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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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Victoria Schmelzle receives Athena Award

Abby Bartleson March 7, 2022

When senior Victoria Schmelzle found out she had won the Athena award, she was proud of herself because her hard work paid off.  Every year, a high school student athlete is presented with the Athena...

Stillwater Ice Palace Maze at The Zephyr Theatre. Maze opened Feb. 20 and closed Feb. 27.

Stillwater Ice Palace Maze makes for an entertaining activity

Abby Bartleson March 7, 2022

When I first pulled up to the Ice Palace Maze, I was greeted with bright, colorful lights and the smell of campfires. The Ice Palace Maze located in Stillwater at The Zephyr Theatre which consists of an...

Overcoming the winter slump

Overcoming the winter slump

Danny Shope November 2, 2021

Winter is one of the hardest times to find motivation, with dreary weather and short days. When it comes to exercise, it’s easy to convince yourself to hibernate in your house for the entire season and...

Freshman Thomas Shope glides on his ski Feb. 17. During this meet, Park swept all 4 races.

Nordic prevails preceding sections

Ben Sanford February 21, 2021

After winning all four races at its meet on Feb. 17, Nordic is feeling strong going into sections. According to senior captain Mimi Kniser, the team put its best foot forward to succeed at its most recent...

Fifth-grader Judah Lissauer and eighth-grader Ari Lissauer sled down a hill on Cedar Lake Jan. 16. Sledding is one of many winter activities students are using to stay entertained during COVID-19.

Winter activities are ‘snow’ joke

Lilly Strathman February 4, 2021

With a layer of snow covering Minnesota, it can be easy to spend the freezing winters confined inside, however, science teacher and assistant Nordic coach Pat Hartman said he encourages outdoor winter...

Photo illustration by Ayelet Prottas. Junior Jacob Khabie runs in the Ugly Sweater Dash Dec. 11. This year the Dash was held virtually — participants could log their times and enter a raffle for an $100 Park Tavern gift card.

Ugly Sweater Dash goes virtual

Amalia Fischer December 15, 2020

Community events do a lot to bring people together even when they aren't physically together due to the pandemic. The St. Louis Park Ugly Sweater Dash occurs annually and is a kickoff to the holiday season,...

Art by Jaida Puentes

Experts say importance of flu shots grows during COVID-19

Molly Schochet November 4, 2020

As the winter months approach, along with it comes the Influenza (flu) season. According to Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Minnesota, Tyler...

Theater stays positive in the face of loss

Abigail Prestholdt, Writer February 3, 2020

Theater performed their one-act “Love/Sick” at Sections, placing fourth overall against other schools in Minnesota. Theater director Jodi Schifsky said the performance was well done and although...

2018 St. Paul Winter Carnival Prime Minister Christine Quandt speaks during the opening ceremony of the carnival Jan. 23. After the ceremony, people gathered in the Baileys Warming House.

St. Paul Winter Carnival celebrates tradition

Noah Orloff January 28, 2020

While reflecting on the importance of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, St. Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation event coordinator Alyssa Klahsem said the St. Paul Winter Carnival creates unity.  “It’s...

Junior Max Gohman races in the classic meet at Elm Creek Jan. 24. Park boys varsity placed third with a score of 242.

Nordic team persists in harsh weather

Sofie Geretz January 27, 2020

Reflecting on a colder than average meet, senior Ella Hammerstrand said the Nordic team persisted and worked hard throughout the race. “It was super cold and we didn't even know if we were going to...

Junior Clayton Horstman-Olson holds the door at the entrance of the school Dec. 20. Winter break for the 2019-2020 school year was Dec. 21 - Jan. 1.

Attendance numbers low following break

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Kaia Myers January 7, 2020

After returning to school two days earlier than previous years, freshman Wilton Bomsta said he felt the time in school wasn’t worth it. “I didn’t really like it because I don’t feel like we...

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