The Echo

Nikki Haley speaks in St. Louis Park

Nikki Haley speaks in St. Louis Park

Nebyu Bekele

June 7, 2019

AP European History teacher Jeffrey Cohen shows gratitude about his class getting the chance to hear Nikki Haley speak, and said they were fortunate to have this experience. According to Cohen, 30 AP European History students attended the event May 19 at Beth El Synagogue held for Nikki Haley to speak ab...

Mueller press statement begs for closer examination

Mueller press statement begs for closer examination

Katie Hardie

June 5, 2019

Interestingly enough, President Trump and his mighty band of staffers are still beating around the proverbial bush regarding the alleged Russian interference in the US 2016 election, even now in the face of a formal investigative report.   In a press conference May 29, Mueller spoke out for the first...

Politics too nuanced for Twitter’s platform

Politics too nuanced for Twitter’s platform

Yonah Davis

March 27, 2019

140 characters is insufficient for nuanced political dialogue. Just as text messages do not compare to in-person conversation, short online messages are a disservice to effective communication and ultimately harm progress. Tweets do not always accurately convey the true intent of the speaker. They a...

City adopts ranked-choice voting

City adopts ranked-choice voting

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

March 6, 2019

To implement the ranked-choice voting system, the City Council needed all of its members to approve the change, according to St. Louis Park mayor Jake Spano. “The City Council had to vote unanimously in favor otherwise it would not pass,” Spano said. “The Council did vote unanimously, so (rank...

Political dialogue packs a punch

Political dialogue packs a punch

Talia Lissauer, Evie Nelson, and Maddie Schutte

November 2, 2018

Liberal and conservative conversations often result in a losing match for both sides, according to junior Alyscia Thomas. As midterm elections approach she said pressures are high among her peers.

Political informational posters supplied by NTA

Political informational posters supplied by NTA

Katie Hardie

October 5, 2018

The Non-Traditional Academy at Park has released political informational posters over the past week. These posters can be found in the high school cafeteria. According to Non-Traditional Academy (NTA) adviser Debra Skadden, who led the effort of making posters, the activity was supposed to help se...

Updates to Minnesota voter registration salient

Updates to Minnesota voter registration salient

Eli Curran-Moore

April 3, 2018

Many in Minnesota have called for a 1.4 million dollar budget to upgrade the current 14 year-old voter registration system for increased security and efficiency, including Minnesota’s chief election officer, Democratic Secretary of State Steve Simon. The improvements would mostly consist of cyb...

Vilification of the opposition

Vilification of the opposition

Alex Balfour and Jenna Cook

February 15, 2018

Aware of the new Democrats club at Park, senior Evan Kegans said he believes if a student were to start a Republicans club, they would be an automatic target for ridicule. “It would slap the political label on someone so (people) would immediately be like ‘oh you’re conservative?’ and they’d b...

Junior attends Women’s Convention

Junior attends Women’s Convention

Avia Kaner-Roth

December 7, 2017

When junior Eva Goldfarb first heard the speakers lined up for the Women’s Convention, she said she saw a chance to attend and learn from them. “Once I heard the lineup of who was going to be speaking, like Maxine Waters and the Women’s March Co-founders, all personal role models of mine, I t...

Open mindedness key to better political discourse

Open mindedness key to better political discourse

March 4, 2017

With the increasingly tense political climate, the editorial board believes Park must better work toward fostering a community where all voices are respected. We must ensure people with opposing opinions feel safe and respected. The key aim of our community should be creating an environment where s...

Park reacts to changing politics

Park reacts to changing politics

Kirby Goodman

February 13, 2017

When reflecting on the recent political climate, English teacher Julianne Herbert said she feels divisiveness in the school parallels the country as a whole. “I think what’s happened in the classroom is what’s happening all over the country. We are more and more polarized,” Herbert said. “...

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School
politics