The Echo

An easier transition than most

Max Kent

February 28, 2015


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Naturally the typical freshmen tend to be nervous when transitioning from the middle school to the high school. However for Freshman Curt Nystuen, who has attended eight schools in his life, the move to the high school has been nothing but an easy transition. “I was really dreading the transition...

Making Music

Making Music

Jamie Halper

February 28, 2015


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Freshman Ilana Meisler doesn’t hit the locker room after school. Instead, she grabs her violin and gets to work practicing for one of her two orchestras. In addition to Park’s orchestra, she also participates in Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS). “I did one of their summer programs...

From Chinese dancing to gymnastics

From Chinese dancing to gymnastics

Cedar Thomas

February 28, 2015


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Although she spent 12 years dedicated to Chinese dancing, sophomore Jessica Kasper now spends her time practicing gymnastics. “I’ve been doing [Chinese dancing] ever since I was two,” Kasper said. She danced with about nine people of the same age, working on performances and technique. Her...

Student ‘picks-ups’ soccer without foul

Daniel Vlodaver

February 28, 2015


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Although competition is a big part of  many team sports, some people like sophomore Maybelyn Rodriguez just like to play for the pure enjoyment. For Rodriguez her hobby is playing soccer. “Soccer is more for fun,” she said. Rodriguez started playing soccer about two years ago after admiring...

The Artist of SLP

Mara Bacig

February 28, 2015


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Sophomore Oscar Laing keeps friends and family in the dark by making and producing his own music that only he is able to listen to. For Laing making music is all about fun not profit. “I just make them for fun as a hobby,” Laing said. Laing has been making music for about five years.  It...

Celebrating holidays across cultures

Celebrating holidays across cultures

Kaylee Chamberlain

February 28, 2015


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Colors spray through the air as people celebrate the victory of good over evil as well as love. The Hindu festival of Pagawa, also know as the festival of color, is an event junior Totaram Brijmohan has been celebrating since he could remember. “Pagawa is fun because you get to spray colored water...

Student prays to the East

Shay Gilbert Burke

February 28, 2015


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“I always say that football’s my first religion, and the Packers are just the sect I’m a part of. That’s the family and culture I’ve been raised in,” said Freshman Elliot Schochet. According to Schochet, his greatest passion is sports- football in particular- and he’s grown up in a family...

Alaskan Mission trip

Alaskan Mission trip

Sari Hattis

February 28, 2015


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In the summer of 2012, freshman Peyton Morrison along with his mother, traveled to Anchorage, Alaska on a mission trip with his youth group from New Hope church. Their aim was to minister children who lived in government sponsored housing and enjoy the wilderness of the state. “[The kids] don’t...

Helping others through her heritage

Helping others through her heritage

Erin Wells

February 28, 2015


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After witnessing first hand the civil war in Colombia and losing her father, Paula Daniela Campos Gonzales, who goes by Danny Campos, wants to give back to her country by building an orphanage. Campos was born in Bogota, Colombia on Sept. 8, 1998. She moved to Minnesota in Nov. 2007 in response to...

Traveling the globe one country at a time

Traveling the globe one country at a time

Julia Nathan

February 28, 2015


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This Spanish speaking traveler has visited over 17 countries and has had some memorable experiences that have shaped her inside and out. Sofia Jacobsson may look like an ordinary sophomore in high school, but once you get to know her, you will find she is far from ordinary. Born in the hustle and...

The vivid details behind each page

Amira Warren-Yearby

February 28, 2015


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Before publishing there’s a writer whose stories were once ideas. At St. Louis Park Senior High is Katherine Duerksen with a passion for writing. “I like writing because I like languages in general,” Duerksen said. Duerksen has liked writing a lot and also enjoys reading authors such as Neil...

Not far from the country

Brigid Duffy

February 28, 2015


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Freshman Kayla Furuli loves the country and all it has to offer, from country music to trap shooting and anything in between. Kayla was born in Wisconsin but moved to Minnesota at the age of three. She has two siblings, one older brother and one younger sister. She has grown up playing soccer for...

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