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

Commencement from childhood role model

Commencement from childhood role model

Jordyn Deschamps June 3, 2022

I sit in my room looking at the next chapter of my life that has taken its representative form as a cap and gown, feeling every emotion that has garnered up until this very moment. I study the ebbs and...

Prom refreshingly lame

Prom refreshingly lame

Sophia Curran-Moore May 17, 2022

Prom was something I’d been looking forward to since I first set foot in high school. I became even more invested this year by spending hours planning for the dance, from choosing a color scheme to selling...

From seaside to lakeside

From seaside to lakeside

Luca Aimo May 6, 2022

Traveling abroad is an experience that everybody should do anytime there’s an opportunity. So, for a while, I said farewell to everything I loved, my city, my family, the Alps, the seaside and my amazing...

Band trip leads to team bonding

Band trip leads to team bonding

Sophia Curran-Moore April 11, 2022

In an overcrowded bus on its way to Los Angeles, a group of excited band kids spontaneously burst into song. On the journey to California, we found ways to make every moment fun, such as by singing on...

College rejection leads way to healing

College rejection leads way to healing

Jacob Khabie January 19, 2022

When I got rejected from my dream college, I immediately started blaming myself. All I could think was “what did I do wrong?” and “what could I have done better?” and “why wasn’t I good enough?”...

Takeaways from athletics in a pandemic

Takeaways from athletics in a pandemic

Katie Nelson December 1, 2021

Toeing the line of my last cross country race of this season, surrounded by 300 other runners, I was reminded of the stark contrast between this season and last. As most athletes can attest to, the pandemic...

Overcoming the winter slump

Overcoming the winter slump

Danny Shope November 2, 2021

Winter is one of the hardest times to find motivation, with dreary weather and short days. When it comes to exercise, it’s easy to convince yourself to hibernate in your house for the entire season and...

Flaws emerge in distance learning

Flaws emerge in distance learning

Elena Ortiz-Fishman October 30, 2021

The amount of COVID-19 scares have been skyrocketing. Because of this, students are urged to stay at home until they can procure a negative test result. This ensures that the school is staying safe and...

A pandemic Christmas

A pandemic Christmas

Abigail Prestholdt December 29, 2020

In my 17 years of life, my family has always spent Christmas at our own house. Even when we had Christmas vacations, we would always schedule them so we would be home for Christmas no matter what.  My...

COVID-19 strips away my last track and field season

COVID-19 strips away my last track and field season

Carissa Prestholdt May 18, 2020

As soon as Gov. Tim Walz decided to temporarily close all schools March 18, I knew my senior year track season was not going to be normal.  After running track and field at the high school since the...

Take time from work and go for a bike ride

Take time from work and go for a bike ride

Harris Keekley April 24, 2020

At times like these when we have to stay inside because of COVID-19, it's important to keep moving while also maintaining a good mental state as we wait in isolation. A great way to keep yourself physically...

Shaving head renews confidence

Shaving head renews confidence

Izzy Kanne April 16, 2020

My hair has been one of my main forms of self-expression since I was young. Whether I cut it or dyed it, I was never policed by my parents on what I could do. I’ve gone pink, blonde, black and a lot...

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