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

Failure to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month

Failure to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month

Crystal Diaz September 28, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month started on Sept. 15, and I was so excited to celebrate my heritage because I am proud of my culture. However, I was disappointed to see Park do nothing to celebrate students and...

Sophomore Fatima Mohamed recently traveled to Somalia. Her trip helped her explore her culture and heritage.

Trip sparks knowledge about heritage

Isra Mohamed February 3, 2020

When sophomore Fatima Mohamed heard that her family was taking a trip to Somalia, she was ecstatic.  “I have never traveled outside of the United States, so I was excited to go and visit another...

Multicultural liaison Carmen Rudin blindfolds junior Victoria Caraballo as she prepares to hit the piñata during the celebration May 2. The group celebrated during fifth hour May 2.

Festival celebrates Latino culture

Noah Orloff May 8, 2019

As junior Victoria Caraballo smashed the piñata open, leading to cheers, candy and chaos, she said she felt validated by Latino Association Day May 2. “It was so fun. Everyone...

The African American Heritage Museum celebrates the resilience of African Americans in Minnesota. On display is an authentic uniform from WWII belonging to Jack Sidney Rainey Sr. The museum is free of admission and is open from 1- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, located at 1256 Penn Ave North in Minneapolis.

African American Heritage Museum introduces culture

Maria Perez Barriga October 14, 2018

The African American Heritage Museum focuses on teaching viewers about the history of African Americans in Minnesota, according to civil rights attorney and co-founder of the museum Tina Burnside. Burnside...

Juniors Natalia Caraballo and Esmeralda Perez perform a cultural dance at the Cinco de Mayo celebration during lunch May 4.

Latino Student Association celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Isabel Kjaer and Sofia Seewald May 10, 2018

While watching students of different cultures dance, eat and celebrate, freshman Victoria Palma said the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, May 5, was meant to bring attention to the powerful Latino community. “We,...

Senior Mario Marin Luna sings and plays a Spanish song on the guitar. Students and Teachers alike presented and performed their different cultures during the Multicultural Show May 1.

Multicultural show promotes diversity

Jenna Cook May 4, 2018

Dancing around the stage at this year’s multicultural show, senior Erika Wilson said she chose to participate because of her love for dancing and learning about the culture of others. The...

Mayfield looks to attack the Redhawk defense. The Orioles record as of Jan. 26 is 7-8 overall, and 3-1 in conference.

Meet the athlete: Cire Mayfield

Jacob Stillman and Alec Pittman January 27, 2018

How long have you been playing basketball? I have been playing since second grade.   How long have you been playing for Park? I have been playing for Park since seventh grade.   What...

Junior expresses culture through dance

Alexis Machoka December 13, 2017

Two years ago, junior Najib Rahl and his friends at St. Maron's Catholic Church decided to join the church’s dance group. Since then, the group has performed many paying gigs including weddings, festivals...

Fall captains gain leadership skillsets

Racquel Fhima December 13, 2017

After attending the first session of captains training, sophomore volleyball captain Makaila Winward reflected positively on her experiences. “I was the youngest fall captain and I think it was a...

Spanish cub members practice Salsa dancing. They learned the dance through Profe Andersons class.

Spanish club combines fun and education

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer November 16, 2017

Learning common Latin dances gave Spanish club leader junior Katie Christiansen a chance to get out of her comfort zone while learning about another culture. “It is cool for me to get out there and...

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