The Echo

Park Spanish Immersion changes locations

Park Spanish Immersion changes locations

Nebyu Bekele

June 7, 2019

Park Spanish Immersion School principal Corey Maslowski reflects and looks ahead to the school Cedar Manor. “The school has had many great memories and (I’m) looking forward to what the new building has to offer,” Maslowski said. According to Maslowski, the school changing locations will b...

Time changes recommended for district

Time changes recommended for district

Noah Orloff and Dani Orloff

March 22, 2019

Looking over the two proposals for school start and end times next year, freshman John Lawrence said he feels both choices present favorable options for the high school. “It would be nice to make (start times) a little bit later. I do know that if that happens, school would get out later and some ki...

St. Louis Park Public Schools closed Feb. 20

St. Louis Park Public Schools closed Feb. 20

Dani Orloff

February 19, 2019

According to district communications director Sara Thompson, St. Louis Park Public Schools will be closed Feb. 20. Students and staff should not report to the high school. Thompson said the ACT test scheduled for juniors Feb. 20 will be postponed and administered on the designated make-up day March...

Racially charged lawsuit against Harvard University proves unjust cause

Racially charged lawsuit against Harvard University proves unjust cause

Katie Hardie

November 30, 2018

If Students for Fair Admissions succeeds in ridding Harvard of their affirmative action process in student admission, the precedent will be enough to backtrack America almost half a century. Affirmative action is a policy that favors those who tend to suffer from discrimination, especially in rel...

Schools should not control whether or not students vape

Schools should not control whether or not students vape

Kate Schneider

November 8, 2018

With the recent rise in popularity of vaping among teenagers, schools have been trying to stop students from vaping at school. Whether or not students can vape at school is not a choice the administration gets to make. According to the American Cancer Society, vaping is a much better alternative to smoking because vapers do not inhale the harmful particles that they do when smoking cigarettes. Cigarettes cau...

Approved clubs, activities this year

Approved clubs, activities this year

Sofia Seewald

November 5, 2018

School administration approves final list of clubs for 2018-19 year

DECA kicks off new school year

DECA kicks off new school year

Yonit Krebs, Gabriel Kaplan, and Maria Perez-Barriga

September 12, 2018

According to DECA club president, senior Alexis Machoka, DECA will hold a meeting Thursday Sept. 13 where club officers will clarify what DECA is to potential members, as well as introduce their plans for the year. “On Thursday, we will be talking about what DECA is and how to get involved. A lot o...

Outdated policies disproportionately affect certain students

Outdated policies disproportionately affect certain students

Abby Intveld

June 5, 2018

As I walked into the school building like I do every morning, it didn’t even cross my mind that my shorts could offend anyone, let alone violate a school policy. When I was stopped in the hallway and told I was not dressed accordingly and should change, I was mortified and embarrassed. According...

School now enforcing Pledge of Allegiance law

School now enforcing Pledge of Allegiance law

May 6, 2018

Park administrators began enforcing Minnesota Statute 121A.11 on April 18, which mandates a weekly recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance school-wide. Despite dissenting reactions from students, the editorial board believes the administration’s action is justified. As established in West Vir...

Minneapolis area schools strengthen security

Minneapolis area schools strengthen security

Lukas Levin

May 2, 2018

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...

Dodgeball tournament to help school in Kenya

Dodgeball tournament to help school in Kenya

Sumaya Mohamed

April 19, 2018

With two seconds remaining in the championship round, senior and member of team Softball Sam Garcia felt beyond thrilled when she caught the ball, winning that round for her team as well as being named MVP. “I don’t know it is crazy. I just came here to play and have fun and I was named MVP ...

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