The Echo

Wildlife photography changes perspective

This great horned owl visited me in my backyard last spring. I have seen great horned owls multiple times near my home. Editing has become a part of the art I create in wildlife photography. Post processing for my photos does not follow the same ethical standards of journalism — elements of a photo can be taken out at my discretion.

Noah Orloff

January 29, 2020

I take a silent deep breath as I look into my viewfinder — I am in the presence of a great horned owl, an apex predator that just landed on a perch in front of me. The adrenaline rush that proceeds, is characteristic of almost all of my wildlife encounters. For as long as I can remember, I have ...

Math program encourages girls in STEM

Math program encourages girls in STEM

Marta Hill

November 1, 2018

Since eighth grade, I've been in the nationally recognized University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP). UMTYMP encourages girls to continue in STEM fields, and I have been inspired by my instructors to pursue math. The math part of UMTYMP is challenging and has taught me skills like f...

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