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Netflix movie charms viewers

Netflix movie charms viewers

Jenna Cook

June 6, 2018


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One of Netflix’s most recent original additions, “Ibiza” left me amused and entertained just as any good summer travel movie should. The film tells the story of a young woman, Harper (Gillian Jacobs), who travels to Spain on a business trip along with her friends. In a turn of events, Harper is ...

All the books you will need to read for IB English HL, ranked

All the books you will need to read for IB English HL, ranked

Eli Curran-Moore

June 5, 2018


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The IB curriculum seeks diversity in its authors more than many other high school English classes in hopes of providing a stronger global, much more intellectually diverse education. Some books succeed in this more than others. Year One 1.) Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind It's a weird on...

‘The Gender Game’ exceeds expectations

‘The Gender Game’ exceeds expectations

Hanna Schechter

June 4, 2018


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Bella Forrest’s “The Gender Game” contains action packed scenes, heartfelt moments and a captivating story line that keeps readers guessing. Although the plot is similar to many current fiction books, surprising incidents keeps readers engrossed in the novel. The story follows Violet Bates who is easily...

‘Solo’ delivers with appropriate tone

‘Solo’ delivers with appropriate tone

Ndunzi Kunsunga

June 4, 2018


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The recent addition to the Star Wars universe, “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” leaves the audience with a reminiscent of when the eponymous character first appeared on screen in “A New Hope,” that sentiment being ‘That was cool.’ “Solo: A Star Wars Story” tells the story of Han Solo (Alden...

6 hot tracks missing from your Summer playlist

6 hot tracks missing from your Summer playlist

Isaac Wert

June 3, 2018


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Now that it’s finally Summer, there’s nothing better than rolling the windows down and taking an exhilarating drive to celebrate the nice weather. No matter what your plans are, everyone needs an upbeat, feel-good soundtrack for their summer. These are 6 underrated songs you don’t know your goo...

Cut Through the Noise: Christina Aguilera, Shawn Mendes, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora

Cut Through the Noise: Christina Aguilera, Shawn Mendes, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora

Amaia Barajas

May 30, 2018


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Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists. "Fall in Line" by Christina Aguilera (featuring Demi...

Attention-grabbing performances take over the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Attention-grabbing performances take over the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Tjessa Arradondo

May 30, 2018


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Despite being an award show, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, which aired on May 20, was jam-packed with throwback performances from artists like Janet Jackson and Salt-N-Peppa. However, the highlight of the show was the acknowledgement of the current events and gun violence happening nationwide. Kelly...

‘Shawn Mendes’ collaborations enhance album’s style

‘Shawn Mendes’ collaborations enhance album’s style

Maddie Lund

May 29, 2018


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Rating: ⅘ Stars Shawn Mendes’ new self-titled album, “Shawn Mendes” is everything young fans need today. At just 19 years-old, Mendes already has three albums under his belt, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Mendes’ sophomore album, “Illuminate,” released in September 2...

Beth El, Benilde-St. Margaret’s to host music festival

Beth El, Benilde-St. Margaret’s to host music festival

Yonit Krebs

May 24, 2018


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Looking forward to an upcoming music festival co-hosted by Beth El Synagogue and Benilde-St. Margaret’s, sophomore Miriam Hope, a member of Beth El Synagogue herself, said she encourages all students to take part in the event. “I don't think it matters if you're a member of Beth El or if you g...

‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’ brings energy and emotion to listeners

‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’ brings energy and emotion to listeners

Claire Bargman

May 21, 2018


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Austin Post’s new album, “Beerbongs & Bentleys” portrays themes of excessive fame and trust issues. The album is filled with touching lyrics that many listeners can relate to. According to Post’s tweet from December of 2016, “Beerbongs & Bentleys isn’t a song… it’s a whole ...

Cut Through the Noise: Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, The Beths, Beach House (Week of May 18)

Cut Through the Noise: Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, The Beths, Beach House (Week of May 18)

David Bryant

May 20, 2018


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  Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   “Shoota” - Playboi Carti (featuring Lil Uzi Vert): ★...

Cut Through the Noise: Celine Dion, Troye Sivan, Enrique Inglesias, Pitbull (Week of May 11)

Cut Through the Noise: Celine Dion, Troye Sivan, Enrique Inglesias, Pitbull (Week of May 11)

Samantha Klepfer

May 20, 2018


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  Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   “Ashes” by Celine Dion: ★★★★★  ...

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