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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Jana Faust March 29, 2023

Asynchronous days are a somewhat new concept. They began during the pandemic and have stuck around . Going through schooling during a time like the pandemic was very challenging. Because of the way students...

PCP: Mask mandate

PCP: Mask mandate

March 23, 2022

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...

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...

Former School Board chair Mary Tomback suggests alternate schedule options for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years during the school board meeting Jan. 27, 2020 in C350. Tomback and other School Board members recently met to discuss potential options for distance learning as COVID-19 rates rise.

Distance learning looms as cases rise

Elena Ortiz-Fishman January 14, 2022

Due to the drastic increase in student and staff absences following winter break, Superintendent Astein Osei said distance learning has become a potential option. Although, for now Osei said the next steps...

Junior Auden Whitlow gets food during a cross country pasta party Oct. 11. The team gathered in preparation for the Brookside Invitational which took place Oct. 12.

Pasta parties bridge broken community

Adam Gips October 24, 2021

Pasta parties are staples for many teams to bond throughout its seasons. But after a year without them for cross country, junior captain Denly Lindeman said he felt less connected to his team. “Last...

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...

Grateful to have a normal graduation

Grateful to have a normal graduation

Maria Perez Barriga May 27, 2021

As my senior year is coming to an end, hearing the news that administration would allow us to have a normal graduation, I felt overjoyed. I am glad knowing that I have been given the opportunity to graduate...

A historical prom brings positive change

A historical prom brings positive change

Jayde Claussen May 20, 2021

After a year in a global pandemic, Park has reshaped prom as we've known it. From cheaper ticket prices to a scaled down location, a long awaited prom is here for the better. During the height of COVID-19...

Staff editorial: Time to wind down restrictions

Staff editorial: Time to wind down restrictions

May 8, 2021

Gov. Walz announced the end of most pandemic restrictions by May 28 — including the mask mandate by July 1. Considering the continuous decline in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the Echo...

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...

As COVID-19 vaccines are approved and appointments become increasingly available, more students will be able to get inoculated.

How to: Get your vaccine

Gabriel Kaplan April 30, 2021

For months after the first COVID-19 vaccines were approved, the U.S saw exponential demand for a relatively limited supply. But the tides have turned. According to MinnPost, Minnesota has a surplus of...

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