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Fall Play Announced

Fall Play Announced

Bernadette Whitely, Arts & Culture Editor

October 2, 2020

Choose Your Heist auditions held on Zoom.

Fall Fashion Trends Away from Loungewear as School is Back in Session

Fall Fashion Trends Away from Loungewear as School is Back in Session

Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer

October 2, 2020

After embracing a spring full of pajamas and loungewear behind the computer, students are ready to break out their style again for in-person classes. However, fall fashion has drastically changed this year, as a result of the ongoing pandemic. People are more excited than ever to store away their sweatpants an...

Supporting Small and Local Black-Owned Businesses in Minneapolis

Supporting Small and Local Black-Owned Businesses in Minneapolis

Sofia Perlman, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2020

A community that has been hit incredibly hard during the pandemic is black-owned businesses. Mass layoffs, closures, and reduced revenue have all been factors in this. Additionally, Recent protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd and many other instances of police brutality have also has a signi...

Quarantine Crafts Bring Back Old Trends, Start New Ones

You can make so many different bracelets with a Rainbow Loom. There are many YouTube tutorials if you don't know where to start.

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

During quarantine, everyone’s day-to-day lives can get a little boring. So, to pass the time, many students are making crafts. Students have been doing anything from sewing and knitting blankets, to baking, drawing, and puzzles. With so many activities to choose from, I decided to try three differen...

Gossip Girl Prevails as a Major Force in Pop Culture

Gossip Girl Prevails as a Major Force in Pop Culture

Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

There is no better time to binge-watch than the present, and with school coming to a close, Gossip Girl is the perfect mental distraction for a summer at home. I started Gossip Girl in sixth-grade, and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve rewatched it. It’s glamourous, soapy, and lots of fun. Goss...

Movies, TV Shows Offer a Great Escape

Kelly Dayton '22 is enjoying watching Outer Banks on Netflix.

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

May 11, 2020

With quarantine boredom setting in, students and teachers alike are broadening their movie and TV watching horizons, exploring new genres and rewatching nostalgic and heartwarming classics. Some popular shows include Netflix Originals such as "Tiger King," a true-crime show about big cat breeding tha...

Fashion Can Still Flourish in Quarantine

Laila Elbakkal '21 is sporting her Billie Eilish sweatshirt. Wearing an expressive sweatshirt or top is a great way to have fun with fashion on Zoom.

Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

Students and teachers no longer have to worry about their outfit for school. With classes now on Zoom, they are experimenting with new clothing choices. Because the camera only shows the top half of their body, they have the freedom to wear whatever they want on the bottom half. Therefore, they can wear ...

Martha Bennett Gallery Goes Online

“A Melting Future” by Alexa Hatcher ‘23. Acrylic on canvas.

Bernadette Whitely, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

Since the governor’s social distancing order, the Martha Bennett Gallery Curatorial Team has experienced unexpected cancelations of their exhibits and shows; in spite of these complications, they have found creative new ways to share their exhibits through social media.  Due to COVID-19 changes, the Curatorial Team...

10 Easy Self-care Tips

According to thetempest.co, watching Netflix for long periods of time can act as a stress-reliever and induce feelings of positivity.

Sonia Baig, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2020

Quarantine Self-care Tips: 1. Create a routine With more flexibility in our schedules, it can be easy for us to fall into mindless activities, like scrolling through social media and lose track of time. Creating a daily routine can help bring more structure into your schedule and keep you motivated....

Online Concerts Allow Artists, Fans to Stay Connected

Dua Lipa performed “Don’t Start Now” with her dancers and bandmates through video chat on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Bernadette Whitely, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused mass cancelations of tours, concerts, and festivals, negatively affecting artists, big or small. However, by continuing to connect with their fans through online concerts and live-streamed music, artists are making the best out of their situations and providing hope for...

Lady Bird Holds Important Life Lessons

Lady Bird Holds Important Life Lessons

Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

The movie, Lady Bird, changed my life when it first came out two years ago, and it feels even more relevant today. This coming of age film addresses a lot of topics that we might all be dealing with right now: arguing with parents, applying for college, feeling out of place, falling in love, etc. Sao...

Quarantine Reading List

Quarantine Reading List

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2020

As students, it's really easy for reading to feel like a chore you do for school and not something you keep up with in your free time. Being stuck inside while you socially distance yourself provides the perfect opportunity to finally get back into the habit of reading for fun or to read the books yo...

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