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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

Signs direct voters to wear masks at Westwood Church Nov 2. Voters cast their ballots in school board and City Council races.

City Election Results

Oliver Smith November 5, 2021

The city of St. Louis Park held local elections Nov. 2. The races for Wards 1, 2 and 4 seats were uncontested, and Sue Budd got 43 percent of votes for Ward 3. However, since Budd didn’t reach 50 percent...

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar speaks to the crowd as she introduces Bernie Sanders March 2. Omar was reelected to represent Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District.

The 2020 election results provoke varying reactions

Talia Lissauer and Tobias Khabie November 10, 2020

After discovering former Vice President Joe Biden was declared the projected winner of the 2020 election, junior Semona Robel said she felt an overwhelming sense of relief, as she believes Biden will work...

Voting is crucial to our country’s future

Voting is crucial to our country’s future

Jacob Khabie November 3, 2020

In my final days of volunteering for the Biden-Harris campaign, I had a rather frustrating conversation with a first-time voter. This voter was feeling very discouraged by the vile partisanship of this...

Art by Emmy Pearson. Source: City of St. Louis Park.

Polling location details

Maddie Schutte November 1, 2020

While absentee and early voting are viable voting methods during the pandemic, in-person voting remains an option for Park residents. As a result of the recent court ruling on absentee ballots, officials...

Photo illustration by Molly Schochet. Because of an Oct. 30 ruling by the Eighth U.S. Circuit of Appeals judges, the St. Louis Park Elections Office recommends people drop their ballots at City Hall instead of mailing them in.

City recommends all mail-in ballots be dropped off in person

Molly Schochet and Adam Gips November 1, 2020

In an Oct. 30 2-1 ruling, the Eighth U.S. Circuit of Appeals judges ordered all ballots to be received by a polling place by 8 p.m. Election Day in order to count. Senior Sophie Yakes said this ruling...

An early voting sign is placed outside the St. Louis Park City Hall. Voters are able to cast their ballot here among many other places before election day Nov. 3.

The 2020 ballot explained

Amalia Fischer and Talia Lissauer October 30, 2020

  Below is a brief overview of all 21 candidates on the Hennepin Country general ballot. President and Vice-President Candidate: Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence Party: Republican Additional...

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Junior Semona Robel organizes voting outreach for Park Students.

Junior organizes voting outreach for students

Aisha Hersi October 28, 2020

Along with others, junior Semona Robel participates in organizing individual voter outreach to ensure Park seniors are voting this year. According to Robel, taking part in voter registration outreach is...

Illustration by Isaac Wert

Cut Through The Noise: Jhené Aiko, Lil Wayne ft. Gudda Gudda & HoodBaby, Wallows

Lilia Gonzalez October 11, 2020

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent...

Gabe Kaplan

Precinct Caucuses empowering

Gabriel Kaplan March 10, 2020

Amid the buzz of the upcoming Super Tuesday and debates over Coronavirus and democratic socialism, I found refuge in my neighborhood’s Precinct Caucuses.  My neighbors and I gathered Feb. 25 at Minneapolis’s...

Junior Bella Steward practices the butterfly stroke March 12. This was the first sychro practice held since the new team captains had been announced March 11.

Synchro begins season by selecting captains

Talia Lissauer March 9, 2020

Inspired by the relationships she had formed with previous captains, senior Mia Miller said she was overjoyed when she was chosen to be a synchro captain for the 2020 season. “I wanted to be captain...

Senior and ACT club leader Ruby Stillman talks about the voting drive to students at the senior meeting. The voting drive was held Feb. 20.

ACT club hosts voter registration drive

Isra Mohamed March 4, 2020

According to junior Achieving Change Together club leader Gabriel Kaplan, the purpose of the club is get students involved in social activism. “The purpose of the club is to work on social activism....

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