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Barriers broken in midterm election

Barriers broken in midterm election

Maddie Schutte

November 7, 2018

The Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives, along with several other Democratic victories across the country, gave platforms to minorities silenced by the 2016 presidential election. It wasn’t until 1870 that the 15th amendment was passed allowing African American men to vote, follo...

Freshman classes play suffrage bingo

Freshman classes play suffrage bingo

Dani Orloff

November 7, 2018

According to social studies teacher Jill Merkle, all freshman classes participated in suffrage bingo in C350 Nov. 6 to discuss the midterm elections that day. “It’s a bingo board where essentially they’re filling out voting rights activists from our history and trying to get a bingo with it,...

Polling stations prepare for election day

Polling stations prepare for election day

Maggie Klaers

November 5, 2018

Student election judge, junior Yoni Potter, said the student election judge program is an opportunity for Park students over the age of 16 to work at the city’s polling stations. “The election judge program is where people in St. Louis Park get to participate in the elections by overseeing wh...

Discriminatory statements written on political poster

Discriminatory statements written on political poster

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

November 4, 2018

When freshman Matthew Montanez heard about the discriminatory graffiti, he said he felt driven to voice his opinion on the matter. “We tried to show that everyone is welcome here, no matter your race, religion, or anything else like that,” Montanez said. “Who ever did that, they shouldn’t ha...

Conservative win may have unintended consequences

Conservative win may have unintended consequences

Samantha Klepfer

November 2, 2018

All across the nation women cried as Christine Blasey Ford gave an emotional statement describing when Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in college. Nine days later the Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh with a two-vote margin in Kavanaugh’s favor, according to The New Yor...

Staff Editorial: Student election judges present opportunity in politics

Staff Editorial: Student election judges present opportunity in politics

October 25, 2018

As Election Day approaches, high school students in St. Louis Park have been contacted about applying to be a student election judge. The jobs are available to students all around Minnesota. The Echo Editorial Board also see the election opportunity as a way of exposing young citizens to the voting...

Mock election provides outlet for student voice

Mock election provides outlet for student voice

Dani Orloff

October 25, 2018

Unable to vote in the upcoming midterm elections, freshman Anna Hillstrom said she believes the mock election Oct. 16 provided students with an opportunity to learn about the importance of elections.    “I thought it was good. I mean, I think that it’s good to get people ready for the election,...

Assembly inspires voter registration

Assembly inspires voter registration

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

October 11, 2018

After decades of fighting for her right to vote, Civil Rights Leader Dr. Josie Johnson said she urges students to utilize this Fifteenth Amendment right.

Opinion: Ilhan Omar, a luke-warm candidate

Opinion: Ilhan Omar, a luke-warm candidate

Gabriel Kaplan

August 21, 2018

State Representative Ilhan Omar will be able to serve the 5th Congressional District using a national voice unlike that of any recent 5th District representative, but her past comments on Israel are concerning. Following Omar’s Democratic Primary win on August 14, the candidate is on track to beco...

New referendum approved in election

New referendum approved in election

Atticus Raasch

November 8, 2017

According to the Office of the Secretary of State, both the new and old referendums passed by a large margin following the Nov. 7 voting day. With 19 of 19 precincts reporting in, the current numbers show the existing referendum was renewed with 6609 Yes to 1166 No votes, according to the Office of...

False news sources create lack of trust

False news sources create lack of trust

Alec Pittman

January 23, 2017

Starting off as a simple conversation about the recent political happenings around the country these past three months, a well-intended discussion often leads to an angry argument. Throughout the presidential campaign, both candidates used news sources and media to attack the other. The candidates made o...

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