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Nordic competes in large, joint meet

Nordic competes in large, joint meet

Sofie Geretz

January 8, 2020

After racing in a Nordic race with significantly more competition than usual, junior and captain Danny Walsh said the stakes were much higher than average meets. “This was the joint meet with Minneapolis, so a lot more people were in each heat and it was kind of hectic the first half of the race...

Staff Editorial: SOAR meeting sparks important dialogue

Staff Editorial: SOAR meeting sparks important dialogue

December 5, 2019

The St. Louis Park community places significant value on diversity and student voices. This culminated in the meeting of Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR) Nov. 19. The Echo Editorial Board applauds SOAR for creating this opportunity for student voices to be heard. Conversations about race are very impo...

SOAR initiates discussion

SOAR initiates discussion

Maria Perez Barriga and Gabriel Kaplan

November 27, 2019

As freshman Sharon Lunasilva reflects upon the in-school Students Organized for Anti-Racism event, she said she hasn’t always felt comfortable discussing race in school, but the event gave her the opportunity to talk about her experiences. “As a mixed person, race is something that I’m really passio...

Skiers compete at first meet after break

Skiers compete at first meet after break

Kaia Myers

January 11, 2019

According to sophomore Maya Lee, the Nordic team had a successful first meet back after winter break. “Everyone seems to be doing really well and (our) technique seemed good. Everyone seems pretty happy with how they did,” Lee said. “I feel like I did alright. I wasn’t feeling as good as ...

Let’s talk race

Let’s talk race

Grace Farley and Dani Orloff

December 7, 2018

For junior Victoria Caraballo, conversations about race and equity have previously been uncomfortable, but she said open dialogue, like the un- censored race panel, fosters healthy discussions regarding race. “I think that even just starting up a conversation in class or starting a conversation ...

Staff Editorial: Race panel highlights community-wide issues

Staff Editorial: Race panel highlights community-wide issues

December 3, 2018

Park’s Students Organized Against Racism recently held its second uncensored race panel. The panel allowed students and faculty to pre-submit questions to be answered by a diverse group of students at the panel itself. The Student Organization Against Racism (SOAR) panel members touched on issues per...

Uncensored panel drives community discussion

Uncensored panel drives community discussion

Sumaya Mohamed and Annabella Strathman

May 24, 2018

Sitting on the panel in front of approximately 45 students, staff and community members, student organizer and panel member senior Doreen Morang’a said she hoped to inspire change within the school. “It was beneficial because, for the students, they got answers to questions that they were l...

Uncensored race panel looks to spark conversation

Uncensored race panel looks to spark conversation

Annabella Strathman

May 21, 2018

In talking to her classmates and teachers about tomorrow’s uncensored race panel, junior member of Students Organized Against Racism and panel participant Maddy Eduardo said she was met with gratitude and excitement. “Other schools have had things like it, I think we are the only one near he...

SOAR panel enriches community, creates conversation

SOAR panel enriches community, creates conversation

May 21, 2018

Members of Students Organized for Anti-Racism are having a panel to respond to anonymous student questions about race. Within this panel the SOAR members will answer questions anonymously submitted without any form of censorship and attempt at keeping comfort. The ECHO editorial board encourage...

Song promotes difficult conversation

Song promotes difficult conversation

Anna duSaire

December 13, 2017

Hearing a white man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat use the N-word in the opening of a music video sets off several warning signs for me. The initial shock and intensity in the man's words is intriguing and concerning at the same time. The song and video “I’m Not Racist”, released Nov. 28, by Joyner Lucas shin...

Museum seeks to educate about race

Museum seeks to educate about race

Elise Riley

March 10, 2016

Sophomore Megan Perkins loves living in a community where people are accepted no matter their race. “I think being part of a diverse community helps us get different opinions about certain things based on what your race is and it helps with making yourself more culturally aware,” Perkins sa...

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