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

2016-2017 Staff

Caroline Green

Caroline Green

Hello there, My name is Caroline Green and I am a photographer and a designer. If you ever need to find me, you can catch me romping around in the mountains with my favorite wilderness friends or eating ice cream. I spend all my free time skiing or...

Isaac Wert

Isaac Wert

Hi! I'm Isaac J. Wert, your local entertainment editor. I love music, television, art, and pop culture, and especially love reviewing them.

Grace Farley

Grace Farley

Hi! My name is Grace Farley, many people just refer to me as “Farley”or "Miss Extra" I respond to all three. I just use my camera to take photos for Echo whenever needed. I love to go walking around the lakes with my dogs, go on bike rides, trav...

Nietzsche Deuel

Nietzsche Deuel

Hi my name is Nietzsche Deuel! I write stories and do some of the art. I spend most of my free time in the theatre, as I am a theatre kid. I think the world would run a lot more smoothly if we were not required to wear shoes. I find that shoes restri...

Kirby Goodman

Kirby Goodman

Hey pals! I'm Kirby Goodman, but most people just call me Kirbasaur. Most people know me best though my husband, Harry Styles. I came out of the womb wearing ice skates, and seventeen years later, I still haven't taken them off, so I have some pretty...

Sam St. Clair

Sam St. Clair

Hey It's Sam, your funky assistant design editor. You can find me on the pool deck or decking when I'm not on the deck, what the deck! This is fun! You know what else is fun, eating Mac and Cheese from Noodles and listening to Beyonce.

Emma Kempf

Emma Kempf

Heyo! My name is Emma, but you can call me Coolio. I take the pics and I write the words. My hobbies include theatre, Quizbowl, and coffee. I enjoy hiking, biking, and eating ramen in the wee hours of the night! I like to pop and lock and jam and bre...

DaeBreona Byrd

DaeBreona Byrd

It's DaeBreona. This is my bio. Thanks for joining. It will start soon. It's pretty cool. Make sure to like, comment and subscribe after this. Should be doing the volleyball. Glad you could join, sit back and enjoy right after this sentence. Link below...

Isabelle Becker

Isabelle Becker

  Hello, my name is Isabelle. I play violin, run cross-country in the fall, and read all year long. I enjoy listening to 80s music and old-school rap. My favorite band is Duran Duran.

Hanna Schechter

Hanna Schechter

Hi!!! :))) My name is Hanna and I am your in-depth editor. You’ll find me playing tennis, reading, and hanging out with my ultimate frisbee team. Yes, we have eaten a whole ice cream cake by ourselves once, and yes it was delicious. In the summer yo...

Adah Koivula

Adah Koivula

Hello! I am one of your friendly managing editors and I pretty much live in the Pub. I love cheesecake, politics and minion slippers, in that order. I play Ultimate Frisbee, not very well, but I play. I spend most of my time listening to Jim Dale's...

Sumaya Mohamed

Sumaya Mohamed

Hey! My name is Sumaya and I'm a junior. I'm new to echo and I'm a writer and designer. I enjoy watching Netflix so if you have any recommendations, hit me up. lol :)

Sophie Olmen

Sophie Olmen

Hi my name is Sophie Olmen and I'm a photographer! I enjoy playing tennis and basketball. In my free time I enjoy spending time at my cabin.

Daviyan Robinson

D’aviyan Robinson

Hello! I'm D'aviyan and I'm a junior this school year. I'm also new to the Echo staff as a writer and designer. I love potatoes, sleeping, and the amazingly talented group BTS :)

Malaika Bigirindavyi

Malaika Bigirindavyi

Hey fam! I'm Malaika Bigirindavyi. Soccer is life. My dog is a mammoth and my cat is fat. I am probably the most indecisive person you will ever meet.  Also a mixed girl (enthusiast).   TBH this is really hard to write and this is all I got. Peace and...

Yonah Davis

Yonah Davis

I'm Yonah. I'm so excited to be on Echo this year. My hobbies include eating vanilla ice cream, baking, biking, photography and traveling. My goal for this year on Echo is to grow to 5"4' and have an article go viral. If you ever want to compliment...

Emma Dietz

Emma Dietz

Hey I'm Emma Dietz your fab design editor. You can catch me in the pool jamming out to Beyoncé and making ponytail chains long enough to touch the bottom of the pool with my girls. I'm also a part time artist, tie-dyeing all the white clothes that I...

Sam Birnberg

Sam Birnberg

Hey, what is the up? My name is Sam. I like trains, planes, and automobiles. But NOT the movie! I know Spanish words, like quesadilla, nachos, and burritos. I can speak in a Texas accent like a cowboy. I am a junior, like the mints, and I dabble in writing...

Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

Hey, what's going on? My name is Adam Johnson and I guess I'm a writer and photographer for this thing called the Echo. Mostly I just take photos though. I'm a junior here and it's my second year chilling out in the pub. I enjoy hanging out with friends,...

Devin Raynor

Devin Raynor

Hey!! I'm always jamming to 80's music. I wear rad socks and have a low-key obsession with my cat, Mango. The majority of things I own come from Target, the only place I feel truly whole. My goal in life is to have enough money to adopt all the dogs....

Makagbe Kuyateh

Makagbe Kuyateh

Hey guys, I'm Makagbe and I'm the diversity editor. I'm responsible for bringing diversity to Echo. I spend my time watching Echo and I'm obsessed with watermelon. If you bring me some right now I will love you forever. If you see me in the hallway say...

Stuart Monicatti

Stuart Monicatti

Ciao! I'm Stuart Monicatti and I just like to take photos. I started a year ago and just took off quickly! Taking photos and editing in the Echo is giving me the experience I need to further my career in photographic journalism. Creativity of a good p...

Anna duSaire

Anna duSaire

I am little duSaire (but not youngest duSaire because of Ryan). I sport all day, all night.  Catch me in the halls sportin the locks.

Hadeal Rizeq

Hadeal Rizeq

My stereo"typical" bio: Salaam! Je suis (French for I am) Palestinienne. I am a cat lover and admire seeing babies and little kids from how naturally cute they are.  Swear words are stupid and obnoxious for this generation. An obsession I have is cons...

Mimi Fhima

Mimi Fhima

Hello peasants! I am the glorious Mimi Fhima, your regal and always correct news editor. I spent all of my summer studying the great art of tennis in Wimbledon so I am now the next Novak Djokovic. Watch out, my serve is fresher than a ripe tomato. I am...

Jayne Stevenson

Jayne Stevenson

Hey everyone! My name is Jayne, but most people call me Janye West. According to 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 them I’ll probably love you. My ca...

William Phelan

William Phelan

Hey guys, I'm William and I will be a writer and photographer for the Echo this year. The thing that I am most excited for this year is The FitnessGram™ Pacer Test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues....

Alex Balfour

Alex Balfour

Hi my name is Alex Dominique Balfour ! You can call me Fat-Al or Al Bal. I am a super all-star soccer player so you can probably catch me at the US Bank Stadium, or even better at the SLPHS stadium. Sometimes I get really sad at school when I think about...

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Ndunzi Kunsunga

Hey. My names Ndunzi but if that’s too difficult for you, you can just call me Jason. I am more or less the “wildcard” of Echo, or at least I can be. I write for the Echo and keep everybody sane whenever necessary. I enjoy a lot of things, mainly...

Ethan Brown, co-editor-in-chief

Ethan Brown

Hello gorgeous world! I am Ethan Brown, or EB — you know which one you're supposed to call me. I am one of this year's editors-in-chief (I'm the cute one)! This semester I plan to continue calling Ms. Keekley "Lori," spend an incessant amount of money...

Amber Tran

Amber Tran

Hi I'm Amber, but a lot of people call me Gumbo (long story short: it's the Chinese name my grandma calls me). I love movies, baseball, Harambe, and Izze drinks. It's a known fact that if I managed my bank account as well as I manage my phone battery,...

Alec Pittman

Alec Pittman

Hi, I am Alec Pittman, your friendly Echo Copy editor. I enjoy working with my fellow staffers on The Echo, swimming competitively and spending time chilling out with friends and family. I live at home with my brother, parents and two cats, all of whom...

Maximilian Bechtold

Maximilian Bechtold

I meme, therefore I am.

Raphy Gendler

Raphy Gendler

Raphael Sig Gendler (born November 18, 1998) is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer and entrepreneur. Raised in Chicago, Gendler first became known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing...

Hannah Leff

Hannah Leff

Hi, I'm Hannah! I am 17 years young. I'm just a small girl in a big world. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching. I like to think everything happens for a reason. You'll often find my mood to be...

Breanna Thompson

Breanna Thompson

I enjoy reading, being with friends, and playing sports. I got my white belt in 2008 it made me feel empowered to accomplish something like that at such a young age. I got my black belt in April of 2011 it was the day that changed my life forever.

Esther Gendler

Esther Gendler

Hi! I'm Esther like the Queen. I'm a photographer for the Echo. My favorite things are Ruthie Hope,Taylor Swift, my dog, Crocs and Ultimate frisbee. I enjoy eating excessive amounts of food with my friends and watching netflix.

Atticus Raasch

Atticus Raasch

Hey guys it's Atti I'm a writer I'm not sure what to say so heres the Origins intro cutscene. It began long ago, on the battlefields of the great war, two german scientists sought to harness dark and mysterious forces, buried for centuries. But they...

Amaia Barajas

Amaia Barajas

https://www.change.org/p/cincinnati-zoo-justice-for-harambe  

Sam Orloff

My name is Sam Orloff. I'm a Big Lebowski enthusiast, which is, just like your opinion, man. When I’m not lamenting the performance of Minnesota sports teams, I pass the time by rewatching the Big Lebowski, reading the Wall Street Journal and making...

Elise Riley

Elise Riley

Oh hey there! Odds are I'm currently wearing at least one Nebraska-themed clothing item right now (could be a bikini, sweatshirt, t shirt, sweatpants, socks, necklace, snuggie, towel, hat, pajamas..but hey who's counting??). I'm famous for listening to...

Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson

Hey grandma! (and anyone who decided to check me out) I'm your entertainment editor because i'm super entertaining!!!!! If you have the pleasure of knowing me you'll know i'm super funny and cool. If you want to be awesome like me do tennis and ultimate...

Will Huyck

Will Huyck

Hello, My name is Will Huyck but most people here know me as Dark Lord Opinions Master and/or Donovan McNabb. My position on staff is Opinions editor but I mainly function as a snake hunter (If you see one let me know immediately). When I'm not writing,...

Josh Halper

Josh Halper

Fun fact: !שלום Fun fact: The name in which my parents gave me is Joshua. Fun fact: Please, call me Josh as Joshua is too formal. Fun fact: Some activities I enjoy, include: tripping up the stairs and hiding in cabinets. Fun fact: I sport. Fun fact:...

jacob

Jacob Stillman

Hey guys I'm Jacob. You may have mistaken me for LeBron James, some say we look alike. My hobbies include shoe polishing, bowling(better than Izzy), and rare coin collecting. You can find me in the fast lane, where I live my life, or at the JCC. This...

Maddie Lund

Maddie Lund

This is Maddie Lund signing on. If you haven't heard, I drive a car nicknamed the "Wet Dog" and I will #swoop you whenever so you can sit inside the tangible humidity that is my car. I enjoy surfin' up the turf in my sexy lax jersey in the spring, and...

Sophie Yarosh

Sophie Yarosh

Hi I'm Sophie Yarosh. I am the Sports Editor for the Echo. I enjoy being with my friends and family, and I love being outside in nice weather. I love helping others with anything and everything! I love to eat all sorts of food and I love trying new things!

Kailey Delozier

Kailey Delozier

Hi friends! I'm Kailey DeLozier and this year I'll be a photo editor for the Echo! When I'm not taking #artsy pics of my 8,000,000 dogs I'm probably living in a swimming pool (it's the reason my hair is so blonde). If the Echo ever has a back injury editor,...

Dani Orloff

Dani Orloff

Hello everyone!  My name is Danielle but you can call me Dani.  When I am not devoting my time to The Echo, you can find me in the kitchen training to become a future Food Network star.  Bobby Flay has nothing on me.  I also love to binge watch whatever...

Yonit Krebs

Yonit Krebs

Hi, I'm Yonit(Pronounced Yo-neat). I'm a sophomore and this is my first year on the echo. My favorite things are the color purple, ice cream, wacky mac, footie PJs, sleep, and lazy Sundays. I'm the most accident prone person you will ever know. I know...

Nicole Sanford

Nicole Sanford

Hey Y'all, my name is Nicole Sanford and welcome to my pawn shop. On the weekends, you can find me road trippin to a state park near you or eating Panera way too often. My hobbies include listening to Chance, looking at pictures of Chance, and reselling...

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Maggie Bahnson

Hello muggle world :) I am Maggie Bahnson AKA your fabulous Echo queen. I am of 17 years and I live in a literal zoo. Seriously. I have 3 cats, 3 dogs, 2 birds, and a turtle. Watch out, if you happen see me in the halls, I'll sic my animals on you. I...

Alyssa LeMay

Alyssa LeMay

Hello fans, you may call me Ellen DeGeneres or Alyssa- theres no diff. I'm the infographic editor for this wonderful paper, and I also draw those birds with the thumbs that confuse people, so here's an example- Thumbs DOWN to only having one class with...

Hannah Wolk

Hannah Wolk

Hello my name is Hannah Rose Wolk. If you ever see me with children, they aren't mine (biologically). I spend most of my time with the kids I nanny, which is 845932034957 different children. I have my entire life planned out on Pinterest boards, including...

Samyu Yenamandra

Samyu Yenamandra

Hello, average laymen! I'm Samyu and if you think you're better at math, you're not. I'm the local UMTYMP rockstar here so I pretty much run the show, and you might even be able to snag my autograph if I feel like it. In a few years I'll have created...

Izzy Leviton

Izzy Leviton

Salutations! My name is Izzy and this iz my first year writing for the Echo.  Talents include:  sledding, bowling a 300 (and better than Jacob),  cooking a killer microwave mac and cheese, and breaking my own nose (PSA watch out for car doors). I...

Alissa Meredith

Alissa Meredith

Hello, loyal followers!! It's Alissa Meredith but you probably know me by my snapchat handle @lissamissa :) If you're looking for somebody to overplay the Biebs, Shawn Mendes, and the Chainsmokers in the Pub, I'm ur girllll. My other greatest talent is...

Alexis Machoka

Alexis Machoka

Hey guys Alexis here! I love informing people about whats going on in the world, so here I am! I enjoy long walks on the beach, learning new things, karate and rocking the hottest looks. You can find me on the lacrosse field or sleeping on the couch....

Annabella Strathman

Annabella Strathman

Yo! I'm Annabella Strathman. Some people call me superwoman, but I prefer 'Anna'.  I'm a junior this year.  You can catch me on that big stage, when I'm not at this lovely place we all call school. But also in school. Perfect has 7 letters, and if you...

Lauren VonEschen

Lauren VonEschen

Hello fans! I am your other-worldy design editor, Lauren VonEschen. My spirit animal is an eighth grade art teacher, as their clothes parallel to no other. I'd describe myself as a slightly quirky girl who likes long walks in the park, relaxing Sunday...

Lukas Levin

Lukas Levin

Hey there, I'm Lukas Levin, but you can call me Silver Fox. I have a flare for the theatrics, enjoy long walks around school, and the occasional "tbh" on an app called instagram.  I'm a pretty kule dude, so like hmu at these for a tbh: @lukasfordlevin,...

Genesis Buckhalton

Genesis Buckhalton

Hey I’m Genesis and I have a love/hate relationship with kids. I’m a junior in high school. I write stories for the Echo so read my stuff. My hobbies include washing clothes and online shopping on Ebay. Catch me at Goodwill cuz that’s my store/...

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