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 board bus 213 Sept. 21. On Sept. 7, the bus stopped to aid a toddler found in the street.

Bus stops to help child

Elena Ortiz-Fishman September 29, 2022

Driving students on bus 213 home, bus driver Jeanette McCall said she was shocked to see a toddler in the middle of the street Sept. 7.  “I was concerned. How did the child get out of the house?...

The perfect blend: Parks best cafes

The perfect blend: Parks best cafes

Anya Panday September 8, 2022

I, like many people, get bored studying in one spot for 165 days a year. To find a little variety, I bounce around local coffee shops to find better spots to study in. Over the past year, I’ve frequented...

Student signs in at the front office before entering the school. The sign-in sheet was added to combat student fears.

New security at Park

Nina Miller June 8, 2022

After hearing about the Uvalde Elementary school shooting, concerns about security at Park arose. The high school decided that new security measures were called for to make everyone feel safer even though...

Park players huddle with their Hopkins team during halftime.

Boys’ lacrosse merges with Hopkins

Alex Geretz, Noah Leventhal, and Aidan Shafton May 31, 2022

Boys’ lacrosse at Park has had a drought of games for the last few years. After having dwindling numbers for years, COVID-19 was the final push for the Park lacrosse team to phase out for good –...

Junior Carter Degan defends the goal against Minneapolis. Hopkins-Park won 12-0 in a blowout victory.

Boys’ lacrosse dominates Minneapolis 

Aidan Shafton, Alex Geretz, and Noah Leventhal May 31, 2022

After a 12-0 win over Minneapolis, junior Carter Degan said he played well in his first varsity appearance. “It was nice getting a chance to play on varsity,” Degan said. “It was a good change...

Prom refreshingly lame

Prom refreshingly lame

Sophia Curran-Moore May 17, 2022

Prom was something I’d been looking forward to since I first set foot in high school. I became even more invested this year by spending hours planning for the dance, from choosing a color scheme to selling...

Senior captain Kristofer Hokenson throws a pitch against Chaska April 11. Park will feature a senior-heavy team this year as it aims to win its Section.

Baseball aims for home run season

Tobias Khabie and Oliver Smith April 12, 2022

Ever since junior captain Stefano Giovanelli and the rest of the team fell to Hopkins in the section finals last year, Giovanelli said the team has been itching to get back on the field again and improve...

A student scrolls through scholarship page April 4 during park connections.

Scholarship opportunities open through raising awareness

Alicia Mainjeni April 5, 2022

The Increase Teachers of Color Act is one step closer to creating a more culturally and ethnically diverse academic space by encouraging teachers of color to join this area of work. Civics teacher Emma...

Students artwork displayed at Normandale Colleges art show. The art show ran from mid-February to late March.

Students’ art hosted at exhibit

Sergei Bovee March 24, 2022

At Normandale Community College, there is an ongoing art fair with art pieces made by students from surrounding high schools, and six of Park's students were featured in the fair. These pieces were shown...

Student-made mural displayed in the C1 hallway March 16.  Mural by Ora Raymond.

The art of being creative

Tobias Khabie and Lily Nugteren March 23, 2022

For those who have trouble conventionally conveying their thoughts and feelings, art has become an increasingly popular form of self-expression. Whether it be through drawing, painting, sculpting or other...

Band director Steve Schmitz celebrates Womens History Month with a presentation for his students March 12. The United Nations designated March as Womens History Month in 1987.

Plea for gender equality during Women’s History Month

Sophia Curran-Moore March 17, 2022

It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday routine and forget about those who made sacrifices to work towards equality. According to senior and Women’s United member Nora Gardner, history months are...

Parking passes inequitable

Abby Keller March 16, 2022

This school year, students were encouraged to not take buses to school due to COVID-19 and instead asked to drive or find rides. Driving to school is a huge expense for many students due to gas, and in...

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