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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

In-person impairs learning

Lily Nugteren January 23, 2022

In the past few weeks since we’ve been back from winter break, there have been several factors obstructing students’ ability to learn. Omicron is running rampant through the school, not just taking...

In-person learning increases productivity

Lauren Thon January 23, 2022

Throughout the last two years of this pandemic, we have seen it all. From distance learning to social distancing and wearing masks in school, this generation of students has had anything but a normal educational...

Sports are crucial during the pandemic

Sports are crucial during the pandemic

Maren Wilsey January 10, 2022

I’ve been a very active person my entire life. As long as I can remember, I’ve been involved with some kind of sport. Through the many ups and downs of life, that was one of the few constants I had.  As...

Students work on history assignments Nov. 1. The excessive use of Chromebooks in the classroom has sparked conversation amongst students.

Cut-down on electronic-device use is necessary

Tenzin Gyaldatsang November 2, 2021

During the 2020-2021 school year, students and staff were forced to work electronically, as we relied on our devices as a constant amidst distance and hybrid learning. Now that we are back fully in-person,...

Flaws emerge in distance learning

Flaws emerge in distance learning

Elena Ortiz-Fishman October 30, 2021

The amount of COVID-19 scares have been skyrocketing. Because of this, students are urged to stay at home until they can procure a negative test result. This ensures that the school is staying safe and...

Sophia Ross presents during Park Connections Oct. 7. The Echo Editorial Board believes that changing the focus of Park Connections will benefit and engage more students.

Staff Editorial: Park Connections called into question

October 10, 2021

The new schedule for the 2021-2022 school year includes a unique period that was added last year to combat issues during distance learning: Park Connections. Although the class proved its worth during...

English teacher Andy Wilkes addresses his online students April 13. Many students opted to stay in Cohort C due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19.

Cohort C remains in distance learning

Sam Listiak April 21, 2021

Despite many Park students returning to the building to finish off the year, junior Hiro McKee chose to stay in distance learning to avoid the risk of COVID-19. “I don’t even feel totally safe going...

Math teacher Ms. Webster meets with her students on Zoom Feb. 11. Distance learning has provided students and teachers with many learning opportunities.

Pandemic brings learning opportunity

Bahaja Alisahal, Tobias Khabie, and Henry Harper March 16, 2021

As the one-year anniversary of distance learning approaches, students and teachers such as English teacher Andy Wilkes have learned many lessons from this unprecedented time. “It’s forced us to...

100 percent capacity will put online students at disadvantage

100 percent capacity will put online students at disadvantage

Johanna Kaplan March 16, 2021

From falling behind on schoolwork to social isolation, students in Cohort C have not had it easy. They will remain online for the rest of the year while Cohorts A and B will return in-person at 100 percent...

Students walk through the hallway Oct. 26. Park returned to hybrid learning at 50 percent Nov. 22.

Hybrid with no assigned capacity to begin

Talia Lissauer and Tobias Khabie March 8, 2021

In a meeting March 8, the School Board unanimously approved an update to the Safe Learning Plan allowing the transition to hybrid with no assigned capacity. Students who are in Cohort A and B have the...

Engineering teacher Mark Miller teaches his online and in-person class March 4. Miller said he prefers teaching his hybrid students because engineering is a hands-on class and he enjoys seeing his students being able to work in-person.

Engineering class adapts to hybrid learning

Crystal Diaz March 8, 2021

Engineering teacher Mark Miller said while teaching engineering during distance learning, students have had to adapt to an altered class experience. He said teaching through Zoom isn’t the same because...

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