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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

Seniors Vivi Thomas and Eliana Montero-Ward work on portraits for the yearbook Jan. 23. Echowan has been working on portrait photos and baby ads for the past couple of weeks.

Echowan hustles to meet deadlines

Madeline Anklam January 25, 2024

Echowan is a student-led class that builds our yearbook each year. With the semester ending, many important deadlines are coming up for the staffers. The first order of business for Echowan right now is...

Erik Lindell talks to his peers Nov. 28. Lindell was elected student council president at Park at the beginning of the year.

Student council makes an impact

Eliah Fink November 30, 2023

Why did you want to be student council president? I wanted to work on making sure that all the school events like the dances and PEP fests were as good and enjoyable for the students as possible. What...

Concert culture on the rise

Concert culture on the rise

Louisa Augustine October 12, 2023

Concerts have been a huge source of entertainment for years. They have been becoming more and more popular, especially among young adults and teenagers. With concerts on the rise, Park students and staff...

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...

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