The Echo

New weight room exceeds expectations

New weight room exceeds expectations

Jayde Claussen

March 11, 2020

After discovering the school would be building a new weight room, I was disappointed. I felt that Park needed to focus its spending on necessities such as renovations on bathrooms and arts programs, but after stepping into the new weight room, my mind was changed.  The facility is much bigger and is now able ...

Cut Through The Noise: Lady Gaga, SZA ft. Justin Timberlake, G Herbo ft. Chance the Rapper, Juice WRLD & Lil Uzi Vert

Cut Through The Noise: Lady Gaga, SZA ft. Justin Timberlake, G Herbo ft. Chance the Rapper, Juice WRLD & Lil Uzi Vert

Adam Gips

March 10, 2020

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.   ‘Stupid Love’ – Lady Gaga ★★★...

‘Changes’ captures Justin Bieber’s life brilliantly

‘Changes’ captures Justin Bieber’s life brilliantly

Isra Mohamed

March 4, 2020

When I found out that Justin Bieber announced the date for his new album “Changes,” I was super excited. I hadn’t listened to Bieber in a long time and was curious to see how his music had changed over the years. “Changes” consists of 17 songs, with six of them featuring multiple artists who all worke...

‘Sex Education’ pulls off enjoyable second season

‘Sex Education’ pulls off enjoyable second season

Izzy Kanne

March 3, 2020

After the season one finale of “Sex Education,” I had a lot of questions that needed answers. When I saw that a second season was available on Netflix, I dove into binge it head first and came out completely fulfilled.  I found the first season of “Sex Education” extremely enjoyable. The...

‘To all the Boys’ sequel does not disappoint

‘To all the Boys’ sequel does not disappoint

Molly Schochet

February 21, 2020

Months ago, I stood in teacher Alex Polk's room with my friend as we watched the “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” trailer excitedly. I couldn’t wait to watch the film and see how Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter (Noah Centineo) handle their new relationship, and after watching it I wa...

Cut Through The Noise: Justin Bieber ft. Kehlani, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Dua Lipa

Cut Through The Noise: Justin Bieber ft. Kehlani, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Dua Lipa

Izzy Kanne

February 14, 2020

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.   ‘Get Me’ (ft. Kehlani) – Justin Bieber...

‘High School Musical’ spinoff surprises

‘High School Musical’ spinoff surprises

Ben Sanford

February 6, 2020

Like the rest of us, I was slightly worried to watch this new Disney+ original series. The original “High School Musical” trilogy is a childhood classic to any 2000s kid, and I assumed this reboot of sorts was going to be an apathetic cash-grab to profit off of the fame of the source material. Ho...

‘Star Wars’ rises again

‘Star Wars’ rises again

Harris Keekley

January 22, 2020

With the new “Star Wars” movie, “Rise of Skywalker”, came the return of Lando and many others from previous movies as well as new elements to the force added with the release of the movie. “Rise of Skywalker” answered questions that were on everyone's mind and gave redemption after the p...

‘The Witcher’ highlights the potential for fantasy genre

‘The Witcher’ highlights the potential for fantasy genre

Henry Brettingen

January 16, 2020

“The Witcher” combines fluid combat with extensive world building to successfully immerse viewers. The show, which isa Netflix original, is based upon a successful book as well as video game series. The plot follows a monster hunter, otherwise known as a witcher, named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) ...

‘Harley Quinn’ entertains, delights

‘Harley Quinn’ entertains, delights

Henry Brettingen

January 16, 2020

“Harley Quinn” is a show focusing on the adventures of Harley Quinn after she realizes how abusive the Joker is and strikes off on her own. The show successfully uses the dynamic between Quinn and her friends to create a unique dynamic which gives the show a tone similar to that of “Deadpool”.   ...

‘Little Women’ strikes a chord

‘Little Women’ strikes a chord

Ben Sanford

January 13, 2020

To say my experience watching the 2019 version of “Little Women” was a positive one would be a vast understatement. My excitement to see the film started long before I sat in the theater. The star studded cast, well-crafted trailers, raving reviews and the touching source material had me optim...

‘Nancy Drew’ proves entertaining for fans and newcomers alike

‘Nancy Drew’ proves entertaining for fans and newcomers alike

Svea Bleske

January 7, 2020

As a longtime fan of the “Nancy Drew” mysteries, I was excited when I found out CW was making a series based off the books. The series follows Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann), a college student who is thrown into a murder case when the wife of a famous businessman is found dead in a diner parking lot. Wi...

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