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Will Bohrnsen states that
he felt “100% safer, absolutely without a doubt” after receiving his vaccine.

Vaccines Increase

More young people get vaccinated, attitudes towards COVID-19 change
Zoey Ueland, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

United States COVID-19 cases continue to fall from their peak as each day millions receive vaccines. Yet the race continues to reach herd immunity to prevent a fourth wave, before we can expect any version...

Michelle Baroody teaches AP U.S. History using a seating chart to maintain distance and easy contact tracing. Pictured left to
right: Darian Mehra ‘23, Alex Chiesa ‘23, Audrey Anderson ‘23, Allyson Jay ‘23, Mina Rossi ‘23, Rowan Wallin ‘23, Lilly
Anderson ‘23, and Sophia Perepelitsyn ‘23.

New Seating Charts Aid Tracing Close Contacts

All in-person school begins, assigned seating allow for easier contact tracing
Amelia Bush, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

As Blake begins in-person learning for the first time in over a year, the administrators also made the decision to switch to assigned seating. The two main ways teachers are creating assigned seats are...

Debate During COVID-19

Debate team members describe the changes during the pandemic
Ava Gilbert, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

Before COVID-19, debaters would go to practices after school to prepare for tournaments. Members of the debate team would then travel for these tournaments to places such as Iowa or even California. Elizabeth...

Studying for AP exams is altered during hybrid school

COVID-19 Affects AP Exams

Students comment on the changes and difficulties with taking AP exams during COVID
Nina Bush, Contributing Writer March 18, 2021

Last spring, the College Board shortened the 2020 AP exams and abbreviated their exams to accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic and school shutdowns. This year the College Board has not made as many changes...

Michelle Baroody experiences delays in vaccines

Teachers Comment on Vaccination Experiences

Teachers express satisfaction with recent vaccinations
Rowan Wallin, Contributing Writer March 18, 2021

After a year of stay-at-home orders, quarantines, and isolation, the COVID-19 vaccine is now available in the state of Minnesota. As of March 2021, it is available to healthcare workers, adults 65 years...

Vaccine Appointments Create Frustration, Excitement

Vaccine Appointments Create Frustration, Excitement

Teachers register for vaccinations
Sage Marmet and Noor Naseer February 24, 2021

Social Studies teachers Maggie Bowman, Michelle Baroody, and Dion Crushshon ‘88 were scheduled to get their vaccines on Feb. 20. Bowman explains, “You get entered into the system and you get randomly...

CJ Jones Eckhardt speaks on her new role as college counselor

CJ as New Counselor

Students welcome CJ as college counselor
Betsy Fries, Creative Director February 24, 2021

As the senior grade dean, senior program coordinator, co-robotics coach, JV softball coach, and now a college counselor, CJ Jones Eckhardt has deeply immersed herself into the community. She states, “I...

Anil Chandiramani teaches his block 2 Memoir class over Zoom while students learn in-person.

Remote Teaching Poses Challenges

New challenges with HTLP 2.0 schedule
Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor February 24, 2021

This year has presented challenges for everyone, but perhaps the most unique experience that has come from the hybrid schedule has been teachers teaching remotely.  For various reasons this year, a few...

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