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Former teacher returns as eSports adviser

Former teacher returns as eSports adviser

Zuhayb Yassin

October 22, 2019

Jacob Utities, a teacher that used to work at Park said there’s no difference between being a teacher and eSports adviser because he is still  mentoring students. “It gives me more time to help kids do what they love, and that is video games. [As well as] getting them to the next level by do...

Staff Editorial: Local Trump rally sparks division

Staff Editorial: Local Trump rally sparks division

October 17, 2019

The night of the Trump rally Oct. 10, gloomy skies and flurries of rain complemented the unfolding chaos below as the president spewed hate before a large audience of his supporters inside the Target Center, sheltered from thousands more protesting outside. Although Trump stuck to the basics for much of the rally — focusing on the booming economy, corrupt media and the ongoing impeach...

Football overcomes challenges

Football overcomes challenges

Lilly Strathman

October 15, 2019

Park football practiced its teamwork and defeated DeLaSalle High School  with a final score of 41-0, improving their record to 3-4. Senior Jacob Brown said the team worked well as a community which helped them become victorious.  “We played as a good cohesive unit all four quarters,” Brown said. “We played...

Football plans to persevere

Football plans to persevere

Lilly Strathman

September 16, 2019

After losing 49-25 against Robbinsdale Cooper, junior Micheal Boxley-Harmon said he looks forward to working hard during practice to gain team spirit. “I’m feeling a little hurt and a little sad but it’s alright. We will bounce back in practice so we can come back stronger than before,” B...

Baseball wins three consecutive games

Baseball wins three consecutive games

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

April 22, 2019

After seeing teammates continuously supporting each other, whether they made an error or had a good play, coach Brian Kelly said the supportive environment has led the team to its three-game winning streak. “I’ve looked into the dugout multiple times over the last three games and seen someone w...

Arboretum celebrates dogs

Arboretum celebrates dogs

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

April 22, 2019

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is holding All About Dogs Day on April, 27th. Find out a bit more information on the event.

We are tired of being black

We are tired of being black

Samiya Mohamed

March 19, 2019

Celebrating black history is over, and now we’re at the point where we have given up. From acknowledging our history to trying to not let the past repeat itself, “We are tired.” This year's Black History Month performance theme was “We are tired.” Year after year black history is celebra...

Program seeks to provide summer employment

Program seeks to provide summer employment

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

March 15, 2019

As sophomore Marcos Alvarez reflects on his time volunteering at a St. Louis Park park during the summer, he said it was a fulfilling experience. “It’s really fun. You get to hang with kids, make activities and you get a lot of job experience and volunteer experience for college and stuff like ...

Senior verbally commits to Division 3 tennis program

Senior verbally commits to Division 3 tennis program

Sofia Seewald

March 4, 2019

After visiting University of Wisconsin La Crosse in early February, senior Susanna Hu said she decided to commit to play tennis for the college, as she felt La Crosse’s atmosphere was the perfect fit for her. “I knew I wanted to continue to play tennis at a Division 3 college, and the Midwest se...

Girls’ basketball overcomes Kennedy in first Section game

Girls’ basketball overcomes Kennedy in first Section game

Nolan Kelly, Ella Hammerstrand, and Creston Halstead

March 2, 2019

According to junior Shayla Miller, the game was especially difficult and intense because, if they didn’t win, their season would be over. “We knew they were going to battle, they were going to fight,” Miller said. “It’s their last game of the season now, so we knew it was going to be toug...

Inappropriate setting, time to represent school shooting

Inappropriate setting, time to represent school shooting

Maria Perez-Barriga

January 13, 2019

This article has been changed Jan. 17 to correct errors. Echo apologizes for the mistakes. Park’s selection for the winter play, “The Amish Project” is based on a true story about the aftermath of a school shooting, which is not to be taken lightly.   2018 has the highest number of school shootings of ...

Lieutenant Governor-elect, journalist visit Park

Lieutenant Governor-elect, journalist visit Park

Dani Orloff

November 27, 2018

Upon returning to the high school, Park alumna and Twin Cities Public Television journalist Mary Lahammer said she was emotional. “I’ve been tweeting out photos all morning in my old basketball jersey. I ran cross country, and I went and visited the track and cried a little bit,” Lahammer s...

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