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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

Junior Ricardo Marquina Valdez attends his fourth hour class at the Oriole Study Nest Jan. 19. The Study Nest began late November in response to the School Board’s decision to reenter distance learning.

Orioles take comfort in the Nest

Jayde Claussen January 26, 2021

Waking up just in time to join class before you get marked absent, you're still in the same position you were eight hours ago and you just can't get up. This is one of the reasons the Study Nest sessions...

In an article posted by the SLP Nest, the Nest closed its doors Aug. 31. Senior Rachel Stein says the nest has had a large impact on her.

Nest student worker adjusts to Nest closure

Elena Ortiz-Fishman September 5, 2020

In an article posted on the SLP Nest website, the store announced they will be permanently closing Aug. 31. According to senior Rachel Stein, the open and friendly environment the Nest created had a large...

Brogan Berg, who makes environmentally-friendly bath products, assists junior Aaliyah Brown in making a bath bomb March 12. The Nest hosted an eco-friendly bath bomb making event as a part of a new series focusing on preserving the environment in the coming months.

Nest holds bath bomb workshop

Molly Schochet and Ruthie Posada March 14, 2020

Bath bombs have the ability to relax and relieve stress, but they are also environmentally friendly, which is why the Nest held a bath bomb making event March 12 as a part of a series focused on preserving...

Junior Rachel Stein and Symone Wilson youth coordinator talk about scamming that can occur on a daily basis. The Aarp volunteer informs students about concerns you dont always learn in High School.

Successful year of progress for Nest

Henry Brettingen October 23, 2019

As Chair of the Nest Julia Schmelzer reflected on the Nest’s progress this past year, she was optimistic the Nest would continue to succeed. “I would say it would definitely be considered a success,...

Seniors Bella Birkeland, Ayanna Nathan and Caroline Garland talk about destress through music. This was Destress Clubs last meeting, and included a music therapist.

Destress Club continues on

Lucy zumBrunnen June 7, 2019

As school comes to an end, senior co-president Bella Birkeland reflects on Destress Club’s success this year. Although she had the best intentions, Birkeland said sometimes plans didn’t work out. “Something...

Students hung posters to advertise the end of year party. According to senior Nietzsche Deuel, all materials will be provided for free, as well as pizza during the karaoke portion of the party.

The Nest to host end of year party

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook June 5, 2019

Senior Nietzsche Deuel, who is an employee and board member of the Nest, said she began planning a party to celebrate the end of the academic year after it was given as a suggestion to improve the Nest’s...

According to the Nest youth coordinator Ellen Pajor, the coffee shop is an easy and accessible spot for students. “We are open after school and on weekends.  That’s why we’re open after school, just to be a space where students can come and that’s accessible and near the high school, Pajor said.

Tour of the Nest

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook May 2, 2019

  The Nest is a coffee shop in St. Louis Park that was opened at the beginning of the school year. This infographic shows a deeper look into what the Nest’s goal is with the student body...

Juniors Ava Tronson and Chloe Richardson perform an interpretive dance while seniors Samantha Schug, Maranda Hoogenraad and Estelle Tronson read a poem at the Nests open mic night March 15. The climate justice art show, which will include an open mic portion, will take place from 6-9 p.m. April 27 at the Nest.

Community exhibition provokes awareness

Jenna Cook and Amaia Barajas April 26, 2019

Nest youth coordinator Ellen Pajor said she hopes the climate justice art show will help draw the attention to the difficult subject of the Earth’s wellbeing. “Normally it’s a lot of doom and...

Junior Lauren Schmelzer paints with watercolors in Martha Ortmans painting class March 8. On her own time, Schmelzer takes nature photography and sells her work at the Nest.

The Nest displays amatuer art

Ben Sanford March 12, 2019

After hearing about a way to showcase her art at the Nest, junior Lauren Schmelzer jumped at the opportunity. In previous years, Schmelzer has had to sell her own art in person. “(My mom) told me...

Park graduate, Lukas Levin performs with his band Dopamine at SLP Nest street party Aug. 15. The SLP Nest is having a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 and will cost $5 for students.

Nest concert sparks interest

Dahlia Krebs October 5, 2018

According to SLP Nest student board member and senior Estelle Tronson, the upcoming Nest concert is a fun way to have students get to know the new coffee shop. “(The concert) is to get people familiar...

Senior Cecilia Brown sings at the Nest street party Aug. 15. There were also performances by Dan Israel, Neb Bekele and Dopeamine.

SLP Nest to open its doors to community

Dani Orloff and Maddie Schutte September 4, 2018

After hearing about the stress high school students undergo, founder of the SLP Nest Julia Schmelzer said she felt she had to take action. “There’s really no space for people to figure out who they...

Junior Lexi Lee performs at the Nest sponsored event, April 18. Lees poem was about the mental illness of perfectionism.

Community hosts poetry slam at Yum!

Tjessa Arradondo May 4, 2018

According to Susan Budig, co-host of the Nest Yum! Poetry slam session, the night of Wednesday April 18th held an inspiring collective of generations coming together to share their personal stories on...

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