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Staff Editorial: Protest brings important issue to national stage

A protestor leads a chant through a megaphone during Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar's rally at St. Louis Park High School March 1. Klobuchar announced she would be suspending her campaign March 2.

March 4, 2020

At the beginning of Sen. Amy Klobuchar rally March 1, a group of protesters took to the stage with the goal of spreading awareness of Klobuchar’s involvement in the imprisonment of Myon Burrell. Although all citizens have an inalienable right to the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and...

Staff Editorial: Protest at state capitol highlights community values

Art by Maggie Klaers. India's new controversial law concerning immigration has caused protests in cities across India and the United States, including St. Paul.

February 1, 2020

On Jan. 26, more than 200 people, many of Indian descent, arrived at the Minnesota Capitol to protest India’s new law regarding citizenship. The Citizen Amendment Act causes religion to be taken into account when immigrants apply for citizenship in India.  Many protesters believe the law is discriminatory ...

Trump rally and protest prompt waves of mixed emotions

Trump rally and protest prompt waves of mixed emotions

Marta Hill

November 6, 2019

The hate I felt directed toward me while trying to enter the Trump rally for Echo coverage is incomparable. The hate directed at me was based on nothing more than the fact that I was standing in a line with Trump supporters. I wish that level of hate on no one. The Trump rally Oct. 12 drew massive...

Trump rally sparks protest

A protester waves a “love trumps hate” flag and holds a sign that reads, “Psst! MN Nice doesn’t cover: racism” at the anti-Trump protest Oct. 10 in front of Target Center.

Ben Sanford and Tobias Khabie

October 12, 2019

A number of Park students joined masses of protesters outside of Target Center, where President Donald Trump was holding a rally. Senior Yoni Potter hoped to share his objections against Trump by attending the anti-Trump protest outside the venue. “I wanted to spread the message that I don’t...

Junior opposes dress code enforcement

Juniors Kypri Cepeda-Johnson and Nevaeh Emerson participate in the dress code protest Nov. 27.

Yonit Krebs and Dani Orloff

December 11, 2018

As a part of an English class project on activism, junior CC Owens said she coordinated a group of girls to protest the enforcement of Park’s dress code. According to Owens, a group of 25 girls wore white shirts with the writing ‘my body is not a distraction’ on them to raise awareness for the ...

Anti-abortion protester outside of high school

Anti-abortion protester Jeffery Stocker stands outside the high school on the corner of Edgewood and 33rd St. April 24.

Annabella Strathman and Atticus Raasch

April 24, 2018

  With signs reading “Abortion is murder” “Fear Jesus” and “Obey his commandments,” protester Jeffrey Stocker stood in front of the high school on the corner of Edgewood and 33rd Street the morning of April 24. According to Police Liaison Pamela Gronski, because the protester was not on school grounds, an...

March amplifies voices

Senior Martha Walton reacts to speeches against gun violence at Firehouse 1. Students left class at 10 a.m. to participate in the walkout, March 14.

March 16, 2018

In light of the recent Parkland shooting, activism surrounding gun violence is on the rise with students at the forefront. Because of this, the voices of teenagers are more important than ever. The recent walkout, organized by students, stands as an excellent example of the power of student action ...

SOAR attends 4th Precinct protest

Junior Callia Blake writes on the white board during SOAR meeting Oct. 10. Blake used the white board to help express ideas to club members.

Sophie Yarosh

December 7, 2015

Junior co-leader of Student Organization Against Racism Callia Blake said she felt good seeing people help out and stand up for what they believe in when she visited the 4th Precinct Nov. 21.  “I felt that it was good that we were helping, but also happy to see that a lot of people had brought s...

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