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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

Halloween or Hallow-Not?

Halloween or Hallow-Not?

Nafisa Kahin December 3, 2022

After this years Halloween costumes, it's become clear that during Halloween people dress up as things that they shouldn’t. People believe that it’s “cool” and “edgy” to dress up in someone’s...

Participants gather around a table to paint pumpkins. The Depot hosted its Halloween party on Oct. 28.

Depot Halloween disappoints

Rachel Arkis November 1, 2022

When I suggested going to the Depot Halloween party with my friends, I thought I was signing up for a fun evening being able to hang out with my friends and enjoy live music. Unfortunately, that was not...

Seniors Samantha Coggan and Cece Jensen volunteer to judge climbers Oct. 29. Vertical Endeavors held their Octboulder Fest, where climbers competed on bouldering.

Senior judges at Octboulder Fest

Sarah Peterson October 31, 2022

How did the judging go? It was great. I got to see a bunch of people excited to go climbing. I’ve never (judged) before so it was super fun. I liked being with my friend for the whole event, it’s...

Last minute halloween costumes

Last minute halloween costumes

Cole Denham October 30, 2022

Halloween is coming up soon, many people are still looking for costumes. Since Halloween is so close, shopping and buying costumes isn’t an option anymore. However, a lot of people forget that they have...

Staying safe over Halloweekend

Abby Meisler October 28, 2022

With Halloween right around the corner, remembering to stay safe in the Park community is important. There are different ways to ensure your safety over the weekend and on Monday.   Having fun with...

Fair use from Marvel Studios

‘It’s alive! It’s alive!’

Alex Geretz October 28, 2022

If you told me right after I watched the disappointing “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” that Marvel would make a wholly original, ‘30s-horror-esque Halloween special just a few months...

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‘Hocus Pocus 2’ is magically nostalgic

Sarah Peterson October 6, 2022

Since the 1993 Halloween cult classic, fans everywhere have been highly anticipating a sequel of Hocus Pocus. As an enthusiast of all things Halloween, I went into this new film a little nervous and not...

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...

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