The Echo

Natural Helpers revamp program

Natural Helpers have posters with QR codes for those who need it's services.

Henry Brettingen, Rodolfo Zarate, and Mushtak Barqab

October 1, 2019

As junior and co-president Jade Shionoya reflected on the upcoming changes to Natural Helpers, he is  optimistic about the future of the program. “We are trying to improve how we recruit new members,(and) to get people to take us seriously and to expand Natural Helper beyond what it has been the ...

Destress Club continues on

Seniors Bella Birkeland, Ayanna Nathan and Caroline Garland talk about destress through music. This was Destress Club's last meeting, and included a music therapist.

Lucy zumBrunnen

June 7, 2019

As school comes to an end, senior co-president Bella Birkeland reflects on Destress Club’s success this year. Although she had the best intentions, Birkeland said sometimes plans didn’t work out. “Something that (made) the club not work out is that since it’s far from the school and it real...

Club provides stress management

Club provides stress management

Lucy Zumbrunnen

June 3, 2019

When senior Bella Birkeland heard the Nest was looking for ways to connect with the community in different ways, she  sought the opportunity to restart a once active club: the Destress Club. “We thought it would be nice to have a fun activity and a low-commitment club for everyone who can join in ...

Park wins Change to Chill grant

Freshman James Vournakis and other Natural Helpers participate during spring training March 22.

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Noah Orloff

May 5, 2019

After seeing the impact stress has on students at Park, the counseling office decided to apply for the Change to Chill grant, according to Natural Helpers adviser and health teacher Allison Luskey. Luskey said Park was awarded one of the $1,000 grants, and Natural Helpers will be creating a space...

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