The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

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...

Don’t believe everything you read online

Don’t believe everything you read online

Johanna Kaplan June 3, 2021

As we continue to talk more and more about controversial issues — such as politics, mental health and any of the world’s wide array of disputed topics — social media has become a quick and easy way...

School walkouts prove effective

School walkouts prove effective

William Givens May 11, 2021

Park held a school walkout April 19, and it had many students questioning its effectiveness. School walkouts are very good and they allow for a teen in high school to express how they feel about any issues...

A mural at George Floyd Square March 15. Almost a year after the death of George Floyd, Daunte Wright was killed by police in Brooklyn Center sparking protests.

Outrage follows death of Daunte Wright

Talia Lissauer April 12, 2021

10 months after the death of George Floyd, an all too familiar feeling of disappointment and anger flushed over junior Marcus Hosfield after hearing another Black man had been killed by police.  “I...

People should stop identifying as ‘super-straight’

People should stop identifying as ‘super-straight’

Anna Benishek March 14, 2021

Recently, people have been identifying themselves as “super-straight” on TikTok. The term “super-straight” is meant to refer to a preference of the opposite sex with the exclusion of transgender...

Social media needs to start establishing inclusiveness

Social media needs to start establishing inclusiveness

Anna Benishek January 16, 2021

As a senior, I am disappointed in Park students believing that it’s acceptable to create an account to rank girls at Park. The Instagram account @slpbracketrevamped was created anonymously to rate freshman...

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