The Echo

Annual Winter Solstice Walk spreads awareness on mental illness

A nature center employee walks along the nature center paths Dec. 17. Westwood Nature Center is hosting a Be The Light Winter Solstice Walk on Dec. 21. The event is to inspire people with mental illnesses to step into the light and out of the darkness.

Jayde Claussen

December 18, 2019

St. Louis Park offers their third annual Be The Light Winter Solstice Walk Dec. 21 to encourage community members to be aware that some people in the community are experiencing mental illness. Becky McConnell, an employee at the Westwood Hills Nature Center, has assisted the planning of the program. ...

SOAR initiates discussion

Sophmore Kendrick Ross Jr.  reflects on his experiences with race and identity while his peers listen intently at the Students Organized for Anti-Racism event Nov. 25. Senior Amaya Foku leads the conversation throughout the meeting.

Maria Perez Barriga and Gabriel Kaplan

November 27, 2019

As freshman Sharon Lunasilva reflects upon the in-school Students Organized for Anti-Racism event, she said she hasn’t always felt comfortable discussing race in school, but the event gave her the opportunity to talk about her experiences. “As a mixed person, race is something that I’m really passio...

Poetry slam stimulates talent

Junior Anika Jamison shares her artwork at the 36 Arts poetry slam and art share. 36 Arts meets Tuesdays before school.

Dahlia Krebs, Mira Malka, and Ruthie Posada

December 6, 2018

Senior Nechama Buchbinder, president of 36 Arts, said her reason for having a poetry slam was to allow students to show off the art they have made. “This poetry slam and art share was really a good way for students to express themselves and share their art,” Buchbinder said. The 36 Arts club...

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