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Student Election Program to engage teens

Student Election Program to engage teens

Talia Lissauer

February 20, 2019


Filed under News

As sophomore Dahlia Krebs looked for ways to make a difference in her community, she discovered a program designed to incorporate students in the election process. “The (Student Election Program) run by the city of St. Louis Park asking (high schoolers) to be a part of the election,” Krebs said....

Senator Klobuchar announces presidential bid

Senator Klobuchar announces presidential bid

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

February 14, 2019


Filed under News

After Senator Amy Klobuchar proclaimed her campaign for the 2020 presidential election in the midst of a snow storm Feb. 10, sophomore Evelyn Gutzke said she is excited to see more diversity in the White House. “I think she will and she has a lot of people supporting her,” Gutzke said. “I...

Minnesota leads the nation in voter turnout

Minnesota leads the nation in voter turnout

Talia Lissauer

December 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Over 2.6 million Minnesotans went to the polls on Nov. 6 to help  Minnesota have the highest voter turnout in the nation by taking time out of their extremely busy lives to vote in this year’s midterm election, according to MPR. As someone who is too young to vote, it is shocking to me that someone who is not only eligible to vote, but has easy access to it,...

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...

Staff Editorial: Voter registration drive educates students on civic duty

Staff Editorial: Voter registration drive educates students on civic duty

September 25, 2018


Filed under Staff Editorials

As the November midterm elections approach, students have organized an assembly to register eligible seniors to vote. The ACT club ran the event, with the help of a few independent student leaders. The assembly will occur during Advisory Sept. 24. It will include three guest speakers, one of whom i...

Ranked-choice voting amendment passes

Ranked-choice voting amendment passes

Atticus Raasch

May 8, 2018


Filed under News

During a city council meeting May 7, the council voted unanimously to pass a vote to approve the amendment of the city charter allowing for the inclusion of the ranked-choice voting system. This follows the first reading of the amendment which was read at a public hearing April 16. According to...

New referendum approved in election

New referendum approved in election

Atticus Raasch

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

According to the Office of the Secretary of State, both the new and old referendums passed by a large margin following the Nov. 7 voting day. With 19 of 19 precincts reporting in, the current numbers show the existing referendum was renewed with 6609 Yes to 1166 No votes, according to the Office of...

One student’s experience voting for the first time

Nathaniel Sturzl

December 1, 2016


Filed under Features Columns

There's a lot of responsibility that comes with voting. This wasn't lost on me as I walked into the voting center of my precinct for the first time.      The day was finally here, the day that would decide what the next four years might look like. I'd done everything I could do to prepare and...

Volunteers engage in voting process

Volunteers engage in voting process

Atticus Raasch, Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Although he can not vote, senior Dotan Appelbaum feels pride in doing what he can to help in the upcoming presidential election. “I think it’s a really great experience to be involved in civic life,” Appelbaum said. “I can’t vote so this is one way I can actually be a part of the electi...

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