beginning to cycle through its leadership. According to the NHS director Lindsey Meyer, their current leaders are graduating and...

Ben Johnson speaks to sophomores and juniors April 19 in the auditorium. Johnson talked about the various ways high school students can avoid college debt.

Spreading knowledge on college

Alicia Mainjeni and Anya Panday April 20, 2023

One of the first guest speakers at Park since COVID-19, gathered sophomores and juniors in the auditorium and connected with seniors on Zoom to inform them about financial planning for college April 19. Guest...

It’s about the journey, not the destination

It’s about the journey, not the destination

Lilly Fandel-Thompson March 27, 2023

During my freshman year I entered my first club, True Lacrosse Minnesota, and within a couple of months I was already being taught about college recruitment. After being heavily involved in a sport that...

Normandale Community College is open Monday through Saturday. Park upcoming juniors and seniors are able to sign up for PSEO at Normandale.

To PSEO or not to PSEO

Taylor Voigt February 20, 2023

With class registration now happening at Park, many incoming juniors and seniors said they are considering taking PSEO. PSEO stands for Post-Secondary Enrollment Options, and it’s a way for students...

Park Connections beneficial for students

Rachel Arkis January 11, 2023

Each Wednesday, classes are shortened to take time for Park Connections, a 45 minute long class in which short lessons are planned by the administration and students are given time to finish individual...

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