The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

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

Parking pass prices should be lowered

Parking pass prices should be lowered

Lily Nugteren October 27, 2021

If you drive to school every day, buying a parking pass is mandatory to be able to park anywhere near the building, and those who do not have a pass will be towed. However, seeing as students are legally...

Park went into lockout after student incident took place outside of the school building Oct. 19. Local police continue the investigation

Altercation sends Park into lockout

Andrea Melear and Jacob Khabie October 19, 2021

Park was sent into lockout towards the end of the day Oct. 19 after law enforcement was called due to an altercation involving two students outside of the school building. In a message sent out to Park...

Athletes mental health is as important as physical health

Athletes’ mental health is as important as physical health

Jordyn Deschamps September 6, 2021

While athletes are strengthening their muscles and preparing for the season, it is also important they nourish their minds as well — mental health should be athletes’ number one priority Mental...

Student browses a website for locating COVID-19 vaccines. There are many online resources that assist with finding and making a vaccine appointment.

Club helps students get COVID-19 vaccine

Sophia Curran-Moore June 1, 2021

Finding a COVID-19 vaccine can feel like navigating a maze of websites and waitlists, especially for those under 18, who are only approved for Pfizer. Junior Semona Robel said she advises people searching...

District should continue providing Chromebooks

District should continue providing Chromebooks

Danny Shope May 20, 2021

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on every aspect of our lives, including working, shopping and having fun. Education has also changed immensely — with students going to school from home, the district has...

Superintendent Astein Osei congratulates students during graduation June 6. Osei will be conducting a search to find Park’s new principal.

Stakeholder team sign-up

Lauren Thon March 3, 2021

In pursuit of a new principal, administration is seeking students to help with the interview process. The first round of interviews will start March 10, and Superintendent Astein Osei will recommend a...

Senior Megan Raatz looks through the books in the used book drive to read during distance learning Feb. 3. These books were donated by the Park library and are free for students to use.

Book giveaway provides opportunity

Maren Wilsey February 20, 2021

In a year where school is limited to the confines of a home, encountering a new book is rare. According to Library Media Specialist Marie Slaby, the annual book giveaway provides a way for the library...

Sophomore Theresa Haerke does a goblet squat in the new weight room March 10. The new weight room was installed in order improve the strength and conditioning program for athletes.

Strength and conditioning moves to Zoom

Sam Swisher December 14, 2020

After the strength and conditioning program was forced to move to Zoom workouts because of Gov. Tim Walz’s COVID-19 restrictions, strength and conditioning coach Jessica Gust said she prepared a plan...

School resource officer Maurice Smith types on his laptop in his office at Park. Smith applied due to his passion for working with kids and began his new role for the 2020-21 school year.

New school resource officer Maurice Smith

Maria Perez Barriga November 17, 2020

When he heard Park will return to distance learning Nov. 16, officer Maurice Smith said he was unhappy as he just started to get to know students during hybrid.  “I was pretty sad about (the switch)...

Students leave school after their final day of hybrid learning. The School Board voted for Park to transition back to distance learning starting Nov. 16.

Staff Editorial: Move to distance learning justified

November 16, 2020

Although originally planning to increase to 50% capacity Nov. 16, the School Board unanimously voted for Park to return to distance learning starting Nov. 16, in a Nov. 9 meeting.  Park will be going...

Awkward Zoom call goodbyes highlight distance learning difficulties

Awkward Zoom call goodbyes highlight distance learning difficulties

Lilly Strathman October 28, 2020

Having almost done a full semester of online learning, the question of how doing school solely online affects personal connections between teachers and students arose.  I am grateful for all the hard...

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