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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Scream Town makes for an entertaining Halloween activity

Scream Town makes for an entertaining Halloween activity

Lilia Gonzalez October 31, 2021

Walking into Scream Town and seeing the smoky atmosphere set the scene for a spooky Halloween-time scare. Scream Town, located in Chaska, consists of five different attractions and costs $35 for a regular...

CDC guidelines help keep the spooky holiday going

CDC guidelines help keep the spooky holiday going

Gillian Kapinos October 29, 2020

The year 2020 has been unlike any year we’ve seen, as COVID-19 is making the future quite uncertain. With the holidays coming up, I’ve been wondering what’s the best way to go about celebrating? Earlier...

Sophomore Oliver Smith turns in an extra credit project to AP European History teacher Jeffrey Cohen Oct. 24. AP European History students are given the opportunity to paint historically themed pumpkins for extra credit.

Teacher incorporates nontraditional learning into class

Sam Swisher November 5, 2019

According to AP European History teacher Jeff Cohen, he hopes students will further their learning of European history by painting pumpkins for extra credit. “I got the idea of using Halloween as...

Senior NHS public relations officer Ilsa Olsen signs off Westwood Hills Nature Center Halloween Party goers for the mini golf course. The event was Oct. 19 and 20.

Club volunteers at local party

Noah Orloff and Marta Hill October 28, 2018

Becky McConnell, a naturalist at Westwood Hills Nature Center said the 37th annual Halloween party at the Nature Center had a number of features including themes trails and other party games. “We...

Sophomores Monica Smigleski and Edan Cherrill partake in the Halloween festivities at a dance hosted by Transition Plus Oct. 27. Transition Plus hosts two dances a year for the Special Education programs in the districts it serves.

Transition Plus hosts Halloween dance

Yonit Krebs November 8, 2017

Dressed as Cleopatra, sophomore Hailey Martinson said her favorite part of the Halloween dance the Special Education department participated in was listening to music, dancing and playing games. “We...

Day of the Dead costumes on display at Party City.

Appropriated costumes show lack of respect

Racquel Fhima October 27, 2017

Cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes has continued to be extremely prevalent in today’s society. While we have gotten better, costumes such as the “adult Geisha” costume, “adult seniorita...

Unmasking cultural appropriation

Unmasking cultural appropriation

Alexis Machoka and Ndunzi Kunsunga October 25, 2017

As people step into their Halloween costumes this season, many don’t recognize the impact their costume may have. Junior Zion Chappell said Halloween costumes have the potential to be offensive and...

Coordinator of the event instructs juniors Nils Rykken, Adah Koivula and Jesse Schwartz on the next phase of the preparation for the gala.

NHS volunteers at Halloween party

Makagbe Kuyateh October 14, 2015

When junior Hannah Ellingson saw the National Honors Society plans to volunteer at Westwood Nature Center’s Halloween party, she remembered dressing up as a Dalmation. She said she looks forward...

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