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Fact-checking the pandemic part two

Fact-checking the pandemic part two

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

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

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

Staff Editorial: School closure necessary to protect community

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

Fact-checking the pandemic

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

Park health officials, administration develop plan for handling 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

Nordic begins strength and conditioning

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

Walking group provides exercise in community

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

Vaping can lead to serious pulmonary illnesses

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

Different healthy food options in St. Louis Park

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. ...

SLP Nutrition to create a healthy, happier community

SLP Nutrition to create a healthy, happier community

Talia Lissauer

March 18, 2019

After visiting a nutrition club when he was younger co-owner Alex Brouse said he was inspired to open a nutrition club of his own. “I (went) into a nutrition club when I was 18, and I loved the vibe of it. I started working there, washing dishes, and we opened (a store) in Hopkins about two years ago...

Teen mental illness demands solution

Teen mental illness demands solution

Abby Intveld

December 20, 2018

The increasing stress of high school and new pressures set by society have to lead to a proliferation of mental illnesses among my generation. Despite this, we still lack sufficient mental health services to combat the rising epidemic. In response to this problem, the Minnesota Department of Health ...

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