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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

Used with permission from Cece Jensen.

Climbing to new heights

Cece Jensen February 14, 2022

My very first memory of rock climbing is rather unique. I was about six years old and my family and I had hiked to the top of Palisade Head along the North Shore. My mother had been rock climbing for 25...

Sports are crucial during the pandemic

Sports are crucial during the pandemic

Maren Wilsey January 10, 2022

I’ve been a very active person my entire life. As long as I can remember, I’ve been involved with some kind of sport. Through the many ups and downs of life, that was one of the few constants I had.  As...

Embracing failure creates community

Embracing failure creates community

Danny Shope December 1, 2021

I was laying face down, twenty yards from the finish line. I didn’t stay down for long, though. As quickly as I could, I clumsily untangled my skis, got back up and spit out a piece of snow as I made...

Takeaways from athletics in a pandemic

Takeaways from athletics in a pandemic

Katie Nelson December 1, 2021

Toeing the line of my last cross country race of this season, surrounded by 300 other runners, I was reminded of the stark contrast between this season and last. As most athletes can attest to, the pandemic...

First professional preseason tournament as team captain

First professional preseason tournament as team captain

Jack Kroells November 19, 2020

Playing on the same field as the top players in the state brought a whole new riveting game experience. Everyone was on their top game, and the energy on the field was thrilling. Last spring, my ultimate...

Concussions prompt football retirement

Concussions prompt football retirement

Adin Zweigbaum January 22, 2020

My hand shakes as I click the arrow and send, ending my football career forever. There were a lot of factors that played into this decision, however, the primary reason for quitting football was the...

Club sport sparks involvement

Club sport sparks involvement

Ruthie Posada January 7, 2020

As a sophomore, I knew I needed to be more involved in school activities, frequently finding myself bored. I wanted to join a sport, but I didn’t know if I could handle the serious competition. After...

Club synchro teaches life lessons

Club synchro teaches life lessons

Isabel Kjaer December 13, 2019

I have always loved swimming. The feeling when you first get in the pool and touch the waves makes my heart race. It feels like I’ve been swimming my entire life, starting with lessons when I was 4 and...

Ball chasing brings new perspective

Ball chasing brings new perspective

Anna Benishek October 10, 2019

This past summer, my parents received an email from my club soccer coach asking for girls ages 14-16 to ball chase at the new Allianz Field. At first, I was confused as to why the Minnesota United team...

Overcoming a traumatic incident

Overcoming a traumatic incident

Adin Zweigbaum June 7, 2019

It was the summer going into my freshman year and I was on track to play high school football for the first time. I had just a few more weeks left before I got to start playing football. July came around...

Sharing culture through dance

Sharing culture through dance

Maggie Klaers January 17, 2019

Irish dance is a staple of Irish culture and heritage — it was around way before the Riverdance tour took the world by storm. It originated as religious dancing rituals of the Celts and developed into...

Dancing despite other demands

Dancing despite other demands

Katie Hardie December 20, 2018

For me, dance has always been a priority. But this year, the hours of homework have forced me to put it on the back burner. In the beginning of dance class we have basic training and a time for conditioning....

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