The Echo

Teen Literature Conference gives young writers opportunities

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.

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 to set aside time. “As a student, I haven’t been writing as much due to normal schoolwork and...

Paint nights spur ingenuity

Paint nights spur ingenuity

Maggie Klaers

March 25, 2019

Many people believe that artistic ability is a genetically built-in talent, when in fact most of the skills involved in art come from practice and repetition. Even so, art isn’t meant only for those with the dexterity to turn their own artistic vision into a reality, it is meant for everyone. A ...

Quiz Bowl raises funds for Nationals

Students on quiz bowl study trivia during a meeting Feb. 28. The team qualified for Nationals.

David Bryant

April 5, 2018

With the exciting news of going to Nationals in Atlanta over Memorial Day weekend, junior Zoey Zachek said she was proud of her team's accomplishments despite having recently joined Quiz Bowl. “I only joined this year so I'm not as connected or seasoned, but I am very proud of the team. Some o...

Instagram account celebrates diversity

Seniors Malaika Bigirindavyi and Anna duSaire discuss future plans for their Instagram account, tagged @mixtaslp. Seniors Rosa Sigrúnardóttir and Olivia Massie, not pictured, also run this account.

Evelyn Nelson

November 10, 2017

Looking through her social media, senior Malaika Bigirindavyi felt inspired by accounts celebrating the expression of one’s identity. Bigirindavyi said she now is doing just that by creating a new outlet for mixed boys and girls. The instagram account, @mixstaslp, was founded this fall by seniors...

PSAT to take place Oct. 11

Junior Alaysha McCall-Davis completes a test in room A305. The PSAT takes place at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 11 in the old gym.

Alex Balfour

October 6, 2017

Park will be holding the annual Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test  Oct. 6, according to Assistant School Assessment Coordinator Jami LaPray. According to LaPray, there are certain requirements in order to be eligible for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). “(The PSAT is for) tenth...

New teacher starts working at Park

Parks new teacher Shuazong Vang teaches in front of Honors English 9, Sept. 28.

Lukas Levin

September 28, 2017

Park’s English division recently received a new addition with first year English teacher Shuazong Vang. Vang said she was originally a teaching assistant who taught sixth graders but had difficulties working with young students in the past. “I was a student teacher at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus...

De-stress club generates positive energy

Junior Katelyn Lanoux draws while listening to a Ted talk at de-stress club. The club meets every other Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. in Mr. Nordmark's room.

Hanna Schechter

March 15, 2017

When junior Ellery Deschamps sat with her friends at lunch, she said they discussed starting a de-stress club and how exciting that would be. “As we were talking more and saying how we are so stressed, we thought ‘oh, let’s put those two together and just start a de-stress club,’” Descham...

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