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Travelers wait in security lines at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport Oct. 21. With Park students traveling over MEA break, what precautions should the students be taking to ensure safety?

Staff Editorial: MEA break travel requires collective responsibility

October 25, 2021

With MEA break being a vital traveling weekend for many students to visit colleges, Park has given no guidance to traveling students for how they can stop the spread of COVID-19. The Echo Editorial Board...

Senior Ella Runyan works with her team to build a gummy bear tower at German Clubs meeting Oct. 6. Contests also include a gummy bear race, catapults and trivia

German club continues traditions

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Sam Listiak October 16, 2021

As the adviser for nearly 20 years, Shari Fox said German club is a laid-back, fun place to learn more about German language and culture. “I've been doing German club for probably 20 years now,”...

Photo illustration by Jacob Khabie

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Lauren Thon October 14, 2021

With the new Delta variant of COVID-19 there are updated guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some of these are included but not limited to masking...

Student section cheers after a touchdown while wearing the all-orange dress code Sept. 24. Park won its homecoming game against crosstown rival Benilde St. Margaret.

Staff Editorial: Delta variant raises concerns

October 2, 2021

The highly infectious delta variant of COVID-19 has become the new cause for concern in this pandemic — now representing more than 99 percent of cases tracked in the country. Large school events, such...

Return to school poses challenges

Return to school poses challenges

Elena Ortiz Fishman August 31, 2021

My last full year of school with no interruptions, was 8th grade — meaning, I’ve never had a full year of high school. But this fall, students of all grades will be returning to Park, as an attempt...

Going maskless feels unnatural

Going maskless feels unnatural

Harris Keekley June 10, 2021

After about a year in quarantine and having to wear a mask at all times, when I visited Wisconsin, one of many states that have lifted the mask mandate for vaccinated people, it felt really awkward. All...

Park seniors embrace and celebrate graduating June 8. Seniors then celebrated at Park Tavern to close out the year.

Class of 2021 graduates

Jacob Khabie and Amelia Mickelson June 9, 2021

Graduate Ivy Houts was not expecting to have a normal graduation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, after this unprecedented school year, Houts said having an in-person graduation appeased her...

Vaccinated people must wear masks

Nora Hall June 8, 2021

With about 2,602,326 Minnesotans now completely vaccinated it is starting to feel much safer to be outside and with friends. Since the vaccine lowers the chances of people to get the virus, the mask mandate...

Photo illustration by Lauren Thon. Walking on trails is one of many COVID-19-safe summer activities.

COVID-19-safe summer activities

Tenzin Gyaldatsang June 3, 2021

As the school year winds down and summer begins, taking advantage of the nice weather is a must-do this year. COVID-19 regulations are starting to be lifted as more of the population receives vaccinations.  A...

Going maskless is freeing

Going maskless is freeing

Gabriel Kaplan June 1, 2021

I knew the pandemic was coming to an end when she sneezed into my mouth. I had just finished shopping at Costco. She was the cashier and I was the customer, both vaccinated and both maskless. We were...

Senior Olivia Lainsbury waits to receive her cap and gown June 2. Senior graduates were able to receive their cap and gown June 2.

Cap and Gown distribution set for June 3

Tobias Khabie and Oliver Smith June 1, 2021

Assistant principal Jessica Busse said she felt bittersweet after putting together a day full of festivities for Cap and Gown distribution June 3. While she is excited for the seniors to enjoy the event,...

Colleges requiring vaccine is unproblematic

Colleges requiring vaccine is unproblematic

Colin Canaday May 31, 2021

With the recent surge in COVID-19 vaccine accessibility, many Minnesota colleges are requiring vaccinations for in-person attendance starting in the Fall of 2021. These requirements ensure the safety of...

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