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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Language arts teacher Callie Hefsted prepares for the new CIS Writing Studio class March 21. The course will be available for juniors starting fall 2023.

New college-level course at Park

John Hunter March 22, 2023

CIS (College in the Schools) Writing Studio is a new course coming to Park in the fall of 2023. The class has been available at 25 schools across the state ever since it was first offered at the University...

Senior Luca Alvarez demonstrates how to be a writing coach Sept. 28. This is a writing coach Action Wednesday that’s available.

‘Writing coach’ program switches to Action Wednesdays

Sarah Kluckhohn October 17, 2022

This year, the writing coach program — formerly held in the learning lab and only available during Student Support Time — is being led during Action Wednesday. The program, which began last year, provides...

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Senior finishes first draft of novel

Lauren Thon May 4, 2021

What inspired you to write your novel? I have always really liked writing and for as long as I can remember, I have always written story after story. This idea was really inspired by a couple songs...

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February 5, 2021

A Book Genie describes and recommends novels for a teenage reader. Teen Lit Con also displays a wall of sticky notes in the Exhibit Hall with readers favorite titles.

Teen Literature Conference gives young writers opportunities

Kate Schneider May 4, 2019

Junior Svea Bleske said high school students have little to no time to focus on writing due to the work and stress that comes along with school and the Teen Literature Conference is a way for students...

Senior Natalie Aune studies for the writing portion of the ACT. Many colleges recently dropped their ACT/SAT writing section requirement and now accept graded high school essays in its place.

Writing portion of ACT and SAT tests no longer required

Ethan Meisler October 9, 2018

According to the seniors’ guidance counselor Heidi Cosgrove, one reason colleges no longer require the ACT and SAT essay is due to the tests being fairly new and uninformative. “I think one of the...

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