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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

Junior Eliana Montero-Ward hands Lola Powers a yearbook during the final day of yearbook distribution. Distribution began May 22 and took place during lunches.

Yearbook distribution

John Hunter and Eliah Fink May 31, 2023

After nine months of deadlines, stress and hard work, Echowan had a successful week of yearbook distribution starting Monday May 22 and going through Friday May 26. According to senior editor-in-chief...

Park math teacher Chad Austad works with students on their March Madness brackets. Austad holds his annual March Madness bracket competition, as the tournament kicks off in March 2023.

Math madness in March

Owen McColgan March 28, 2023

To commemorate and incorporate the basketball tournament March Madness into learning, math teacher Chad Austad created a classwide bracket competition in order to win prizes such as extra credit or a free...

Freshman Audrey Martin plays her violin at the orchestra concert December 15. This was their last concert before winter break.

Orchestra winter concert creates community

Ivan Zank and Charlotte Cox January 8, 2023

Park orchestra’s most recent concert on Dec. 15 focused on a holiday theme to celebrate the end of the year and the last concert before winter break. Orchestra teacher Kou Lee said he wanted to play...

Junior Noam Halpern, seniors Alana Weiser and Micah Davis build Sukkahs out of snacks at JSU, Thursday Oct. 13. JSU meets Thursdays in room B238

JSU celebrates Sukkot

Jessie Belen and Cianny Belen October 17, 2022

The Sukkot holiday is week long and happens every year in the fall starting October 9th through the 16th. It's a way to celebrate the learning roots of the Jewish culture and reunite with those roots. Isabel...

Commencement from childhood role model

Commencement from childhood role model

Jordyn Deschamps June 3, 2022

I sit in my room looking at the next chapter of my life that has taken its representative form as a cap and gown, feeling every emotion that has garnered up until this very moment. I study the ebbs and...

Freshman Kajsa Elias and Mae Guttenfelder paint during Lindsey Meyers Action Thursday. Action Thursday allows students to explore hobbies during their Park Connections period.

Painting becomes popular for Action Thursday

Anya Panday April 22, 2022

With Park’s recent addition of Action Thursdays to the Park Connections schedule, there are now a variety of activities for students to participate in instead of attending Park Connections. In room B322,...

College rejection leads way to healing

College rejection leads way to healing

Jacob Khabie January 19, 2022

When I got rejected from my dream college, I immediately started blaming myself. All I could think was “what did I do wrong?” and “what could I have done better?” and “why wasn’t I good enough?”...

AP European History teacher Jeff Cohen discusses the Europe trip with junior Mayrim Garcia. The 13-day trip has been planned for June 2022.

Annual Europe trip set to occur June 2022

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Sam Listiak December 2, 2021

After two years of waiting, AP European History teacher Jeff Cohen got the news that the annual Europe trip had been approved. Due to COVID-19, the yearly trip was canceled last year, but now he and his...

Used with permission from Elliot McGary-Walters

Junior haunts at ValleyScare

Jacob Khabie October 27, 2021

What do you do at ValleyScare? I’m a haunt actor. I just scare all the people that come through. Why did you choose to pursue this job? I do circus, so I have performance experience, and I thought...

Sophomores Fiona Shaack and Fiona Long working together March 19. Along with their group, they advocated for feminine hygiene dispensers to be put in at Park.

Feminine hygiene dispensers to be implemented at Park

Elena Ortiz-Fishman March 24, 2021

Last year in ninth grade Civics/Economics, students were tasked with finding problems in their community that they could improve. For current sophomore Fiona Schaack, period poverty was an important topic...

A Book Genie describes and recommends novels for a teenage reader. Teen Lit Con also displays a wall of sticky notes in the Exhibit Hall with readers favorite titles.

Teen Literature Conference gives young writers opportunities

Kate Schneider May 4, 2019

Junior Svea Bleske said high school students have little to no time to focus on writing due to the work and stress that comes along with school and the Teen Literature Conference is a way for students...

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