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GSA leaders push to pass Gender Inclusion Policy

GSA leaders push to pass Gender Inclusion Policy

Ruby Stillman
April 22, 2017
Filed under News, Student Life

When Gender Sexuality Alliance president Elise Bargman started advocating for the Gender Inclusion Policy, she said she had no idea it would still be in the works over one year later. Club adviser Kyle Sweeney said she and Bargman pioneered the petition with all students in mind. “(The goal...

Nerf assassins sparks concern

Nerf assassins sparks concern

Kirby Goodman, Alec Pittman, and Atticus Raasch
April 14, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Coming home from a friend’s house Wednesday night, senior Anna Gleason said she was shocked when a fellow student jumped on the hood of her car.   According to Gleason, as part of the Nerf gun game assassins, she was chased on foot and then confronted by another car prior to getting on the hig...

Senior All Night Party strives to include all

Senior All Night Party strives to include all

Izzy Leviton
April 14, 2017
Filed under News

When senior Mia Spano thinks about the Senior All Night Party, she said she believes the party is a good way to bring the seniors together one final time. According to Spano, the Senior All Night Party will take place directly following graduation on May 25. “The party really shows that we ...

Administration begins to further enforce pass policy

Administration begins to further enforce pass policy

Yonah Davis and Yonit Krebs
April 4, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

A loudspeaker announcement Monday morning informed students that new measures will be enforced regarding attendance. “GLCs will be sweeping the hallways for students without a pass. If you are in the hallway without the GLC will escort you to ISS to make a call home. You will then be expected to re...

Southwest light rail connects communities

Southwest light rail connects communities

Maggie Bahnson, Ethan Brown, and Mimi Fhima
April 3, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Freshman Amaya Fukuo said she thinks despite the cost of constructing the Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT), it will provide the most benefits for the community and students. “It’s going to affect the community positively for the most part because it’s a cheaper sustainable way of energy and...

Regional History Day 2017 competition results

Regional History Day 2017 competition results

April 3, 2017
Filed under News, School clubs and activities, Showcase, Student Life

Below are the State qualifiers from the 2017 Regional National History Day competition held March 14. Group Websites: Raphy Gendler, Jared Zirkes and Noah Smith – Curt Flood Anna Zirkes and Freja Olson – Rachel Carson Performances: Ilana Weinstein, Nils Rykken, Anya Lindell Pau...

Incoming 2017- 2018 Echo Staff

Incoming 2017- 2018 Echo Staff

March 24, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Congratulations to the incoming 2017-2018 Echo Staff! Tjessa Arradondo Beck Bergland Chloe Blodgett Culver Carden Jenna Cook Eli Cunan Moore Maia Doherty, Maia Brooklyn Donelson DaShaun Emerson Racquel Fhima Tenzin Gyaldatsang Creston Halstead Ella Hammerstrand Katie...

Committee seeks variety of opinions

Committee seeks variety of opinions

Annabella Strathman
March 23, 2017
Filed under News

This story has been changed on March 28 to correct a name misspelling. The Echo apologizes for this mistake.   When freshman Vision 3.0 committee member Amaya Fokuo steps into a town hall meeting as one of two minorities represented, she faces adversity on many levels. “We had our f...

Echo, adviser receive national awards

Echo, adviser receive national awards

Sam Orloff
March 22, 2017
Filed under News

Echo received the 2016 First Amendment Press Freedom Award and was named a 2017 National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker finalist. According to the Journalism Education Association (JEA), the First Amendment Press Freedom Award is awarded by a committee of representatives from a number of organizations that recognize high school journalism. “The award reco...

Echo editor named Journalist of the Year

Echo editor named Journalist of the Year

Raphy Gendler and William Phelan
March 21, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

When Echo editor-in-chief Ethan Brown was named Minnesota’s high school journalist of the year by the Journalism Education Association (JEA), he was quick to credit his co-editors and staff. “I was really honored to receive recognition for what I have been putting a lot of passion into for the last few ye...

Chick-fil-A applies to open at Knollwood Mall, creates controversy

Chick-fil-A applies to open at Knollwood Mall, creates controversy

Nicole Sanford
March 16, 2017
Filed under News

According to Gary Morrison, representative of the Chick-fil-A applicants, a new Chick-fil-A franchise plans to take the place of TCF Bank in Knollwood Mall. “Chick-fil-A is proposed to be located where TCF Bank is currently located at the Knollwood Mall at the northwest corner of Highway 7 and Texas (...

Superintendent hiring firm hosts student forum

Superintendent hiring firm hosts student forum

Raphy Gendler
March 15, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Consultants from School Exec Connect, the firm hired to conduct the search for Superintendent Rob Metz's replacement, hosted a student forum in B135 March 14. Students from grades 5-12 were asked about the district's strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement. The School Exec Connect repr...

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