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

Students in the cafeteria line up for lunch during second lunch April 15. Students with dietary restrictions have had a lack of choices for lunches.

A salad a day keeps the accommodations away

Anya Panday May 2, 2022

It’s not uncommon to be late to a class, miss your bus, or forget your lunch, but students at Park with dietary restrictions can’t afford to forget their lunches. For far too long, my peers who need...

Banning phones deemed ineffective

Banning phones deemed ineffective

Leo Justesen February 28, 2022

It’s understandable why Park teachers would be so quick to ban phones. It has been thought to be a distraction, an easy out from listening in class, but it might be too late to stop the ever-growing...

AP European History integral to the curriculum

AP European History integral to the curriculum

Tenzin Gyaldatsang January 15, 2022

Recently, talks of removing Advanced Placement (AP) European History, an AP course and a history course offered, have been circulating. I believe that AP European History shouldn’t be removed from the...

Senior Paris Lim walks down the hall after school Nov. 3. Students will be asked to leave the building after 3:30.

Staff Editorial: Enforcement of after school time limit unclear

Tenzin Gyaldatsang December 13, 2021

In its latest edition of the 6425 newsletter, an excerpt was released stating that students must exit the building by 3:30 p.m. if they have not reported to a supervised activity. The Echo Editorial Board...

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...

Chemistry teacher Alexander Polk looks at Sophomore Bjorn Bleskes progress in class Nov. 3. The student-led conference format will begin the week of Nov. 15.

Staff Editorial: New conferences format sparks conversation

November 3, 2021

For fall conferences this school year, administration has made adjustments to the format. Students will be leading conferences, while being facilitated by Park Connections advisers. This could potentially...

Students work on history assignments Nov. 1. The excessive use of Chromebooks in the classroom has sparked conversation amongst students.

Cut-down on electronic-device use is necessary

Tenzin Gyaldatsang November 2, 2021

During the 2020-2021 school year, students and staff were forced to work electronically, as we relied on our devices as a constant amidst distance and hybrid learning. Now that we are back fully in-person,...

Sophia Ross presents during Park Connections Oct. 7. The Echo Editorial Board believes that changing the focus of Park Connections will benefit and engage more students.

Staff Editorial: Park Connections called into question

October 10, 2021

The new schedule for the 2021-2022 school year includes a unique period that was added last year to combat issues during distance learning: Park Connections. Although the class proved its worth during...

Removal of BYOD Wi-Fi beneficial

Tenzin Gyaldatsang September 30, 2021

The decision to remove the bring-your-own-device (BYOD), otherwise known as the student Wi-Fi, was a positive decision that reduces complications. One issue that arose during distance learning last...

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...

Post-pandemic world requires change to systems

Post-pandemic world requires change to systems

Tenzin Gyaldatsang April 30, 2021

As we hopefully get closer to the end of the pandemic, many practices like wearing masks daily and social distancing will slowly become obsolete. Even though practices like these won’t be necessary after...

Removal of check-ins prove advantageous

Removal of check-ins prove advantageous

Tenzin Gyaldatsang February 5, 2021

Since the beginning of second semester, when all asynchronous check-ins were made optional, I and many other students have noticed considerable changes in and out of the classroom. Removing mandatory...

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