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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Pride flags displayed around C367 Oct. 28. GSA takes place 3:30 — 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays after school.

GSA promotes inclusivity

Lily Nugteren, Katie Nelson, and Elena Ortiz-Fishman November 13, 2021

As the Gender Sexuality Alliance club begins to hold meetings this year, it's focusing on the issues surrounding LGBTQ+ students at Park. According to adviser Mary Knudson, GSA hopes to advocate for a...

Fair use from Bloomsbury Publishing

‘Cinderella is Dead’: a book you won’t put down

Tednaisha Satterwhite. April 23, 2021

With a dark take on a classic fairytale, “Cinderella is Dead” by Kalynn Bayron is astounding. In a world 200 years after Cinderella finds her happily ever after, women live in fear, at the whims of...

People should stop identifying as ‘super-straight’

People should stop identifying as ‘super-straight’

Anna Benishek March 14, 2021

Recently, people have been identifying themselves as “super-straight” on TikTok. The term “super-straight” is meant to refer to a preference of the opposite sex with the exclusion of transgender...

Used with permission from Steve Schmitz

Band teacher works on expanding perspectives

Danny Shope February 19, 2021

To get students to think critically about race, gender and sexuality this year in class, band teacher Steve Schmitz has been setting aside class time every month to talk about underrepresented musicians. “A...

A Twin Cities resident performs at the LGBTQ teen pride event June 1. Many student from the LGBTQ club have participated in activities such as these. The club encourages a safe environment for everyone to come and have a discussion as well as support.

LGBTQ meeting times schedule

Abigail Prestholdt February 24, 2020

The LGBTQ meeting schedule has a wide variety of times and dates so all students are able to make it. As said by the members of the club it is a safe place for students. Each month the club has an estimated...

Art by Sophie Livingston

Minneapolis City Council bans conversion therapy

Ben Sanford December 7, 2019

As of Nov. 22, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously banned the act of conversion therapy, a process of trying to convert minors who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community to become heterosexual or...

Freshmen Ruby Livon and Christina Loschy discuss their opinions on GSA being cancelled Nov. 22. They talk about their opinions on the importance of GSA.

GSA meeting gets canceled

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz December 2, 2019

When sitting in Madam Sweeney’s classroom on Nov. 21, GSA’s (gay, straight alliance) co-president and senior Anika Jamison had to cancel the meeting because of lack of attendance.  “There were...

Co-presidents of GSA Club and seniors Anika Jamison and Al Woida discuss plans to paint the wall for National Coming Out Day. The first club meeting took place at 8 a.m. on Oct. 3.

GSA reflects on low turnout

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald October 9, 2019

According to senior and GSA club leader Anika Jamison, after experiencing low turnout at its first meeting, the club is looking to gain new members this year through different events that will promote...

Adding LGBTQ+ pioneers to schools’ curriculum

Adding LGBTQ+ pioneers to schools’ curriculum

Tamar Gewirtz October 4, 2019

The history of the LGBTQ+ community is rarely talked about, and when it is, it's usually just in passing. But this is beginning to change. On August 9, Gov. J.B. Pritzker of Illinois implemented the Inclusive...

Show some pride: A Teen Pride volunteer serves free Chipotle to Pride attendees. The Teen Pride event was June 1 at Loring Park. The celebration
included many booths and activities, informing people about the LGBTQ+ community. Pride will be June 22-23 at Loring Park.

Teen pride creates inclusive community for youth

Marta Hill, Maggie Klaers, and Kate Schneider June 5, 2019

After attending Twin Cities Pride last year, junior Isaac Wahl said he found the courage to come out because of support he felt from the community. “For me personally, Pride...

Freshman Sylvia Leppik shares her coming out story to GSA members during their meeting Oct. 25. In their weekly meetings, GSA also discusses current political topics.

Gay Straight Alliance plans activism

Isabel Kjaer October 30, 2018

.According to junior copresident Anika Jamison, the Gay Straight Alliance hopes to have more focused meetings and plans this year, particularly with regard to activism for LGBTQ rights. “Last year,...

Sophomore Euan Lim helps lead GSA at 8 a.m. every Thursday in room B231.

Sophomore feels concern for LGBT community

Nietzsche Deuel and Ndunzi Kunsunga October 27, 2017

Co-leader of Gender Sexuality Alliance sophomore Euan Lim said he thinks that while gay rights are moving in the right direction, the last few years have been a step back from the progress made. “If...

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