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City election provides opportunity

City election provides opportunity

Sofia Seewald

November 5, 2019

Seeing the upcoming election as an opportunity to advocate for social issues he is passionate about, junior Thor Anderson said he is helping Larry Kraft campaign for City Council At Large A Seat. “I first met (Kraft) working through Roots and Shoots. I got to know him more as I became more intereste...

The 2019 city election unraveled

The 2019 city election unraveled

Gabriel Kaplan, Tobias Khabie, Noah Orloff, and Maddie Schutte

November 4, 2019

Senior Isaac Wahl, who plans on voting in the upcoming election, said he believes it is essential for young people to vote in order to make their voices known. “It’s important for high schoolers to vote because we’re very conscious of what’s going on in the world today,” Wahl said. “We...

Meet the candidates for St. Louis Park School Board

Meet the candidates for St. Louis Park School Board

Gabriel Kaplan, Noah Orloff, and Maddie Schutte

November 3, 2019

Jim Beneke Why did you decide to run? I am one of two incumbents running again. I ran for the first time four years ago (because) I had been active in a lot of school committees. You name the committee, I was probably on it. I was on the Community Education Advisory Council (CEAC), the Equity...

Trump rally sparks protest

Trump rally sparks protest

Ben Sanford and Tobias Khabie

October 12, 2019

A number of Park students joined masses of protesters outside of Target Center, where President Donald Trump was holding a rally. Senior Yoni Potter hoped to share his objections against Trump by attending the anti-Trump protest outside the venue. “I wanted to spread the message that I don’t...

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,...

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