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Student work submitted to 5th Congressional district art competition

Student work submitted to 5th Congressional district art competition

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

Girls’ lacrosse finishes sixth in Conference

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

The Nest displays amatuer art

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

ACE continues planning phase

Isabel Kjaer and Tenzin 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

GSA provides safe space

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

Polling stations prepare for election day

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

Staff Editorial: Student election judges present opportunity in politics

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

Student council finishes Homecoming preparations

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

March amplifies voices

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 ...

Nest hosts meeting to expand planning ideas

Nest hosts meeting to expand planning ideas

Marta Hill

March 9, 2018

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

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...

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