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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

Senior Nora Gardner talks with her pen pals on Zoom May 20. IB Spanish students met with students from a private school in Facatativa, Columbia.

Connections made across the world

Ivan Zank May 25, 2022

Three Spanish classes, one advanced and two second level, have the opportunity of connecting with students across the world in Columbia for a semester-long class project.  This project started a few...

In-person learning increases productivity

Lauren Thon January 23, 2022

Throughout the last two years of this pandemic, we have seen it all. From distance learning to social distancing and wearing masks in school, this generation of students has had anything but a normal educational...

A lack of accountability caused by distanced learning allows for students to cheat on assignments and tests. Academic dishonesty is a growing concern for schools during the pandemic.

Distance learning blurs lines of academic dishonesty

Colin Canaday December 24, 2020

As we have strayed away from our traditional learning methods due to the pandemic, we have all had to adapt to using new tools and resources to keep up with school. However, with different, now accessible...

Sophomore Theresa Haerke does a goblet squat in the new weight room March 10. The new weight room was installed in order improve the strength and conditioning program for athletes.

Strength and conditioning moves to Zoom

Sam Swisher December 14, 2020

After the strength and conditioning program was forced to move to Zoom workouts because of Gov. Tim Walz’s COVID-19 restrictions, strength and conditioning coach Jessica Gust said she prepared a plan...

Seeds Feeds’ “Cook With Us” event meets virtually over Zoom Dec. 6. The recipe they made for this event was squash and red lentil curry soup.

Seeds Feeds hosts ‘cook with us’ events

Maria Perez Barriga December 7, 2020

Over the past month, Seeds Feeds has hosted a bi-weekly virtual cooking event. Senior apprentice Zoe Frank said the organization wanted to look for ways to bond with the community and teach people how...

Virtual conferences will take place Nov. 4-5. Each family should receive a link via email through the school support app to set up meetings.

Conferences to be held virtually Nov. 4–5

Sam Listiak October 30, 2020

To keep parents and staff safe, Park has made parent teacher conferences virtual. German teacher Shari Fox said she believes the safety virtual conferences offer makes them the correct choice. “When...

Park graduates of the Class of 2020 enjoy French cuisine at the very first French Club meeting Oct. 11, 2019. French Club is one of many clubs at Park this year that will continue its program online.

Clubs at Park offer social connection during the pandemic

Emmy Pearson October 29, 2020

With limited social contact, students are trying to find ways to maintain connections with others. One way is through joining clubs and organizations offered at Park that spark students’ interests. Abiding...

Awkward Zoom call goodbyes highlight distance learning difficulties

Awkward Zoom call goodbyes highlight distance learning difficulties

Lilly Strathman October 28, 2020

Having almost done a full semester of online learning, the question of how doing school solely online affects personal connections between teachers and students arose.  I am grateful for all the hard...

Park students rehearse for the fall play over zoom during a virtual rehearsal on Oct. 5. “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Show” will likely be available to watch late November.

Theater makes best of difficult situation

Gabriel Kaplan October 13, 2020

Thespian co-president and senior Phoebe McKinney said they are grateful for the opportunity to host a show this fall — “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” — but preparing and performing online...

Starting the school year from home

Starting the school year from home

Grace Schultz September 10, 2020

Today marked the first day of distanced learning for St. Louis Park High School students. Although hesitant at first, the school day went better than I expected. So far, I’ve enjoyed having a scheduled...

Closing a chapter of my life via Zoom

Closing a chapter of my life via Zoom

Sofie Geretz May 21, 2020

When quarantine first began, I hadn’t fully realized its implications on my end of senior year events. I didn’t realize it would significantly impact the format of my very last Jewish Youth Group convention....

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