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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

Esports coach Jake Utities talks to the team in preparation June 2. The team will be playing in the state finals June 4-5.

Esports team reaches state

Aidan Shafton, Alex Geretz, and Noah Leventhal June 5, 2022

After making the Minnesota Varsity League State Championship for the second year in a row, sophomore Oliver Salita said he expects the team to place better than they did in last year’s tournament. “I...

Natural Helpers members review the club’s plan for its upcoming Change to Chill week. Activities for the week will take place in the cafeteria Jan. 24 – 27.

Natural Helpers plans Change to Chill week

Adam Gips and Aidan Shafton January 26, 2022

After only having a virtual Change to Chill week last year, Natural Helpers adviser Kerstin Merrill said this year the club is attempting to revitalize Park. “Change to Chill week is a time for the...

Consistency is key

Katie Nelson January 11, 2022

While in previous years, the last days of the semester were scheduled as block days, this year, administration has decided to forgo that plan. Instead, Park will be keeping the normal seven period routine...

Time needed for testing

Lily Nugteren January 11, 2022

In past years, finals days have always had a block schedule in order to extend the amount of time students have to work on exams and projects. Block scheduling consists of all seven periods being split...

Finals ‘schedule’ is flexible for distance learning

Finals ‘schedule’ is flexible for distance learning

Aisha Hersi January 20, 2021

With nerve-wracking multiple-choice tests equipped with everything we learned from semester one now gone, a new way of having finals has come in its place. I had never expected to be creating slideshows,...

Sophomore Henry Eaton does make-up work at the Oriole Study Nest Jan. 13. The Oriole Study Nest is open to all students.

Opt-in pass/no-credit grades available for first semester

Talia Lissauer January 14, 2021

After a mix of reactions when all students had their grades changed to pass/no credit for second semester last year, Interim Principal Wendy Loberg said students will be given the option this year.  “A...

Special Education student attends gym class as part of the Special Ed curriculum. Special Ed students go to various classes throughout the day.

Collaboration leads to success

Tennam Gyaldatsang January 22, 2020

According to advisor Taylor Williams, the Special Education Department has been studying for finals.  “In history, we are doing a World War 1 unit, in chemistry, we are doing an atoms unit,” Williams...

Junior Elie Grassley competes in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:23.53 minutes, placing 16th overall. Park competed at the State finals Nov. 16. at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota.

Girls’ swimming competes in finals Nov. 16

Marta Hill November 16, 2019

After placing second in the 100 yard breaststroke at State Nov. 16, senior Hattie Kugler said going into State she was fully invested in the meet. “This is my last race ever because I’m not going...

Seniors have a goodbye party for the last day of school. There was food, and fun activities for them to do.

Senior Goodbye Party

Tennam Gyaldatsang, Nebyu Bekele June 6, 2019

Test yourself on questions about the Senior Goodbye Party that happened June 5. Loading Senior Goodbye Party var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-423486"),...

Junior Jackson Hand passes the puck to one of his teammates during their game Jan 11 against Blake. Hand said the teams schedule remains the same over finals.

Athletes face increasing responsibility with semester tests

David Bryant January 24, 2018

With finals occuring on Jan. 24 and 25, junior hockey player Jackson Hand said he often feels overwhelmed over this time of the year. Junior hockey player and IB diploma candidate Neil Walsh said finals...

Student athletes benefit from practice during finals

Student athletes benefit from practice during finals

William Phelan January 24, 2018

Waking up at 6 a.m. for a 6:30 lift before classes, going to classes, then practicing for 3 hours after school, and not getting home until 7; this is the life of an athlete. With this sort of a schedule,...

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