The Echo

Vandalism instances increase

According to Principal Scott Meyers, an increase in vandalism leads to more restorative conversations with students who draw graffiti and their families. This piece of graffiti was located in the B1 hallway.

Talia Lissauer, Isabel Kjaer, and Marta Hill

February 7, 2020

Recent graffiti around the school has left teacher Anson Opara and others frustrated with the negative consequences. “There’s just a lot more that’s been occurring lately, I don’t know who’s doing it. It’s just kind of frustrating,” Opara said. “They’ve had to lock down bathrooms beca...

Art Tech Department invests in virtual reality

The school technician Trevor Paulson tests out the new virtual system. The virtual system is meant to help him make logos for companies.

Henry Brettingen and Zuhayb Yassin

December 13, 2019

According to Paulson, students are working with the virtual reality company REM5 to design soda cans for a local company. “The students are going to work on designing the cans for the soda company, and the artwork going on the can, with the local company using only (VR) software,” Paulson said....

Paint nights spur ingenuity

Paint nights spur ingenuity

Maggie Klaers

March 25, 2019

Many people believe that artistic ability is a genetically built-in talent, when in fact most of the skills involved in art come from practice and repetition. Even so, art isn’t meant only for those with the dexterity to turn their own artistic vision into a reality, it is meant for everyone. A ...

The Nest displays amatuer art

Junior Lauren Schmelzer paints with watercolors in Martha Ortman's painting class March 8. On her own time, Schmelzer takes nature photography and sells her work at the Nest.

Ben Sanford

March 12, 2019

After hearing about a way to showcase her art at the Nest, junior Lauren Schmelzer jumped at the opportunity. In previous years, Schmelzer has had to sell her own art in person. “(My mom) told me I could have my art sitting (at the Nest), because I don’t really like to be sitting at a booth for ...

Artist uses beeswax to raise environmental awareness

Noah Orloff

March 3, 2019

With the viewpoint of pollinators in mind, mixed-media artist Jodi Reeb said she created her exhibition with the goal of spreading information about environmental issues. “I wanted to create some artwork that would call attention or raise awareness about the dilemma that is happening with our bees,...

36 Arts basics quiz

Freshman Ilhan Abdi reads aloud a poem she wrote for a poetry slam. 36 Arts meets Tuesday's before school according to advisor Christoph Nordmark.

February 21, 2019

With the school year over halfway done, work on learning about some of the foundational knowledge about 36 Arts, Park’s student artwork magazine.   Loading 36 Arts var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-409982"), "quiz", "4099...

‘Follow This Line’ leads visitors into architectural art

Siah Armajani: Follow The Line is at the Walker Art Center Sep. 9 through Dec. 30.

Izzy Kanne

November 4, 2018

The Walker Art Center’s newest exhibit, “Follow This Line” by Siah Armajani, incorporates his work as an architect into the field of exhibition artwork. The pieces grow in size and detail as you go up each level of the building, and the ideas deepen along with them. Armajani is known best for his ...

Ilsa Olsen’s art places third at State Fair

Senior Ilsa Olsen practices her painting skills after school Sept. 18. Olsen won third place for her watercolor art piece at the State Fair.

Noah Orloff

October 2, 2018

Senior Ilsa Olsen said enthusiasm was her first reaction after receiving the news that she had placed third in a State Fair art competition. “I was really excited. I was actually at tennis practice, so I think it gave me a boost of energy there and I was just really happy,” Olsen said. Senior Marian M...

Club moves in new direction

Seniors Ciara Woida and Chava Buchbinder along with junior Nechama Buchbinder look over previous years' 36 Arts books.

Marta Hill

May 31, 2018

Nearing the end of her senior year, senior Chava Buchbinder said 36 Arts is important to the school because many students are interested in art. “(36 Arts is important) because there are always going to be people who want to do art, and I think having a space for them to come to to talk about a...

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