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

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Black Excellence front and center

Demetrius Burges March 16, 2022

   "Bel-Air'' is a remake of the iconic African-American sitcom  "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."̈  The show was released during Black History Month  Feb. 13 on the streaming service Peacock. It...

Students march to the Governor’s Residence during a walkout to protest the murder of Amir Locke. The walkout took place Feb. 8, six days after Locke was killed.

Students march for Amir Locke

Ava Ashby, Tobias Khabie, and Grace Stillman February 11, 2022

Students from across the metro area came together in protest following the Feb 2. murder of Amir Locke by members of the Minneapolis Police Department. Following the murder, students at St. Paul Central...

A Park resident holds up a tribute art piece for George Floyd June 6. The city held a memorial in commemoration of Floyds life.

Human Rights Commission hosts George Floyd Memorial Walk

Jacob Khabie June 8, 2021

Struck by the significance of community engagement after attending a memorial for George Floyd, senior Ella Miller said the fight for social justice is not over. “There was success in the Derek Chauvin...

Daunte Wright’s life was unfairly taken

Nora Hall April 30, 2021

A young black man named Daunte Wright was killed by the police April 11. Wright was only 20 years old. He leaves behind his girlfriend and 2-year-old son. Wright was pulled over by police officer Kim Potter...

People gather at George Floyd square paying respects and celebrating after former police officer Derek Chauvin verdict. Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd and was convicted on all three charges brought against him.

Verdict brings relief, hope

Andrea Melear and Jacob Khabie April 22, 2021

Sitting on the bus on her way home from school, sophomore Saynab Mohamed didn’t know what to expect as she listened to the verdict of Derek Chauvin being announced. Mohamed said she didn’t have her...

Protesters hold up a justice for George sign at a protest June 4. Former police officer Derek Chauvin is being charged for the murder of St. Louis Park resident George Floyd.

Derek Chauvin trial begins

Jacob Khabie March 10, 2021

Attempting to put her emotions aside in fear of being let down later on, senior Grace Kanyinku prepares herself for the trial of Derek Chauvin. “Until I see the result of (the trial), I don’t really...

A woman studies quilts on display. The exhibit was on the first and second floors of the Osher Gallery.

Racial justice-inspired quilt exhibit is eye-opening

Sophia Curran-Moore November 3, 2020

When I told my friends and family that I attended an exhibition of quilts made by African Americans at the American Swedish Institute (ASI), they struggled to find a connection between a Swedish museum...

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‘Black is King’ surpasses expectations

Aiden Cullumber October 11, 2020

Disney Plus has provided an opportunity to view Beyoncé's latest visual album, “Black is King,” an empowering celebration of Black and African culture. “Black is King” is a visual companion...

26-year-old Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by Louisville, Kentucky police in her home March 13. No officers were charged for her death, but instead for wanton endangerment Sept. 23.

Justice needs to be served for Breonna Taylor

Jayde Claussen October 5, 2020

When people commit crimes, they go to jail. This is what we are told by the justice system as children. However, when criminals wear a uniform, their crimes are now justified and they live free of many...

Junior Bennett Kouame goes after the ball while the opposing team tries to block him Sept. 24. Park won 2-1 against Benilde-St. Margaret.

Boys’ soccer defeats Benilde

Molly Schochet September 26, 2020

After a hard fought game against Benilde-St. Margaret's, junior Joe McGurgan said Park came out victorious. McGurgan said he felt like the team started out well.  “We came out really strong and we...

A group of young protesters protest racial injustice and police brutality at a family-friendly protest June 25. Protesters gathered from 5-6:30 p.m. at the France Ave. bridge over Hwy 62.

Black Lives Matter protests continue

Maggie Klaers and Molly Schochet June 26, 2020

One month after the death of George Floyd, Park students continue to participate in Black Lives Matter protests. Rising junior Ezra Hudson said he came to the June 25 protest to continue to work toward...

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