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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

Junior Julian Lambe checks in for attendance on Feb 22-23 during asynchronous learning. All students were required to check in for attendance before 3:15 p.m.

Asynchronous days affect learning

Serena Bovee February 24, 2023

With the recent snowstorm that shut down in-person school Feb. 22-23, Park brought back asynchronous learning.  According to director of learning, teaching and leadership Patrick Duffy,  asynchronous...

Freshman Brett Middleton gets temperature taken on Nov. 29. Sickness has been spreading around the school in the past few weeks.

Sickness around school

Ari Lissauer and Jamar Hester Jr December 5, 2022

As illness has spread throughout Park post-Thanksgiving break, students have had trouble with their school work, feeling a range of cold-like symptoms to some contracting the flu.  School nurse Suzanne...

Class sizes blown out of proportion

Class sizes blown out of proportion

Serena Bovee October 19, 2022

School has been going on for sometime and one thing is clear: class sizes are skewed this year. Some classes have an extremely large number of people while others are exceedingly small. These sizes are...

Homecoming hosted inside without regard for ears and temperature

Homecoming hosted inside without regard for ears and temperature

Serena Bovee October 19, 2022

The homecoming dance was held Oct. 8. This year, the dance was inside this year to keep students safe from the cold. Last year, the dance was outside on the football field. While there are strengths to...

In anticipation of class starting, 40 students in Erik Ahlquists seventh hour Calculus class get materials out. This is one of many classes filled to capacity as class sizes increased due to budget cuts.

Chaos in the classroom

Maren Wilsey October 17, 2022

As students walk into their classes this year, many have noticed more desks and chairs fitted into the room to accommodate the ever-increasing class sizes. This year more than ever, Park is feeling the...

Lex Lee posting his BeReal Oct. 4. This is one example of students posting on BeReal in class

Time to BeStudious

Aidan Shafton October 7, 2022

With over 28 million downloads worldwide, BeReal has taken the social media scene by storm. The new social media app that blew up over this past summer has spread like wildfire on teens' phones across...

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...

Block scheduling consideration worth the time

Block scheduling consideration worth the time

Tobias Khabie April 7, 2022

Far too often I have found my class periods ending with a teacher being interrupted by the bell. In the midst of the chaos of students packing up their materials and heading to the next class, teachers...

SOAR members protest at an event hosted by the club April 12. The group hopes to hold more in-person events this coming school year.

SOAR eager to start the new year

Maren Wilsey, Zoe Ziessman, and Tobias Khabie September 30, 2021

As the new year kicks off, Students Organized for Anti-Racism (SOAR) is preparing to welcome new students. The club's adviser, Dr. Lee-Ann Stephens said she is looking forward to the perspectives new members...

Senior Tait Myers and junior Miles Rider race to the finish line Sept. 9. The race featured two students from each grade.

Return to school met with joy, curiosity

Oliver Smith and Crystal Diaz September 15, 2021

As senior Gavin Thoe returned to school after a year and a half of distance and hybrid learning, he said he felt relieved to see everyone back. “I'm happy to see everyone back in school and I felt...

Used with permission from Dahlia Krebs. Picture taken of senior Dahlia Krebs, Sept. 2020. She will be taking a gap year in Israel next school year.

Senior plans gap year abroad

Katie Nelson May 8, 2021

As many seniors prepare their post-graduation plans, senior Dahlia Krebs has different plans than most of her peers. Next year, she will be taking a gap year and traveling over 6000 miles to be part of...

English teacher Andy Wilkes addresses his online students April 13. Many students opted to stay in Cohort C due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19.

Cohort C remains in distance learning

Sam Listiak April 21, 2021

Despite many Park students returning to the building to finish off the year, junior Hiro McKee chose to stay in distance learning to avoid the risk of COVID-19. “I don’t even feel totally safe going...

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