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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Signs direct voters to wear masks at Westwood Church Nov 2. Voters cast their ballots in school board and City Council races.

City Election Results

Oliver Smith November 5, 2021

The city of St. Louis Park held local elections Nov. 2. The races for Wards 1, 2 and 4 seats were uncontested, and Sue Budd got 43 percent of votes for Ward 3. However, since Budd didn’t reach 50 percent...

Going maskless is freeing

Going maskless is freeing

Gabriel Kaplan June 1, 2021

I knew the pandemic was coming to an end when she sneezed into my mouth. I had just finished shopping at Costco. She was the cashier and I was the customer, both vaccinated and both maskless. We were...

President-elect is a step in the right direction

President-elect is a step in the right direction

Sophia Curran-Moore November 16, 2020

The day Joseph Biden was elected President, one of my neighbors marched down the street waving an American Flag. Shortly afterward, most of my block joined her. Celebratory music blasted, people danced,...

Kamala Harris creates hope for all

Kamala Harris creates hope for all

Molly Schochet November 15, 2020

Growing up, I have been lucky enough to have a family full of strong women who have helped me become one. They encouraged me to do whatever I put my mind to. As a white person, I had the privilege of growing...

Elise Anderson, pictured above, gets involved with politics.

Senior runs for Twitter senate

Sophia Curran-Moore October 8, 2020

Senior Elise Anderson is running for a Minnesota Senate seat in the Twitter election. She said she decided to run to get more involved in the political Twitter community, as well as for enjoyment. “I...

Senior Gavin Charpentier signs a voter registration application during the national high school walkout  March 14, 2018.

How to… Mail-in Ballot

Shaydi Falcon September 30, 2020

This is a step-by-step on how to get a mail-in ballot. The infographic goes through how to apply for a ballot, all the way to sending the ballot back.

Trump and GOP-led Senate demonstrate new levels of political toxicity

Trump and GOP-led Senate demonstrate new levels of political toxicity

Tobias Khabie, News Editor September 24, 2020

After Sen. Mitt Romney announced Sept. 21 he would back Trump’s appointee for the replacement of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Republican-led Senate essentially clinched the confirmation of a...

Senior and ACT club leader Ruby Stillman talks about the voting drive to students at the senior meeting. The voting drive was held Feb. 20.

ACT club hosts voter registration drive

Isra Mohamed March 4, 2020

According to junior Achieving Change Together club leader Gabriel Kaplan, the purpose of the club is get students involved in social activism. “The purpose of the club is to work on social activism....

Photo Illustration by Molly Schochet.

Students get involved in primaries

Sam Swisher February 29, 2020

As junior Thor Anderson prepares to serve for a second year as a student election judge, he reflected on the insight he’s gained serving as an election judge in 2019. “I’ve just learned a lot...

Senior Maddie Lind writes postcards to St. Louis Park residents informing them about the upcoming election. Lind is campaigning for Larry Kraft along with several other students.

City election provides opportunity

Sofia Seewald November 5, 2019

Seeing the upcoming election as an opportunity to advocate for social issues he is passionate about, junior Thor Anderson said he is helping Larry Kraft campaign for City Council At Large A Seat. “I...

The 2019 city election unraveled

The 2019 city election unraveled

Senior Isaac Wahl, who plans on voting in the upcoming election, said he believes it is essential for young people to vote in order to make their voices known. “It’s important for high schoolers...

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