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Why You Should Take a Chance With Your Hair

Materials used to alter hair can come in many forms.

Kate Rekas, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

     As all of you reading this, quarantine due to the Covid - 19 pandemic has probably been one of the weirdest experiences in your lifetime. Though months into social distancing, this bizarre new lifestyle has become our current normal, they are still challenges and realizations that we face each ...

Cancellation of Tennis Season Present Opportunity for Growth

Ben Lim, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

Due to Covid-19 spring sports have been canceled. When I learned this I barely thought about it because I’m only a sophmore in highschool. I have two more years of tennis that I get to enjoy and experience. I had been receiving emails about how I could practice tennis, by thinking about strategies an...

Mail-In Voting Presents Challenges

Mail-in voting was originally introduced in 1993 to increase voter turnout.

Chad Woerner, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

       Many health experts are confident that COVID-19 will still be persistent in the fall, and some have even suggested the threat of a stronger, second wave that will come at that time. Assuming even a modest continuation of virus cases, no in-person voting center can be sure of avoiding ...

Staff Editorial: COVID-19 Closures and Openings Elicit Conversations About the Balance Between Economic Security and Health

Staff Editorial: COVID-19 Closures and Openings Elicit Conversations About the Balance Between Economic Security and Health

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

May 20, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting states differently, the stay-at-home orders mandated by individual state governors are enacted on a state-by- state basis. These differing responses, closures, and openings in each state have led to more controversy about the balance between maintaining health...

The Best Disney Films to See During Quarantine

The Best Disney Films to See During Quarantine

Amaka Nwokocha, Staff Writer

May 16, 2020

This time has been hard on us all, and with the end of the school year coming and the summer and next semester uncertain, I think it’s important to have at least some semblance of normality and familiarity. That’s why I’ve compiled the best Disney films to watch during this quarantine. &nbs...

Should Stay at Home Orders Be Enacted by State or Federal Governments?

Should Stay at Home Orders Be Enacted by State or Federal Governments?

James Prince, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2020

During this COVID-19 pandemic, stay-at-home orders across many states have affected almost every aspect of daily life. But, with everything involving at least a little bit of politics, it comes with some controversy. The big question on political pundit’s minds is whether these stay at home orders shoul...

Abrupt End to Senior Year Allows Opportunity to Reflect

Assembly Moderators Lauren Smith'20 and Mathew Krelitz'20 prepare to announce senior speeches. 
 Students can still view senior speeches every Monday and Wednesday.

Drew Rosenblum, Editor Emeritus

May 4, 2020

     I don’t think anyone expected the year to end like this. Between the last day of school before spring break and the day we found out school for the foreseeable future would be online, the world slowly descended into isolation. While uncertainty had plagued our last real day of school, nothin...

Staff Editorial: COVID-19 Pandemic Reignites Standardized Test Controversy in College Admissions Process

Sage Marmet, Creative Director

April 28, 2020

Amidst the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the College Board and ACT Inc. have decided to cancel the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and the ACT, leading to a rise in the argument for colleges and universities to switch to a test-optional application. 

The Bachelor is the Worst of Reality TV

The Bachelor is the Worst of Reality TV

Lucy Wolfe, Contributing Writer

April 27, 2020

My mom has been watching "The Bachelor" since I was a newborn and I can’t get her to turn it off. With every ounce of my soul, I cannot stand this show. The show is pathetic and it stereotypes and degrades its contestants. It is over-dramatic and so scripted it hurts, and all the cringy, overused, r...

Movie Studios Jeopardized by COVID-19, Streaming Services Profit

Amaka Nwokocha, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

Everything and everyone has been impacted by COVID-19. The entertainment industry has been rocked by its foundations. It will likely never be the same again. From massive studios postponing or fully canceling their biggest releases of the year, to streaming services like Netflix picking up millions of ...

Coronavirus opens new opportunities to get outside

Lake Harriet (pictured) is a great place to take advantage of the closed streets and get outside.

Linnea Krig, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2020

It is hard to tell if the Coronavirus has made it easier or harder to get outside every day. On one hand, we need exercise and mental stimuli other than Netflix and schoolwork. On the other hand, going outside and coming into close contact with others puts us at risk. Recently, in the Twin Cities an...

50 Things To Do During Quarantine

Coloring is relaxing and a great way to pass time.

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor

April 2, 2020

  Clean your house. I am not just talking about cleaning your room, but help your parents organize the garage or go through your closet. Personally, I did this during the first two days of quarantine and I feel uncluttered.  Redecorate your room. Move some things around, put some pictures of ...

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