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

2022-2023 Staff

Katie Nelson
Editor-in-Chief

Katie Nelson

Hi everyone! My name’s Katie and I am so excited to be one of your Editors In Chief this year! If I’m not frantically texting Elena about Echo, you can find me running, falling down ski hills, or drinking iced chai in record time. ...

Elena Ortiz-Fishman
Editor-in-Chief

Elena Ortiz-Fishman

Hi! My name's Elena and I’m so excited to be one of the chiefs this year! Aside from having the best paper ever, some of my goals for this year include learning to tie my own shoes (thanks Maten), drive on the highway, finish a matcha all by myself a...

Abby Keller
News Editor

Abby Keller

Hey there! I'm Abby Keller, a junior, and this year's News Editor. This is my second year on Echo, and my first year writing (as opposed to taking photos).  I can't wait to work with Echo staff to create an amazing year of content. In my free time (mo...

Maren Wilsey
Sports Editor

Maren Wilsey

Hi everyone, I’m Maten — also known as Trouten, Fraten or even Meowten (my wild counterparts.) As this is my third and final year on Echo, I am ready to go insane and enjoy this year as best as I can. Becoming the Sports Editor has been my life goal, b...

Abby Bartleson
Features Editor

Abby Bartleson

Hey y’all!!! My name is Abby, I am a junior and this is my second year on Echo! I am soooo excited! When I’m not writing away in the Pub, you can find me playing tennis or lacrosse, watching movies, baking, drinking an iced chai (with almond or oat...

Alicia Mainjeni
In-Depth Editor

Alicia Mainjeni

Hey y’all!! My name is Alicia and I am the In-Depth Editor for Echo :) I am a sophomore and this is my second year as a staffer. In my free time, I love to travel, listen to music and perform. I am looking forward to informing students on topics th...

Anya Panday
Opinions Editor

Anya Panday

Howdy!! I’m Anya, and I’m this year's Opinions Editor. I’m a sophomore, and this is my second year on Echo. When I’m not in the Pub, you can find me lifting weights, stress baking, performing on a stage and expanding my scented candle collection. T...

Modesty Manion
Entertainment Editor

Modesty Manion

Hi there! My name is Modesty, I’m a junior and it’s my second year on Echo. As the entertainment editor, I love everything pop culture, as well as nordic skiing, hiking, camping, and thrifting. My goal as the entertainment editor is to cover a broad rang...

Johanna Kaplan
Copy Editor

Johanna Kaplan

Hi, I'm Johanna. I'm a senior and a copy editor this year! I'm an avid napper and movie buff. My favorite things right now are donuts, golden retrievers and my space heater.

Alex Geretz
Copy Editor

Alex Geretz

Hi, I’m Alex! This is my second year on Echo staff. I’m a junior at Park and copy editor for the Echo. When I’m not copy editing stories I love drawing, going to the movies and biking.

Ivan Zank
Copy Editor

Ivan Zank

Hey everyone! I’m Ivan, I’m one of three copy editors this year. This is my second year on Echo and I’m a sophomore. After school my favorite thing to do is listen to music and decompress. Some of my favorite bands (or artists) include: Half Aliv...

Mya Stanberry
Photo Editor

Mya Stanberry

Hey y’all, how’s it hanging I’m Mya. I’m photo editor (the best one lol). This is my second year and LAST, I’m so excited for this year. I can look intimidating and mad but never hesitate to ask me about something. In the springtime I play lacrosse....

Halima Bigirindavyi
Photo Editor

Halima Bigirindavyi

Hello! My name is Halima Bigirindavyi and I am a photo editor this year for echo. I am a senior this year at SLP! This is my second year on Echo. Things that I love to do are being outside, playing soccer, learning dances, and hanging out with my friends...

Jacob Perszyk
Photo Editor

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.

Char Priadka
Web Editor

Char Priadka

Hey guys! My name is Char and I'm this years web editor! I'm a senior and this is my second year on Echo. I am so excited to follow in the footsteps of past genius (now graduated) web editor Colin. I love books, movies, anime and I even collect manga....

Nafisa Kahin
Echo Staffer

Nafisa Kahin

Hi! I’m Nafisa and I’m a staffer I’m also a sophomore and it's my first year in Echo. I love to babysit my younger siblings occasionally. My favorite hobby is to make edits!

Liz Williams
Echo Staffer

Liz Williams

Hey!! my name is Elizabeth but I like to go by Liz. I’m currently in my sophomore year and this is my first year in Echo. I like writing stories about things that interest me, binge watching tv shows and hanging out with friends. I am hoping to upload...

Crystal Diaz
Echo Staffer

Crystal Diaz

Hi, I’m Crystal! I’m a junior. I’m returning from my hiatus. I’m very excited for this year. I enjoy the community and the relationships I build. Some of my favorite things are journaling and listening to music. At the moment my favorite song ...

Ena Mekic
Echo Staffer

Ena Mekic

Hi! My name is Ena, I’m a junior, and this is my first year on Echo. In my free time I like playing tennis, going on bike rides, and exploring cafes and thrift stores in the city. I also love listening to music, which is why I’m an avid concert-go...

Lex Lee
Echo Staffer

Lex Lee

Hi! My name is Lex Lee. This is my second year on staff and I took the position of a photographer and writer for Echo! I love many things such as playing soccer and hanging out with friends. My favorite artist and song is Love Galore by Sza and Travi...

Sarah Peterson
Echo Staffer

Sarah Peterson

Hi! I’m Sarah and I’m a new Echo staffer this year! I’m a sophomore and am so excited to be a part of this group. In my free time, you’ll find me playing for our schools soccer and basketball teams, updating my Goodreads, or rewatching La La ...

Taylor Voigt
Echo Staffer

Taylor Voigt

Hi! My name is Taylor Voigt and I’m a sophomore. It’s my first year on Echo. I play hockey and in my free time I enjoy reading, going on bike rides or walks and spending time with my friends. This year I’m looking forward to getting to know more...

Scott Schmidt
Echo Staffer

Scott Schmidt

Hello everyone!  My name is Scott Schmidt and I am a junior. This is my first year of Echo and I enjoy making movies with my friends. My hobbies are skiing, lifting weights, collecting vinyl records and playing video games.   

Jacob Martenson
Echo Staffer

Jacob Martenson

Hi my name is Jacob, I am a sophomore. This is my first year in Echo and I am very excited for this year. Some of my hobbies are playing baseball and football and in my free time I like to lift and hangout with friends.

Maya Nieves
Echo Staffer

Maya Nieves

Hi guys!! My name is Maya, I’m a sophomore and this is my first year as an Echo staffer. During the fall I run cross country and I also do Taekwondo. In my free time you can find me reading, eating ice, watching brooklyn nine-nine and hanging out with ...

Rachel Arkis
Echo Staffer

Rachel Arkis

Hey!! My name is Rachel, this is my second year on Echo and I’m a junior. In my spare time I like hanging out with my friends, playing tennis and listening to music! I’m super excited to spend another year on Echo :)

Cole Denham
Echo Staffer

Cole Denham

Hi, I'm Cole Denham and this is my first year with Echo. I’m in 10th grade and I am excited to be a part of Echo. Outside of school I like to play baseball and golf but play other sports for fun too. I love to be with my friends and girlfriend as mu...

Eliah Fink
Echo Staffer

Eliah Fink

Hi, I'm Eliah. I'm a junior and this is my first semester in Echo. I enjoy doing really anything outdoors, camping, swimming, hiking, taking photos. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family as well. I also enjoy listening to a wide range of mu...

Ari Lissauer
Echo Staffer

Ari Lissauer

Hey there, my name is Ari Lissauer and I'm a sophomore. This is my second year being on Echo staff. I mostly take pictures but I also write sometimes. Other hobbies of mine are playing sports like hockey, basketball and golfing. I like hanging out wit...

Cole Taylor
Echo Staffer

Cole Taylor

Hello all, my name is Cole Taylor and I’m a senior. This is my second year as part of the Echo and I enjoy taking pictures. Other hobbies of mine, besides being a photographer, include, hockey, golf, hanging out with friends and traveling. This yea...

Dahlia Herman
Echo Staffer

Dahlia Herman

Hey! My name is Dahlia, I am a sophomore, and this is my first year on Echo staff. I love sports and am on the school cross country team and the lacrosse team. When I’m not in school, I love being outside with my family, baking, reading, and babysittin...

Cece Jensen
Echo Staffer

Cece Jensen

Hi guys it’s Cece! As an avid rock climber, I love nature, adventure and steep slopes. When I was coerced into joining Echo I realized: what’s another challenge? If I can scale mountains blindfolded, why can’t I put together a newspaper? The other...

Ashley Reyes
Echo Staffer

Ashley Reyes

Hi! My name is Ashley, I’m a junior this year, this is my second year on Echo! I'm excited to learn new things about designing and be able to interact and meet new people here. In my free time I enjoy watching tv shows, hanging out with friends, playi...

Charlotte Cox
Echo Staffer

Charlotte Cox

Hi! My name is Charlotte and I'm a sophomore this year! I am on the Park's synchro team and I also enjoy skateboarding. In my free time I love watching YouTube to learn more about the world, practice driving, doing crafts and biking! I love drinking Mou...

Anisa Kahin
Echo Staffer

Anisa Kahin

Hi! My name's Anisa and this is my first year on Echo. I’m a sophomore and staffer here and I like to write a lot about my opinions and the opinions of others. I like to listen to music, spend time with family and friends, shop and occasionally make edit...

Roberto Alvarez
Echo Staffer

Roberto Alvarez

Hi, my name is Roberto Alvarez. I am 16 years old and I live in St. Louis Park, and I am in 10th grade. I have an older brother and have two dogs. I love hanging out with my friends and playing soccer. I want to capture immaculate pictures of sports t...

Owen Mccolgan
Echo Staffer

Owen Mccolgan

Hi. My name is Owen and I’m a sophomore. I play hockey and golf for the school. In my free time, I like to play video games, listen to music and hang out with my friends. This is my first year in echo and I look forward to helping with sports....

Abby Meisler
Echo Staffer

Abby Meisler

What’s up, I’m Abby and I’m a junior. This is my second semester on Echo and I’m a photographer/writer. I love hanging out with my friends, sister and brother. I enjoy painting and spending time with my dog. 

Sergei Bovee
Echo Staffer

Sergei Bovee

Hey all, Sergei here. I am a junior and this is my second year of Echo. In my free time I primarily listen to music and make terrible puns. I cannot wait to start producing content for this year with writing and taking photos....

Noah Leventhal
Echo Staffer

Noah Leventhal

Hey everyone! My name is Noah, I’m a Junior and this is my second year on Echo. When I’m not writing stories for Echo, I’m watching movies or playing games, and occasionally playing ultimate frisbee.

Lilly Fandel-Thompson
Echo Staffer

Lilly Fandel-Thompson

Hey guys! My name is Lilly, I’m a junior, and this is my first year in Echo. In my free time, I like to stay active, and you can always find me playing lacrosse. I am looking forward to what this school year has to offer! 

Jana Faust
Echo Staffer

Jana Faust

Hey!! My name is Jana, I am a junior, and this will be my first year on Echo! In my free time I enjoy playing soccer and hanging out with friends! I am really excited to see what this school year brings!

Sarah Kluckhohn
Echo Staffer

Sarah Kluckhohn

Hiii! I’m Sarah and I’m an Echo staffer. In my free time, I like reading and going on walks, and I love spending money. My favorite places to shop are Barnes and Noble, Goodwill, and Trader Joes. Talk to me about music, 90’s runways, and Nathan F...

Leo Justesen
Echo Staffer

Leo Justesen

Hi! I'm Leo! I'm also a writer here at echo. I'm an easy going guy who geeks out about Marvel and DC. I am a tall and gentle giant if I do say so myself. I love being creative in any way. Oops I forgot to feed my dog! See ya!  ...

Zoe Ziessman
Echo Staffer

Zoe Ziessman

Hey! I'm Zoe, this is my second year on Echo and I am a junior. I love traveling and hanging out with my friends in my free time. My favorite TV show is How I Met Your Mother. I can’t wait for this school year!

Aidan Shafton
Echo Staffer

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.

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