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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

Pride flags displayed around C367 Oct. 28. GSA takes place 3:30 — 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays after school.

GSA promotes inclusivity

Lily Nugteren, Katie Nelson, and Elena Ortiz-Fishman November 13, 2021

As the Gender Sexuality Alliance club begins to hold meetings this year, it's focusing on the issues surrounding LGBTQ+ students at Park. According to adviser Mary Knudson, GSA hopes to advocate for a...

Freshmen Ruby Livon and Christina Loschy discuss their opinions on GSA being cancelled Nov. 22. They talk about their opinions on the importance of GSA.

GSA meeting gets canceled

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz December 2, 2019

When sitting in Madam Sweeney’s classroom on Nov. 21, GSA’s (gay, straight alliance) co-president and senior Anika Jamison had to cancel the meeting because of lack of attendance.  “There were...

Co-presidents of GSA Club and seniors Anika Jamison and Al Woida discuss plans to paint the wall for National Coming Out Day. The first club meeting took place at 8 a.m. on Oct. 3.

GSA reflects on low turnout

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald October 9, 2019

According to senior and GSA club leader Anika Jamison, after experiencing low turnout at its first meeting, the club is looking to gain new members this year through different events that will promote...

Junior Anika Jamison discusses what their plans are for Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club next semester. Jamison is the president of GSA.

GSA co-president Anika Jamison promotes equality

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz January 21, 2019

According to co-president and junior Anika Jamison she got involved in the Gay Straight Alliance, because of the safe space it creates and wanting to make a difference in the community. “I want to...

Junior Dayna Krause raises her voice about adding LGBTQ books to the school library during a GSA meeting in room B231.

GSA provides safe space

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz December 10, 2018

According to junior and GSA co-president Anika Jamison, she joined the Gay Straight Alliance in order to positively change the school’s community. “I have been involved since the middle school,...

Freshman Sylvia Leppik shares her coming out story to GSA members during their meeting Oct. 25. In their weekly meetings, GSA also discusses current political topics.

Gay Straight Alliance plans activism

Isabel Kjaer October 30, 2018

.According to junior copresident Anika Jamison, the Gay Straight Alliance hopes to have more focused meetings and plans this year, particularly with regard to activism for LGBTQ rights. “Last year,...

Sophomore Euan Lim helps lead GSA at 8 a.m. every Thursday in room B231.

Sophomore feels concern for LGBT community

Nietzsche Deuel and Ndunzi Kunsunga October 27, 2017

Co-leader of Gender Sexuality Alliance sophomore Euan Lim said he thinks that while gay rights are moving in the right direction, the last few years have been a step back from the progress made. “If...

Gender Sexuality Alliance discusses new goals

Gender Sexuality Alliance discusses new goals

Nietzsche Deuel and Ndunzi Kunsunga September 15, 2017

Sophomore Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) leader Euan Lim walked out of the first meeting feeling confident on how the first meeting of the year on Tuesday Sept. 12 went. “(I expected the first meeting)...

Senior Elise Bargman discusses possible speakers for the upcoming school council meeting on April 24 at 7 p.m.

Senior enjoys leadership role in club

Nicole Sanford and Isaac Wert April 17, 2017

For senior president of Gender Sexuality Alliance Elise Bargman, sexual orientation and gender identity hold personal meaning. “I identify as a lesbian, and I’ve always had a very accepting household....

Senior GSA members Tehya Latchman and Elise Bargman celebrated National Coming Out Day Oct. 11 with face paint, glitter and a flannel dress code. T

GSA celebrates National Coming Out Day

Izzy Leviton, Sophie Yarosh , and Samyu Yenamandra October 16, 2016

As freshman Svea Bleske decorated her face with paint and glitter, her excitement reflected the euphoria of National Coming Out Day. Bleske said she enjoyed participating in National Coming Out Day...

Madam Sweeney, Thomas Bryant and Elise Bargman work together during a meeting Nov. 3.

Gender Sexuality Alliance meets with faculty

Will Huyck November 8, 2015

According to Gender Sexuality Alliance president junior Elise Bargman, the club's leadership talked with teachers about how to be more understanding of the issues transgender people face. “Claire...

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