The Echo

Sophomore goes bald to raise awareness of childhood cancer 

Sophomore Jacy Demcisak shaves her head to support childhood cancer research. Demcisak has shaved her head every year for the last four years.

Harris Keekley

April 24, 2020

Why do you shave your head? I shave my head because my brother's best friend, who was also really close to me, passed away from childhood cancer. His mother and his family still do it and my brother and I still do it in honor of Adrian and his memory. We go bald by choice so that hopefully no kid ha...

Latino Student Association initiates meetings

Photo Illustration by Sofia Seewald. Latino Student Association's next meeting will be held during 3rd hour Nov. 7 in C350.

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

November 6, 2019

Here is the most updated Latino Student Association (LSA) information for the 2019-20 school year. LSA plans to meet monthly and bring club participants and Latino students to the 2019 Latino Youth Conference. ...

Student work submitted to 5th Congressional district art competition

Used with permission. Artwork by senior Muna Ahmed titled

Yonah Davis

June 4, 2019

According to art teacher Martha Ortman she submitted the artwork of two of her students Matt Loftus (junior) and Muna Ahmed (senior) to the annual 5th congressional district art competition. What is the competition students submitted their art to? The 5th Congressional district art competition is p...

Girls’ lacrosse finishes sixth in Conference

Junior Sarah McCallon runs back to defend against a Bloomington Jefferson player. Park lost in their last regular season game and placed sixth in their conference with a record of 5-7-0.

Breanna Thompson and Sophia Olmen

May 29, 2019

According to junior Aliviah McClinton, the girls’ lacrosse team knew going into the game, Jefferson would be a tough matchup up but Park went in with a tough fight. “We got in our heads they are really fast and aggressive and they had all these fancy plays and they seem to really know what they ...

The Nest displays amatuer art

Junior Lauren Schmelzer paints with watercolors in Martha Ortman's painting class March 8. On her own time, Schmelzer takes nature photography and sells her work at the Nest.

Ben Sanford

March 12, 2019

After hearing about a way to showcase her art at the Nest, junior Lauren Schmelzer jumped at the opportunity. In previous years, Schmelzer has had to sell her own art in person. “(My mom) told me I could have my art sitting (at the Nest), because I don’t really like to be sitting at a booth for ...

ACE continues planning phase

Senior project manager Christian Vega Celis works with a team member and an adult mentor during ACE club meeting. ACE meets Thursdays after school in C250A.

Isabel Kjaer and Tennam Gyaldatsang

February 20, 2019

Architecture, Construction, Engineering (ACE) club is currently working through their plan for their project, which is due in March. The members are working in partners to complete a blueprint and a presentation on time. ...

GSA provides safe space

Junior Dayna Krause raises her voice about adding LGBTQ books to the school library during a GSA meeting in room B231.

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz

December 10, 2018

According to junior and GSA co-president Anika Jamison, she joined the Gay Straight Alliance in order to positively change the school’s community. “I have been involved since the middle school, and I really wanted to make a change at Park,” Jamison said. “I wanted to make St. Louis Park fe...

Polling stations prepare for election day

Several St. Louis Park students attended multiple training sessions to become student election judges. These students will help run polling stations on election day Nov. 6.

Maggie Klaers

November 5, 2018

Student election judge, junior Yoni Potter, said the student election judge program is an opportunity for Park students over the age of 16 to work at the city’s polling stations. “The election judge program is where people in St. Louis Park get to participate in the elections by overseeing wh...

Staff Editorial: Student election judges present opportunity in politics

A freshman student fills out a ballet during the school-wide mock election Oct. 16. The mock election was a way to involve students under 18 in the civic process.

October 25, 2018

As Election Day approaches, high school students in St. Louis Park have been contacted about applying to be a student election judge. The jobs are available to students all around Minnesota. The Echo Editorial Board also see the election opportunity as a way of exposing young citizens to the voting...

Student council finishes Homecoming preparations

Seniors Daisy Widboom, Madison McIntosh and Violet Huber cheer at the pep fest Sept. 14. Homecoming week has activities and dress codes every day leading up to the dance 7 p.m. Sept 22.

Rachel Salzer, Emma Leff, and Anika Hanson

September 17, 2018

As the 2018 Homecoming week quickly approaches, students eagerly await the week packed with activities. Homecoming week activities are open to all students with the goal of bringing the student body together. Student Council co-president, senior Cailey Hanson-Mahoney explains how much work goes into the exte...

JSU discusses, celebrates Purim

JSU discusses, celebrates Purim

Isaac Wert

March 19, 2018

This past month, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) learned about the Jewish holiday of Purim, celebrating when the Jews resisted oppression from the Persian empire, which senior Ruchama Borg described as a fun holiday. “(Purim) seems like a very simplistic holiday, one that would be physical, beca...

March amplifies voices

Senior Martha Walton reacts to speeches against gun violence at Firehouse 1. Students left class at 10 a.m. to participate in the walkout, March 14.

March 16, 2018

In light of the recent Parkland shooting, activism surrounding gun violence is on the rise with students at the forefront. Because of this, the voices of teenagers are more important than ever. The recent walkout, organized by students, stands as an excellent example of the power of student action ...

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