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

Why I became a Minnesota Teen Activist

Why I became a Minnesota Teen Activist

Anisa Kahin May 25, 2023

Minnesota Teen Activists is a group of teens that work with government officials, communities in Minnesota and other activism groups to create change. Minnesota Teen Activists was created in 2020 by Aliyah...

Photo illustration by Jacob Perszyk

The privilege to pee

Maren Wilsey and Johanna Kaplan May 15, 2023

Recently, Park has seen a number of bathroom closures throughout the school.  Administration clarified that the C3 boys’ bathroom has been closed for maintenance, and they lack staff to monitor women's...

Distraught in classes?

Distraught in classes?

Nafisa Kahin and Liz Williams December 4, 2022

Mental health should always be talked about, especially as seasonal depression emerges. Seasonal depression is when people get moody, sad or fall into a  depressive state. Some students might go through...

Performative activism at Park

Performative activism at Park

Anisa Kahin October 14, 2022

With the district’s new land acknowledgement, things at Park still feel the same. Words are being said without direct action coming after. Every Wednesday morning, a recording is played over the speaker...

Learning goes both ways

Learning goes both ways

Danny Shope May 10, 2022

In the middle of a heated argument with a friend over where to eat, I used a strategy one of my teachers mentioned to come to a compromise. While getting my pick of a burrito restaurant is certainly not...

SOAR members hold discussion regarding global refugees in the media March 16. Recently, news outlets have told skewed narratives.

SOAR talks global impacts of racism

Char Priadka and Johanna Kaplan March 24, 2022

In the midst of unrest surrounding Ukrainian refugees, Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR) met to discuss the ways in which racism shows up in international broadcasting. While analyzing news reports...

Senior Jada Mclemore speaks during the SOAR facilitated discussion Nov. 9. The discussion was held to discuss the white faculty member who used the N-word.

Staff Editorial: Lack of transparency from administration causes unrest

November 29, 2021

In a marketing class Nov. 4, a white faculty member used the N-word in conversation with two Black students. After an open-mic discussion hosted by Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR) to discuss the...

Principal LaNisha Paddock socializes with students at the ice cream social Aug. 24. The event took place outside of the cafeteria.

New principal hosts ice cream social

Andrea Melear and Molly Schochet August 28, 2021

Students gathered under the tarp, eating ice cream, in line to speak with principal LaNisha Paddock. According to Paddock, the social was a way of getting a perspective for the beginning of the year.  “I...

Senior Jordyn Turek and sophomore Amal Abdi attend the District Student Advisory Council held Jan. 16.

Superintendent meets with Student Advisory Council

Ryan Barnett January 23, 2020

After attending Superintendent Astein Osei’s District Student Advisory Council meeting Jan. 16, senior Jordyn Turek said she was happy with the outcome of the discussion. “The meeting went really...

Senior Victoria Caraball makes an announcement during the SOAR meeting Nov. 25. Students discusses what impact race has in their life.

Staff Editorial: SOAR meeting sparks important dialogue

December 5, 2019

The St. Louis Park community places significant value on diversity and student voices. This culminated in the meeting of Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR) Nov. 19. The Echo Editorial Board applauds...

Junior Talia Lissauer interviews Mary Beth Tinker at the JEA/NSPA Fall Convention Nov. 22. Tinker has spent decades advocating for student press rights following her involvement in a Supreme Court case over the issue.

Voices matter

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer December 4, 2019

Ever since she was 13, Mary Beth Tinker has stood up for students’ rights. According to Tinker, youth voices in journalism are more important than ever as issues such as climate change, racial injustice...

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