The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

2021-2022 Staff

Molly Schochet
Editor-in-Chief

Molly Schochet

Hey y'all! My name is Molly, I'm a senior and I am so excited to be editor in chief this year with the coolest person ever aka Andy. If I'm not in the pub or writing a story I will probably be on Tik Tok, watching Grey's Anatomy or cooking something yummy.

Andrea Melear
Editor-in-Chief

Andrea Melear

Hi everyone! My name is Andy, this is my second year on Echo and I'm SO excited to be chief with the amazing Molly. In the rare time that I'm not doing Echo stuff, you can find me driving around with my friends and getting Dunkin Donuts with Jacob.

Char Priadka
News Editor

Char Priadka

Hey everyone! My name is Char, and I’m a junior. This is my first year as a writer for Echo! When I’m not covering a story, I like to draw, read manga and listen to Harry Styles.

Katie Nelson
Sports Editor

Katie Nelson

Hey everyone! My name is Katie and this is my second year on staff, I´m super excited! When I´m not running around with the cross country team or attempting to nordic ski you can find me rewatching Parks and Rec and drinking chai.

Maren Wilsey
Features Editor

Maren Wilsey

Hello to anyone bored enough to be stalking the Echo profiles, it’s Maren, but most call me Maten! If you want to text me, I will likely respond with “cool,” “ok” or “interesting.” Don’t be put off by this! When not ruminating on the deepest...

Elena Ortiz-Fishman
Opinions Editor

Elena Ortiz-Fishman

Hello everyone, my name is Elena and I’m the opinions editor! I’m so excited to unleash my editorial talents onto Echo this semester. In my spare time, you will probably find me cooking up a storm at Panera or pacing my room. Feel free to ask me for...

Johanna Kaplan
Entertainment Editor

Johanna Kaplan

Hi I'm Johanna! I'm a junior this year and I'm so excited to be entertainment editor! This is my second year doing echo. In my spare time, I love to watch movies, travel and drive.

Jacob Khabie
Managing Editor

Jacob Khabie

Hey vlog! My name’s Jacob, I’m a senior and I am SO excited to be the better half of the somewhat-iconic managing editor duo! When I’m not doing Echo stuff, you can find me in the auditorium doing cool theatre kid things or at the Dunkin Donuts...

Tobias Khabie
Managing Editor

Tobias Khabie

Here’s my bio: Toby, he/him, managing, cookie dough, who hasn’t gone yet? Or Hi everyone, my name is Toby; I'm gonna be the managing editor this year!! And yeah, that’s all I got, is that good? Cool (inaudible), gonna check to see (inaudible),...

Modesty Manion
Copy Editor

Modesty Manion

Hi there! My name is Modesty, I’m a sophomore, and it’s my first-year writing and copy editing for the Echo. My main inspiration to join the paper was Rory Gilmore, but I’m excited to start my journalistic journey! I love music, movies, soccer, n...

Tenzin Gyaldatsang
Copy Editor

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

Hello, my name is Tenzin and this is my third year on staff. I’m a senior copy editor and while I’m not checking stories for the Echo, I enjoy playing basketball and ultimate frisbee. Catch me in the Pub, and if you don’t, follow me on instagram...

Lily Nugteren
Design Editor

Lily Nugteren

Hi I’m Lily! I’m a senior and it is my first year as part of the Echo and I will be a writer! When I’m not at school, you can usually find me hanging out with friends, doing something creative, or working as a barista at Angel Foods Bakery & Don...

Lilia Gonzalez
Design Editor

Lilia Gonzalez

What’s up everyone, my name is Lilia! I am a Senior and this will be my second year as an Echo staffer! In my free time I enjoy listening to music, traveling, playing soccer and drinking iced coffee. I’m looking forward to a fun and exciting last...

Ayelet Prottas
Photo Editor

Ayelet Prottas

Hey guys!! I’m Ayelet :) I am a senior and I am a photo editor for Echo. I play softball, so you can usually find me on the field. When I have to relax, I am obsessed with eating sushi and playing with puppies. This year I am looking forward to becoming...

Ava Ashby
Photo Editor

Ava Ashby

Hey guys, I’m Ava and I am a senior this year! This is my third year on Echo and I’m so excited to be back. I love going to sports games (mostly to take photos), hanging out with my friends, and traveling whenever I can!

Grace Stillman
Social Media Editor

Grace Stillman

Howdy people! My name is Grace but you may know me as Gigi. Im a senior and this is my first year on Echo. When I’m not working on some story or doing homework, I’m probably either playing ultimate frisbee or out getting Boba with my friends.

Najma Hussein
Business Editor

Najma Hussein

Hey everyone! My name is Najma and I am a senior. This is my first year in Echo and I'm so excited to be a part of it! Although this is my last year, I hope to make the most of it in Echo and learn new things from my peers. I enjoy listening to The Weeknd...

Colin Canaday
Web Editor

Colin Canaday

Hi, my name is Colin and this is my third year on staff. I’m a senior web editor (and honorary copy editor during late nights). In my free time, I like playing tennis, coding, and hanging out with friends. I’m excited to see what this year brings,...

Sarah Kluckhohn

Sarah Kluckhohn

Hello lovelies! I’m Sarah and I’m a new staffer at Echo. I love my cat, being outside, and novelty mugs. In the winter, you can find me playing hockey (badly) and in the summer I'll be biking around Cedar Lake and hanging out with my friends....

Ivan Zank

Ivan Zank

Hey! I’m Ivan and this is my first year on Echo. I’m really excited to be here and learn new things. In my free time, I like hanging out with my friends, listening to music and reading books.

Leo Justesen

Leo Justesen

Hey! Didn't see you there. I am Leo, and I’m a writer here at the Echo. I’m just a simple guy who likes playing video games like Madden and Fortnite. I love movies and tv shows. I tend to geek out about Marvel and DC stuff. Can't wait to meet ya!...

Halima Bigirindavyi

Halima Bigirindavyi

Heyy! My name is Halima Bigirindavyi! I am a junior and this will be my first year in Echo. I can't wait to explore and create new opportunities to learn new things and be a better writer and photographer. During my free time I like to play soccer, do ...

Alicia Mainjeni

Alicia Mainjeni

Hey sunshines! My name is Alicia Mainjeni (Just to clarify, the “Alicia” in “Alicia Mainjeni” is pronounced “Alicia” like Alicia Keys) and I am thrilled to be a part of Echo! Let it be known that I am a theater kid at heart and outside of Ech...

Harris Keekley

Harris Keekley

Hi, my name is Harris Keekley, this is my third year on staff and I am a writer. I am also a cross country captain and a swimmer and I enjoy hanging out with friends and listening to music during long drives.

Jacob Perszyk

Jacob Perszyk

Hey, my name is Jacob. This is my second year on echo and I like to take pictures. Some things I enjoy doing when I am not in the pub are snowboarding, track and hanging with friends. I am excited to see what this year brings.

Matt Kanyinku

Matt Kanyinku

Hey, my name is Matt Kanyinku, and I am the Cartoonist (“Comic Guy” for short ) for Echo. At least, that’s what I mainly do. However, I’m really more of an animator than an artist, but since it would be more concerning for something to be moving on a...

Zoe Ziessman

Zoe Ziessman

Hey! I'm Zoe, this is my first year on Echo and I am a sophomore. I love traveling and hanging out with my friends in my free time. My favorite TV show is How I Met Your Mother.

Aidan Shafton

Aidan Shafton

Hey everyone! My name is Aidan, I'm  a sophomore, and this year is my second year on Echo. When I'm not doing Echo stuff I'm probably playing ultimate frisbee or watching my favorite sports teams.

Abby Bartleson

Abby Bartleson

Hey y’all! My name is Abby, I’m a sophomore and this is my first year on Echo. In my free time I love watching movies, listening to Harry Styles, playing tennis and drinking matcha.

Danny Shope

Danny Shope

Hey! I’m Danny and I’m a senior this year. When I’m not at school, I spend most of my time playing ultimate, reading murder mysteries and skiing. Also, my favorite season is winter. Join ultimate!

Liam Woodward

Liam Woodward

Hey, my name is Liam Woodward. I am 15 years old and I like hanging out with my three dogs, playing games, and chilling with my friends. I like long walks on the beach and eating food!

Oliver Smith

Oliver Smith

Hi! My name is Oliver Smith, and I am the business editor. This is my second year on Echo and my first year as the business editor. Instead of working during Late Nights, I often leave to go get Chick-Fil-A. I play golf and basketball, and I also like...

Sophia Curran-Moore

Sophia Curran-Moore

Hello! I'm Sophia Curran-Moore and I'm a senior. This is my second year writing for the Echo. When I'm not writing, I'm paddle boarding, getting lost in the woods, or reading. I love music, and Tracy Chapman is one of my favorite artists. I plan on studying...

Michael Hoikka

Michael Hoikka

Hi everyone my name is Michael aka stick. This is my second year in Echo as a photographer. I play hockey and love to play ping ping with my friends during my free time. My favorite T.V. show is friends and I can’t watch it without having a chicken...

Jordyn Deschamps

Jordyn Deschamps

Hey! My name is Jordyn! I’m going to be a senior this year and this is my second year being an echo staffer. In my free time I love to watch TikTok, make arts and crafts, and watch Netflix.

Tednaisha Satterwhite

Hi my name is Tednaisha Satterwhite, I’m a junior. I’m so excited to be writing for the Echo again this year!! In my free time I write, draw and binge watch Netflix.

Mya Stanberry

Mya Stanberry

Hey! I'm Mya Stanberry. I'm a junior and I'm so excited to be a photographer. I play lacrosse and usually in my free time I'll be on tik tok.

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