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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

Senior Simon Lewin works on a computer  in the Library Media Center next to the All Are Welcome Here sign. Media Specialist Ellen George put the sign to send a message of acceptance and understanding.

Local artist’s design inspires students

Sam Swisher December 8, 2020

After the results of the 2020 election were received, the founder of the “All Are Welcome Here” sign and Park community member Jaime Chismar remembered the event that prompted her to make the sign.  “There...

Art by Jaida Puentes.

2020 student election poll results

Lilia Gonzalez November 21, 2020

The social studies department conducted a poll on students’ choices for the presidential and state elections. The majority of students chose Democratic candidates, while a smaller percentage chose Republican...

Kamala Harris creates hope for all

Kamala Harris creates hope for all

Molly Schochet November 14, 2020

Growing up, I have been lucky enough to have a family full of strong women who have helped me become one. They encouraged me to do whatever I put my mind to. As a white person, I had the privilege of growing...

Early voting began Sept. 18. Voting in St. Louis Park ended Nov. 3.

Delayed election results creates suspense

Talia Lissauer November 7, 2020

Because senior Lily Metzler was not old enough to vote, she decided to use her voice in place of it. She uses social media to spread her opinions and offer resources to those who are old enough to vote.   “Just...

Senior gets involved in election

Senior gets involved in election

Aiden Cullumber November 5, 2020

With the recent presidential election, many students got involved politically in various ways. One student, Elie Grassley, took it to the next level. She is a co-chair of Minnesota High Schoolers for Biden....

Voting is crucial to our country’s future

Voting is crucial to our country’s future

Jacob Khabie November 3, 2020

In my final days of volunteering for the Biden-Harris campaign, I had a rather frustrating conversation with a first-time voter. This voter was feeling very discouraged by the vile partisanship of this...

An early voting sign is placed outside the St. Louis Park City Hall. Voters are able to cast their ballot here among many other places before election day Nov. 3.

The 2020 ballot explained

Amalia Fischer and Talia Lissauer October 30, 2020

  Below is a brief overview of all 21 candidates on the Hennepin Country general ballot. President and Vice-President Candidate: Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence Party: Republican Additional...

Used with permission from Semona Robel. 
Junior Semona Robel organizes voting outreach for Park Students.

Junior organizes voting outreach for students

Aisha Hersi October 28, 2020

Along with others, junior Semona Robel participates in organizing individual voter outreach to ensure Park seniors are voting this year. According to Robel, taking part in voter registration outreach is...

Muting microphones at the presidential debate was not impactful enough

Muting microphones at the presidential debate was not impactful enough

Jacob Khabie October 25, 2020

Going into the presidential debate on Oct. 22, I was afraid we would get a repeat of the Sep. 29 debate, which as CNN anchor Jake Tapper said, was, “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck.” I...

Vice President choosing Kamala Harris proves promising

Vice President choosing Kamala Harris proves promising

Aisha Hersi October 14, 2020

Previously, not knowing anything about Senator Kamala Harris, at the start my attention was focused on how the news outlets portrayed her. However, the 55-year-old major party national ticket withstands...

Senior Gavin Charpentier signs a voter registration application during the national high school walkout  March 14, 2018.

How to… Mail-in Ballot

Shaydi Falcon September 30, 2020

This is a step-by-step on how to get a mail-in ballot. The infographic goes through how to apply for a ballot, all the way to sending the ballot back.

Photo Illustration by Emily Ziessman. The Iowa Caucus Feb. 3 failed to announce a winner for several days and was riddled with technical and human errors.

Staff Editorial: Iowa Caucus produces muddled results

February 11, 2020

In light of the Iowa Caucus controversy — where nearly everything went wrong — changes must be made to the overall nominating process for the Democratic Party. The Caucus Feb. 3 initially planned...

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