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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

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Staff Editorial: Pre-registering is promising

November 22, 2023

A new bill was introduced this year allowing MN students who are 16 and 17 to be able to pre-register to vote. This allows them to be automatically registered to vote when they turn 18. There are a...

Community memberrs voted in the Park High School activity center on Nov. 7. The Park election happened last week.

Park’s precinct prevails

Ruby Viot November 13, 2023

For the past couple of years, Park’s high school has been a voting precinct for the community to use. This year the polls opened Nov. 7 in the activity center. With the construction, Park voters had...

Illustration by Kayleigh Bishop

Ranked choice voting for Park elections

Louisa Augustine November 10, 2023

Ranked choice voting is a system where voters get to rank the candidates from the same office in the order that they like best. The last time this method of voting was used in Park was in 2021, since ranked...

Pre-voting registration for teens brings new opportunities

Pre-voting registration for teens brings new opportunities

Matthew Plant November 8, 2023

In June 2023, the Minnesota State Legislature passed a bill that allows for teenagers aged 16 and 17 to pre-register for voting. While this bill does not allow them to partake in voting at elections, it...

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...

Used with permission from Semona Robel. 
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...

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