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Park hosted a vaccine clinic on April 24 and 25. This clinic is part of a larger effort by the community to reach herd immunity.

Vaccine drive-thru relocated to Park

Danny Shope May 11, 2021

When bad weather spelled problems for a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic, the Hennepin County Public Health Department looked to relocate to Park, according to Communications Manager Allison Thrash. “(It...

Staff editorial: Time to wind down restrictions

Staff editorial: Time to wind down restrictions

May 8, 2021

Gov. Walz announced the end of most pandemic restrictions by May 28 — including the mask mandate by July 1. Considering the continuous decline in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the Echo...

Sophomore Kamryn Halley walks to class May. 7. The mask mandate in Minnesota is planned to be lifted July 1.

COVID-19 restrictions rolled back

Tobias Khabie and Jacob Khabie May 7, 2021

After Gov. Tim Walz announced rollbacks on COVID-19 restrictions, freshman Noah Leventhal said although the roll backs may be a little too early for his liking, he is overall pleased. “Since most...

LaNisha Paddock selected to become the next principal for Park. According to Paddock, she is looking forward to building relationships with the community.

Incoming principal emerges in midst of a pandemic

Aisha Hersi May 6, 2021

Spending many years in the education field herself, incoming principal for the 2021-2022 school year LaNisha Paddock said she is willing to become a new voice for the community.  “One thing that...

Freshman Meg Ridgeway passes the ball to a teammate April 29. Park lost to Chanhassen 17-0.

Spring Sports Captains Infographic

Katie Nelson and Maren Wilsey May 2, 2021

Spring sports are back in full swing, but due to the pandemic some changes have been made. This infographic contains goals some of the sports captains have for their season, as well as some ways their...

As the amount of vaccinated Minnesotans increase, COVID-19 restrictions may be lifted as we begin to return to normalcy.

Restrictions should decrease as vaccinations increase

Colin Canaday May 2, 2021

As the number of vaccinated individuals is steadily increasing, with no sign of stopping anytime soon, restrictions around the state should adjust accordingly. With 57% of Minnesotans over the age of...

As COVID-19 vaccines are approved and appointments become increasingly available, more students will be able to get inoculated.

How to: Get your vaccine

Gabriel Kaplan April 30, 2021

For months after the first COVID-19 vaccines were approved, the U.S saw exponential demand for a relatively limited supply. But the tides have turned. According to MinnPost, Minnesota has a surplus of...

Customer sets up an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccination through Walgreens. COVID-19 vaccines are available to Minnesotans age 16 and up starting March 26.

What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines

Colin Canaday April 19, 2021

With a variety of COVID-19 vaccines now available to the general public, choosing which one to get is a difficult task. This infographic details the effectiveness and side effects of each vaccine and includes...

First day back in person overwhelming

First day back in person overwhelming

Molly Schochet April 14, 2021

Walking out of school after the first day back to 100 percent, I felt exhausted. I had been going in person twice a week during hybrid learning, and while it was nice to see people who I haven't seen in...

Students walking through the hallway to get to class on April 9. while COVID-19 cases rise, students feel conflicted going back to 100%.

Staff Editorial: Move to full-capacity forces for normalcy

April 13, 2021

Park returned back to 100 percent capacity April 12. Students will return four days a week, with Wednesdays remaining as a support day where they will only attend connections class. All classes will be...

Juniors Henry Odens and Thomas Moot work together in their second hour precalculus class April 12. Park transitioned to in-person learning April 12.

Park returns to unlimited learning

Gillian Kapinos April 12, 2021

After her first day in unlimited learning, sophomore Amelia McGregor said the move was beneficial for students and ran smoothly with the safety measures in place. “Going (to) 100% will really help...

Tednaisha Satterwhite

Think before you decide to travel

Tednaisha Satterwhite April 11, 2021

It seems some people tend to forget we’re in the middle of a global pandemic. There has been a concerning theme of traveling instead of quarantining. I can only imagine how many people chose to travel...

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