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

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...

Spanish teacher Daniel Meyen helps students online while students in the classroom work on an activity Feb. 22. With the return of hybrid learning some students in cohort C have fell behind while others have been able to keep up.

Learning in Cohort C

Andrea Melear March 3, 2021

After sophomore Samira Abdirahman chose to remain in distance learning, she said although she misses seeing her peers and teachers, staying in remote learning was the right choice. “This year I fell...

Students figure out which bus to take home after the first day of hybrid learning Oct. 26. When hybrid learning returns Feb. 22, teachers will once again be tasked with balancing distance and in-person cohorts.

Return to hybrid requires balancing once again

Tobias Khabie February 17, 2021

As students and teachers prepare for a second stint in the hybrid learning model, science teacher Al Wachutka said he is worried he will once again have to struggle with the balance of teaching students...

Street signs and medals are set out by the main office for Park’s DECA State qualifiers Feb. 12. These medals were given to the students who moved on from the District competition.

DECA transitions after Districts

Sam Swisher February 15, 2021

After having 18 members of DECA compete in the District competitions, DECA adviser Abby Lugo said she was impressed at how her students have thrived in the virtual environment.  “The skills my competitors...

Pandemic presents struggles to club leaders

Pandemic presents struggles to club leaders

Tobias Khabie December 31, 2020

  Every Thursday, frustration and disappointment are commonplace for me after I log off from the weekly Jewish Student Union meeting. As co-president, leading a club has never been more challenging. Each...

Junior Murphy Fries works to complete her schoolwork in the Orioles Nest. The Orioles Nest is a safe place to work on schoolwork during the school day.

Staff Editorial: Orioles’ Nest program feels safe

November 22, 2020

Although Park has moved to distance learning, the administration created a program that allows students an opportunity to study in-person. With the new Orioles’ Nest program, students are able to go...

High school student advocate Jami Lapray prepares for students to continue registering for AP testing.

COVID-19 precautions change standardized testing

Sam Swisher November 6, 2020

As Park ends its first round of fully distance Measure of Academic Progress testing, testing coordinator Jami LaPray said Park will utilize its hybrid plan to help ensure any testing done in person will...

Juniors Will Dvorak and Christian Arteaga participate in the KARE-11 News Sunrise Spotlight Virtual Pep Rally Sept. 18. Students celebrated Park over zoom and talked about their hopes to return to in-person school this fall.

Park students participate in KARE 11 sunrise

Talia Lissauer September 23, 2020

Before sunrise Sept. 18, 12 Park students joined a zoom call with KARE 11 to participate in a virtual pep fest. Senior Michael Boxley-Harmon said the pep fest included waving at the camera as two students...

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