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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Freshmen Arjuna Murugesan and Finn Brooberg plan out the upcoming pep fest Dec. 12. The Student Council has been growing and added many new members this year.

What’s new for Student Council

Paxon Myers December 14, 2023

The Student Council is making some new changes and evolving to better impact students at Park. These changes include new ways to connect to students, as well as better planning for student events and continuous...

Scroll. Search. Watch. Repeat.

Scroll. Search. Watch. Repeat.

Sarah Kluckhohn November 27, 2023

You open Tiktok. You should be doing homework, but it’s fine, you’ll only be a minute. You scroll, and the first thing you see is Tana Mongeau telling you Panera’s Charged Lemonade “f*cking killed...

Sophomore Oliver Culp scrolls through social media Nov. 20. Culp learns more about school clubs by checking social media.

Student-led social media draws people in

Kylie Kaiser November 22, 2023

Social media is a constant focus of people in today's world. With clubs wanting to grow in numbers and spread awareness, social media accounts are being created and followed. The social media platform...

Weaning off the screen

Weaning off the screen

Anya Panday March 24, 2023

Social media has become a norm in our lives for a while now — following the pandemic, social media use spiked. With more than 59% of the world using social media, it’s become an integral part of our...

Is Gen Z too sensitive or not sensitive enough?

Is Gen Z too sensitive or not sensitive enough?

Anisa Kahin November 21, 2022

Being sensitive is a good thing, but being overly sensitive might not be. As someone who is a member of Gen Z, sometimes we have an issue with our sensitivity. Most of the time, we are rightly sensitive...

Anti-Semitism in media rises

Anti-Semitism in media rises

Anisa Kahin November 7, 2022

Social media has always been a place where people voice their opinions, but sometimes, it can cause more harm than good. As we have seen in the past few weeks, anti-Semitism has been one of the many negative...

In their science classroom, freshmen Kaylee Rice and Isaiah Brown hold Farkie the lizard April 8. Aside from being featured on his own Instagram account, Farkie has also brought educational opportunities to students.

Lizards connect the school

Maren Wilsey April 19, 2022

When her science class received a second bearded dragon as a class pet, freshman Charlotte Cox was struck with an unconventional idea. Cox created an Instagram account for the lizard, and said the idea...

BookTok books in the Park library. Each of these books has found fame on the social media platform TikTok over quarantine.

‘BookTok’ takes over the reading world

Sarah Kluckhohn March 2, 2022

If you’ve been on TikTok at all recently, I’m sure you’ve heard of BookTok.  The hashtag recently hit 39 billion views on the platform and its impact on the young adult genre has been astronomical.  Books...

Photo illustration by Ayelet Prottas.

BeReal facilitates authentic connections

Danny Shope January 27, 2022

When I opened my social media feed, the first post was a selfie of my friend inside a bathroom stall. As I scrolled down, the next post was a picture of a stack of biology homework and another one was...

Normalization of cyberbullying haunting

Normalization of cyberbullying haunting

Crystal Diaz November 30, 2021

I am growing up in the generation where technology is very normalized. Knowing that can be scary. Cyberbullying is something I’ve been aware of since I was younger. I believe it is important to be conscious...

Photo illustration by Crystal Diaz.  Students laying in circle while using phones.

Social media turning you green?

Grace Stillman, Elena Ortiz-Fishman, and Katie Nelson October 18, 2021

Understanding the impact of social media can help teens navigate conflicts, nearly every teen is now involved on social media platforms. Social media stems from a desire to connect with friends and family,...

TikTok trends dominate student life

Nora Hall September 30, 2021

TikTok has been a huge social media platform since it went from Musical.ly to TikTok Aug. 2018. Prior to the change, many teens came with it and so did the trends. TikTok is a platform where teens can...

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