The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

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

Students wait in line to pay for lunch March 23. Starting this fall, the lunchbox tax cut law will come into effect, making school breakfasts and lunches free of charge.

Breakfast and lunch: a no-cost munch

Alex Geretz March 27, 2023

Starting next school year, every student will be able to get breakfast and lunch meals at Park completely free of charge. Governor Tim Walz passed into law the proposed “lunchbox tax cut” bill that...

Students stock the clothing closet with winter gear. The clothing closet is open for all students during fifth hour, Mondays through Fridays, in B226.

Student-run clothing closet provides for community

Eliah Fink November 29, 2022

As the weather is getting colder, some students may be in need of extra layers. Park’s solution to this problem: the clothing closet in room B226. Park’s clothing closet is a resource where students...

Junior Kate Gage packs food for students who need food while school is out of session because of the COVID-19 school cancelation and spring break. The Birdfeeder program collected food donations March 16. According to an announcement March 16, Park students can pick up a bag of groceries in the main office after school.

Free food made available by restaurants, organizations 

Talia Lissauer March 16, 2020

Updated as of 11 a.m. March 16. In light of Governor Tim Walz closing all Minnesota schools March 18-27, many restaurants across Minnesota have announced they will be providing free lunches for students...

Junior Evie Gutzke completes a practice ACT reading test Jan. 28. All juniors will take the ACT at 8:20 a.m. Feb. 25 at the high school.

ACT free for juniors

Maria Perez Barriga February 6, 2020

Junior Ella Weinmann said the school offering a free ACT test for all students will create a higher college acceptance at Park. “I really appreciate (it)... I believe because you use the ACT to get...

Senior and Clothing Closet manager Hayden Haase hangs a dress Oct. 28 in the recently opened Clothing Closet. Students can come in during third hour to pick out clothes for free.

Birdfeeder expands impact on Park

Molly Schochet and Isra Mohamed October 31, 2019

In order to prevent worry about access to basic necessities such as food, Birdfeeder supervisor Sophia Ross said the Birdfeeder works to relieve students of this stress. “Our...

Journalist testifies for student free expression legislation

Dani Orloff March 14, 2019

As senior Emma Yarger testified alongside three others in favor of the student free expression legislation, she said she felt powerful having a platform to express her point of view. “It was really...

The ice skating rink outside of the Mall of America which closes on Jan. 27. According to the Mall of America, renting ice skates requires a $5 fee.

Outdoor ice rink at Mall of America

Sophie Olmen December 30, 2018

According to sophomore Abby Salzer, she thinks opening an ice rink at the Mall of America is a good idea to attract more people this winter season. “I think it’s cool. It’s a good location and...

Debra Probst sells volleyball tickets for Park to parents and students. The volleyball booster club allows the first 50 people to have free admission.

Volleyball booster club offers free tickets

Hayley Westwood October 3, 2018

According to athletic director Andy Ewald, in efforts to draw a bigger crowd, the first 50 students to attend a home volleyball game will receive free admission. “The volleyball parent booster club...

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