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Wildlife expert, Paula Kahumbu, has loved wildlife since she was a child and is now a passionate activist, speaking on behalf of the animals that cant speak for themselves. (National Geographic for Disney/Wim Vorster)

‘They’re like the best parts of humans’: Dr. Paula Kahumbu on elephant culture, conservation efforts and ‘The Secrets of Elephants’

Maya H. January 20, 2024

Elephants have long been regarded as one of the most intelligent animals on planet Earth, dumbfounding scientists with their problem-solving skills and intellectual insight for decades. Dr. Paula Kahumbu,...

Star Troopers: A Movie Debuted Before its Time

Star Troopers: A Movie Debuted Before its Time

Alia B., Jr. Copy Editor June 2, 2023

Disclaimer: The following is an Opinion Piece from The Echo's Editorial Section. An opinion piece is one in which a writer expresses a firmly developed opinion that is supported by study, reasoning, and...

Underrated Pixar Movies

Underrated Pixar Movies

Leilana L, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

Established in 1986, Disney’s Pixar is known worldwide for its fun, whimsical, and heart-warming movies. To this day, plenty of these movies are watched and rewatched because of the pure joy and nostalgia...

Opinion | Ghibli Movies Ranked

Opinion | Ghibli Movies Ranked

Kana D., Editor-in-Chief February 14, 2023

Studio Ghibli films have become world-renowned, thanks to their whimsical plots, beautiful themes, ahead-of-their-time animation, and inescapable feelings of nostalgia, all woven together with meticulous...

Movie Review: Yay! or Nay… “Wakanda Forever”

Bryanna C., Fun & Games Editor November 20, 2022

We all know the popular movie, Black Panther. The 2018 film featured actors like Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, and Michael B Jordan and received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from major critics....

Student Survey: What Movie Do you Think Accurately Depicts High School Life?

Mina H., Staff Writer June 5, 2022

Media based on high school experiences–everything from young love stories to stories of teenagers battling with mental health–is extremely popular. I went around campus one day and asked GALA students...

Oldest to Newest: All the Disney Princess Movies In Order

Kenya G., Staff Writer June 5, 2022

Everyone at some point in their life has watched a Disney princess movie. Names such as Snow White, Aurora, Jasmine, and Cinderella have become well known worldwide because of these movies. Princesses...


The Representation In Heartstopper and Why It’s So Important

Mina H., Staff Writer June 5, 2022

*This is a review on the show, so some things might not be canon to the comics* The following review contains spoilers about “Heartstopper” After endless scrolling through media for everything...

Musical Movies to Watch If You Haven’t Already

Kenya G. June 5, 2022

Are you interested in musical theater? Have you ever wanted to watch a musical on Broadway? Movie musicals are the next best thing. They are the best for people who love to see characters break into song...

These 2022 Oscars Looks Were Absolutely Stunning

Chloe E., Editor, Books May 6, 2022

This year’s 94th Annual Academy Awards were something special. They were packed with stunning looks and unexpected drama. The outfits ranged all the way from classic black tuxedos to lace full-length...

Pop Culture Scandals: Recurring Column

Pop Culture Scandals: Recurring Column

Giselle R., Chloe E., and Ella S. May 5, 2022

On this month's Pop Culture Scandals, Ye West, formerly known as Kanye West, actor Pete Davidson (best known for being a cast member on the comedy show Saturday Night Live), and socialite Kim Kardashian...


YouTube Channels I Love and Why

Avery P., Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Spring Break is approaching, and with all the newfound free time why not sit back and watch Youtube? Compiled below is a short list (not ranking!) of some of my favorite Youtubers that I think you may...

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