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Voting sparks responsibility for change

Voting sparks responsibility for change

Izzy Kanne

November 15, 2019

Turning eighteen this year has opened up many new opportunities in life, possibly the most exciting being able to exercise my right to vote. At first I was hesitant to vote at all. The local election snuck up on me and I didn’t know much about the candidates. I felt that since it was a smaller sca...

2019 St. Louis Park city election results announced

2019 St. Louis Park city election results announced

Emily Ziessman

November 10, 2019

Below are the results to the St. Louis Park 2019 mayor, City Council and School Board elections Nov. 5. Polls were open until 8 p.m. with results to follow the next morning Nov. 6. ...

City election provides opportunity

City election provides opportunity

Sofia Seewald

November 5, 2019

Seeing the upcoming election as an opportunity to advocate for social issues he is passionate about, junior Thor Anderson said he is helping Larry Kraft campaign for City Council At Large A Seat. “I first met (Kraft) working through Roots and Shoots. I got to know him more as I became more intereste...

League of Women Voters creates impact

League of Women Voters creates impact

Sofie Geretz

November 4, 2019

The candidates at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum exceeded expectations, according to St. Louis Park City Council candidate Nadia Mohamed’s campaign communications manager Carolyn Guddal. “Every candidate performed really well tonight. I think that each one had a unique perspective to...

Senior shares pride in voting

Senior shares pride in voting

Ruthie Posada

September 23, 2019

After sharing her knowledge of politics and elections at a voting-themed storytelling event Sept. 12, senior Ava Tronson said speaking your voice is of great importance. “It’s important to have your voice be heard and to have a stance on issues,” Tronson said. “If you’re not voting, you’...

Student Election Program to engage teens

Student Election Program to engage teens

Talia Lissauer

February 20, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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