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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Sophomore Silas Cowell disposes a lunch tray May 16. Trash cans are available throughout the school and outside for students to use.

Littered with litter

Modesty Manion June 1, 2022

Lately at Park, trash has been scattered all across the student parking lot. McDonald’s breakfast bags make up the majority of the litter left by students, which makes sense considering many students...

Asynchronous days hurtful to routines

Adam Gips December 3, 2021

Last year, many students enjoyed the asynchronous Wednesdays. Students could check into Park Connections and be done with Zoom for the day. However, this upending of natural rhythm only causes harm to...

Brogan Berg, who makes environmentally-friendly bath products, assists junior Aaliyah Brown in making a bath bomb March 12. The Nest hosted an eco-friendly bath bomb making event as a part of a new series focusing on preserving the environment in the coming months.

Nest holds bath bomb workshop

Molly Schochet and Ruthie Posada March 14, 2020

Bath bombs have the ability to relax and relieve stress, but they are also environmentally friendly, which is why the Nest held a bath bomb making event March 12 as a part of a series focused on preserving...

Juniors Zoe Frank and Keely Bernstein discuss the new Roots and Shoots video Feb. 24. The club wants to debut the video about recycling in the upcoming months.

Roots and Shoots looks to improve Park’s recycling program

Sadie Yarosh February 27, 2020

At the Roots and Shoots meeting Feb. 24, the group discussed ways to create a video that informs students and staff about the recycling process and how to improve it, according to junior and member Thor...

Art by Sophie Livingston. In an attempt to reduce straw waste and help the environment, the straws by request amendment was added to the Zero Waste Packaging Ordinance. The straws by request amendment went into effect Jan. 1.

Straws by request will create environmental impact

January 17, 2020

In an attempt to reduce the amount of plastic used by consumers in St. Louis Park, the straws by request amendment was added to the Zero Waste Packaging Ordinance, which went into effect Jan. 1. Under...

Roots and Shoots President Zoe Frank discusses with the club about future plans. The next meeting will be taking place Oct 22.

Roots and Shoots starts year off strong

Tennam Gyaldatsang October 22, 2019

According to junior Thor Anderson, Roots and Shoots has increased student involvement and awareness.  “I would say there are a lot more people in Roots and Shoots, which is really good because there...

Junior Thor Anderson discusses future plans with Roots and Shoots Sept 17.  According to Roots and Shoots junior President Zoe Frank, the Roots and Shoots climate walkout will begin after school Sept. 27.

Roots and Shoots plans climate change walkout

Colin Canaday September 26, 2019

In response to the lack of awareness regarding the youth climate strike which occurred Sept. 20, there will be another climate change walkout Sept. 27, according to junior Roots and Shoots President Zoe...

Senior Roots and Shoots member Rachel Mattson speaks in front of the School Board March 25. According to Mattson, people were respectful in response to the presentation.

Roots and Shoots presents to School Board regarding climate action

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Noah Orloff March 31, 2019

After Roots and Shoots presented to the School Board regarding the school district’s involvement with the Climate Action Plan, senior Katie Christiansen, who is the club's leader, said she felt optimistic...

Art by Maggie Klaers

Green New Deal oversteps

Henry Brettingen March 20, 2019

Climate change has long been an issue politicians have struggled to find long-term solutions to. The Green New Deal is no exception. It is nothing more than an idealistic wish list that fails to account...

Gathering along with many other art pieces by Jodi Reeb hangs on a wall Feb. 23 in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. According to Reeb, the artwork originally was a photograph.

Artist uses beeswax to raise environmental awareness

Noah Orloff March 3, 2019

With the viewpoint of pollinators in mind, mixed-media artist Jodi Reeb said she created her exhibition with the goal of spreading information about environmental issues. “I wanted to create some...

Senior Roots and Shoots leader Katie Christiansen and sophomore member Zoe Frank discuss the clubs upcoming residential and business outreach plans during a meeting Feb. 5. According to Frank, Roots and Shoots meets on Tuesdays.

Roots and Shoots prepares for local outreach

Amaia Barajas, Jenna Cook, and Noah Orloff February 11, 2019

Sophomore Roots and Shoots member Zoe Frank said Roots and Shoots currently has a responsibility to make sure the Climate Action Plan’s expectations are met. “We talked about new ways we can help...

Gov. Walz speaks to a room of climate activists including students from across Minnesota Jan. 9.

Staff Editorial: MN Can’t Wait rally should inspire action

January 17, 2019

With issues such as climate change, student activism is essential to impact politics. This is why the Echo Editorial Board applauds MN Can’t Wait’s campaign. The student-led organization, MN Can’t...

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