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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

Junior Santiago Cabral takes a test for class on Nov. 3.  Standarized testing scores have been at a historical low.

Standardized test scores lowest in years

Maya Nieves November 30, 2022

In the past few years, Minnesota's standardized test scores have decreased by a noticeable amount. Many such as Parks testing coordinator, and students such as Coco Bruin suspect this is a result of COVID-19...

Sophomores eat lunch together without facing a mask mandate barrier March 17. Many students still choose to wear masks although it is not mandatory.

Revision mask of mandate causes mixed reactions

April 7, 2022

On March 10th, 2022, the School Board made the executive decision to make masks optional. In regards to this decision, the Echo Editorial Board believes this was an informed decision that should be followed...

Spring Break vacations deemed risky

Spring Break vacations deemed risky

Anya Panday March 11, 2022

Spring Break offers many students a chance to destress and relax after countless five-day long weeks. Like many students, I enjoy traveling during my Spring Break, but COVID-19 poses new challenges to...

Wordle brings people together

Wordle brings people together

Danny Shope February 11, 2022

What’s so special about a tangy solar robot tiger? It’s made completely out of Wordles, or rather, each of those words have been answers to the popular word game Wordle within the last month.  For...

St. Louis Park City Council implemented a mask mandate Jan 18. The Council hopes the mandate will help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Month-long citywide mask mandate enacted

Danny Shope January 27, 2022

When cases of COVID-19 recently began to rise, City Council member Larry Kraft said he started to worry about the safety of the Park community. According to Kraft, this increase in cases has strengthened...

Park students cheer on boys basketball during their games Jan. 11 against Orono. Masks are currently required for all spectators at Park sports games that are indoors and in the building.

Spectator Safety

Crystal Diaz and Johanna Kaplan January 20, 2022

Despite a recent rise in COVID-19 cases, sporting events, particularly boys’ hockey and boys’ basketball, attract lots of fans. Because of this, senior Sophia Romero said she feels wearing masks is...

Upcoming Hennepin County Vaccination Events

Tednaisha Satterwhite November 9, 2021

For people hoping to get vaccinated, Park and Hennepin County will soon be partnering to host Pfizer vaccination events. These events are for those twelve and up, and will also support booster shots for...

Students cheer on the football team at the homecoming game Sept. 25. During the pandemic, the absence of fans was missed by athletes.

Fans return to sporting events

Avery Stahl October 27, 2021

High school athletics have long been associated with strong fan presence. Athletic coordinator Rob Griffin said it is paramount for strong performances from athletes. “As an athlete, you can come...

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...


Graduation to be held in person

Molly Schochet June 4, 2021

After an unprecedented year, senior Kristi Thompson said she is glad she and her classmates will be able to celebrate their graduation in person.  “It’s nice because for a lot of people graduation...

Used with permission from Todd Goggleye.

Vice principal shares challenges of pandemic

Crystal Diaz April 16, 2021

How do you feel about going 100 percent? I feel confident. We had procedures in place when we were at 25 percent and then we went to 50 percent, and now we are at 100 percent. We still have roughly...

Students exit the field house after taking the PSAT Jan. 27. Students were required to wear masks and desks were distanced six feet apart in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.

Park holds in-person PSAT

Molly Schochet and Oliver Smith January 28, 2021

On top of enforcing normal exam rules that increase test security, Park testing coordinator Jamie Lapray had to figure out how to enforce new COVID-19 guidelines for the PSAT. “We just do our best...

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