The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

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

Weaning off the screen

Weaning off the screen

Anya Panday March 24, 2023

Social media has become a norm in our lives for a while now — following the pandemic, social media use spiked. With more than 59% of the world using social media, it’s become an integral part of our...

Photo illustration by Ayelet Prottas.

BeReal facilitates authentic connections

Danny Shope January 27, 2022

When I opened my social media feed, the first post was a selfie of my friend inside a bathroom stall. As I scrolled down, the next post was a picture of a stack of biology homework and another one was...

Don’t believe everything you read online

Don’t believe everything you read online

Johanna Kaplan June 3, 2021

As we continue to talk more and more about controversial issues — such as politics, mental health and any of the world’s wide array of disputed topics — social media has become a quick and easy way...

Used with permission from Joe Mcgurgan

Junior creates Instagram account for business

Tenzin Gyaldatsang March 16, 2021

Why did you decide to make these wooden pens? I’ve been into woodworking for about three years. I took woodworking I and II in the past two years, so I decided that I would sell stuff and make a business...

Social media needs to start establishing inclusiveness

Social media needs to start establishing inclusiveness

Anna Benishek January 16, 2021

As a senior, I am disappointed in Park students believing that it’s acceptable to create an account to rank girls at Park. The Instagram account @slpbracketrevamped was created anonymously to rate freshman...

Tech support team members meet over a Zoom call on Nov. 18 to go over future plans for tech support. The tech support team is currently working on making support videos through Instagram.

Tech help provides support through Instagram

Adam Gips November 20, 2020

After beginning distance learning March of last year, the student tech club was created to aid students on virtual platforms. Since its creation, it has developed the @slp_hybrid_learning Instagram page:...

Junior McCabe Dvorak skates toward the puck during the Eastview game Jan 2. Dvorak is currently running the Boys Hockey team instagram which has recently gained popularity.

Hockey player takes over Instagram account

Anna Benishek January 27, 2020

According to Junior McCabe Dvorak, he took over the boys’ hockey instagram account because he wanted to give followers an inside look of the Park hockey team.  “Before the season I asked if I could...

Junior Evie Gutzke designs her own clothing and shoes to wear. She also sells her designs to people who are interested on her Instagram @sick_threadz.

Junior creates Instagram for business

Sofie Geretz January 9, 2020

@sick_threadz sells clothing bought from thrift stores or take people’s clothing and adds detailing, according to Junior Evie Gutzke. “I take thrifted clothing and revamp it so it's more modern...

Likes on Instagram repress self-worth

Likes on Instagram repress self-worth

Ruthie Posada December 3, 2019

The number of likes on Instagram has an incredible influence over teens and young adults today in a way that is not always positive. By taking away the number of likes, the mental health of social media...

Senior Mohamed Mohamed dribbles past seniors Sammy Ruff and Aaron Ellingson Oct. 24. For more information visit @slppickup on Instagram.

Senior creates local pickup soccer league

Adin Zweigbaum November 5, 2019

Senior Nick Riley said he was upset after the end of his high school soccer career so, while sitting at home bored, Riley came up with the idea to create a freeplay soccer league, using Instagram. “I...

Junior Megan Hoenie browses the new Park math Instagram account. The math department created their Instagram account to highlight events in the math community.

Math Instagram account engages students

Isra Mohamed November 5, 2019

Math teacher Keisha Piehl said she wanted to find a way to make her students more engaged in the math they were learning, so she looked toward clubs and activities for inspiration. “I noticed that...

Senior Jackson Kubitza and Junior Jasper Hoff take a look at Park Techs new Instagram. Senior Michel Ramirez is the official Instagram manager, while other members aid with suggestions.

Park Tech begins new business venture

Sofie Geretz November 4, 2019

Social Media is significant in connecting to a base of people and gauging overall club interest, according to junior and Park Tech member James Peterson.  “An Instagram is important, because you...

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