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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

Kaelyn Dagon wipes down cafeteria tables Nov. 15. Dagon is the newest Achievement Support Coordinator at Park.

New achievement support coordinator pursues place in education

Aisha Hersi November 20, 2021

Why did you decide to come to Park?  I decided to come to Park because I love working with students. Ultimately, my goal was to go into administration, and while I’m going back to school to accomplish...

Used with permission from Alissa Case.

Introducing Alissa Case

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Sam Listiak September 24, 2021

Why did you decide to come to Park? The mission vision of the district was the reason why I applied for a job here. I like the work on racial equity that the district has been doing for the last several...

Gov. Walz announces Due North Education plan

Gov. Walz announces Due North Education plan

Sophia Curran-Moore February 5, 2021

After reflecting on her experiences as a student of color, equity instructional coach Jess Davis said she hopes the Due North plan will foster students’ intelligence regardless of their race. “I...

Holocaust curriculum should be included in class

Nora Hall January 7, 2021

The Minnesota Social Studies Department's first draft for its curriculum came out with no mention of the Holocaust in their education plan Dec. 1. When looking at it, I didn't appreciate how it didn’t...

9/11 as a national holiday is not the answer

9/11 as a national holiday is not the answer

Tobias Khabie, News Editor September 11, 2020

This Sept. 11, we commemorated the 19th anniversary of the attacks in which almost 3,000 Americans lost their lives—or at least we should have. Instead, most Americans, especially students, most likely...

Benilde-St. Margarets, a Catholic school less than two miles from Park, announced March 13 its students will be having online school until April 3. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen to 14 in Minnesota.

Benilde-St. Margaret’s moves to online instruction

Marta Hill March 13, 2020

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rises to 14 in Minnesota March 13, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, a private Catholic school located less than two miles from Park, announced it will be moving to online...

Special Education student attends gym class as part of the Special Ed curriculum. Special Ed students go to various classes throughout the day.

Collaboration leads to success

Tennam Gyaldatsang January 22, 2020

According to advisor Taylor Williams, the Special Education Department has been studying for finals.  “In history, we are doing a World War 1 unit, in chemistry, we are doing an atoms unit,” Williams...

NTA helps students succeed in school by building a strong community. It prepares students get ready for the next chapter of their lives.

Strong community within a classroom driven by success

Tennam Gyaldatsang and Neb Bekele December 20, 2019

According to the leader of Non-Traditional Academy Chris Weaver, students who wouldn’t have exceeded to their full potential in a normal classroom setting seem to be doing well and are on track to graduate. “It's...

Sophmore Kendrick Ross Jr.  reflects on his experiences with race and identity while his peers listen intently at the Students Organized for Anti-Racism event Nov. 25. Senior Amaya Foku leads the conversation throughout the meeting.

SOAR initiates discussion

Maria Perez Barriga and Gabriel Kaplan November 27, 2019

As freshman Sharon Lunasilva reflects upon the in-school Students Organized for Anti-Racism event, she said she hasn’t always felt comfortable discussing race in school, but the event gave her the opportunity...

Unconventional learning makes life long impact

Unconventional learning makes life long impact

Izzy Kanne April 24, 2019

When it comes to race, there is a difference between learning and understanding. Most people know only what they have learned in school about the history of race in the United States. A trip through the...

Alexander Muss High School in Israel teacher Lisa Biton tell students a story on Mount Gilboa Dec. 4. Park students returned from Israel Jan. 22.

Several upperclassmen return from Israel

Gabriel Kaplan February 10, 2019

After attending the two-month long Alexander Muss High School program in Israel, junior David Khabie said the students often traveled to historical sites across Israel, learning as they went. “We...

SHEC president Erica Dudley writes down ideas for the upcoming year Nov. 8. The topics brainstormed for future meetings included consent and contraception.

SHEC brainstorms topics to discuss

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Noah Orloff November 17, 2018

According to senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney, the first Sexual Health Education Club meeting went well overall. “(The) turnout could have been a little better, but it’s a really busy time of the year...

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