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

Hindsight 20/22

Hindsight 20/22

Jacob Khabie May 11, 2022

When I started the college application process, I was aiming to end up at a small, liberal arts college in a relatively quiet town. I’m ending the college application process committed to a Division...

College rejection leads way to healing

College rejection leads way to healing

Jacob Khabie January 19, 2022

When I got rejected from my dream college, I immediately started blaming myself. All I could think was “what did I do wrong?” and “what could I have done better?” and “why wasn’t I good enough?”...

Luther College Regional Admissions Officer Mimi Delrahim prepares for a college representative visit at Park.

Visiting colleges without leaving school

Danny Shope December 2, 2021

As the first quarter of the year has gone by and more people are talking about college admissions, junior Jack Mintz said he took advantage of representative visits to get a jump-start on the college process. “I...

Upcoming Virtual Financial Aid Night Information

Upcoming Virtual Financial Aid Night Information

Lauren Thon October 11, 2021

As many students start to apply for college, many must navigate tuition prices. Park is hosting a Virtual Financial Aid Information Night to assist these families Oct. 26. Information can be found below.

Seniors Faith Johnson, Maya Better and Annie Holden stand for group photo May 3. Senior Prom is scheduled for May 15.

Seniors Celebrate College Decision Day

Ayelet Prottas May 19, 2021

Seniors and staff gathered at the track to acknowledge college decision day. Seniors took photos and socialized outside to celebrate. Teachers and staff helped organize the celebration and took a picture...

Senior Grace Kanyinku will be studying cosmetology at Aveda Arts and Science Institute Minneapolis in the fall of 2021. She plans to open a salon in the future that specializes in African-American hair, as well as give out free haircuts for homeless people.

Senior takes next step towards cosmetology

Maria Perez Barriga March 1, 2021

Through searching online and connecting with a current graduate student, senior Grace Kanyinku realized she wanted to pursue her education at Aveda Arts and Sciences Institute Minneapolis. “When I...

Junior Marley Miller applies to the University of Minnesota Duluth. COVID-19 has brought changes to the application requirements, stressing out many students.

COVID-19 creates added stressors on college applicants 

Molly Schochet January 18, 2021

College applications are just one of the countless things impacted by COVID-19. Counselor for the class of 2021 Laura King said COVID-19 has led to different requirements for applications than in the past.  “The...

Senior Abby Meyer listens to coach during practice. Meyer committed to playing both hockey and lacrosse at Lake Forest college, a Division III school in Illinois.

Meet the Athlete: Abby Meyer

Maria Perez Barriga January 15, 2021

What do you like the most about playing hockey and lacrosse? I just love it. I don’t know how to explain it, I just really like it. It’s fun. It’s kind of the same as hockey. It’s just fun to...

Senior ladies lead a chant to cheer for the football team at the Homecoming football game Sept. 20. Seniors pumped up the crowd as Park played against Spring Lake Park.

A time capsule of a historic senior year

Marta Hill and Maggie Klaers June 2, 2020

The graduating class of 2020 was robbed of the normal “senior experience;” this class did not get to have a senior Prom or a Graduation, but also did not get an opportunity for closure as this...

Freshmen Leila Campbell, Maren Wilsey, Cecelia Jensen, Elena Ortiz, and Alicia Narais talk with a representative from Aveda Institute Minneapolis at the college fair March 11. Students who are interested in receiving college credits as high schoolers can participate in PSEO.

PSEO information sessions

Colin Canaday March 11, 2020

PSEO information meetings will take place in the Media Center Classroom, according to counselor Heidi Cosgrove. Informational meetings will go over what PSEO is, as well as how to sign up for courses.  

PSEO offers expanded opportunities

PSEO offers expanded opportunities

Abby Prestholdt March 3, 2020

As soon as I received the email at the end of my sophomore year saying I was accepted into the University of Minnesota for their Post Secondary Enrollment Options program, I was ecstatic about this new...

Freshman Amanuel Shetaye works with mentor Dan Klobucar during the ACE meeting Dec. 19. According to Klobucar, ACE recently has experienced growth in number of participants.

ACE sees increased participation

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff December 27, 2019

While reflecting on his high school years, Architecture Construction Engineering mentor Dan Klobucar said the program was not available for him as a teen.  “It’s a pretty good opportunity to take...

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