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

2014-2015 Staff

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Editor-in-chief here! My official name is Peter August Johnson, but I insist my staff calls me Auggie-doggie. I listen to sick beats that degrade women, but yolo it's ok am i rite????????!!!!!!!!!!!1 I have won at least three magic tournaments in my lifetime...

John Kinney

John Kinney

A lot of you might have seen me in the hallways or shared a quick conversation with me, but in reality #youdontknowme. I manage G of the Day, Punny Headlines and Oriole Droppings, but all I really do is yell at people to write their stories. Whatever...

David Hope

David Hope

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="theme.css"> <meta name=‘staff bio’ content=‘info about me’> <div id=‘bio’>Hello world, I am David Hope, the Echo’s web manager....

Daniel Vlodaver

Daniel Vlodaver

G’day mate, my name is Daniel Vlodaver but most of my pen pals call me D-Vlod. My spirit animal is a turtle because I like to aggressively argue and retreat into my stable shell. Nobody can tell me what to do that way. I run arts & infographics...

Ori Etzion

Ori Etzion

‘Sup y’all? My name is Ori,  when it comes to rapping I’m no rookie. I’ll spit a sick rhyme for y’all; ‘cause I got flow like milk’s favorite cookie.   Like other rappers, I come from the Valley in the Golden State. Rappin’...

Noah Robiner

Noah Robiner

There’s been 1 year in the last 7 that there hasn’t been a Robiner presence in Echo so who knows what in god’s name is gonna happen when I’m gone. I’m Noah Robiner and this year after a brief time as Business Manager, I am now one of the Senior...

Sara Tifft

Sara Tifft

My name is Sara Tifft and I am returning for my second year on the Echo as a writer and copy editor. I’m excited for another great year on the newspaper!  If I’m not busy at school you can find me walking around Cedar Lake, playing my cello, listening...

Maddy Bremner

Maddy Bremner

“Heartbreakers gonna break break break… Haters gonna hate hate hate… But I’m just gonna shake shake shake…” Taylor Swift, one of my main role models, easily quotes my feelings for the Echo and senior year in general. I know I’m going to...

Carolyn Guddal

Carolyn Guddal

I am thrilled to be a one of the Design editors with the flawless Maddy Bremner this year. Our job is to make sure the Echo is visually appealing to you, the reader, and also to make sure you actually want to read the content on the page. When I am not...

Zoe Kedrowski

Zoe Kedrowski

Hello everyone! My name is Zoe (or Zo, Zozo, zozoked, ZZK, the list goes on) and I am one of three photo editors here on the Echo. It’s our job to select and edit all the pretty pictures that go into the newspaper. Photography has always interested...

Madisen Lynch

Madisen Lynch

I’m Madisen and I am one of the photo editors on Echo. I luv mi chickenzzzzz.

Natalie Sanford

Natalie Sanford

Hello, my name is Natalie Sanford, and I am delighted to be one of the photography editors for the Echo this year. Although writing is not exactly my forte, I enjoy contributing to the visual aspects of the newspaper. I have definitely grown as photographer,...

Amira Warren-Yearby

Amira Warren-Yearby

Hey! My name is Amira a.k.a (mira, mir mir, afo, etc.) This will be my second year on Echo and I am so excited to be Videographer editor. Videographer editor is a new position, I hope to provide a variety of different videos (informational, relatable...

Natalie Vig

Natalie Vig

Hi, my name is Natalie Vig and I will be editing the News pages this year on Echo. When I’m not worrying about the content of my page, you can find me at the Rec Center playing hockey in both the winter and the summer since I am very involved in the...

Noa Grossman

Noa Grossman

Other than informing the public about school clubs and events, I enjoy making paper mache replicas of famous vegans, daydreaming about my wild days in Argentina and playing chubby bunny with bananas. If you need me, go to the nearest organic foods co-op...

Noa Raasch

Noa Raasch

I will be manning the In-Depth page this year and hope to provide controversial and factually solid stories every issue to encourage readers to re-evaluate their own opinions. Aside from discussing commonly disputed topics, you can often find me snuggling...

Josh Mesick

Josh Mesick

Hey my name is Josh but you can call me Eskimo Hanks. I’m the sports editor for the paper as well as a writer and photographer. I can’t wait to write super spicy stories and provide members of the community with awesome and factual information. When...

Emily Melbye

Emily Melbye

I'm Emily Jane Melbye, an avid professional bicyclist and former third runner up to appear on this season of America's Next Top Model.  Feel free to engage me in an impromptu debate in the hall, I can talk faster than a jackrabbit on catnip.

Erin Wells

Erin Wells

Hi, my name is Erin Wells. I am excited to head the entertainment page, while also writing stories and taking photos for the Echo. My job entitles me to expose the Echo readers to unique events and places one might have never heard of or thought of going...

Brita Hunegs

Brita Hunegs

Brita enjoys drinking coffee, reading, and rollerblading around the town. She is proud to be a part of the 2014-15 Echo staff as Bu$ine$$ Manager. She dreams of one day replacing Ira Glass and getting her drivers license.

Sean Cork

Sean Cork

Hi I’m Sean this is my second year on echo staff. I am a writer for the Echo. I enjoy the outdoors, running, road biking and many other activities. I train for nordic skiing year round and participate in competitions all over the country.

Mara Bacig

Mara Bacig

I’m a junior at St. Louis Park High School.  This is my first year on echo and I am a writer, designer and photographer.  My brother was on echo while he was at Saint Louis Park and inspired me to try it. I love netflix and food and both of them together...

Harrison Barden

Harrison Barden

Hi I'm Harrison Allen Barden and I'm SO excited to be working under Madisen and Natalie on the photo crew this year on Echo!! In my free time I run a blog which compares dogs in halloween costumes to myself wearing the same Halloween costume. My life...

Hannah Bernstein

Hannah Bernstein

Hi, I'm Hannah Bess Bernstein. This is my first year on the Echo, and I’m a writer. Outside of the Echo, I'm in NHS, I'm active at my synagogue, and I volunteer at myHealth, a teen clinic in Hopkins. I'm an avid reader, and I enjoy biking and camping....

Joe Brandel

Joe Brandel

Hi my name is Joe and I am a writer and photographer for the Echo. I’m looking forward to this year and I hope I can take some cool pics and write some magnificent stories. When I’m not doing Echo stuff, you can find me on the soccer field or sleeping....

Kaylee Chamberlain

Kaylee Chamberlain

Hello my name is Kaylee and I am a writer, photographer and designer for the echo. In my free time I like to pretend I am a cat. I do so by getting on my hands and knees and beginning to meow while occasionally grooming myself along with my 2 cats. I...

Allison Cramer

Allison Cramer

When I was in elementary school, I spent most of my nights secretly reading on the floor next to my night-light. Though my bedtime was 9 p.m., I hated the idea of putting down my books and often stayed up until 2 or 3 in the morning, immersed in the stories....

Brigid Duffy

Brigid Duffy

Hey Followers, I’m Brigid, but feel free to call me Duffy. I am a writer, photographer, and designer on the Echo. I enjoy long walks on the beach, knitting, breaking hearts, and eating. I play hockey, tennis and golf. I am ½ of a twin combination,...

Jackson Eilers

Jackson Eilers

Hi my name is Jackson and this is my first year on the Echo. During my free time I like to skateboard and watch cartoons. My favorite song is “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley and the Wailers. During the weekend you can find me at the beach playing...

Zoe Eilers

Zoe Eilers

Hi peasants, I’m Zoe Eilers and I’m the swaggiest person you’ll ever encounter in the halls of St. Louis Park high school. This is my first year on the echo and I am a writer, videographer and sometimes a photographer when I have nothing better...

Shay Gilbert Burke

Shay Gilbert Burke

Whaddup y'all, ShayG-ShayB in da haus. When I ain't rockin' it in da Pub, I be rockin' it outside da pub. I run, as in I run to chipotle on the weekends when I ain't with my many baes from Chi-City. #blessed #lovemyechofambam

Hannah Goldenberg

Hannah Goldenberg

Hi, my name is Hannah and I am super excited to be a writer and designer on the Echo. This is my first year on staff and I hope to improve my writing and designing skills throughout the year. Outside of Echo, I play soccer both for the high school and...

Jamie Halper

Jamie Halper

My name is Jamie Dalia Halper and it’s my first year on The Echo. I’m a writer and a designer and I can’t wait to spend this year working on these skills. When I’m not doing work for Echo, you can find me eating all the pink jelly beans, drinking...

Abby Hickstein

Abby Hickstein

Hi I’m Abby Hickstein. I’m a junior and I’m super excited to be a writer and photographer for the Echo this year! My goal for this year is to broaden my writing skills and be more creative with my photos.  Some of my favorite things are traveling,...

Kate Huber

Kate Huber

My name is Kate Huber and this is my first year on the Echo. I am a writer and designer, and I’m excited to develop my skills in both positions! My family has a history of working on newspapers and the field of journalism has interested me for a long...

Max Kent

Max Kent

There is a time and place to be intelligent and funny at the same time, and echo is that place.  I’m a junior and my specialty is writing.  When I’m not slaving away at the over abundance of homework that our society has pressured us to do, I am...

Celene Koller

Celene Koller

My name is Celene Koller and this is my first year on Echo! I'm a photographer, writer and Videographer. I hope to expand my skills in all three areas. I'm very passionate with music although I am not musically talented. However, I do make sounds with...

Shoshana Leviton

Shoshana Leviton

Hello everyone. My name is Shoshan. I love going to school because learning is the best part of my day. Sometimes I cry in the hallway because of how great school is. If you ever need to contact me, you'll find me at St. Louis Park high school :) my favorite...

Jonah Kupritz

Jonah Kupritz

I am so excited to write for the Echo this year. I have enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember - poetry, creative writing, school essays, you name it. I look forward to working as a team with other members of Echo to create a high-quality, informative...

Andy Magill

Andy Magill

After being dumped from Kare11 because of miscommunication with work and school I joined the Echo, the superior news source. I am one of the prime videographers on Echo and take most of my inspiration from one of my all time favorite world leaders, Stalin....

Amina Mohamud

Amina Mohamud

Hello, my name is Amina Mohamud. I'm a junior, so this is my first year in Echo, I'm a writer and artist. I been in the Slp district pretty much my whole life, although I was born in Uganda (which is in Eastern Africa). One of the coolest and memorable...

Julia Nathan

Julia Nathan

Hi, I’m Julia! This is my first year on Echo and I’m a writer/photographer. I’m excited to work on my writing abilities and photography skills in Echo this year. I have been doing synchronized swimming for 8 years and I love my teammates and the...

Polina Pekurovsky

Polina Pekurovsky

I am a junior, so this is my first year on Echo. I am a writer and photographer on the  Echo, and am excited to share my writing and photos with the school. I’m Russian, but if you ask me to say stuff in Russian in the hallway I will be annoyed. I...

Neda Salamzadeh

Neda Salamzadeh

Hi I’m Neda and I’m a writer and photographer for the Echo. My favorite hobbies include eating, laying around and laughing at my own jokes, developing my netflix queue, sleeping, and slaying boys. I’ve swam competitively for my whole life but usually...

Albie Sher

Albie Sher

Hello, I’m Albie Sher. I’m a videographer, writer, photographer and designer. I live for food and Wes Anderson movies. To quote my role model Tina Belcher, “Don’t have a crap attack.”

Olivia Sieff

Olivia Sieff

Hi I’m Olivia and I’m a photographer and writer for the Echo. This is my first year on the Echo staff. My perfect date would have to be April 25th because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket. I also want world peace. I...

Harry Steffenhagen

Harry Steffenhagen

Hi, my name is Harry Steffenhagen and I’m a writer and designer for the Echo. I’m the 4th Steffenhagen to have been on the Echo and my sisters can literally eat my dust. When I’m not working on the Echo, I love participating in the school theatre...

Emily Tifft

Emily Tifft

I am a writer and a photographer for the echo this year.  I’m a junior and excited to be an upperclassman!  This year I plan on putting a lot of time and effort into my work to ensure a good result.  I’ve never been a great writer in english class,...

Cedar Thomas

Cedar Thomas

Hello, my name is Cedar Thomas. It is my first year on Echo and I am a writer and designer. I have a passion for cats, pizza, tamales, pastel colors, and sad documentaries. I have watched too much of The Office and I can relate anything back to it....

Miranda VanPilsum-Johnson

Miranda VanPilsum-Johnson

Hi there, my name is Miranda. This is my first year on the Echo and I’m not sure what I will be doing, Peter hasn’t told me yet. Might be a writer, might be a photographer, who knows. I ski, golf, and run, but the sport I’m really good at is raiding...

Heather Westwood

Heather Westwood

Hello world, my name is Heather Westwood and I am very honored to be representing Echo as a photographer and designer. I’ve been taking pictures since I was 2, but have much to learn about photography and hope to grow in the field. Although I am currently...

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