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Affirmative action struck down

Affirmative action struck down

Abby Keller August 19, 2023

As I begin the college application process, diversity is a big thing I'm looking for in a school. I want to learn surrounded by all different viewpoints and lived experiences. The Supreme Court ruling...

Dr. Stephens wins Cultural Jambalaya award

Dr. Stephens wins Cultural Jambalaya award

Alicia Mainjeni November 11, 2022

Every year, Cultural Jambalaya — a non profit organization — grants a diversity award to resource educators who promote multiculturalism and diversity.  When granted the award, equity development...

Sophomores Brandon Castro Lara and Daniel Zilka work on a lab in chemistry May 16. According to chemistry teacher Alexander Polk, diversity is important in different views and ideas in STEM.

Diversity in STEM

Modesty Manion May 31, 2022

SpaceX recently launched a ship of four astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA. This crew is groundbreaking both because it is made up of an equal number of men and women, and because one...

Senior Liberty Powers and junior Anna Overall are making jewelry together for their business Jewelry Junkies. After finishing the business innovations class, they are now an independent business.

Students find success in upcycling jewelry

Colin Canaday September 25, 2020

Starting out as a project in junior Anna Overall’s Business Innovations class, her business, Jewelry Junkies, has garnered tremendous success. Co-owner and senior Liberty Powers and her have built an...

School board candidate Jim Leuthner speaks to community members at SLP Seeds World Food Day event. SLP Seeds has started hosting discussions with the community to inform residents about the need to address city hunger.

SLP Seeds emphasizes diversified discussions

Lilly Strathman November 20, 2019

When conversing about hunger Nov. 7, founder of SLP Seeds Julia Rappaport realized the importance of representing multiple perspectives in St. Louis Park by hosting more diverse discussions. “The...

Makers of childhood toy create diversity

Makers of childhood toy create diversity

Tamar Gewirtz October 30, 2019

As the world progresses in our understanding and inclusion of diversity, companies have been adjusting to new societal standards. It has been stepping up their game to show their support and encourage...

Junior Kyareia Malone exits the bus at the High School in the morning Nov 7. The start time for the High School is 8:20 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8:40 on Tuesday and Thursday.

Staff Editorial: Project team needs to encompass diversity in its decisions

November 8, 2018

This November, St. Louis Park Public Schools announced its search to assemble a group of parents/guardians, students and staff to discuss changing the start and end times of the district’s schools. According...

Fair use photo from Netflix

Netflix show brings diversity to the industry

Amaia Barajas May 7, 2018

When I first heard of this show, I thought it was going to be another cheesy Netflix teen show, but thank God it wasn’t. Instead of the usual obnoxious and tacky characters some teen shows generate,...

Islamophobia needs to be recognized, addressed

Islamophobia needs to be recognized, addressed

April 26, 2018

The Park community prides itself on diversity and respect, yet the editorial board feels that students and staff can do more to ensure Muslim students feel comfortable and safe in our school and our community. Although...

Echo archive photo from the last years; Multicultural show.

Multicultural show displays diverse community

Sophie Yarosh April 11, 2018

Junior Soubane Abdi said after dancing in the multicultural show last year, her passion for dance has driven her to audition for this year’s show. “(Participating) probably shows more color to our...

Seniors Malaika Bigirindavyi and Anna duSaire discuss future plans for their Instagram account, tagged @mixtaslp. Seniors Rosa Sigrúnardóttir and Olivia Massie, not pictured, also run this account.

Instagram account celebrates diversity

Evelyn Nelson November 10, 2017

Looking through her social media, senior Malaika Bigirindavyi felt inspired by accounts celebrating the expression of one’s identity. Bigirindavyi said she now is doing just that by creating a new outlet...

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