The Echo

Enjoying the struggle

Grace Steffenhagen, Copy Editor

June 8, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Figuring out how the Reagan administration affected Cold War tensions after the Soviet Union intervened in Afghanistan is slightly intimidating. Knowing 16 other people are struggling alongside you makes it seem like a breeze. For...

Taking pride in my cultural heritage

Nasro Omar, Staff Writer

May 15, 2013

Filed under Opinion

  When I was 10, I moved to the United States and joined a brand new class of students. For the first time in my life I felt like an outsider. Glancing around my fifth grade classroom I felt an exclusion beyond just...

Bill to quiet parents’ complaints

Shoshi Fischman, Staff Writer

May 15, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Some parents’ obsession in their children’s activities sparks new ideas   The Minnesota Legislature is considering a bill to protect sports coaches from passionate parents. Under the current syste...

Hopkins team underlines racial debate

Amira Warren, Staff Writer

May 15, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Schools should set standards for dress Despite the end of segregation and the civil rights movement, problems with race and equality still come up today. More than 150 students walked out of Hopkins High School Feb. 13 ...

What we’ve learned from Benilde

Dylan Scott, Design Editor

February 26, 2013

Filed under Opinion

The words seemed to reverberate. “Do we want to lose to Benilde-St. Margaret’s, a team we have never lost to?” For me, it seemed natural to loathe the Knights. Now, with the decision to move to a new athletic conference...

Standing behind my beliefs

Hannah Broderson, Opinions editor

February 26, 2013

Filed under Opinion

After waiting impatiently for what seemed like hours, an older gentleman dressed in his Navy Dress Blues finally called my name. I slowly got up, nervously walking into my interview for a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy. I...

Free vaccinations beneficial for future

Isaac Greenwood, Staff Writer

February 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion

For a healthier school environment, staff should also have the option to be vaccinated. After the recent passing of freshman Carly Christenson from flu-related complications, local clinics partnered to provide ...

Curriculum debated

Emma Weisner, Staff Writer

February 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Proposed social studies standards emphasize racism, exploitation Minnesota is changing history. On Dec. 20, legislators, educators, administrators and community leaders met to discuss a new social studies curriculum for Minn...

Tracking ensures attendance

Carter Green, Staff writer

February 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion

New identification cards allow Texas school to track students for funding While many people claim an action taken by a Texas school district to track students using radio frequency IDs is an attack on freedom, the prog...

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