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

Going maskless is freeing

Going maskless is freeing

Gabriel Kaplan June 1, 2021

I knew the pandemic was coming to an end when she sneezed into my mouth. I had just finished shopping at Costco. She was the cashier and I was the customer, both vaccinated and both maskless. We were...

Art by Jaida Puentes.

2020 student election poll results

Lilia Gonzalez November 21, 2020

The social studies department conducted a poll on students’ choices for the presidential and state elections. The majority of students chose Democratic candidates, while a smaller percentage chose Republican...

President-elect is a step in the right direction

President-elect is a step in the right direction

Sophia Curran-Moore November 16, 2020

The day Joseph Biden was elected President, one of my neighbors marched down the street waving an American Flag. Shortly afterward, most of my block joined her. Celebratory music blasted, people danced,...

Kamala Harris creates hope for all

Kamala Harris creates hope for all

Molly Schochet November 14, 2020

Growing up, I have been lucky enough to have a family full of strong women who have helped me become one. They encouraged me to do whatever I put my mind to. As a white person, I had the privilege of growing...

Senior gets involved in election

Senior gets involved in election

Aiden Cullumber November 5, 2020

With the recent presidential election, many students got involved politically in various ways. One student, Elie Grassley, took it to the next level. She is a co-chair of Minnesota High Schoolers for Biden....

Muting microphones at the presidential debate was not impactful enough

Muting microphones at the presidential debate was not impactful enough

Jacob Khabie October 25, 2020

Going into the presidential debate on Oct. 22, I was afraid we would get a repeat of the Sep. 29 debate, which as CNN anchor Jake Tapper said, was, “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck.” I...

Senior Gavin Charpentier signs a voter registration application during the national high school walkout  March 14, 2018.

How to… Mail-in Ballot

Shaydi Falcon September 30, 2020

This is a step-by-step on how to get a mail-in ballot. The infographic goes through how to apply for a ballot, all the way to sending the ballot back.

Trump and GOP-led Senate demonstrate new levels of political toxicity

Trump and GOP-led Senate demonstrate new levels of political toxicity

Tobias Khabie, News Editor September 24, 2020

After Sen. Mitt Romney announced Sept. 21 he would back Trump’s appointee for the replacement of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Republican-led Senate essentially clinched the confirmation of a...

Ilhan Omar speaks to the crowd at a Bernie Sanders Rally March 2. Omar will have opponents in both the primary and general elections this coming November.

Pandemic overshadows local, national news

Tobias Khabie May 11, 2020

Flipping through news channels and news apps, it is hard to find any non-COVID-19 coverage, as the disease causes turmoil among Americans. All this news can be tiring, and it feels as if it is starting...

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses the crowd at the March 2 rally at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Sanders received 26 delegates from the Minnesota primaries, according to The Associated Press.

Minnesota Super Tuesday results

Maddie Schutte March 4, 2020

Minnesota held its Primary on Super Tuesday along with 14 other states. Bernie Sanders  held a rally on the eve of Super Tuesday in St. Paul, Minnesota, but ended up falling to Biden in the primaries....

Photo Illustration by Emily Ziessman. The Iowa Caucus Feb. 3 failed to announce a winner for several days and was riddled with technical and human errors.

Staff Editorial: Iowa Caucus produces muddled results

February 11, 2020

In light of the Iowa Caucus controversy — where nearly everything went wrong — changes must be made to the overall nominating process for the Democratic Party. The Caucus Feb. 3 initially planned...

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