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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

A large astronaut at the Science Museum of Minnesota received lots of attention from younger visitors on Nov. 22. The attraction offers a unique interactive experience for all ages.

T-minus to take off

Alan Gardner December 4, 2023

In 1907, the Science Museum of Minnesota was built in downtown St. Paul right on the banks of the Mississippi river. The museum was built with an effort to strike people's curiosity on topics like history,...

Students in the Non-Traditional Academy work to collaborate on group projects as a part of their curriculum May 25. The NTA program at Park has brought new opportunities for learning to students who seek a more hands-on experience.

Spotlight on the Non-Traditional classroom setting

Lilly Fandel-Thompson and Jana Faust May 29, 2023

The Non-Traditional Academy (NTA) is an innovative approach to classroom structure at Park. The teachers and students in the program work each day to foster a more hands-on learning experience so students...

Due to some labs requiring equipment at the high school, Park students have been allowed in the building to use laboratory stations in science classrooms to complete their labs.

Juniors move to in-person science labs

Jack Kroells January 6, 2021

After performing online labs with her students because of social-distancing guidelines, biology teacher Julie Schilz decided to give her students the chance to go into school for an in-person lab experience. “I...

Juniors Raina Kronfeld and Sophie Yakes do their math work during class. The math department announced a new policy with the ability to increase students grades in their current math class if they meet or exceed the standards of the MCA.

MCA offers grade change opportunity for juniors

Maria Perez Barriga March 7, 2020

With hopes of motivating students to take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, head of the math department Elizabeth Huesing said the new policy could help increase the math grades for students who...

Senior Michael Ramirez picks Pepsi over Coke on the white board Nov. 18 outside of A308. Chemistry teacher Alexander Polk asks a new question on the board each day.

Question whiteboard sparks dialogue

Colin Canaday December 9, 2019

Walking through the A3 hallway, students are greeted each day with questions ranging from how do you pronounce “caramel” to preference between Pepsi and Coke products. These questions, created by...

Dr. Richard Alley, the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University, gives a speech about proof of climate change at the 2019 Nobel Conference. The 55th annual Nobel Conference had a theme of Climate Changed and featured a panel of seven presenters on the subject of climate change.

Conference on climate change creates impact

Samantha Klepfer October 25, 2019

As the day wound to a close for the Park coalition at this year’s Nobel Conference: Climate Changed, science teacher Al Wachutka reflected on what he learned from the experience.  “Even though...

Science classes come to a close

Science classes come to a close

Lucy zumBrunnen June 7, 2019

As the year comes to an end, senior Linsey Epstien reflects on her time spent in her science classes over the years. “This year I took physics instead of biology. The physics class was more structured...

Scientific study exceeds expectations

Scientific study exceeds expectations

Ruby Stillman May 9, 2019

The day I went around school sticking a thermometer in the air, a lot of people gave me some skeptical looks, even after I explained it was for a scientific study. Running around with...

New teacher Sophie Sigel explains an activity to her class Feb. 8. After teaching in Taiwan last semester, Sigel started this semester as a tutor and biology teacher.

New science teacher brings fresh perspective to Park

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada February 18, 2019

Sophie Sigel, the science department’s newest member, will be teaching biology classes this semester. “I am doing some tutoring for English and science in the mornings, and I also teach biology,”...

Student teacher Samantha Kamal explains a physics problem to senior Anand Datt Jan. 14. Kamal will be helping out around the physics classes.

New physics student teacher starts career at Park

Kate Schneider January 22, 2019

Student teacher Samantha Kamal said she got her start in physics through her lifelong passion for astronomy. She started on her path toward becoming a physics teacher when she discovered physics was a...

Teacher Stephanie Diamond prepares  for her classes throughout the day. Diamond teaches biology and environmental science.

New science teacher promotes a welcoming environment

Isaac Wahl January 19, 2019

The newest addition to the science department, Stephanie Diamond, who teaches environmental science and biology, said right off the bat Park gave her a sense of community that sparked her initial interest...

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