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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

Sophomore Silas Cowell disposes a lunch tray May 16. Trash cans are available throughout the school and outside for students to use.

Staff Editorial: A school full of trash wasting away

May 23, 2022

Like many schools, Park has a littering problem. However, some may say our problem has a unique intensity. The Echo Editorial Board unanimously believes Park’s littering problem has reached a point that...

Minneapolis Police Department pattern of discrimination violates humans rights

Minneapolis Police Department pattern of discrimination violates humans rights

Ivan Zank May 13, 2022

After the murder of George Floyd in 2020, a formal investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department was opened, and finally after two years it has been concluded that the Minneapolis Police Department...

Gap years can be beneficial

Gap years can be beneficial

Sophia Curran-Moore May 9, 2022

Seniors feel tremendous pressure to have their life completely planned out. I, for one, am tired of being asked, “Where are you going next year?” It feels like it is expected that all seniors are going...

Taking the ACT/SAT is not worth it

Taking the ACT/SAT is not worth it

Jordyn Deschamps March 2, 2022

Taking the ACT [American College Testing]/SAT [Scholastic Assessment Test], played a big role in hurting my mental health. I wished that I could have chosen to take the test, instead of being told to....

Mask mandate is a breath of fresh air

Mask mandate is a breath of fresh air

Sophia Curran-Moore February 8, 2022

Now that I’ve been living in a pandemic for almost two years, wearing my mask feels as normal as wearing any other article of clothing. Bringing my mask with me feels as natural and necessary as bringing...

Students take advantage of Park Connections work-time to catch up in their classes. Action Thursdays will be introduced as part of Park Connections starting second semester.

Staff Editorial: Action Thursdays bring exciting change

January 26, 2022

After a year and a half of the same Park Connections structure, administration announced the implementation of Action Thursdays. Despite some small structural flaws, the Echo Editorial Board stands unanimously...

Asynchronous days should be present every week

Jordyn Deschamps December 3, 2021

With the days leading up to the asynchronous day Nov. 17 because of conferences, I was  excited to finally have a day off. It felt like a breath of fresh air after not having one for so long. Now, I feel...

Overcoming the winter slump

Overcoming the winter slump

Danny Shope November 2, 2021

Winter is one of the hardest times to find motivation, with dreary weather and short days. When it comes to exercise, it’s easy to convince yourself to hibernate in your house for the entire season and...

Photo Illustration by Lauren Thon

Lack of murals lead to outdated hallways

Crystal Diaz October 28, 2021

Art brings people together and represents the school’s community. However, Park doesn’t showcase much art around the building. The architectural vibe is more 1980’s. That is because the C1 and B2...

Return to school poses challenges

Return to school poses challenges

Elena Ortiz Fishman August 31, 2021

My last full year of school with no interruptions, was 8th grade — meaning, I’ve never had a full year of high school. But this fall, students of all grades will be returning to Park, as an attempt...

My favorite badly rated films

Ben Sanford June 1, 2021

“mother!” Director Darren Aronofsky’s allegorical film “mother!” starring Jennifer Lawrence is a dark look into humankind. The film got mediocre critic reviews and unimpressive audience...

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