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

Etika: The Importance of Mental Health

Matt Kanyinku May 23, 2022

Today I want to remember the life of Desmond Daniel Amofah, better known on the internet as the Youtube streamer Etika. I’ve made an animation of taking deep breaths in one of his favorite games, Super...

Photo illustration by Ayelet Prottas.

BeReal facilitates authentic connections

Danny Shope January 27, 2022

When I opened my social media feed, the first post was a selfie of my friend inside a bathroom stall. As I scrolled down, the next post was a picture of a stack of biology homework and another one was...

The importance of a self-care routine

The importance of a self-care routine

Patricia Lopez-Milian January 20, 2022

As the semester ends, one tends to focus more on their grades rather than themselves. Over the years I’ve learned that one can both manage their grades and have a self-care routine without one having...

After a winter storm, senior Evan Rosald brushes off a car Dec. 10. According to Superintendent Astein Osei, two extra days will be added to winter break in order to alleviate student and staff stress.

Staff Editorial: Extended winter break valuable for Park

December 15, 2021

For the mental health and physical well-being of all students and staff, the School Board has unanimously made a decision to change winter break to a full two weeks. The previous plan was Park holding...

Normalization of cyberbullying haunting

Normalization of cyberbullying haunting

Crystal Diaz November 30, 2021

I am growing up in the generation where technology is very normalized. Knowing that can be scary. Cyberbullying is something I’ve been aware of since I was younger. I believe it is important to be conscious...

Athletes mental health is as important as physical health

Athletes’ mental health is as important as physical health

Jordyn Deschamps September 6, 2021

While athletes are strengthening their muscles and preparing for the season, it is also important they nourish their minds as well — mental health should be athletes’ number one priority Mental...

Natural Helpers introduced a slideshow during Park Connections, which includes a virtual classroom and other available resources for students to use. The virtual chill room is open to all students at 3:30 p.m every Wednesday on Zoom.

Natural Helpers offers support

Katie Nelson February 8, 2021

After grappling with how to help students during online learning, Natural Helpers went on a hiatus. According to Natural Helpers adviser Allison Luskey, they have struggled the past couple of months to...

Photo illustration by Lauren Thon. Yoga is participated from a distance via Zoom Jan. 10.

Yoga club deferred

Sophia Curran-Moore January 11, 2021

Math teacher Bobby Otto started holding weekly yoga instruction for students last February. According to Otto, he held one yoga class online since distance learning began and there were many difficulties. “It’s...

Students study in the lunchroom Dec. 16. Virtual learning can have negative effects on both mental and physical health.

Unintentional consequences emerge during virtual learning

Adam Gips and Talia Lissauer January 1, 2021

As Park spends its first semester in the distance and hybrid learning models, students' screen time has significantly increased. With this surge, students have felt the mental and physical ramifications. ...

Working with mental health

Working with mental health

Laniyah Thornton November 16, 2020

For the last few years, a goal of mine was to get a job. I’ve always wanted to make my own money and possibly help around the house with groceries or with our cat. The only barrier in my way is dealing...

This illustration is the process of making a calm down jar. The jar is made to help cope with anxiety. It does this by giving a temporary distraction and allowing you to focus on breathing while it is spinning.

Engaging sensory crafts to make at home

Jayde Claussen May 28, 2020

During quarantine, boredom has kicked in and on top of that, if you struggle with ADHD or anxiety, it may be hard to get tasks done. According to a study by the National Center of Mental Health Research,...

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