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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

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The magic of ‘The Magician’s Elephant’ keeps dreams big

Layla Mickelson March 22, 2023

Since the release of the book “The Magician's Elephant” in 2009, many hearts have been captivated by the children's tale full of faith and hope. Now, years later, it has been created into a movie that...

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Modern ghost story is surprisingly touching

Modesty Manion March 4, 2023

One of Netflix’s newest original movies, “We Have a Ghost,” was released on Feb. 24 and is currently at #1 for movies on the streaming service. The cast includes big name actors like Anthony Mackie,...

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‘You People’ is hilarious but predictable

Aidan Shafton February 14, 2023

Netflix kicked off its packed slate of original movies releasing in 2023 with the comedy “You People” Jan. 27. After seeing the film’s trailer for the first time, I immediately made a mental note...

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‘A Man Called Otto’ is wholesome, yet heartbreaking

John Hunter January 29, 2023

On Aug. 27, 2012, Fredrik Backman published his first book, “A Man Called Ove.” The story took place in a small town in Sweden, where an old man named Ove lived. He was a grumpy, strict, rule following...

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ is a shocking delight

Maren Wilsey January 19, 2023

I never expected to enjoy the newest installment in the Shrek/Puss in Boots cinematic universe as much as I did. “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” is a charming and heartwarming movie that kept me engaged...

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Peel back the layers of a new mystery

Alex Geretz January 9, 2023

When “Knives Out” first released in 2019, the whodunit genre had been running stale. Sure, Kenneth Branagh’s new “Murder on the Orient Express” from 2017 was a decent modern adaptation, but no...

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‘Bones and All:’ an underwhelming bore

Cece Jensen December 7, 2022

Human kind finds cannibalism to be morally wrong. Lee, from the new film “Bones and All,” disagrees. This movie follows the story of Lee (Timothée Chalamet) and Maren (Taylor Russell), two young adults...

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‘The School for Good and Evil’ is not so good

Anya Panday November 5, 2022

The beloved young adult fantasy book series, “The School for Good and Evil,” has been a widely loved spin on fairy tales since 2013. Due to its popularity, Netflix recently picked up the book series...

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‘Amsterdam’ is unique yet underwhelming

Roberto Alvarez October 18, 2022

Last night I went to see the new movie “Amsterdam.” I thought it was a very interesting movie.  It wasn’t one of my favorites movies, but the way it was written, shot and acted was something I've...

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Marilyn Monroe back on the big screen

Eliah Fink October 12, 2022

Marilyn Monroe has been out of the spotlight for quite a while, but only up until recently. “Blonde” gives an intimate perspective on Norma Jean’s life and the performance she put on for the world...

On Wednesdays we don’t wear pink

On Wednesdays we don’t wear pink

Ivan Zank October 5, 2022

Spirit week is an extremely fun time for students and staff. This year, however, the student council is receiving backlash for the Mean Girls dress code.  Monday, Oct. 3 was supposed to be “Mean...

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‘Moonage Daydream’ is a dream come true

Rachel Arkis October 2, 2022

After much anticipation, Brett Morgen’s “Moonage Daydream” finally released Sept. 16 — and it’s more a love letter to David Bowie than a documentary.  The format of the film was very different...

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