The Echo

Let’s talk race

Let’s talk race

Grace Farley and Dani Orloff

December 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under Staff Editorials

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...

SOAR kicks off year by attending community panel

SOAR kicks off year by attending community panel

Sofia Seewald and Maggie Klaers

October 13, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

As a member of the Students Organized Against Racism club, junior Amaya Fokuo said she was impressed by the community discussion held at the Rec Center Oct. 11, as it brought awareness to important racial issues. “Last night we learned a lot about microaggressions, which was really interesting,” Fokuo said. “...

Uncensored panel drives community discussion

Uncensored panel drives community discussion

Sumaya Mohamed and Annabella Strathman

May 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

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...

SOAR aims to diversify curriculum

SOAR aims to diversify curriculum

Devin Raynor

March 1, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

The Student Organization Against Racism (SOAR) is working to increase diversity in the literature taught in English classes at Park, according to junior co-president Olivia Massie. “We started our project. It’s about the books that we read in school and how most of them are from dead white male a...

SOAR attends 4th Precinct protest

SOAR attends 4th Precinct protest

Sophie Yarosh

December 7, 2015


Filed under School clubs and activities

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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