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GSA provides safe space

GSA provides safe space

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz

December 10, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

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

Polling stations prepare for election day

Maggie Klaers

November 5, 2018


Filed under News

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

Staff Editorial: Student election judges present opportunity in politics

October 25, 2018


Filed under Staff Editorials

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

Student council finishes Homecoming preparations

Rachel Salzer, Emma Leff, and Anika Hanson

September 17, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

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


Filed under School clubs and activities

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

March amplifies voices

March 16, 2018


Filed under Staff Editorials

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 ...

Nest hosts meeting to expand planning ideas

Nest hosts meeting to expand planning ideas

Marta Hill

March 9, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Thinking about the Nest's future, Nest chair Julia Schmelzer said in order for the Nest to succeed, they need a variety of students involved in planning. “We need to make sure that we have diverse student interest present in shaping what (the Nest) becomes,” Schmelzer said. “In order for (the Nest) to be su...

Taser device activation in classroom determined not threatening

Taser device activation in classroom determined not threatening

Atticus Raasch and Annabella Strathman

February 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A student’s handheld taser was activated during a fifth hour Business Innovations class Jan. 18, according to assistant principal Charles Johnson-Nixon. “It was something his mother had given to him, simply for safety outside of school,” Johnson-Nixon said. “He has had it several times, but...

Senior finds home at church youth group

Senior finds home at church youth group

Avia Kaner-Roth

October 3, 2017


Filed under Student Profiles

When senior Austin Patterson first heard of his church youth group, YTH, he was reluctant to join. Patterson said his friend convinced him to attend a YTH meeting. “I started because a friend of mine had to go and he brought me to make it more fun. That's how it started, but once I got connecte...

Dancer to audition for ‘America’s Got Talent’

Dancer to audition for ‘America’s Got Talent’

Jayne Stevenson

October 23, 2015


Filed under In the Spotlight, Showcase

How did you get into dance? My sister was a dancer, and I was in the dance setting since I was little. She started when she was 4. I was watching all the time, and I started to like it. My uncle showed me a video, and he said I should try doing the moves, so I did and I just got into it....

Club changes fundraising approach

Club changes fundraising approach

Sydney Hall

October 9, 2015


Filed under School clubs and activities

While many clubs and activities sell chocolate bars or coupon cards for their fundraisers, Roots and Shoots employs an alternative approach. Roots and Shoots will sell compost to raise money for upcoming projects, according to adviser Al Wachutka. “We want to make a demo aquaponics tank,” ...

Film club leaders prepare for first meeting

Film club leaders prepare for first meeting

Lauren VonEschen

October 9, 2015


Filed under School clubs and activities

Senior Miles Sandbo said his excitement level continues to grow as the recently formed film club inches closer to its first group meeting of the year. “People always bring their own perspectives to a movie and they can show you something unique about a film that you would've missed. That's wha...

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