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‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ remake fixes generational differences

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ remake fixes generational differences

Maddie Schutte

December 1, 2019

John Legend's updated and informed version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” with featured singer Kelly Clarkson, reinforces the right ideas to younger generations and provides a solution to the ongoing controversy of its uncomfortable lyrics.  In recent years, Dean Martin’s “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”...

Staff Editorial: U.S. Bank Stadium should prioritize bird safety

Staff Editorial: U.S. Bank Stadium should prioritize bird safety

November 22, 2019

Although the U.S. Bank Stadium’s transparent exterior design is aesthetically pleasing, the 200,000 square feet of reflective glass is killing over 100 birds annually. Out of the 21 buildings in the Twin Cities metro area, the U.S. Bank Stadium has the third highest bird fatality rate, according to MPR News. ...

Staff Editorial: Volleyball attendance sets example for how all activities should be supported

Staff Editorial: Volleyball attendance sets example for how all activities should be supported

November 17, 2019

The girls’ volleyball team made history when it made it to the State tournament for the first time ever Nov. 7. The news was blasted throughout the school, with posters and a pep fest, as it should be. The atmosphere and experience the game was unforgettable. However, this support is not present for all...

Mindfulness activities ineffective

Tennam Gyaldatsang

November 17, 2019

The use of mindfulness activities during school is a waste of precious class time which could be utilized for implied actual classwork. My own experience with mindfulness activities is that 10-15 minutes of the class is spent by students either not listening or dozing off. The amount of wasted...

NCAA allows student athletes to benefit off their image

NCAA allows student athletes to benefit off their image

Tobias Khabie

November 14, 2019

NCAA finally addressed the issue of not allowing student athletes to make profit off their name and image when, according to CNBC, top NCAA officials made a rule allowing athletes to do so. The rule change comes after California passed a law permitting college athletes to make profit off of their name and image. Wh...

Trump rally and protest prompt waves of mixed emotions

Trump rally and protest prompt waves of mixed emotions

Marta Hill

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 in a line with Trump supporters. I wish that level of hate on no one. The Trump rally Oct. 12 drew massive...

Mindfulness activities effective

Isra Mohamed

November 5, 2019

Mindfulness activities are a great way to start off a class because it allows students to relieve stress before taking on a busy day of work. Many students feel stressed and tense throughout the school day so mindfulness activities can be very calming, and help ease the student before tackling the...

Park pride Schoology notifications harm community

Park pride Schoology notifications harm community

Colin Canaday

November 2, 2019

Every day, at seemingly inconsistent times, hundreds of Park students receive Schoology notifications designed to recognize their accomplishments in five specific areas: Purpose, Relationships, Inclusiveness, Dependability and Excellence. Although this program was clearly created with good intentions, ...

Makers of childhood toy create diversity

Makers of childhood toy create diversity

Tamar Gewirtz

October 30, 2019

As the world progresses in our understanding and inclusion of diversity, companies have been adjusting to new societal standards. It has been stepping up their game to show their support and encourage these changes. This includes Barbie: the beloved childhood toy. Growing up as a child, I loved the Barbie do...

Staff Editorial: National Drug Take Back Day collection sites now accepting vapes

Staff Editorial: National Drug Take Back Day collection sites now accepting vapes

Emma Leff

October 26, 2019

For the first time since the inception of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day nine years ago, people can now drop off vaping devices at collection sites. The Echo Editorial Board sees this as a step in the right direction to combat the vaping epidemic, but a lack of awarene...

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