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

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...

Senior Grace Kanyinku speaks to students during the walkout April 19. Park was one of many schools statewide to participate in the Justice for Daunte Wright walkout.

‘Justice for Daunte Wright’ walkout takes place

Talia Lissauer and Crystal Diaz April 19, 2021

Standing in the cold as snow fell around her, freshman Patricia Milian-Lopez listened as she and her peers spoke on racial injustice in her community after walking out of school.  “It feels like...

A mural at George Floyd Square March 15. Almost a year after the death of George Floyd, Daunte Wright was killed by police in Brooklyn Center sparking protests.

Outrage follows death of Daunte Wright

Talia Lissauer April 12, 2021

10 months after the death of George Floyd, an all too familiar feeling of disappointment and anger flushed over junior Marcus Hosfield after hearing another Black man had been killed by police.  “I...

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...

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...

A group of protesters June 4 walk across a bridge on Louisiana Ave. holding signs that say “Floyd” and “Black Lives Matter.” Protesters gathered for the “SLP: Honoring George Floyd - peaceful/socially distant gathering” at the pedestrian bridge on Wayzata Blvd between Winnetka and Louisiana and the Louisiana Ave. bridge.

Gallery: Family-friendly memorial organized in St. Louis Park

Maggie Klaers and Talia Lissauer June 5, 2020
A group of protesters June 4 walk across a bridge on Louisiana Ave. holding signs that say “Floyd” and “Black Lives Matter.” Protesters gathered for the “SLP: Honoring George Floyd - peaceful/socially distant gathering” at the pedestrian bridge on Wayzata Blvd between Winnetka and Louisiana and the Louisiana Ave. bridge.
Two protesters show strength with one carrying a “Black Lives Matter” flag while the other raising a fist. Following the death of George Floyd May 25, protesters gathered to honor Floyd and fight against police violence.

‘I can’t breathe’: protesters unite against police violence

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer May 27, 2020

The image of black men being mistreated by police has become so common for junior Rahwa Berhane that she said just by seeing the thumbnail of a white police officer kneeling on a black man's neck,...

A protestor leads a chant through a megaphone during Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchars rally at St. Louis Park High School March 1. Klobuchar announced she would be suspending her campaign March 2.

Staff Editorial: Protest brings important issue to national stage

March 4, 2020

At the beginning of Sen. Amy Klobuchar rally March 1, a group of protesters took to the stage with the goal of spreading awareness of Klobuchar’s involvement in the imprisonment of Myon Burrell. Although...

Movement for Black Lives releases anti-zionist platform

Movement for Black Lives releases anti-zionist platform

Ruby Stillman February 21, 2018

When I reached out my hand to introduce myself to a friend at a jewish youth group convention, I didn’t think twice about proudly displaying my Black Lives Matter (BLM) bracelet. My friend claimed that...

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