The Echo

Inappropriate setting, time to represent school shooting

Inappropriate setting, time to represent school shooting

Maria Perez-Barriga

January 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under News

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...

Staff Editorial: Successful alumna inspires community

Staff Editorial: Successful alumna inspires community

November 25, 2018


Filed under Staff Editorials

Park High School focuses on fostering close alumni ties and prides itself on bringing the community back to its roots. Alumni who have accomplished great things bring success and pride to our school, and offer many useful lessons of wisdom for students. This November, Park alum and Minnesota state...

House of Sport to shut doors

House of Sport to shut doors

Noah Orloff

May 4, 2018


Filed under News

As senior Chava Buchbinder was notified of House of Sport’s closing, she said her first reaction was sadness. Beth Volker, owner of House of Sport, announced through a Facebook post that the school spirit store located in St. Louis Park would be closing. Over 70 comments and replies followed her post, whic...

Minneapolis area schools strengthen security

Minneapolis area schools strengthen security

Lukas Levin

May 2, 2018


Filed under News

When Southwest senior Noah Prince saw the increase of protection at his high school, he said he saw a frivolous system that seems to hurt students more than help. “As a student, all increases in security feel both inadequate for actual threats and burdensome for the student body,” Prince said...

City receives Minnesota Forestry Outstanding Project Award

City receives Minnesota Forestry Outstanding Project Award

Eli Curran-Moore

May 2, 2018


Filed under News

According to the city of St. Louis Park, the city received the Minnesota Community Forestry Outstanding Project Award for the ‘Plant the Park’ project in October 2017. The annual award is given by the Minnesota Society of Arboriculture and Minnesota’s Urban Forest Council. Jim Vaughan, St. Lo...

PLACE brings hub to Park

PLACE brings hub to Park

David Bryant and Atticus Raasch

December 21, 2017


Filed under News

As a supplement to the future Park light rail station, the city has partnered with PLACE developers to create a multi-use development building with apartment spaces, a hotel and various other shops, according to city planner Jennifer Monson. “(The development) has 300 dwelling units, 110-unit hotel,...

Baseball player raises awareness about dental health

Baseball player raises awareness about dental health

Tjessa Arradondo and Dani Orloff

December 17, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

As freshman baseball player Sam Hunt reflects on the past two years educating the community about the importance of dental health, he said the experience has had a profound impact on his life. “It is a very important issue. I have had friends from basketball teams that have not had proper dental...

Bikers ride through the park

Bikers ride through the park

Mimi Fhima

October 19, 2015


Filed under City Entertainment

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