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

Upcoming Hennepin County Vaccination Events

Tednaisha Satterwhite November 10, 2021

For people hoping to get vaccinated, Park and Hennepin County will soon be partnering to host Pfizer vaccination events. These events are for those twelve and up, and will also support booster shots for...

Photo illustration by Jacob Khabie

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Lauren Thon October 14, 2021

With the new Delta variant of COVID-19 there are updated guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some of these are included but not limited to masking...

Grateful to have a normal graduation

Grateful to have a normal graduation

Maria Perez Barriga May 27, 2021

As my senior year is coming to an end, hearing the news that administration would allow us to have a normal graduation, I felt overjoyed. I am glad knowing that I have been given the opportunity to graduate...

Sophomore watching teacher on May 11. Freshmen and sophomore are exited to get their vaccines after age limit was lowered.

Underclassmen react to vaccine approval

Gabriel Kaplan May 14, 2021

After hearing he was eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, freshman Tommy Walsh said he was ecstatic. “It only got approved a couple days ago and my appointment was one of the first I was able...

As the amount of vaccinated Minnesotans increase, COVID-19 restrictions may be lifted as we begin to return to normalcy.

Restrictions should decrease as vaccinations increase

Colin Canaday May 2, 2021

As the number of vaccinated individuals is steadily increasing, with no sign of stopping anytime soon, restrictions around the state should adjust accordingly. With 57% of Minnesotans over the age of...

As COVID-19 vaccines are approved and appointments become increasingly available, more students will be able to get inoculated.

How to: Get your vaccine

Gabriel Kaplan April 30, 2021

For months after the first COVID-19 vaccines were approved, the U.S saw exponential demand for a relatively limited supply. But the tides have turned. According to MinnPost, Minnesota has a surplus of...

St. Louis Park Public Schools staff members had the option to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine March 5. Staff members had to sign up ahead of time for a slot.

St. Louis Park Public Schools staff receive vaccinations

Laniyah Thornton and Talia Lissauer March 6, 2021

After receiving an email from the president of the Park Association of Teachers regarding a link with information for the vaccine, superintendent Astein Osei said he reached out to a contact at the county...

Based on current guidelines from the CDC, schools do not have to wait for teachers to be vaccinated.

Vaccines not considered necessary for hybrid

Tobias Khabie and Talia Lissauer February 26, 2021

After english teacher Andy Wilkes received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, he said obtaining the vaccine was like with winning a lottery. “HR sent out the sign-up for the State Clearinghouse....

Racial minorities not prioritized for vaccine

Racial minorities not prioritized for vaccine

Laniyah Thornton February 7, 2021

One year after the first COVID-19 case was discovered in the U.S., affecting millions of people, a COVID-19 vaccine is slowly being released.  Now it’s time for the vaccine to be administered to...

Time to get rid of the new normal

Time to get rid of the new normal

Gillian Kapinos January 23, 2021

The first case of COVID-19 in Minnesota was found on March 6, 2020. Since that day, we haven’t been able to live life as we used to. Many people have come to terms with the way it’s been, even calling...

Photo illustration by Abigail Prestholdt.

COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Minnesota

Grace Schultz December 15, 2020

The COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Minnesota Dec. 14. Individuals classified in group 1A (those on the front lines of treating COVID-19) will be the first to receive the vaccine. It is expected to take months...

Flu shots are essential this year

Flu shots are essential this year

Nora Hall November 3, 2020

According to the Center for Disease Control, since 2010, between 12,000 and 61,000people die each year due to Influenza. People underestimate the effectiveness of the flu shot. It’s not a required vaccination...

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