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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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Lana Del Rey’s ‘Blue Banisters’ is beautifully somber

Sophia Curran-Moore October 26, 2021

Before listening to her latest album, all I knew about Lana Del Rey was that she is the artist of the hit single “Summertime Sadness.” Her new album blew me away and showed me that there is much more...

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‘Dune’ doesn’t disappoint

Maren Wilsey October 26, 2021

“Dune” has undoubtedly been one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. After several delays, the film has finally been released — and I have to say I was impressed. Directed by Denis...

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Cut Through the Noise: 24kGoldn feat. Lil Tecca, Cordae, Tame Impala ft. Lil Yachty

Sam Listiak October 18, 2021

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...

Sweet new addition at Texa-Tonka

Sweet new addition at Texa-Tonka

Abby Bartleson October 5, 2021

As summer winds down and the school year starts up again, good coffee is a staple for me. Luckily, Angel Food Bakery and Coffee Bar opened up Sept. 24, at Texa-Tonka.  Texa-Tonka is this bakery's brand...

Cut Through the Noise: The Regrettes, Coldplay and BTS, Brandi Carlile

Cut Through the Noise: The Regrettes, Coldplay and BTS, Brandi Carlile

Maren Wilsey October 4, 2021

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...

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ doesn’t compare to musical

Avery Stahl September 30, 2021

Ben Platt, who starred in the original musical, “Dear Evan Hansen,” came back for the movie depicting a dark story of a highschool student caught in a lie. But casting a 28-year-old man to play a senior...

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Top 5 summer 2021 albums

Modesty Manion September 4, 2021

This past summer has been very eventful in the music industry. Although the COVID-19 pandemic and the Delta variant have put a damper on usual summer activities, they have not affected the number of albums...

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‘Respect’ supersedes expectations

Jacob Khabie August 31, 2021

There are few ways to adequately portray the impact of Aretha Franklin on music and culture today. Not only did the “Queen of Soul” bring us timeless hits, but she also used her voice for good —...

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J. Cole’s ‘The Off-Season’ does not disappoint

Aidan Shafton June 11, 2021

J. Cole fans, including myself, have been waiting for ages for “The Off-Season” to be released, and finally our prayers have been answered with J. Cole’s latest album J. Cole has a very positive...

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Cut Through The Noise: Billie Eilish, Blackbear & Tate Mcrae, JP Saxe

Gillian Kapinos June 10, 2021

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...

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‘Who goes there?’ is infectiously fun

Harris Keekley June 10, 2021

“Who goes there?” is a unique game based off of a book of the same title written by John Campbell and the 1982 movie “The Thing.” The premise of who goes there is, players are trapped in Antarctica...

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‘Cruella’ disappoints

Maren Wilsey June 10, 2021

I went into ‘Cruella’ with low expectations. How can you give a redeemable backstory to a character whose defining trait is murdering puppies? Unfortunately, those low expectations were met.    The...

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