The Echo

Orchestra ends year with spring festival

Orchestra ends year with spring festival

Samantha Klepfer

June 5, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Senior violinist Justin Wilson said he has loved being a part of the orchestra program during high school. “I like Ms. Edgar, the people in (the program), I like playing the violin,” Wilson said. “Playing with the orchestra is fun. It gives me a nice break from homework and regular school stuf...

6 hot tracks missing from your Summer playlist

6 hot tracks missing from your Summer playlist

Isaac Wert

June 3, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Now that it’s finally Summer, there’s nothing better than rolling the windows down and taking an exhilarating drive to celebrate the nice weather. No matter what your plans are, everyone needs an upbeat, feel-good soundtrack for their summer. These are 6 underrated songs you don’t know your goo...

Choir ends on high note

Choir ends on high note

Jacob Stillman

May 31, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

The audience erupted in cheers as the choir seniors finished their a cappella performance of ‘Man in the Mirror’ by Michael Jackson, marking the end of the last choir performance for those seniors. Choir director John Myszkowski said he feels a connection and sense of pride in the seniors beyond their mu...

Cut Through the Noise: Christina Aguilera, Shawn Mendes, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora

Cut Through the Noise: Christina Aguilera, Shawn Mendes, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora

Amaia Barajas

May 30, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists. "Fall in Line" by Christina Aguilera (featuring Demi...

Attention-grabbing performances take over the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Attention-grabbing performances take over the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Tjessa Arradondo

May 30, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Despite being an award show, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, which aired on May 20, was jam-packed with throwback performances from artists like Janet Jackson and Salt-N-Peppa. However, the highlight of the show was the acknowledgement of the current events and gun violence happening nationwide. Kelly...

‘Shawn Mendes’ collaborations enhance album’s style

‘Shawn Mendes’ collaborations enhance album’s style

Maddie Lund

May 29, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Rating: ⅘ Stars Shawn Mendes’ new self-titled album, “Shawn Mendes” is everything young fans need today. At just 19 years-old, Mendes already has three albums under his belt, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Mendes’ sophomore album, “Illuminate,” released in September 2...

Cut Through the Noise: Celine Dion, Troye Sivan, Enrique Inglesias, Pitbull (Week of May 11)

Cut Through the Noise: Celine Dion, Troye Sivan, Enrique Inglesias, Pitbull (Week of May 11)

Samantha Klepfer

May 20, 2018


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

  Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   “Ashes” by Celine Dion: ★★★★★  ...

Orchestra builds community with district festival

Orchestra builds community with district festival

Samantha Klepfer

May 20, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

According to orchestra director Miriam Edgar, the orchestra district festival is an annual concert between all ages of the St. Louis Park orchestra program, from fourth grade to 12th grade. Senior bassist and violinist Jake Dempsey said the orchestra district festival is important because it fosters a...

Senior designs art for rappers

Senior designs art for rappers

Maggie Klaers

May 7, 2018


Filed under In the Spotlight

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 right now I’m trying to get my foot in the door, because I want to make this a career when I leave...

Cut Through the Noise: Shawn Mendes ft. Khalid, Kanye West and Mason Ramsey (Week of May 2)

Cut Through the Noise: Shawn Mendes ft. Khalid, Kanye West and Mason Ramsey (Week of May 2)

Talia Lissauer

May 4, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   Shawn Mendes ft. Khalid “Youth”  ★★...

Cut Through the Noise: The Weeknd, G-Eazy ft. Yo Gotti and Cardi B (Week of April 25)

Cut Through the Noise: The Weeknd, G-Eazy ft. Yo Gotti and Cardi B (Week of April 25)

Addie Warg

April 27, 2018


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   “Call Out My Name” by The Weeknd ...

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