The Echo

Successful year of progress for Nest

Junior Rachel Stein and Symone Wilson youth coordinator talk about scamming that can occur on a daily basis. The Aarp volunteer informs students about concerns you don't always learn in High School.

Henry Brettingen

October 23, 2019

As Chair of the Nest Julia Schmelzer reflected on the Nest’s progress this past year, she was optimistic the Nest would continue to succeed. “I would say it would definitely be considered a success, not a check the box we’re done, but we have something worth shaping more,” Schmelzer said. ...

Community exhibition provokes awareness

Juniors Ava Tronson and Chloe Richardson perform an interpretive dance while seniors Samantha Schug, Maranda Hoogenraad and Estelle Tronson read a poem at the Nest's open mic night March 15. The climate justice art show, which will include an open mic portion, will take place from 6-9 p.m. April 27 at the Nest.

Jenna Cook and Amaia Barajas

April 26, 2019

Nest youth coordinator Ellen Pajor said she hopes the climate justice art show will help draw the attention to the difficult subject of the Earth’s wellbeing. “Normally it’s a lot of doom and gloom, facts and figures, which is appropriate, it’s pretty doomy and gloomy. But it’s just a diff...

Destress club takes on aromatherapy

Destress club takes on aromatherapy

Isaac Wahl

December 20, 2018

Destress club brings in a professional aromatherapist every so often to lead the club through various activities involving aromatherapy. The club meets every Monday after school at SLP Nest. ...

Ellen Pajor promotes student expression

SLP Nest coordinator Ellen Pajor cleans the cafe area in preparation for an upcoming food and health inspection.

Evie Nelson

September 27, 2018

How is your role classified throughout the SLP Nest? “I am the nest coordinator. That means I am the adult on site, if anybody needs anything, or if people come in and are new they can ask me. If you’re ever having an issue, you can come to me. My goal is to be as involved as the students wou...

SLP Nest to open its doors to community

Senior Cecilia Brown sings at the Nest street party Aug. 15. There were also performances by Dan Israel, Neb Bekele and Dopeamine.

Dani Orloff and Maddie Schutte

September 4, 2018

After hearing about the stress high school students undergo, founder of the SLP Nest Julia Schmelzer said she felt she had to take action. “There’s really no space for people to figure out who they are and decompress,” Schmelzer said. “I have close friends whose high school students have been sui...

SLP Nest will benefit community

Senior and SLP Nest board member Lexi Lee sells raffle tickets to a community member at the SLP Nest street party Aug. 15. All money and donations collected at the event will be used support and run the SLP Nest.

September 4, 2018

When the school day ends, students who do not participate in a club or sport have nowhere to go. Because of this, students should support the SLP Nest, which opened today. From conception to reality, SLP Nest board members have worked to address concerns that reflect community needs. Organizers said th...

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