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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

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Fortnite brings a blast from the past

Jeremy Eichten, Staffer November 21, 2023

The video game “Fortnite Battle Royale” has been a popular video game ever since it was released Sept. 27, 2017. Over time, it gained millions of players across the world, and had become a big part...

D&D club member Ian Bautista at the first club meeting Sept. 26. The tools in front of him are for creating a game map, frequently used by the Dungeon Master.

D and D begins their journey

Will Carpenter and Ryan Steinberg October 13, 2023

As the school year began for Park, so did the Dungeons and Dragons club. The club had previously been run by Daniel Ruzek, but now the club is run by advisor Kerstin Merrill. The club had its first meeting...

Juniors Estrella Ochoa and Aaron Casey-Fix write answers while playing a Mexican version of Family Feud Feb. 16. Spanish club meets once a month. Their next meeting is March 23.

Family feuding in Spanish club

Ena Mekic and Taylor Voigt February 17, 2023

At this month’s Spanish club meeting, the group played the Mexican version of Family Feud Feb. 16. Students paired up into teams and answered questions related to Mexican culture.  Junior club member...

Park students cheer after a big stop on defense during the football game against Two Rivers Sept. 16. Seniors attempted to lead the student section in an effort to try and awaken a sleeping Park football team.

Get loud or get out

Anya Panday September 23, 2022

The student section at high school sports games is a phenomenon. Every year, a group of seniors leads Park's student section, encouraging them to chant and organizing cheers to support our players. This...

Seventh grader Gretchen Fandel Thompson faces defender freshman Ruby Smith during practice April 12. The lacrosse team has begun practices preparing for their spring season.

Girls’ lacrosse starts season

Maria Perez Barriga April 14, 2021

Head coach Kyle Sweeney said many players were on edge during lacrosse tryouts because the season was canceled in 2020.  “It was really exciting, but also a lot of the girls were nervous because...

‘Illimat’ offers unique gameplay, astonishing artwork

‘Illimat’ offers unique gameplay, astonishing artwork

Harris Keekley February 15, 2021

“Illimat” was supposed to be a photoshoot with the band, The Decemberist acting as a cult-like society playing an ancient game, later the band realized there the game may have potential and decided...

Senior Evie Gutzke serves the ball to opposing team during the Homecoming pickleball tournament Oct. 1. The tournament was part of many Homecoming festivities that were modified from last year to comply with state social distancing regulations.

Pickleball game runs until sundown

Aisha Hersi and Juweriya Sherif October 5, 2020

Even with the chilly 48-degree weather and setting sun, dozens of Park students showed up for the Homecoming week Pickleball tournament on Oct. 1st.  According to Student Council Representative Michael...

The senior class stands and cheers with excitement at the first day of school Pep fest Sept. 3. The class wore jerseys to show their senior pride.

Students return to school

September 8, 2019

The football team runs onto field in their first home game of the 2018 season. The  first home game of the 2019 season will be Aug. 29 at the Oriole Stadium.

Games begin for fall athletes

Kate Schneider August 27, 2019

Fall sports kickoff games began with girls’ tennis Aug. 21 and they will finish with girls’ swimming Sept. 10. This infographic shows information about the time and place of the first game of each...

School club creates community

School club creates community

David Bryant June 4, 2018

Physics teacher and club adviser Daniel Ruzek said since his introduction to the Dungeons & Dragons club, he continues to enjoy the experience and people involved. “I was strong-armed into the club...

Senior Annabelle Schutte catches a ball during a drill in softball practice April 24. Varsity softball team will be playing Cooper at 4:30 p.m. April 26 at Aquila Fields.

Six games rescheduled after April snow

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf April 25, 2018

The varsity softball team will play its first six games of the season within three days, according to coach Bobby Crumpton. The team will play its first game April 26 at Aquila Park, followed by a double-header...

Senior captain Kamil Mayfield dribbles down the court on Nov. 28. The Orioles won the game 75-60 against Irondale.

Girl’s basketball wins against Irondale

David Bryant, Hayley Westwood, and Breanna Thompson November 30, 2017

The girls' basketball team beat Irondale 75-60, bringing them to a record of 1-0, according to head coach Arsenio Richardson. According to Richardson, the team started off the first season game with...

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