The Echo

Governor closes schools for the rest of the year

Park will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, according to Executive Order 20-41 issued by Gov. Walz. The last day of school for Park students was March 16.

Marta Hill, Gabriel Kaplan, Isabel Kjaer, and Talia Lissauer

April 23, 2020

After announcing school closures through May 4 earlier in April, Gov. Tim Walz announced in Executive Order 20-41 April 23 that schools will continue distance learning for the rest of the school year. However, Minnesota Commissioner of Education Mary Cathryn Ricker said the integrity of education will be ...

eSports adviser helps create Minnesota league

Senior Michael Ramirez works with eSports team to plan strategies for their next game. eSports has its next meeting Dec. 12 to prepare for upcoming tournaments.

Kate Schneider

December 9, 2019

eSports adviser Jacob Utities said he’s feeling very confident so far this year because of the opportunities given to new players and how eSports is continuing to grow in numbers. “I’m really looking forward to a lot more opportunities for both my teams and all the high schools in the area t...

Theater rehearses dance numbers for ‘Legally Blonde’

Sophomores Olivia Brown and Mackenzie Peshong rehearse the opening number of the upcoming fall musical

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

November 4, 2019

Dance captain and senior Ruby Stillman said “Legally Blonde” uses dances to relay the message of the story. “Dance numbers are really important because they’re really entertaining and they’re really difficult, but they tell a big piece of the story,” Stillman said. Stillman said prep...

Football ends season with loss against Irondale

Senior Aaron Ellingson avoids defenders while running the ball down the field. Park finished their season with a loss to Irondale 28-30 Oct. 22.

Lilly Strathman

October 23, 2019

After ending the season with a 28-30 loss to Irondale and a record of 4-5, coach Ben Wolfe said the team was present and worked hard each day throughout the season. “(The team) played well everyday,” Wolfe said. “We didn't have a super big team but they didn't make excuses, they came to work ...

Football empowered on Senior Night

Senior Aaron Ellingson pushes past defending players. Park’s next game will be Oct. 22 at the stadium against Irondale.

Lilly Strathman

October 21, 2019

Park football honored their seniors and defeated Bloomington Jefferson High School with a final score of 28-7, improving their record to 4-4. After a victorious Senior Night football game, the team is ready to improve for the remainder of the season, according to running back coach Arsenio Richardson. ...

Football overcomes challenges

Sophomore Deontez Ross defends opposing player at Park's game against DeLeSalle. Their next game will be Oct. 16 at the stadium against Bloomington Jefferson High School.

Lilly Strathman

October 15, 2019

Park football practiced its teamwork and defeated DeLaSalle High School  with a final score of 41-0, improving their record to 3-4. Senior Jacob Brown said the team worked well as a community which helped them become victorious.  “We played as a good cohesive unit all four quarters,” Brown said. “We played...

Theater prepares for fall musical

Choreographer Julianne Mundale, junior Lilly Strathman, sophomore Dayanara Mora Zengel and freshmen Haley Nielson and Gwendolyn Rockler-Gladen rehearse the opening number of “Legally Blonde”. The show will open 7 p.m., Nov. 15 in the Auditorium.

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

September 30, 2019

According to thespian president senior Ruby Stillman, Park’s next production is set to be “Legally Blonde”. “(‘Legally Blonde’) deals with really tough topics in a fun way. Feminism, obviously, but also stereotypes of women and how that is overcome and how that plays out. Also, sexual...

Football plans to persevere

Junior McCabe Dvorak fights against a defending player's tackle. This was the football team's third game this season. Its next game will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the stadium.

Lilly Strathman

September 16, 2019

After losing 49-25 against Robbinsdale Cooper, junior Micheal Boxley-Harmon said he looks forward to working hard during practice to gain team spirit. “I’m feeling a little hurt and a little sad but it’s alright. We will bounce back in practice so we can come back stronger than before,” B...

New captains for fall 2019 sports

Senior Susanna Hu tracks the ball to serve it to her opponent during their first match of the season Aug. 21 losing 0-7 to Breck. The team ended the season with a 10-5 overall record.

December 17, 2018

After a hardworking season this fall the new captains that will lead the team next year are announced. Learn about the new captains below. ...

Sophomore takes role as volleyball team manager

Sophomore Ryan Barnett serves the ball during the junior varsity volleyball practice.

Maddie Schutte

October 29, 2018

Sophomore Ryan Barnett said he had only been playing volleyball for a year before being contacted by the junior varsity coach to assist their team. “The JV Coach approached me one day after I made a club team, and was like, ‘Hey do you wanna practice with us?’ So I agreed right off the bat,” Ba...

Sever’s is pure corny fun

Sever's Corn Festival has been improving and expanding since 1997. This year Sever's is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 28.

Claire Bargman

October 9, 2018

Fall festival creator, Sever Peterson, has been expanding continuously and adding new activities for 21 continuous falls. The festival offers everything from zip lines to pig races with all kinds of fair food to fill you up.    Staff member Harsh Khavare said he loves the improvements and additions that...

Crush takes up fall league

Freshman Cole Blavat throws disc during a warm-up drill at a captain's practice Sep. 24. The boys ultimate team recently started a fall league to get more practice.

Sofia Seewald

October 5, 2018

Senior Ethan Kahn, one of the four captains for Park’s ultimate team, Crush, said the team chose to join the Twin Cities’s ultimate fall league this year due to a yearning for success. “The captains were talking one day, and we decided it was finally time to register for fall league because...

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