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 Electronic Device Use poster being used Oct. 14 in C371. Showing us we can only use a device with permission.

Staff Editorial: Cell phone policy brings gloomy reactions

October 17, 2022

Students are connected to their phones now more than ever and it is beginning to negatively impact their learning. After phones became a consistent distraction for students, the administration took action...

Sophomore Silas Cowell disposes a lunch tray May 16. Trash cans are available throughout the school and outside for students to use.

Staff Editorial: A school full of trash wasting away

May 23, 2022

Like many schools, Park has a littering problem. However, some may say our problem has a unique intensity. The Echo Editorial Board unanimously believes Park’s littering problem has reached a point that...

Photo illustration by Sergei Bovee

Staff Editorial: March serves as a reminder to recognize women’s achievements

March 7, 2022

Many women work behind the scenes, contributing to history in ways that are forgotten or never recognized in the first place. The Echo Editorial Board unanimously believes Park should do more to teach...

Students take advantage of Park Connections work-time to catch up in their classes. Action Thursdays will be introduced as part of Park Connections starting second semester.

Staff Editorial: Action Thursdays bring exciting change

January 26, 2022

After a year and a half of the same Park Connections structure, administration announced the implementation of Action Thursdays. Despite some small structural flaws, the Echo Editorial Board stands unanimously...

Chemistry teacher Alexander Polk looks at Sophomore Bjorn Bleskes progress in class Nov. 3. The student-led conference format will begin the week of Nov. 15.

Staff Editorial: New conferences format sparks conversation

November 3, 2021

For fall conferences this school year, administration has made adjustments to the format. Students will be leading conferences, while being facilitated by Park Connections advisers. This could potentially...

Sophia Ross presents during Park Connections Oct. 7. The Echo Editorial Board believes that changing the focus of Park Connections will benefit and engage more students.

Staff Editorial: Park Connections called into question

October 10, 2021

The new schedule for the 2021-2022 school year includes a unique period that was added last year to combat issues during distance learning: Park Connections. Although the class proved its worth during...

Students walking through the hallway to get to class on April 9. while COVID-19 cases rise, students feel conflicted going back to 100%.

Staff Editorial: Move to full-capacity forces for normalcy

April 13, 2021

Park returned back to 100 percent capacity April 12. Students will return four days a week, with Wednesdays remaining as a support day where they will only attend connections class. All classes will be...

Art teacher Angela Jacob talks to a student during an asynchronous class Feb. 23. The Echo Editorial Board is in favor of keeping Park’s current schedule and believes switching to a fully synchronous schedule would be unhelpful to students.

Staff Editorial: Adjusting schedule not necessary

March 5, 2021

With students returning to hybrid learning, some students, parents and staff have questioned the current schedule and whether it could be changed. While a change could benefit the people in hybrid a little...

Sophomore Frankie Robello works on his computer at the Oriole Study Nest Dec. 17. The Study Nest is open Monday to Friday during school hours and is a resource for those who need a quiet environment to work.

Staff editorial: Schedule changes bring hope for academic success

January 26, 2021

During Park Connections, Park was introduced to a possible change to block scheduling. Students at Park were asked to fill out google forms to express their sentiments towards the changes for the upcoming...

Junior Juan Russy skates up the ice with the puck in his possession Nov. 12. After Gov. Tim Walz’s restrictions end, students believe high-risk sports like hockey may be delayed longer than low-risk sports such as Nordic skiing

Staff Editorial: Low-risk sports deemed safe to return after restrictions are lifted

December 14, 2020

Restrictions were imposed Nov. 20 for winter sports, delaying them for four weeks. Gov. Tim Walz will make an announcement on whether the delay will be extended, or end, on Dec. 18. Walz has broken up...

Junior Murphy Fries works to complete her schoolwork in the Orioles Nest. The Orioles Nest is a safe place to work on schoolwork during the school day.

Staff Editorial: Orioles’ Nest program feels safe

November 22, 2020

Although Park has moved to distance learning, the administration created a program that allows students an opportunity to study in-person. With the new Orioles’ Nest program, students are able to go...

Students leave school after their final day of hybrid learning. The School Board voted for Park to transition back to distance learning starting Nov. 16.

Staff Editorial: Move to distance learning justified

November 16, 2020

Although originally planning to increase to 50% capacity Nov. 16, the School Board unanimously voted for Park to return to distance learning starting Nov. 16, in a Nov. 9 meeting.  Park will be going...

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