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

MLA teacher Cory Litzow Lorentz assists students in the classroom. She was recently recognized for her work in the district.

MLA teacher awarded Human Rights Award

Nina Miller June 8, 2022

How does it feel to win this award? It feels great, I was surprised. I didn't even see the email. It was one of my colleagues who said to me on the asynchronous day, “You won an award,” and I'm...

Iced chai and iced peach green tea boba from Tii Cup. Tii Cup opened March 16 at Knollwood.

Tii Cup brings boba closer to Park

Abby Bartleson March 24, 2022

With very few boba restaurants in Park, I was very excited to try Tii Cup. Located at Knollwood Mall, it was a short drive from where I live. Tii Cup’s menu offers an array of bubble teas and Taiwanese...

Park Disregards Black History Month

Park Disregards Black History Month

Alicia Mainjeni February 17, 2022

As the daughter, granddaughter and niece of a successful, African, immigrant, family, I am always influenced by the past and present experiences of my relatives. I’ve seen my family hustle to get to...

Mask mandate is a breath of fresh air

Mask mandate is a breath of fresh air

Sophia Curran-Moore February 8, 2022

Now that I’ve been living in a pandemic for almost two years, wearing my mask feels as normal as wearing any other article of clothing. Bringing my mask with me feels as natural and necessary as bringing...

La Bodega Taco Bar on Jan. 4. The Taco Bar recently opened on Minnetonka boulevard.

La Bodega Taco Bar offers authentic meals

Elena Ortiz-Fishman January 7, 2022

La Bodega Taco Bar can only be described as small, yet delicious.  Newly opened, the store set up shop right down the street from where I live. Being so close and accessible, I couldn’t wait to try...

Freshman Caleb Teichman pushes past his limits in the boys JV 5,000 meter race. His team finished in 12th place.

Park steps it up

Sophia Curran-Moore October 5, 2021

As the runners lined up to start the race, junior cross country captain Auden Whitlow said she had high hopes for her team. “I hope that they’re all able to have the race that they want to, because...

Failure to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month

Failure to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month

Crystal Diaz September 28, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month started on Sept. 15, and I was so excited to celebrate my heritage because I am proud of my culture. However, I was disappointed to see Park do nothing to celebrate students and...

A Park resident holds up a tribute art piece for George Floyd June 6. The city held a memorial in commemoration of Floyds life.

Human Rights Commission hosts George Floyd Memorial Walk

Jacob Khabie June 8, 2021

Struck by the significance of community engagement after attending a memorial for George Floyd, senior Ella Miller said the fight for social justice is not over. “There was success in the Derek Chauvin...

Seniors Emma Amon and Jack Fredrickson work during english class April 19. Many students were involved in the interview process for the new principal.

New principal announced

Elena Ortiz-Fishman and Maddie Schutte April 23, 2021

Incoming principal for the high school LaNisha Paddock said when she got the call from superintendent Astein Osei offering her the position, she immediately knew she was going to accept.  “Throughout...

Ugly Sweater Dash goes virtual

Amalia Fischer December 15, 2020

Community events do a lot to bring people together even when they aren't physically together due to the pandemic. The St. Louis Park Ugly Sweater Dash occurs annually and is a kickoff to the holiday season,...

The STEP building, located on West Lake St., is unsettlingly quiet. Clients and volunteers no longer enter the building as a safety precaution. Instead, contactless pick-up is used to deliver items to those in need.

STEP to not accept food donations through December

Sophia Curran-Moore December 13, 2020

According to the St. Louis Park Emergency Program website, the organization will not be accepting food donations until Dec. 31 or possibly longer due to the abundance of food donations and Gov. Tim Walz’s...

Art by Emmy Pearson. Source: City of St. Louis Park.

Polling location details

Maddie Schutte November 1, 2020

While absentee and early voting are viable voting methods during the pandemic, in-person voting remains an option for Park residents. As a result of the recent court ruling on absentee ballots, officials...

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