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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Sophomore releases new single ‘Vertigo’

Sophomore releases new single ‘Vertigo’

Elena Ortiz-Fishman April 20, 2022

What is your background as a musician?  My dad is a producer, so I have a bunch of instruments around my house. I started playing drums when I was  three and then I got into guitar a few years ago,...

Junior Abigail Christiansen works in a sketchbook on March 14. Christiansen also paints and creates digital artwork.

Creativity brings fulfillment for junior

Danny Shope April 1, 2022

What kind of art do you do? I do a couple different types. I mostly do digital art, but I also do some traditional pen and paper or pencil and paper (artwork). I’ve also done a bit of painting. Over...

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Junior haunts at ValleyScare

Jacob Khabie October 27, 2021

What do you do at ValleyScare? I’m a haunt actor. I just scare all the people that come through. Why did you choose to pursue this job? I do circus, so I have performance experience, and I thought...

Sophomore Adil Ade organizes hats and gloves to prepare for his next project Nov. 20. His organization Pocket Change Foundation helps the homeless.

Sophomore creates nonprofit organization

Tenzin Gyaldatsang December 18, 2019

What inspired you to create the Pocket Change Foundation? I hated seeing homeless people in the streets and people suffering because they messed up in life or (experienced) a family crisis that put...

Sophomore Hamsa Osman posts on one of the social media platforms of his business, Sports-Check it out. He created the social media aspect of marketing for Sports-Check it out.

Sophomore works on Sports-Check It Out

Noah Orloff March 16, 2019

How did you start your business and what were your inspirations? My inspirations (came from) seeing only in the Somali community there were three sports we played, basketball, football and soccer and...

Junior Daniel Eval leans off the boat while working on a marine biology project at The Island School in the Bahamas.

Junior returns from school in Bahamas

Ethan Meisler January 20, 2019

Where were you for the first few months of school? I was in the Bahamas. I was in Eleuthera at a program called The Island School. How would you describe what The Island School is? It is a semester...

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Shirt sales generate change for community

Yonah Davis January 16, 2019

What is your project? Lopez: Nietzsche Deuel and I are having a fundraiser to raise money for feminine hygiene products for the homeless in Minneapolis. Deuel: We're trying to raise money to help...

Mission trip to Haiti gives back

Mission trip to Haiti gives back

Evie Nelson December 24, 2018

Why did your family decide to go on a trip to Haiti? The purpose of why we went is because we wanted to help kids (in need). I went there before in seventh grade, (my family) wanted to go back on another...

Amaya Fokuo rehearses in the VocalEssence choir Nov. 19. The group of high school students rehearses every Monday 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Augsburg University. The next VocalEssence concert is at 7:30 p.m. Dec.1.

Junior sings in selective youth choir

Marta Hill December 7, 2018

What did VocalEssence do with Josh Groban? I sing for a company called VocalEssence. VocalEssence basically got an invite from Josh Groban’s people to pick a gospel choir of about 20 people to sing...

Equipped with a metal scraper, Franklin meticulously cleans the surface of the hive careful to avoid disturbing the bees.

Sophomore explores beekeeping

Emma Leff November 2, 2018

  When did you start beekeeping? I started beekeeping six years ago. What kind of bees are they? Italian gold. How does the process work? We buy hives and put them in our backyard....

Senior Alex Monson works on her graphics. Monson is currently seeking career opportunities in graphic design.

Senior designs art for rappers

Maggie Klaers May 7, 2018

What kind of art do you do? I like to draw, but what I’m trying to pursue is graphic design. Do you see yourself pursuing this as a career after high school?  Yes, certainly. That’s why...

Senior Kaleb Schweizer performs a comedy set for his friends in the lunchroom Feb. 24. Schweizer performs stand up comedy at open mic events around the cities.

Senior pursues stand-up comedy

William Phelan March 4, 2017

How did you get into comedy? When I was a kid I always loved to make people happy. I still do, and the main way I found I could do that was comedy. How was your humor developed over the years? As I...

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