The Echo

First semester editorial staff 2020-2021

First semester editorial staff 2020-2021

May 15, 2020

Editor-in-Chief: Talia Lissauer & Maddie Schutte Managing Editors: Gabriel Kaplan, Noah Orloff & Lilly Strathman Copy Editors: Colin Canaday* & Adam Gips Assistant Copy Editor: Tenzin Gyaldatsang Design Editors: Sophie Livingston & Emmy Pearson Infographics Editor: Ryan Barnett Phot...

Echo Editor-in-Chief named runner-up for National Journalist of the Year

Senior and Editor-in-Chief of Echo Marta Hill films protestors at the presidential rally of Sen. Amy Klobuchar March 1 at Park. Hill was named a runner-up in JEA's 2020 National High School Journalist of the Year competition April 18.

Maddie Schutte

April 19, 2020

The moment senior and Editor-in-Chief of Echo Marta Hill had been anxiously waiting for — the results of the National Student Journalist of the Year award — was spent on a Google Hangout call from home with her parents and Echo staffers because of COVID-19 regulations.  Before she knew it, her name was being calle...

Marta Hill wins Minnesota Journalist of the Year

Senior Marta Hill instructs Echo staffers on what they need to work on in class Feb. 20. Hill is now in contention for the National Journalist of the Year, along with all the other State Journalist of the Year winners.

Tobias Khabie

March 17, 2020

Senior and Editor-in-Chief of the Echo Marta Hill was sitting in the St. Louis Park City Hall parking lot when she received news that she had won the Minnesota Journalist of the Year award. According to Hill, she never imagined she would win such an award. “I didn't let myself think that I could ev...

Park wins First Amendment Press Freedom Award

Sophomore Ayelet Prottas and junior Maria Perez Barriga edit a page on Echo’s late night Feb. 25. Park recently won the First Amendment Press Freedom Award.

Ruthie Posada

February 29, 2020

After being awarded the First Amendment Press Freedom Award, senior co-Editor-in-Chief of the Echo Marta Hill said the award represents Park’s emphasis on the value of ethical journalism. “From my understanding, basically it means that as a school we uphold the First Amendment and we practice g...

Echo named 2019 Newspaper Pacemaker finalist

Senior Sofia Seewald and sophomore Molly Schochet edit the Student Life page Oct. 3.

Maria Perez Barriga

October 8, 2019

According to the National Scholastic Press Association, the Echo was announced as one of the 49 finalists of the annual Newspaper Pacemaker competition.  The 2019 Newspaper Pacemaker winners will be announced at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention Nov.21-24 in Washington, ...

Echo wins Online Pacemaker

Juniors Kaia Myers and Ruby Stillman work on the features page after late night to post everything on the website May 8. The Echo was awarded the 2019 National Online Pacemaker April 27.

Dani Orloff

May 8, 2019

Echo received the 2019 National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker Award at the Spring National High School Journalism Convention April 27 in Anaheim, California, according to Echo adviser Lori Keekley. According to the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), the Echo was one of ...

Quill and Scroll starts up for the year

Banner publicizing the Quill and Scroll club hangs in room C363, where the club meets.

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz

November 9, 2018

According to Lori Keekley, the Quill and Scroll adviser, the club will have its second meeting of the year soon. “We will have our next meeting within the next couple of weeks,” Keekley said. “I just have to tell the Echo and Echowan students.” Keekley said the club gets together to wor...

Supreme Court denies Echo’s petition for review

Excerpt from the order Oct. 24.

Dani Orloff

November 8, 2018

The Echo’s petition to the Minnesota Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeal’s ruling was denied Oct. 24. The lawsuit was filed by the Echo against the St. Louis Park school district Jan. 18, 2016, alleging the school district failed to follow the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act in r...

Echo named 2018 Pacemaker finalist

Echo named 2018 Pacemaker finalist

Dani Orloff

September 24, 2018

Echo was named a 2018 Pacemaker finalist in the newspaper category by the National Scholastic Press Association Sept. 7. According to the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), the Echo was one of 67 publications recognized as finalists in the annual Pacemaker competition. This competition...

Court of Appeals affirms ruling against the Echo

Dani Orloff

August 22, 2018

The Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's ruling against the Echo Aug. 13, after a hearing on May 23. The District Court ruled against Echo Oct. 7, 2017, classifying the video footage as nonpublic educational data. Thus, the district's denial to the request for video footage of an alleg...

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