The Echo

Senior elected as youngest chairwoman for human rights commission

Senior elected as youngest chairwoman for human rights commission

Samantha Klepfer

January 21, 2020

What is your role in the city of St. Louis Park? My current role is Human Rights (Commission chairperson) for the city. I was appointed about two years ago and I was reappointed a couple months ago. Our whole thing is bringing support and racial equity to different parts of the city, so a lot of our tim...

Government agencies work together to ensure health and safety

Government agencies work together to ensure health and safety

Tamar Gewirtz

November 21, 2019

According to Jacque Smith, Communications and Marketing Manager for the City of St. Louis Park, the city began to work with the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate and cleanup the Highway 100 and County Road 3 Groundwater Plume site under the Superfund program.  “The goal of recommendi...

Meet the candidates for St. Louis Park School Board

Meet the candidates for St. Louis Park School Board

Gabriel Kaplan, Noah Orloff, and Maddie Schutte

November 3, 2019

Jim Beneke Why did you decide to run? I am one of two incumbents running again. I ran for the first time four years ago (because) I had been active in a lot of school committees. You name the committee, I was probably on it. I was on the Community Education Advisory Council (CEAC), the Equity...

Pet-friendly restaurant prepares for opening

Pet-friendly restaurant prepares for opening

Sam Swisher

October 7, 2019

According to director of communications for Craft and Crew Hospitality Chasity Sorenson, The Block hopes to benefit from community events happening nearby. “The Block will be a great place for students and their families to come and enjoy food and time together after school, after games and on week...

Staff Editorial: New bathroom policy neglects student needs

Staff Editorial: New bathroom policy neglects student needs

September 11, 2019

In order to succeed, students must have their basic in-school needs met, including access to a bathroom. However, due to the numerous closures and the poorly thought out release of the new bathroom-pass policy, Park administrators have failed to provide for their students. According to assistant principals Todd Goggl...

Staff Editorial: Introduction to new net neutrality bill beneficial to community

Staff Editorial: Introduction to new net neutrality bill beneficial to community

March 17, 2019

The issue of net neutrality has been a lingering question in our government for several years now. Earlier this year, the Federal Communication Commission repealed net neutrality, allowing internet providers to block and prioritize certain users over others. To combat this, Rep. Paul Thissen and Sen. ...

Jewish community faces omni-religious issue

Jewish community faces omni-religious issue

Ruby Stillman

September 7, 2018

When I found out Rabbi Aryeh Cohen, a prominent leader in the St. Louis Park Jewish community, was arrested in February, I was shocked. I was even more astonished to discover a sting operation had caught him inappropriately corresponding with and sending explicit materials to an official posed as a minor th...

Legislation providing assistance to undocumented immigrants beneficial

Legislation providing assistance to undocumented immigrants beneficial

Eli Curran-Moore

January 17, 2018

With an estimated 100,000 undocumented immigrants in Minnesota according to Pew Research Center, St. Louis Park should work to pass further ‘sanctuary city’ legislation to offer protections, particularly as a diverse community that likely contains residents who are undocumented. People should fe...

Boys’ hockey ends in a tie against Benilde

Boys’ hockey ends in a tie against Benilde

Isabel Kjaer and Ella Hammerstrand

December 24, 2017

According to freshman defense player Sam Berry, the game’s 2-2 score against Benilde St. Margaret’s (BSM) Dec. 22 was an accomplishment. Berry said this was because the team was able to perform minute details well. “I thought this game went really well compared to others because we did all the l...

Human Rights Commission searching for student

Human Rights Commission searching for student

Eli Curran-Moore

December 18, 2017

The Park Human Rights Commission is currently searching for a youth member, according to Chair Sara Wilhelm Garbers. Garbers said a youth presence on the board is important to give the city a youth perspective on issues, especially from a diverse place like Saint Louis Park High School. “Having ...

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School
St. Louis Park