The Echo

Take my word for it

Take my word for it

Ari Weinstein

October 23, 2013

“Did I sit next to you on an airplane once?” I almost fell off my bike, floored that a woman recognized me while driving down the street. This had never happened to me before, though based on the number of people I have met, I feel like it should happen all the time. I am that person who talks...

Flipping over the butterflies

Flipping over the butterflies

Zoe Kedrowski

October 15, 2013

Even though I have vaulted thousands of times, I still get extremely nervous before meets. My palms get sweaty, tears stream down my face and I shake with terror, wondering if I’ll make it to the other side. Gymnastics requires both mental and physical strength. Flipping over a 4-inch beam or sprinting...

Freedom and diversity needed in reading and education

Shoshi Fischman & Emma Weisner

October 2, 2013

First love, music and high school. These are the major themes of a book that caused controversy in the Anoka-Hennepin School District this year. This summer, the Anoka-Hennepin School District used the book “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell as reading material for a summer program called Rock...

Drug use is the new form of cheating

Isaac Greenwood

October 2, 2013

As the College Board and ACT look to crack down on cheating in standardized tests through electronic identification and other methods, they must also address the growing number of teens using unprescribed drugs. “Study drugs,” or stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin, are often prescribed for...

For crying out loud

Emma Weisner

October 2, 2013

I’m a crybaby. I always have been, and I probably always will be. I cry when I’m hungry, when I’m frustrated, when I’m happy. To top it all off, I am one of the ugliest criers ever. My entire body turns red and blotchy and I make a sound that resembles an angry kitten that recently underwent...

A sleepless awakening

Caroline Ahlgrim, in-depth editor

December 3, 2012

When people think about soothing nighttime sounds, I’m pretty sure noisy trucks do not come to mind. Last June, I prepared myself for the first night of sleep on a Guatemalan mission trip. Little did I know the ruckus that awaited me. Throughout the night, I was serenaded by the beautiful sounds...

Conquering my inner monster

Lani Abelson, Copy Editor

October 9, 2012

In life, we are bound by family, friendships, aspirations and choices. I, however, am bound by something else as well. I am bound by fear. As a child, I cowered at every door slam, refused to step foot in an elevator and always checked the closets and under the beds for monsters. While for most, these...

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School
Opinion Columns