The Echo

George Floyd memorial organized in St. Louis Park

Seniors Victoria Caraballo and Selena Nejib lead a group of Park students and alumni from the St. Louis Park City Hall building back to the overpass May 28. The memorial began 5:30 p.m. and continued into the evening.

Talia Lissauer and Marta Hill

May 29, 2020

Hundreds of community members joined together at the intersection of Minnetonka and Highway 100 May 28 to remember George Floyd. The most active participants were current Park students and recent graduates, according to senior Gabriella Thomas. And for her, attending this memorial was important beca...

COVID-19 case in St. Louis Park

Art by Maggie Klaers. As of March 13, there is one case of COVID-19 in St. Louis Park.

Talia Lissauer and Isabel Kjaer

March 14, 2020

This story is accurate as of 10:00 p.m. March 14. According to an update posted to the St. Louis Park Schools Public Schools website, there have been two positive cases in the Park Nicollet system. People in the same facility as the infected are currently at low-risk, according to the CDC. “Both patients were seen and test...

TikTok makes a meteoric rise to popularity

TikTok makes a meteoric rise to popularity

Maggie Klaers

March 10, 2020

After watching several students make TikToks, teacher Bobby Otto said the app enables students to create and share short, vine-like videos. “From an older perspective, I would consider it kind of like Vine from when I was in school. It’s just short videos that can be created,” Otto said. “What...

Newspaper highlights struggles students of color face

Newspaper highlights struggles students of color face

Isra Mohamed

March 4, 2020

When I was first approached by a student handing me a newspaper, I thought it was just a copy of the Echo newspaper, but as I looked at it more closely, I realized that it was another newspaper made by social studies teacher Kara Cisco and her students. As I started to look through The New Aboliti...

‘Hairspray’ performances delight

Junior Leo Dworsky and other members of the ‘Hairspray’ cast perform their final dress rehearsal Feb. 19. Choir performed the musical “Hairspray” Feb. 20–Feb. 23.

Sofie Geretz

March 3, 2020

Reflecting on his and the rest of the cast’s performance on choir’s production of “Hairspray,” senior Yoni Potter said the cast was able to pull everything together in time for the production. “I was kind of nervous. I wasn’t sure if we were going to get it all together but I think we pul...

Roots and Shoots looks to improve Park’s recycling program

Juniors Zoe Frank and Keely Bernstein discuss the new Roots and Shoots video Feb. 24. The club wants to debut the video about recycling in the upcoming months.

Sadie Yarosh

February 27, 2020

At the Roots and Shoots meeting Feb. 24, the group discussed ways to create a video that informs students and staff about the recycling process and how to improve it, according to junior and member Thor Anderson. “The project we are working on with the administration (is) to help the recycling p...

City Council to vote on bike infrastructure project

A cyclist uses a bike path along Cedar Lake Parkway Feb. 24. City Council will vote on the preliminary layout for the Dakota bikeway project Dec. 2.

Sam Swisher

February 25, 2020

As City Council plans to vote on the southeast bikeway improvements March 2, Senior City Engineering Project Manager Jack Sullivan said the project will help enlarge the quality of transportation choices in the area. “Our goal is to achieve a better network of mobility choices for the community, ...

Students to work with REM5, local soda company

Students are working on designing logos for a local soda company. The company helps students learn about jobs.

Henry Brettingen

January 8, 2020

According to Art Tech head Trevor Paulson, students are working with the virtual reality company REM5 to design soda cans for a local company. “The students are going to work on designing the cans for the soda company, and the artwork going on the can, with the local company using only virtual r...

Impeachment reverberates locally

A majority of the impeachment inquiry is taking place at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

Noah Orloff, Mushtaq Barqab

December 25, 2019

After the full House voted to officially impeach President Donald Trump, the recent political discourse has called into question the effect of national politics on Park. According to social studies teacher Jill Merkle, impeachment has generated varying degrees of interest among students. “In gen...

Sophomore creates nonprofit organization

Sophomore Adil Ade organizes hats and gloves to prepare for his next project Nov. 20. His organization Pocket Change Foundation helps the homeless.

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 18, 2019

What inspired you to create the Pocket Change Foundation? I hated seeing homeless people in the streets and people suffering because they messed up in life or (experienced) a family crisis that put them on the streets. Having to go through that without having hope made me feel sad for them. Wha...

Students prevented from printing at school

A Park teacher prints using the At-Large Lab printer. According to librarian Ellen George, students and teachers will now be using different printers.

Samantha Klepfer

December 17, 2019

In high school, it is required for many classes that students print assignments. In some cases, it’s required that students print during their class period. When students aren’t able to perform this integral job, it slows down classes and other school functions. Many students utilize the printers in the Li...

Students combat controversial flag photo

Ms. Cisco supervises a student run project for students to represent themselves with flags. Senior Andrea Martinez proudly holds a flag representing her culture.

Sam Swisher

December 9, 2019

According to English teacher Callie Hefstad, students came up with the idea to take pictures of themselves with a flag of their choice to make people realize how powerful symbols can be. “When the picture blew up on social media my class spent the entire class period talking about it and having a d...

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