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Ways to practice yoga

Photo Illustration by Claire Bargman. Practicing yoga in your backyard is a great option during quarantine. YouTube and various yoga apps are a great way to start yoga for the first time or improve your skills.

Claire Bargman

May 1, 2020

With everything going on right now, finding a new hobby or workout routine can keep you grounded. For me, yoga has offered that. Since yoga classes are cancelled, apps and YouTube videos are the best option. I have found that various apps have subscriptions so the free ones or YouTube videos have good var...

Take time from work and go for a bike ride

Take time from work and go for a bike ride

Harris Keekley

April 24, 2020

At times like these when we have to stay inside because of COVID-19, it's important to keep moving while also maintaining a good mental state as we wait in isolation. A great way to keep yourself physically and mentally healthy  is by going for a bike ride.  When on a bike ride, you can listen to music...

Fact-checking the pandemic part two

Art by Marta Hill. As the pandemic spreads, misinformation seems to spreading more and more. Echo seeks to answer your questions and concerns on the virus.

Gabriel Kaplan and Talia Lissauer

March 26, 2020

This story is updated as of 3:30 p.m. March 26. Earlier this month, Echo asked its Instagram followers to submit questions and we did our best to answer your concerns then, and we have reached out again and done our best to answer below. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to co...

St. Louis Park closes public facilities, plans to meet on COVID-19

Art by Maggie Klaers. As of March 13, there is one case of COVID-19 in St. Louis Park.

Gabriel Kaplan

March 15, 2020

This story is updated as of 7:15 p.m. March 15. In an update published by the St. Louis Park municipal government, the city announced it will close the Westwood Hills Nature Center, the Recreation Outdoor Center, and the Rec. Center, however, city hall will remain open for the time being.  “...

Staff Editorial: School closure necessary to protect community

Art by Maggie Klaers. According to the Echo, St. Louis Park Public Schools will remain closed from March 17 to April 6 in order to stem the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic. As of 4:15 p.m. March 15, there are 35 cases in Minnesota, 2,815 cases in the United States and 156,800 infected worldwide with 5,762 dead, according to The New York Times.

March 15, 2020

This op-ed is updated as of 4:20 p.m. March 15. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Louis Park Public Schools plan to close for nearly three weeks from March 17 to April 6, according to a phone blast sent out March 15. Although this decision should’ve been made sooner, the Echo Editorial Board applauds the district for acting with an abundan...

Fact-checking the pandemic

Art by Maggie Klaers. As the pandemic spreads, misinformation seems to spreading more and more. Echo seeks to answer your questions and concerns on the virus.

Gabriel Kaplan and Talia Lissauer

March 15, 2020

This story is updated as of 10:00 p.m. March 15. In hectic times it is easy to give in to the trap of fake news. To counteract this misinformation, Echo asked its Instagram followers to submit questions that we have done our best to answer below. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel f...

Park health officials, administration develop plan for handling COVID-19

Photo illustration by Kaia Myers. A desk is sanitized with a Clorox disinfecting wipe March 11. Park purchased many sanitizing  products, soap and tissues to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Kaia Myers

March 12, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads, Director of Communications and Community Relations Sara Thompson said the district is outlining a plan to respond to COVID-19, should it spread to Park schools.  “The district has coronavirus response plans in draft form. It's not available to the public for public release, bu...

Nordic begins strength and conditioning

Junior Josh Krueger and senior Maggie Klein lift weights at strength training Dec. 4. Nordic has morning lifting with strength coach Jessica Gust Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7–7:30 a.m.

Sofie Geretz

December 6, 2019

According to senior and Nordic captain David Klein, strength and conditioning is pivotal to the quality of a season. “We started doing the strength training program because Nordic is a very, very intense physical sport,” Klein said. “If you're not working the right muscles and you're not workin...

Walking group provides exercise in community

St. Louis Park Recreation Superintendent Jason West walks during Walk the Park Nov. 9. According to West, Walk the Park takes place once a month.

Noah Orloff

November 18, 2019

As St. Louis Park Recreation Superintendent Jason West reflected on the beginning of Walk the Park, he said the walking group originated from a Park local.  “Frank (Freedman), a community resident, came to me and said he would want to explore the park system more and have an open recreational wal...

Vaping can lead to serious pulmonary illnesses

Art by Maggie Klaers. According to pediatric lung specialist Dr. Brooke Moore, when looking at an x-ray of healthy lungs, the lungs should appear dark black, as they are filled with air. However, as of Oct. 1, over 1000 cases of a vaping-related illness have been reported. This illness causes otherwise healthy teens to present with pneumonia-like x-rays. White fluffy clouds of inflammation replace the black coloration of air in the x-ray.

Maggie Klaers

October 9, 2019

Years ago, senior Quentin Cloutier said he began vaping, but noticed adverse effects as his dependence on nicotine grew. “I was 16 when I started (vaping). I’ve been doing it for a really long time,” Cloutier said. “It’s for the buzz effect, honestly. It’s a stress reliever, but it’s ...

Different healthy food options in St. Louis Park

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is located in Knowlwood and offers different types of smoothies and food options.

Breanna Thompson

May 9, 2019

Check out healthy places to shop and eat in St. Louis Park. All these places offer different health food alternatives. ...

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