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Brynne Herzfeld, Cinco Ranch High School

March 31, 2017


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It comes up everywhere. First day icebreakers, team-building activities, even casual conversation: “What’s your family like?” My response is automatic: “I have two older brothers, Hunter and Cameron. Hunter is in college and Cameron is autistic.” There is always a pause as everyone absorbs...

Dunbar Student Voices: Teens and Gun Violence

Dunbar Student Voices: Teens and Gun Violence

Abby Hendren and Santiago Duque, Paul Laurence Dunbar

March 16, 2017


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The Student Voice Team includes students from a wide variety of backgrounds who work together and with the Dunbar faculty and staff to create a better school community. Another aspect of their work is producing columns that share a teen perspective on school and community issues. This week, the issue...

PSEO – not always a fairytale ending

PSEO – not always a fairytale ending

Miranda Felton, Cannon Falls High School

January 18, 2017


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In the story of Goldilocks, an inquisitive and arguably naive girl finds herself faced with options that are often too big, and too small before finally stumbling on one that’s just right. With fall semester coming to a close, students at CFHS, like Goldilocks, are on the lookout for schedules with...

Personal Column: Hijab and me

Personal Column: Hijab and me

Meherina Khan, Cinco Ranch High School

January 17, 2017


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Looking through the pages of old photo albums, I’m fascinated by how little I’ve changed. My face is still as chubby as it’s been since I was an infant, and I still have little glasses perched on the bridge of my nose. But as I run my fingers over the photographs, I am instantly comforted by the...

The Harsh Truth About Conversion Therapy

The Harsh Truth About Conversion Therapy

Izza Choudhry, Southern Lehigh High School

January 6, 2017


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With the upcoming inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump and vice president-elect Mike Pence, one of the most controversial issues of America’s new administration is Pence’s history of opposition to LGBTQ+ rights, especially his possible support of conversion therapy. Conversion therapy, or...

Eating Disorders 101

Eating Disorders 101

Meha Srivastav, Coppell High School

December 23, 2016


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Mental illness is a topic that has never been easily embraced by society. But when mental illness comes with physical manifestation and an aura of desirability rather than clinical suffering, it becomes even harder to understand. And therein lies the problem with eating disorders. To better understand...

Ohio State should be part of College Football Playoff

Ohio State should be part of College Football Playoff

Jared Serre, Mayfield High School

December 22, 2016


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Coming off a defeat of the number three ranked team in the country, the 11-1 Ohio State Buckeye football team should be a shoo-in to be a member of the college football playoff. Does it matter that Ohio State won’t be representing the East Division in the Big Ten Championship Game? It shouldn’t. Let’s...

Disciplinary mischaracterization fails students

Disciplinary mischaracterization fails students

The Echo Editorial Board, St. Louis Park High School

December 19, 2016


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After recent investigations and incidences at Park, the editorial board believes a criticism of the administration’s handling of an alleged incident on Nov. 14 to be necessary. An Echo investigation revealed the administration classified the situation as a general incident rather than a potential...