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Sophomores eat lunch together without facing a mask mandate barrier March 17. Many students still choose to wear masks although it is not mandatory.

Revision mask of mandate causes mixed reactions

April 7, 2022

On March 10th, 2022, the School Board made the executive decision to make masks optional. In regards to this decision, the Echo Editorial Board believes this was an informed decision that should be followed...

St. Louis Park City Council implemented a mask mandate Jan 18. The Council hopes the mandate will help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Month-long citywide mask mandate enacted

Danny Shope January 27, 2022

When cases of COVID-19 recently began to rise, City Council member Larry Kraft said he started to worry about the safety of the Park community. According to Kraft, this increase in cases has strengthened...

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Q&A with school nurse

Jordyn Deschamps January 26, 2022

What are ways you think we could keep the masks effective in school? We definitely should keep on wearing them and making sure that we are wearing them properly, like with it over our nose and mouth,...

In-person impairs learning

Lily Nugteren January 22, 2022

In the past few weeks since we’ve been back from winter break, there have been several factors obstructing students’ ability to learn. Omicron is running rampant through the school, not just taking...

Boys swimming cheers on its teammates Jan. 12. The swimmers wear masks when they are out of the pool or waiting to swim in an event.

Boys’ swimming continues masking as cases rise

Colin Canaday January 20, 2022

Facing the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota history and a potential move to distance learning at many schools, masking during athletics is now of paramount concern. According to swimming coach...

Senior Blake Anderson drives to the net looking to make a basket. Athletes are not required to wear masks during practices and games, but they are recommended by the athletic department and MSHSL.

Masks shouldn’t be needed for sports

Michael Hoikka January 19, 2022

As COVID-19 rates go up, talks of athletes wearing masks in indoor sports have become more popularized. I was not thrilled when I first heard this news, because as a person with asthma it's already hard...

Takeaways from athletics in a pandemic

Takeaways from athletics in a pandemic

Katie Nelson December 1, 2021

Toeing the line of my last cross country race of this season, surrounded by 300 other runners, I was reminded of the stark contrast between this season and last. As most athletes can attest to, the pandemic...

Student section cheers after a touchdown while wearing the all-orange dress code Sept. 24. Park won its homecoming game against crosstown rival Benilde St. Margaret.

Staff Editorial: Delta variant raises concerns

October 2, 2021

The highly infectious delta variant of COVID-19 has become the new cause for concern in this pandemic — now representing more than 99 percent of cases tracked in the country. Large school events, such...

Going maskless feels unnatural

Going maskless feels unnatural

Harris Keekley June 10, 2021

After about a year in quarantine and having to wear a mask at all times, when I visited Wisconsin, one of many states that have lifted the mask mandate for vaccinated people, it felt really awkward. All...

Seniors sit in their rows for graduation rehearsal. Rehearsal was held at 12 p.m. June 8 at the field house.

Graduation information

Shaydi Falcon June 8, 2021

The 2021 Park graduation ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. June 8 at the Oriole stadium. Each graduate received eight tickets, and only ticketed guests will be admitted at entrance. Gates to the stadium...

Going maskless is freeing

Going maskless is freeing

Gabriel Kaplan June 1, 2021

I knew the pandemic was coming to an end when she sneezed into my mouth. I had just finished shopping at Costco. She was the cashier and I was the customer, both vaccinated and both maskless. We were...

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