The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

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

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...

Math teacher Ms. Webster meets with her students on Zoom Feb. 11. Distance learning has provided students and teachers with many learning opportunities.

Pandemic brings learning opportunity

Bahaja Alisahal, Tobias Khabie, and Henry Harper March 16, 2021

As the one-year anniversary of distance learning approaches, students and teachers such as English teacher Andy Wilkes have learned many lessons from this unprecedented time. “It’s forced us to...

Junior Murphy Fries and Ava Hanson work on their assignments in the Learning Lab Feb. 12. Seniors and freshmen will be returning to school Feb. 22, split into three cohorts with a new hybrid-learning plan.

Staff Editorial: Return to hybrid learning raises concerns

Sam Listiak February 15, 2021

Although distance learning has taken a toll on many of us, it may be a little too early to go back into school. Park introduced a plan which includes freshmen and seniors returning back to school for hybrid...

Gov. Walz announces Due North Education plan

Gov. Walz announces Due North Education plan

Sophia Curran-Moore February 5, 2021

After reflecting on her experiences as a student of color, equity instructional coach Jess Davis said she hopes the Due North plan will foster students’ intelligence regardless of their race. “I...

Time to get rid of the new normal

Time to get rid of the new normal

Gillian Kapinos January 23, 2021

The first case of COVID-19 in Minnesota was found on March 6, 2020. Since that day, we haven’t been able to live life as we used to. Many people have come to terms with the way it’s been, even calling...

Junior Marley Miller applies to the University of Minnesota Duluth. COVID-19 has brought changes to the application requirements, stressing out many students.

COVID-19 creates added stressors on college applicants 

Molly Schochet January 18, 2021

College applications are just one of the countless things impacted by COVID-19. Counselor for the class of 2021 Laura King said COVID-19 has led to different requirements for applications than in the past.  “The...

Junior Tommy Hiemenz works on his computer in the Oriole Study Nest Dec. 29. Starting Jan. 7, students can sign. up to receive help after school.

‘After School Help’ offers academic guidance

Johanna Kaplan January 7, 2021

Amidst the difficulties of online learning, Kelly Brown, Building Assets and Reducing Risks coordinator and Kari Conroy, learning/writing lab director, made it their mission to help students succeed. Through...

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