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Senior All Night Party makes improvements

Senior All Night Party makes improvements

Creston Halstead

March 19, 2019

There are many milestones every student hopes to achieve senior year, including senior dress codes, senior skip day and the Senior All Night Party. When watching previous seniors countdown the weeks toward graduation, I saw many speak about how exhilarated they were to attend the Senior All Night Par...

Staff Editorial: Nature center renovation needs re-evaluation

Staff Editorial: Nature center renovation needs re-evaluation

March 19, 2019

This month, the city of St. Louis Park is exploring the use of bonds to obtain $22 million in order to work toward several projects and renovations. The Echo Editorial Board sees this as a misdirected use of funds. The majority of the money will go toward renovating the Westwood Hills Nature Cente...

Staff Editorial: Introduction to new net neutrality bill beneficial to community

Staff Editorial: Introduction to new net neutrality bill beneficial to community

March 17, 2019

The issue of net neutrality has been a lingering question in our government for several years now. Earlier this year, the Federal Communication Commission repealed net neutrality, allowing internet providers to block and prioritize certain users over others. To combat this, Rep. Paul Thissen and Sen. ...

Minnesota senator introduces two gun bills

Minnesota senator introduces two gun bills

Adin Zweigbaum

March 8, 2019

Ron Latz, the district 46 and St. Louis Park senator, released two bills attempting to fix the gun violence epidemic facing the country. One gun bill is finally headed in the right direction, while the other one definitely isn’t. The number one reason these shootings occur is because of the people, not ...

Measles outbreak highlights dangerous anti-vaccination trend

Measles outbreak highlights dangerous anti-vaccination trend

Emma Leff

March 4, 2019

In 2000, the United States was declared measles-free, yet there have already been over 120 confirmed cases in 2019 alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is not only irresponsible to not get basic immunizations, it endangers the lives of everyone nearby. Many of these cases impact those ...

Minnesotan woman for president?

Minnesotan woman for president?

Tamar Gewirtz

March 3, 2019

To the relief of many people like myself, presidential elections are only two years away. Some current tenth graders and upperclassmen will be able to vote by that time. And in exercising our constitutional rights, we will have a chance to hopefully choose a new president. I understand how difficult and confusing it ...

Staff Editorial: Hands-free driving bill presents solution

February 28, 2019

Recently, a bill to restrict phone usage while driving has gained support in the House of Representatives and Senate among both Republicans and Democrats. The Echo Editorial Board sees this as a step in the right direction, towards safer driving for everyone. According to the Minnesota House of Representative...

Gillette ad backlash proves reality of toxic masculinity

Gillette ad backlash proves reality of toxic masculinity

Kate Schneider

February 21, 2019

Gillette’s latest ad calls out men for bullying, sexual harassment and other displays of toxic masculinity. All it asks is for men to be decent human beings and prevent the next generation from making the same mistakes. Men who reject the message of the ad are the same ones who continue to perpetu...

Ilhan Omar’s latest anti-Semitic comment proves hurtful

Ilhan Omar’s latest anti-Semitic comment proves hurtful

Ruby Stillman

February 21, 2019

It is undeniable Omar’s latest statement about supporters of Israel perpetuates the dangerous stereotype of selfish, money-obsessed Jews which has rightfully disappointed me and much of the Jewish community. Omar issued an apology for tweeting anti-Semitic tropes Feb. 11, stating that politicians’ ...

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