The Echo

Choosing a career of her own design

Sophomore Zoe Weinmann poses next to a shirt she designed and created.

Ndunzi Kunsunga

September 5, 2015

Where did you learn to do this? Pretty much at home. The first time I learned how to sew, I was nine and there was a rip on something I was wearing and I tried to see if I could do it, and I actually managed to fix the hole. When I was in sixth grade, I got a sewing machine for Christmas, and thatâ€...

The Master of Illusions: Alexander Jonas (Video)

Daniel Vlodaver and David Hope

June 2, 2015

Witness the spectacle of senior Alexander Jonas's magic.

A new way to read music

A new way to read music

Sari Hattis

April 15, 2015

What is your favorite part about playing the flute? I like to create my own music. (It is) exciting and hard when I learn a new piece, but it is fun. How do you learn a new piece of music? I get help from a para(professional) named Daniel, but I mostly listen to a CD that Mr. Schmitz makes f...

Mindfulness through meditation

Mindfulness through  meditation

Maddy Bremner

March 16, 2015

How did you become interested in the practice of meditation? My dad is an acupuncturist, so he’s into all of that sort of new-age stuff. He meditates every day, and he taught me. Me and all my brothers meditate now. When did you start becoming interested in meditation? On and off...

Gearing up for competition

Junior Keelyn Jones BMX bikes at 3rd Lair skate park in Golden Valley Feb. 8. Jones showed off stunts and skills he's attained through weekly practices. Jones is on two teams that participate in competitions.

Sari Hattis

February 19, 2015

Activity: Keelyn Jones, BMX biking, an off-road style of biking that involves racing and stunts.

In the SPOTLIGHT: Filmmaker makes his mark

Camera ready: Junior Charlie Berg looks over his most recent film, a hobby he has pursued in his free time. He spends part of his weekends editing his films and being a part-time filmmaker.

John Kinney

January 21, 2015

How are you involved in filmmaking? I’m in the process of making my final film for the IB film class. Over the summer I also worked as a production assistant for an indie film. What’s your favorite part about filmmaking? I’m drawn to art in general, and film spoke to me since I was little...

Blade to glory

Blade to glory

Olivia Sieff

December 18, 2014

When did you start roller skating and why? I started roller skating in eighth grade because I work at my uncle’s gas station, which is right down the block. So it was something to do before a shift or while I was waiting for someone to come and pick me up. How often do you pra...

Gymnastics with a twist

Gymnastics with a twist

David Hope

November 18, 2014

Why did you decide to do contortion? My friends said I was really flexible, so I started practicing in my house. I realized I could do something most people can’t do, so I signed up for a class. What do you do at an average class? First we stretch, then we do the splits, backbends, joint ...

On the spot creation

Sophomore Elise Bargman warms up her improvisational skills by acting out a scene with a partner as part of a group comedy activity on Oct. 12 at the Brave New Workshop.

Hannah Bernstein

October 22, 2014

What is “improv”? Improv is theater but without a script and without any idea of what you’re going to do before you step on the stage. It’s like doing a class project when you have no idea what the class project is about. It’s not just you, though, it’s you and someone else, and you ha...

Mastering debate

In the zone: Sophomore Dotan Appelbaum focuses intently on writing his rebuttal during debate practice. Debate team practices take place every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in Mr. Redmond's room.

Ori Etzion

October 6, 2014

When did you start debate and why? I started at the beginning of last year. I knew I wanted to join debate, but I don’t really know why. Once I joined, I was motivated by Leah Shapiro and my coach. It’s just something that I got into. It’s not always the most fun, but it’s definitely reward...

Exploring a new culture

Exploring a new culture

Suh Koller

May 30, 2014

What made you decide to go to Sweden for a semester your senior year? There were a lot of things going on in my head in junior year, and I couldn’t really handle them, so I went to the counselor’s office and it was a matter of crying and trying to realize what was going on during junior year. ...

Making things spicy

Making things spicy

Amira Warren

May 30, 2014

What exactly do you do? I guess what I really do is food challenges involving hot sauce. I’m kind of a heat fanatic. I try to see how much I can take.   When did you get started and why? I started about five years ago a month after my birthday, and I got really into hot, hot sau...

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