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Inappropriate setting, time to represent school shooting

Inappropriate setting, time to represent school shooting

Maria Perez-Barriga

January 13, 2019

This article has been changed Jan. 17 to correct errors. Echo apologizes for the mistakes. Park’s selection for the winter play, “The Amish Project” is based on a true story about the aftermath of a school shooting, which is not to be taken lightly.   2018 has the highest number of school shootings of ...

Music video motivates racial dialogue

Music video motivates racial dialogue

Aisha Abdi

June 5, 2018

The image of Donald Glover shooting a hooded black person in the first few minutes of the music video “This is America” shook me. On May 5, the release of Glover’s song “This is America” helped many people see a real depiction of current events in America. The video touches on how so many...

Recent shootings cause increase in school security

Recent shootings cause increase in school security

Sofie Geretz

May 21, 2018

In response to the many school shootings taking place around America, some schools have decided to take preventive measures. Hopkins, Southwest and Park have all acted differently to combat this issue, Park being the least active. Hopkins decided to implement door alarms to their school to ensure the securit...

Rally at Capitol calls for gun reform

Rally at Capitol calls for gun reform

Sofia Seewald and Isabel Kjaer

April 23, 2018

According to freshman Talia Lissauer, working to improve issues you deem important is vital to getting problems fixed. “My mom has always said, ‘if you find something that you don’t think is right, then you should do something about it. Don’t just sit back and watch it happen’,” Lissauer sa...

#Enough walkout empowers teen initiative

#Enough walkout empowers teen initiative

Annabella Strathman and Atticus Raasch

March 15, 2018

Four years after domestic gun violence left her an orphan, senior Carly Livingston said she decided to come forward and publicly share her story at the #Enough walkout rally.  

Recent mass shootings increase mental health stigma

Recent mass shootings increase mental health stigma

Isaac Wahl

March 13, 2018

The recent mass school shooting in Florida and the Trump administration’s response provokes many questions and debates exploring the correlation between mental illness and gun violence. According to The New York Times, the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was one of the deadliest school shootings in the U.S...

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