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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

New assistant principal Alyssa Gardner talks to an incoming freshman during activity fair Sept. 1. Gardner watched as the new students checked out all the clubs .

Leadership forms new initiatives

Elena Ortiz-Fishman and Katie Nelson September 3, 2022

Previously working at the same middle school as principal LaNisha Paddock, Alyssa Gardner has recently been hired as an assistant principal at Park.  Coming into the interview, Gardner said she was...

Student signs in at the front office before entering the school. The sign-in sheet was added to combat student fears.

New security at Park

Nina Miller June 8, 2022

After hearing about the Uvalde Elementary school shooting, concerns about security at Park arose. The high school decided that new security measures were called for to make everyone feel safer even though...

Seniors sit in IB math class April 18. IB testing will take place until May 20.

IB assessments cause stress

Demetrius Burges May 5, 2022

This year has been stressful for all students and having IB tests these past few weeks exacerbated these feelings, according to junior Sophia Earle.  “It has been hard to find time to dedicate to...

Sophomore Sam Pilner studies for the AP European History exam April 21. Students are preparing for AP exams coming up in early May.

Stressful yet worth it

Mya Stanberry April 23, 2022

Advanced Placement (AP) classes are courses that offer college-level materials that entail an exam at the end of the year, certain scores on these exams can earn college credits. However testing can...

In their science classroom, freshmen Kaylee Rice and Isaiah Brown hold Farkie the lizard April 8. Aside from being featured on his own Instagram account, Farkie has also brought educational opportunities to students.

Lizards connect the school

Maren Wilsey April 19, 2022

When her science class received a second bearded dragon as a class pet, freshman Charlotte Cox was struck with an unconventional idea. Cox created an Instagram account for the lizard, and said the idea...

Senior Truman Fillbrandt and Jacy Demcisak and sophomore Greta Gabel laugh at a question March 4. Park placed second at the state Tournament.

Quiz Bowl moves to nationals

Jacob Khabie and Leo Justesen March 21, 2022

Moving on to the final round of the state quiz bowl competition, let alone placing second in State and moving on to nationals was not the outcome senior quiz bowl team co-captain Jacy Demcisak thought...

The importance of a self-care routine

The importance of a self-care routine

Patricia Lopez-Milian January 20, 2022

As the semester ends, one tends to focus more on their grades rather than themselves. Over the years I’ve learned that one can both manage their grades and have a self-care routine without one having...

Junior Ashaar Ali works on Naviance training during a HAP meeting on Nov. 16. Naviance helps students plan for their academic future.

Naviance provides academic support

Aisha Hersi November 16, 2021

Naviance is a PowerSchool-powered portal where students may work on assigned tasks, research career options and plan their academic future. According to Park Connections teacher Jane Hudacek, Naviance...

Sophomore Greta Gable and Silas Cowell use practice buzzers to improve their reaction time Oct. 5. Quiz Bowl is holding practices at 3:30 p.m. in room A304 and Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Quiz bowl gears up for season

Katie Nelson, Lily Nugteren, and Elena Ortiz-Fishman October 15, 2021

After a year of online practices and no tournaments, the Park Quiz Bowl team is ready for a fresh start. According to senior co-captain Truman Fillibrandt, while the hiatus due to the pandemic created...

Used with permission from Anna Overall.

Senior continues leading SLP Streetwear

Jacob Khabie September 22, 2021

What does SLP Streetwear do? We do all things that are related to fashion. Sometimes we’ll watch videos, sometimes we'll do projects related to high fashion, sometimes we'll do stuff related to local...

PCP: Assassins

PCP: Assassins

May 25, 2021

Senior interns at Seeds Feeds

Senior interns at Seeds Feeds

Laniyah Thornton December 11, 2020

Senior Audrey Long, an intern at Seeds Feeds, a non-profit organization that grows fresh food and educates the community, said due to COVID-19, her job has changed a bit and she is now working in a safer...

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