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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

Seniors Caroline Butler and Louise Marshall, and juniors Gwen Rocker-Gladen and Abby Baudhin rehearse for the Winter One Act “These Shining Lives” where they play workers plagued with radium poisoning. The show is opening Jan. 14 and closing Jan. 16.

Theater awarded Spotlight honors

Elena Ortiz-Fishman January 7, 2022

After its production of “Anne of Green Gables,” the theater program received a shocking announcement.  Excited by the news, senior Dayanara Mora Zengel said she felt honored to receive the Spotlight...

Senior photo editor Ayelet Prottas works alongside senior assistant photo editor Henry Harper during class Dec. 3. Along with one of last years editor-in-chief Talia Lissauer, the two were given an award for a photo gallery they did last year.

Echo wins National Pacemaker Award

Liam Woodward and Tobias Khabie December 3, 2021

Senior and Echo editor-in-chief Molly Schochet said she was ecstatic after hearing Echo won a National Pacemaker award.  “I’m really proud of all of the work that all the staffers from last year...

Used with permission from Fiona Petrie.

Senior invited to All-National Symphony Orchestra Honor Ensemble

Elena Ortiz-Fishman November 30, 2021

Due to her dedication towards practicing the violin, senior Fiona Petrie said her efforts paid off. For the second time in a row, she has been awarded a high achievement for playing the violin. After being...

Editor-in-Chief and Minnesota Journalist of the Year Talia Lissauer works with peers in the classroom April 16. Lissauer spent three to four months working on a portfolio to win the award.

Talia Lissauer wins Minnesota Journalist of the Year Award

Lauren Thon May 4, 2021

After working on the application process for months, senior and editor-in-chief Talia Lissauer put together a portfolio that would win her the title of Minnesota Journalist of the Year. According to Lissauer,...

Echo staffers work in the pub Mar. 8. The Echo was one of 43 Online Pacemaker finalists and one of seven winners of the CSPA Print News Gold award.

Echo commended for work during pandemic

Adam Gips and Crystal Diaz March 25, 2021

After finding out the Echo had won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold award, managing editor Gabe Kaplan said after all the hard work Echo staffers put in, the award was a fitting payoff. “People...

Echo staffers work in the pub Mar. 8. The Echo was awarded the First Amendment Press Freedom Award for upholding the First Amendment’s freedom of the press.

Park wins First Amendment Press Freedom Award

Nora Hall March 22, 2021

For the sixth time in the last seven years, Park was awarded the First Amendment Press Freedom Award. This award focuses on press and speech freedoms in schools. According to Echo adviser Lori Keekley,...

Used with permission from Semona Robel.

Junior competes in Criminal Justice Opinion Essay contest for Star Tribune

Lauren Thon March 10, 2021

How did you hear about the contest held by the Star Tribune? I am in debate and that is initially how I heard about it. My debate coach had copied me in an email announcing that there was going to be...

Fair Use from Grammys

Grammy nominations warrant mixed reactions

Gillian Kapinos December 16, 2020

At the beginning of every year, the award show season comes around quickly. These bring excitement for many, but, for some, deep disappointment. The 2021 Grammy Nominations brought both. This year has...

Senior Aaron Ellingson passes the ball in a game Dec. 10 against Henry Sibley. Ellingson was named one of 28 recipients of the All-American Award.

Park tri-sport senior named All-American Athlete

Maggie Klaers May 21, 2020

When strength and conditioning coach Jessica Gust heard about the “All-American Athlete,” a relatively new award from the National High School Strength Coaches Association, she introduced it to senior...

Sophomore Ayelet Prottas and junior Maria Perez Barriga edit a page on Echo’s late night Feb. 25. Park recently won the First Amendment Press Freedom Award.

Park wins First Amendment Press Freedom Award

Ruthie Posada February 29, 2020

After being awarded the First Amendment Press Freedom Award, senior co-Editor-in-Chief of the Echo Marta Hill said the award represents Park’s emphasis on the value of ethical journalism. “From...

Senior Amaya Fokuo gives a presentation to students. Fokuo is the chair of the Human Rights commission that will decide the winner of the award sometime in early 2020.

City to name Human Rights Award recipient

Sam Swisher February 6, 2020

Before the winner of the Human Rights Award is chosen, city community organizer Darius Gray said the award is given to people who focus on equality. “It means that you are someone who works toward...

7th grader Kiran Alwy cooks curry for dinner Nov. 18. She will be showcasing her cooking skills her dad taught her on Chopped Jr., which started airing Nov. 19

Kiran Alwy competes on Chopped Jr.

Harris Keekley December 2, 2019

What did you do to prepare for the competition? “My dad talked to a lot of award-winning chefs and they gave me some tips and then the producers of the show sent a lot of stuff that they wanted (me)...

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