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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

At the beginning of the walkout, former Park student and organizer Sloan Carden aided settling down the students. The walkout was organized within 48 hours.

Walkout calls attention to sexual assault culture

Jacob Khabie and Char Priadka November 21, 2021

Although she was surprised by how fast the walkout came together, senior Gracia Rettig said the unrest at Park reminded her of the need for a safer community. “It got planned really quickly, but...

Eighth graders Anisa Kahlin, Dalilah Gudino and Precious Wheeler speak at the walkout at the middle school May. 11. The speakers advocated for inclusivity.

Middle school students organize walkout

Andrea Melear and Molly Schochet May 13, 2021

After hearing about the walkout at Park April 19, eighth grader Dalilah Gudino said she wanted to organize a walkout for the middle school to bring attention to Black Lives Matter as well as other social...

Senior Grace Kanyinku speaks to students during the walkout April 19. Park was one of many schools statewide to participate in the Justice for Daunte Wright walkout.

‘Justice for Daunte Wright’ walkout takes place

Talia Lissauer and Crystal Diaz April 19, 2021

Standing in the cold as snow fell around her, freshman Patricia Milian-Lopez listened as she and her peers spoke on racial injustice in her community after walking out of school.  “It feels like...

Protesters hold up a justice for George sign at a protest June 4. Former police officer Derek Chauvin is being charged for the murder of St. Louis Park resident George Floyd.

Derek Chauvin trial begins

Jacob Khabie March 10, 2021

Attempting to put her emotions aside in fear of being let down later on, senior Grace Kanyinku prepares herself for the trial of Derek Chauvin. “Until I see the result of (the trial), I don’t really...

Fair use from Netflix. Abbie Hoffman (Sacha Baron Cohen) and Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong) being photographed by many photographers while walking towards the court room for their trial. The movie is based on events from the 1969 political trial.

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ is a masterpiece

Maria Perez Barriga October 25, 2020

From watching the first scene of “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” I knew I would be hooked. The movie is based on events that happened during the 1969 political trial.  The movie takes us back to...

A group of young protesters protest racial injustice and police brutality at a family-friendly protest June 25. Protesters gathered from 5-6:30 p.m. at the France Ave. bridge over Hwy 62.

Black Lives Matter protests continue

Maggie Klaers and Molly Schochet June 26, 2020

One month after the death of George Floyd, Park students continue to participate in Black Lives Matter protests. Rising junior Ezra Hudson said he came to the June 25 protest to continue to work toward...

A group of protesters June 4 walk across a bridge on Louisiana Ave. holding signs that say “Floyd” and “Black Lives Matter.” Protesters gathered for the “SLP: Honoring George Floyd - peaceful/socially distant gathering” at the pedestrian bridge on Wayzata Blvd between Winnetka and Louisiana and the Louisiana Ave. bridge.

Gallery: Family-friendly memorial organized in St. Louis Park

Maggie Klaers and Talia Lissauer June 5, 2020
A group of protesters June 4 walk across a bridge on Louisiana Ave. holding signs that say “Floyd” and “Black Lives Matter.” Protesters gathered for the “SLP: Honoring George Floyd - peaceful/socially distant gathering” at the pedestrian bridge on Wayzata Blvd between Winnetka and Louisiana and the Louisiana Ave. bridge.
Seniors Victoria Caraballo and Selena Nejib lead a group of Park students and alumni from the St. Louis Park City Hall building back to the overpass May 28. The memorial began 5:30 p.m. and continued into the evening.

George Floyd memorial organized in St. Louis Park

Talia Lissauer and Marta Hill May 29, 2020

Hundreds of community members joined together at the intersection of Minnetonka and Highway 100 May 28 to remember George Floyd. The most active participants were current Park students and recent graduates,...

Two protesters show strength with one carrying a “Black Lives Matter” flag while the other raising a fist. Following the death of George Floyd May 25, protesters gathered to honor Floyd and fight against police violence.

‘I can’t breathe’: protesters unite against police violence

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer May 27, 2020

The image of black men being mistreated by police has become so common for junior Rahwa Berhane that she said just by seeing the thumbnail of a white police officer kneeling on a black man's neck,...

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

Staff Editorial: Protest brings important issue to national stage

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...

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