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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

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Highly-anticipated thriller exceeds bear-sized expectations

Alex Geretz March 6, 2023

The year is 1985, Georgia. Thousands of dollars’ worth of cocaine have just been lost to the forest of Chattahoochee National Park where a black bear has just consumed a significant amount of it. As...

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‘You People’ is hilarious but predictable

Aidan Shafton February 14, 2023

Netflix kicked off its packed slate of original movies releasing in 2023 with the comedy “You People” Jan. 27. After seeing the film’s trailer for the first time, I immediately made a mental note...

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ is a shocking delight

Maren Wilsey January 19, 2023

I never expected to enjoy the newest installment in the Shrek/Puss in Boots cinematic universe as much as I did. “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” is a charming and heartwarming movie that kept me engaged...

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‘Amsterdam’ is unique yet underwhelming

Roberto Alvarez October 18, 2022

Last night I went to see the new movie “Amsterdam.” I thought it was a very interesting movie.  It wasn’t one of my favorites movies, but the way it was written, shot and acted was something I've...

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“Kurtis Conner Live!” is effortlessly hilarious

Modesty Manion September 29, 2022

“Folks!” If you’ve ever heard this at the beginning of a YouTube video, you’d know you’re watching Kurtis Conner. Conner is a Vine-comedian-turned-YouTube-commentary creator and stand-up comedian...

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‘Chip ‘n Dale’ is the funniest comedy this year

Alex Geretz June 7, 2022

In the grand sea of movies taking themselves way too seriously, I often find myself itching for a lighthearted movie without sky-high stakes. “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers” is the kind of movie...

Juniors Abby Bauduin and Elliot McGary-Walters discuss the newest spring play, Mutually Assured Destruction, at the interest meeting Feb. 28. The final show will be held April 29 – May 1.

‘Mutually Assured Destruction’ to take center stage

Unlike plays in the past, “Mutually Assured Destruction” hosts an array of 10 vignettes taking place in 10 different decades.  During the interest meeting Feb. 28, theater director Jodi Schifsky...

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‘Inside’ explores isolation and the meaning of life

Ben Sanford June 4, 2021

Bo Burnham’s new Netflix special “Inside” is one of the most self-aware pieces of art I have ever seen. Shot, written, produced and performed exclusively by Burnham, the series depicts his process...

Classic series to revisit in the summer

Ben Sanford June 4, 2021

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’: ★★★★★ Since its premiere in 2005, “Avatar: The Last Airbender” has continued to grow in its fanbase. The Nickelodeon TV show takes place in fantasy...

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‘Thunder Force’ is a fun movie to watch

Maria Perez Barriga April 28, 2021

With the film garnering over 50 million views since its release April 9, I was interested to see what “Thunder Force” was all about since it had an interesting plot and a strong cast. When I finished...

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‘Kevin Hart: Zero F**ks Given’ is comedy gold

Sam Swisher December 14, 2020

For as long as I can remember I have always been a fan of Kevin Hart. What’s not to like about the short, full of energy comedian that isn't afraid to make jokes that walk the line of political correctness?...

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‘Coffee and Kareem’ disappoints

Adam Gips April 15, 2020

One of Netflix’s most recent original additions, “Coffee and Kareem,” came with high expectations because it was starring Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson, but left me feeling dissatisfied.  The...

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