The Echo

2015-2016 Staff

Albie Sher

Hello all. I enjoy watching movies and drinking from my friend’s water bottles. I can’t have dairy in the morning or move my arms above my head.

Harry Steffenhagen

My name is Harry Steffenhagen and I am one of the design editors. My favorite pastime is pizza, my favorite color is none of your business, and I can do a mean jazz square. When I’m not pouring my heart into my passions, you ...

Jamie Halper

Hello humans of The Dirty. I’m Jamie and I’m one of the managing editors this year. If I’m not napping on the couch in the Pub, you can probably find me drinking decaf coffee or going on a feminist rant. I worship Gloria...

Deanna Afremov

Hi, my name is Deanna Afremov. I shower, eat and sleep just like everyone else. In the first grade I almost beat up Stanley Tucci's kid in Central Park.

Kaylee Chamberlain

My name is Kaylee but you can call me kale like the vegetable because I am one. I am chief of keef but also of Echo. You can find me scoping out the local cats and loving them unconditionally. I aspire to be Meredith Grey an...

Ndunzi Kunsunga

That’s pronounced dune, as in a sand dune, then just say the letter Z. If you already know me though chances are you don’t call me by my actual name since I have enough nicknames to put into a book. Anyhow, I’m a sophmore...

Kate Huber

Hi I’m Kate and I occasionally hate. I’m a designer and writer for the Echo and I’m uber into Manga. I spend my free time attempting to be as artsy and hip as my younger sister Violet, slaying boys, eating my weight in gyros...

Max Kent

Hello world this is Max Kent signing on. I’m your local homeboy and strive to keep the fans happy. I’m a pretty boy but we don’t talk about that. I think we should start calling hot cheetos beautiful cheetos because they ...

Elise Riley

My name is Elise and I’m a sophomore. I write and design for Echo. I enjoy playing vocabulary oriented games such as bananagrams and boggle. You can find me reading the dictionary or browsing the sock section of Target. I e...

Julia Nathan

Hi my name is Julia and I’m one of your fabulous photo editors. I’m an avid napper. I enjoy all different types of naps; the power nap, the cat nap, the accidental snooze, etc. I just can’t say enough good things about na...

Ruthie Hope

Hey I’m Ruthie and I’m a junior. This is my first year on echo and I’ll be writing and taking photos. Catch me voluntarily doing athletic things and then complaining about having to do them, watching netflix, and trying to...

Emma Dietz

Hey I’m Emma. You may know me as “that one artsy chick”. True of course, as you will see me adorned with my own henna designs or clothes I have made, but that’s not the only way I would describe myself. I’m also a b...

Mira Swartz

Hey guys, my names Mira and I would rather be snowboarding. If I’m not doing that I’m probably taking photos somewhere. My dream job would be to write the descriptions of movies on Netflix. I’m 1 inch above legal midget...

Zoe Eilers

My name is Zoe and Jackson and I are not identical, but you’d have to know biology to understand that sick science. I’m your unforgettable video editor who recently just got asked to film Parks and Rec Part 2 becuz I’m so t...

Jackson Eilers

My name is Jackson but I’m currently accepting any/all ideas for good nicknames. I will be a senior this year, meaning I plan on spending my (second) whole entire school year inside the Echo Pub. You might see me in the halls b...

Lauren VonEschen

Hi!! My name is Lauren! I’m a junior and am super pumped to be a writer and designer this year for the Echo! I’m basically a lazy ball who just wants to cuddle, eat skittles and watch buzzfeed videos. However, when all the s...

Anna duSaire

Hi guys! I’m Anna, I’m a sophomore. I am a writer who is trying a little bit of everything. I love spinning, leaping, flipping, jumping and running. You can say hi to me in the hallway, if you want....

Hannah Goldenberg

I’m Hannah and I’m web managing editor. I aspire to be a suburban soccer mom and drive a grand caravan for the weekly carpool. Fun repels me and I’m really just interested in my dog Gilly. I love Gilly so much. If you think...

Jayne Stevenson

Hey everyone! My name is Jayne, but most people call me Janye West. According to junior echo writer Ethan Brown, I am a carbon copy of Monica from the show “Friends.” I am a current cat lover/future crazy cat lady, so if you love ...

Abby Hickstein

Hey followers! I am named after a fruit that blossoms in the fall and a superfood veggie that tastes like mother earth. If you can guess my name, I will give you a free Echo! Follow me on instagram for a preview of some of my gre...

Katie Orton

Hi! My name is Katie and I’m a junior writer and designer for the Echo! When I’m not stressing out over when Leo is going to win his Oscar, you can find me reading Jane Austen, stalking George Clooney (he’s chilling in Ven...

Sam Crary

Hello, I am a sophomore writer for the echo most of my time is absorbed by fishing and trying to not pay attention to looming homework deadlines on an average day you could find me fishing at any major waterway in the upper mid...

Makagbe Kuyateh

Hey what's up? My name is Makagbe (Muh-kah-bee) not (Mack-a-bee). Yes! I know there's a "g". It's silent for crying out loud! Anyways let's gets pass my name and into my famous bio. I'm a sophomore this year and is a writer for t...

Will Huyck

Hello! My name is Will Huyck! I am a junior and this is my first year on Echo. When I’m not working hard in the pub, I sell the finest clothing in the metro area at my job at Old Navy. Most people would describe me as a cross be...

Raphy Gendler

Salutations, Echo reader. My name is Raphael. Similar to the ninja turtle, I am brave and strong, and “I’d rather fight first and ask questions later”. And just as the Renaissance painter Raphael was the great art maste...

Sam Orloff

My name is Sam Orloff. I’m a Junior and this year I will be writing on the Echo. When I’m not lamenting the performance of Minnesota sports teams, I pass the time by watching Quentin Tarantino movies, reading the Wall Street...

Alec Pittman

Hi there, I am Alec Pittman and I am a sophomore this year. Most people just end up calling me Pitt. I am very excited to work with all these excellent staffers and people that are the Echo staff and to be writing stories for t...

Olivia Sieff

Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy 'til we see the sun I know we only met but let's pretend it's love And never, never, never stop for anyone Tonight let's get some and live while we're young Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh Wh...

Alyssa LeMay

Hi guys!!! I am the art editor for this fabulous paper. I also do photography/art/design! So grab an echo! If you see photos of me I will probably have the same smile in everyone of them, it somehow just happens. I aspire to be El...

Daniella Etzion

Hey what ups up people who enjoy slpecho.com. So obviously you’re reading this because you want to know everything about me so here we go. I’m a junior, I’m a designer and illustrator for Echo. I have brown hair dark br...

Jane Anderson

Hello all! My name is Jane. I am one of the social media editors so make sure to follow slpecho on every site:) Along with social media, I am a writer, photographer and designer. My favorite things to do are playing with my cat (...

Mimi Fhima

Hi! My name is Mimi and I am the Entertainment page editor. I am a sophomore and this is my first year on The Echo. In addition to entertainment I also write stories for The Echo. My favorite things are my dog, red starbursts, scr...

Paige Steward

Hey my name is Paige Knowles I’m a junior in Echo and I will be writer and photographer. When I’m not busy I like to join my mother (Beyoncé) on tour and work on choreography with my father Twitch. You can also catch me ...

Sydney Hall

Hello, my name is Sydney and I’m a junior. This is my first year on the Echo and I will be a writer and photographer. I am an enthusiast of all things cute, like my dog Petey (follow him on Instagram @peteybooboo) and friendship br...

Alissa Meredith

Hey!! I’m a junior and this year is my first year writing for the Echo. If you can’t find me on the ice I’m probably in the locker room singing my heart out and dancing to all three “High School Musical” soundtracks. ...

Sophie Yarosh

I am a sophomore in high school. I am writing and designing for the Echo. I am very curious and indecisive. If you want to you can say hi to me in the hall during passing time.

Celene Koller

I’m Celene, a really chill and really white mexican. One of your cool photo editors for the year. Outside of Echo you can find me laying anyplace I can. I also like listening to good music, attending as many concerts as I can, and ...

Maggie Bahnson

Hey! My name is Maggie and I’m a junior. This is my first year on the echo and I will be a writer, photographer and designer. I swim and do synchro, so if you can’t find me in the pool, I’m probably watching Grey's Anatom...

Sari Hattis

I am exactly one half of the features dynamic duo. Dogs are good. Please do not toss The Echo on the floor, it is for reading and as far as I know, the bottom of your shoe cannot read, thank you. <3 Shattis p.s September 1st...

Polina Pekurovsky

I’m Polina and I ski because we have lots of snow in mother Russia. I enjoy a good rock to climb on and am always in the mood for a pleasant sail. If you need me I’m probably not where you’re looking so don’t try to find ...

Shoshi Leviton

My name is Shoshi and all I wear are Roshes. I’m managing editor because I’m the freshest most up-to-date baddie and I always keep it one-hunna. I spit fire when things get down to the wire. I took out my wisdom teeth myse...

Joe Brandel

My name is Joe and I aspire to be as much of a baddie as Neda. I’m the other sports editor. #Merica #Kanye2020. Hmu if you want to Netflix and chill.  ...

Jonah Kupritz

My name is Jonah Kupritz and I am thrilled to write and copy edit for the Echo for a second year. My hobbies are reading, writing, watching TED Talks, walking, running, and spending time with my family. As a goal, I hope to he...

Emily Tifft

I am features. Features is me. Let’s sit down and read the Echo (with a cat of course).

Adah Koivula

Hi! My name is Adah and I am a junior. I am a writer and occasional photographer for the Echo. While on the Echo, I hope to share things I think are important for you to know. I may also share an occasional unwanted opinion as ...

Brigid Duffy

My name is Brigid Duffy and this is my second year on the Echo, I am the praised beats editor. I am halfway through my transformation into a majestic stallion but until my transformation is complete you can find me nestled under t...

Ethan Brown

What’s up! I’m EB! I’m a junior and hopefully this year I’ll be able to serve you up some dope leads/rhymes as NEWS EDITOR *air horns* on Echo! I spend my free time listening to the soundtrack Hamilton (S/O Hannah Bernstein),...

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