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Cut Through the Noise (Week of Dec. 8)

Cut Through the Noise (Week of Dec. 8)

Elise Riley and Racquel Fhima

December 8, 2017


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” a new column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer will take on the role as writer, reviewing recent releases aiming for success. Luke Bryan - What Makes You Country ★★★★★ Yet another country banger...

Dear Martin provokes gut wrenching reality

Dear Martin provokes gut wrenching reality

Samantha Klepfer

December 6, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Dear Martin by Nic Stone is a marvelous story about racism, police brutality and a young man searching for where he fits in the world. When a series of racism-laced events threaten to unravel his life, Justyce McAllister finds himself asking more questions than anyone around him can answer.  This prompts...

Boys’ varsity soccer reflects on improvement

Boys’ varsity soccer reflects on improvement

Tjessa Arradondo

November 16, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

According to assistant coach Pat Hartman, the boys’ varsity soccer team has come a long way since losing its first two games this fall. “We have really skilled players, but I think one of the biggest things was our team unity was really high this year. It wasn't about being an individual scoring...

Sam Smith makes an emotional comeback with his beautiful second album

Sam Smith makes an emotional comeback with his beautiful second album

Tjessa Arradondo

November 15, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Four-time Grammy winning artist Sam Smith returns with his second studio album, “The Thrill Of It All,” and it’s sweeping up a lot of beautiful heartache. The British singer-songwriter emerged in 2012 on Disclosure’s hit-single, “Latch.” Smith’s breakout single, “Stay With Me” hit...

“Stranger Things” provides satisfying second season

Malaika Bigirindavyi

November 10, 2017


Filed under Reviews

After over a year of waiting, Stranger Things fans can settle into their couches to watch the second season on Netflix. * SPOILER ALERT * The immensely popular first season left viewers with a cliffhanger, wondering the whereabouts of one main character, Eleven, and about the safety of another character, Will, from the U...

DECA executes Sadie Hawkins dance

DECA executes Sadie Hawkins dance

Sumaya Mohamed, Dani Orloff, and Hadeal Rizeq

November 3, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life, Uncategorized

As sophomore Sarah Wojtasiak reflects on the Sadie Hawkins dance, she said she enjoyed seeing her peers outside of the classroom. “I thought it was a good opportunity to get together with other students,” Wojtasiak said. According to DECA co-adviser Sophia Ross, the overall attendance of the event...

“American Vandal” provides eight episodes of laughter

“American Vandal” provides eight episodes of laughter

Abby Intveld

October 29, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

“American Vandal” follows the fictional student-led investigation regarding a vandalization of 27 teachers’ cars with phallic images, in which senior class clown Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro) is accused. Mocking another Netflix original “Making a Murderer”, “American Vandal” succeeds in be...

P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma” fails to impress

P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma” fails to impress

Maddie Lund

October 18, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

After a five year break of writing movie scripts, diving into the country music genre, and being a mother, Alecia Moore, otherwise known as P!nk, is back with her seventh album “Beautiful Trauma,” and it’s not something to write home about. Moore’s performance and speech after receiving the...

Lil Pump’s first studio album fails to amaze

Lil Pump’s first studio album fails to amaze

WIlliam Phelan

October 12, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Lil Pump’s long awaited first studio album, aptly titled “Lil Pump,” was released on Thursday night, proving to be a direct extension of his previous singles. Initially, the tracklist is striking. Gazzy Garcia’s, known professionally as Lil Pump, self-titled first project includes a diver...

Demi Lovato dives into her roots with new album

Demi Lovato dives into her roots with new album

Isaac Wahl

October 3, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Well known pop singer Demi Lovato takes a dive into new territory with the release of her sixth studio album, “Tell Me You Love Me.” After five studio albums and a successful transition from her stardom on Disney channel to her own brand, she is ready to continue her music journey. Lovato in the...

Review: Do not walk out of ‘Mother!’

Review: Do not walk out of ‘Mother!’

Isaac Wert

September 24, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

“Mother!” is a cinematic masterpiece. The film is confusing, provocative and polarizing. To reveal more would ruin the intended effect of the film. The film’s writer/director, Darren Aronofsky, crafted “Mother!” with the intent that film-goers watch it without context. He even went as fa...

Community Meeting lead by Muslim representatives and speakers

Community Meeting lead by Muslim representatives and speakers

Hadeal Rizeq and Sophie Yarosh

September 20, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

The St. Louis Park Human Rights Commission (HRC) organized a meeting at Aquila Elementary School on Sept. 19 regarding a conversation and open-question session about Islam to community members of all races according to HRC leaders Katherine Arnold and Sara Garbers. One of the panelists, Sagal Abdirahman...

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