Echo staffers gather for a BeReal on the first week of school. Photo by Izzy Poole
It’s Lydia, your Editor-In-Chief. If you’re new or you’re not- Welcome!
Many of you have asked me, “What is Echo?” and “Are Echo and yearbook different?” I’m here to tell you that yes they are different. Continue reading Letter from the editor: Wait… is this the yearbook?
“In this world, it’s just us / You know it’s not the same as it was,” Harry Styles sings in his “Harry’s House” lead single, “As It Was.”
Released on April 1, this powerful, vulnerable, and incredibly dance-able tune foreshadows what promises to be a unique third album for Styles. Continue reading Will ‘Harry’s House’ be soundtrack of summer?
Mask regulations officially changed from “required” to “recommended” on Mon, March 7. Students had differing opinions on this subject, specifically regarding whether or not they will continue to wear a mask. Continue reading Students Spill: Students reflect on new masking policy
Students have noticed a difference in crowd size and support between men’s and women’s sports. Continue reading Students notice lack of support in women’s sports
It is clear what students want. As long as the school can maintain low COVID numbers, and keep everyone safe, students agree that going mask recommended was the correct choice. Continue reading Op-Ed: Webster Groves drops mask mandate upon decline of COVID cases
I appreciate the concern and the maturity in the letter. It was never mine or Ava’s intention to offend anyone or promote or endorse hurtful, negative things about body image and identity. These aren’t things that align with mine or Ava’s beliefs or experiences. It was never our intention to promote anything bad or toxic. Continue reading Editor-in-Chief responds to ‘Ins and Outs’ Letter to the Editor
If you all are familiar with the concept of a collab, that’s what this is. The senior editors of the Echo are back this time with the “In’s and Out’s of 2022.” Continue reading Editors determine what’s ‘in’ and what’s ‘out’
Webster Groves High School changed the schedule yet again this year. Continue reading Teachers, seniors address new schedule
Superintendent John Simpson told the Webster-Kirkwood Times that the graduation ceremony on Friday, May 14, this year will be identical to last year’s in order to fit COVID-19 regulations. Continue reading Op-Ed: Graduation ceremony should have had more student input
History was made on Jan. 6, with the attack of the United States Capitol, the situation showing the differences between … Continue reading Voices of Webster: Editorial–Capitol riot shows inequity of police response
Elise Keller Editor-in-Chief As much as the year 2020 seems like a made-up number, it’s now a reality. The turn … Continue reading Decade’s end brings best and worst memories
The college admissions cheating scandal, progressively lowered acceptance rates and thousands of dollars spent on private test tutoring and college consulting are just a few effects of the extreme college admittance pressure students face today. When will the increasing standard of severity regarding the college process end? Continue reading Acceptance pressure transforms admissions process
Elise Wilke-Grimm News/Opinion Editor High school students suffer from sleep deprivation everyday, sometimes without even noticing it. Lack of sleep … Continue reading Sleep deprivation has lasting effects on high school students
I joined the staff of the WG Echo in my sophomore year of high school. I was going through some things. I was struggling to figure out who I was; I was lost in a sea of confusion. I was incredibly soft spoken, I didn’t want to talk up in class, or defend myself, and I let people treat me as if I was trash. Continue reading After College, Parks will get off at bus stop in D.C.
Abortion. What once was simply a medical procedure has morphed into the hottest political topic of the last 50 years.This dividing issue has trickled down from the rural areas of our state and infiltrated Jefferson City in the form of five bills. Continue reading Ellie’s Expression: New bills regarding abortion wrong for Missouri
With Valentine’s Day in our recent past, love is in the air. It’s hard to escape the sappy ballads, cheesy rom-coms, and couple pictures on Instagram during February.With all the good, it is easy to overlook the ugly truth of relationships: according to VAWnet.org, “One in three teens will experience physical or sexual violence in their relationships.” Continue reading Ellie’s Expression: Teen dating violence epidemic needs to end
Mental illness affects one in 25 adults. Mental health is something that students must be aware of in order to … Continue reading Editorial: Mental health should be integrated into curriculum
Let’s get one thing straight: the term “toxic masculinity” doesn’t imply that men are evil, far from that. It simply … Continue reading Ellie’s Expression: Toxic masculinity affects men’s mental health