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The fight isn’t over until we flip Georgia (again)

The fight isn’t over until we flip Georgia (again)
Don’t tune out, don’t grow complacent
November 23, 2020

Democracy depends on Georgia. Rife with flaws and drowning in a myriad of crises, our country urgently needs change—but without a Democratic Senate (brought by flipping both of Georgia’s seats come...

Stay home this Thanksgiving to keep everyone safe

Stay home this Thanksgiving to keep everyone safe
Create new ways to stay connected
November 20, 2020

With COVID-19 cases skyrocketing and continuing to break records, this holiday season is going to be unlike any other. If we want any chance of keeping the virus under control, everyone needs to stay home...

Closing the chapter too soon

Closing the chapter too soon
Distance learning leaves limited time for seniors to say goodbye
November 15, 2020

I woke up before my alarm on Nov. 13 — an unusual occurrence for me on a school morning — knowing I had the opportunity to attend school for just one day this semester. The day was filled with long-awaited...

Voting is crucial to our country’s future

Voting is crucial to our country’s future
Getting the vote out is more important now than ever before
November 3, 2020

In my final days of volunteering for the Biden-Harris campaign, I had a rather frustrating conversation with a first-time voter. This voter was feeling very discouraged by the vile partisanship of this...

Awkward Zoom call goodbyes highlight distance learning difficulties

Awkward Zoom call goodbyes highlight distance learning difficulties
Class endings create new personal connections
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...

Why the press does what it does 

Why the press does what it does 
May 31, 2020

While protests and riots spread throughout the Twin Cities, the press had a job to do. The press needs to be there to truthfully record history for the people who can’t attend and for future generations...

Administration requesting virtual feedback shows acknowledgement

Administration requesting virtual feedback shows acknowledgement
Google Hangouts meetings provide opportunity for student, parent opinions
May 1, 2020

As a result of Gov. Tim Walz announcing that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year, the question of if Graduation will be held on its original date of June 2 came into play. Not...

Postponing Prom provides hope

Postponing Prom provides hope
Virtual celebration is beneficial in normalizing students’ lives
April 17, 2020

In a recent announcement provided by St. Louis Park High School April 10, it was announced that Prom would be moved to summer 2020. This was by far the best news I had heard in a very long time and gave...

 Changes in teaching style should mean changes in grading style

 Changes in teaching style should mean changes in grading style
Switching to pass-fail system would be most ideal
April 17, 2020

As students and teachers attempt to adjust to life in quarantine, learning plans have been modified so students will only be assigned 2-3 assignments per week in each class, according to Echo. While...

‘Hairspray’ costume decision turns out hurtful

‘Hairspray’ costume decision turns out hurtful
February 20, 2020

When I heard Park’s choir was going to be putting on “Hairspray” as their spring musical, I was excited to see one of my favorite musicals, but when rumors began circulating that Tracy would be...

Trump rally and protest prompt waves of mixed emotions

Trump rally and protest prompt waves of mixed emotions
Split-second hate doesn’t help anyone
November 6, 2019

The hate I felt directed toward me while trying to enter the Trump rally for Echo coverage is incomparable. The hate directed at me was based on nothing more than the fact that I was standing...

Forced body cavity searches violate human rights

Forced body cavity searches violate human rights
Prisoner’s body unconstitutionally searched
September 29, 2019

Protecting the civil rights of those accused of crimes has always been a challenge. A measure of our humanity, however, is the way we treat those who have the fewest rights.  Strip searching prisoners...

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