The Echo

Political dialogue packs a punch

Political dialogue packs a punch

Talia Lissauer, Evie Nelson, and Maddie Schutte

November 2, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under Student Life

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


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Columns

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


Filed under In-Depth, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Student Profiles

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


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

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


Filed under News

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. “...

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