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Social Media Provokes Safety Questions

Social Media Provokes Safety Questions

Charlee Jones, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

“Social media is really dangerous, I thought some random person was someone I knew and it's just so easy to pretend to be someone else,” says Olivia Besikof ‘27. On social media people can pick...

All data from the Minnesota DNR

Let it Snow?

Caitlin Strauss, Staff Writer March 14, 2024

According to ABC News, “This winter is the warmest on record for Minnesota and the Twin Cities going back to the earliest records kept in the 1870s.”  As we all know, Minnesota is known for its...

Pihlstrom takes to the slopes in the state tournament, where she defeated 86 of her competitors to place first in the state.

Vivien Pihlstrom ‘25 Dominates State Tournament

Evie Chow, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

On Feb. 13, Alpine Ski captain Vivien Pihlstrom ‘25 won her race and the 2024 Alpine State Champion title, beating out 86 other athletes. Previously, on Jan. 31, Pihlstrom got first place in her section...

Anna Craig 25 and Aveline Carroll 24 perform on stage.

Addams Family Musical Review

Anna Tao, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

On Friday March 9th, the Upper School Theater Department debuted their wondrous interpretation of the Addams Family Musical. Based on the wildly homicidal and nontraditional family from the popular “Addams...

The library is a great place to check out a good book to read over break.

Spring Break Packing List

Caitlin Strauss, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

Swimsuits: Whether you enjoy swimming in pools or braving the ocean waters, swimsuits are a must-have on almost every warm weather vacation. Nothing beats the feeling of jumping into the pool or the ocean...

Chamber Orchestra accompanied A Capella Choir at 8:45 a.m. on Feb 17 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

MMEA Participants Perform at Conference

Yoni Zacks, Managing Editor February 28, 2024

As state tournaments for sports take center stage, the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) Midwinter Conference provides arts students with their moment in the spotlight. Choir Director Natalia...

Phillips, enthusiastically working on her laptop, prepares for a meeting with Senior Class Dean CJ Eckhardt.

Scheduling Realities Unmasked

Gabriella Marmet, Managing Editor February 28, 2024

“We start [with] all of you putting in your requests, and then based on your requests, we then put you into courses,” said Karen Phillips. With course registration for the 2024-25 school year closing...

Medalists at the Cupid’s Arrow 2024 tournament in Rochester.

Fencing Gives Unique Culture

Camila Pardo, News Editor February 28, 2024

Most Upper School students, faculty, and staff have only familiarized themselves with the school’s fencing team through the abundance of equipment dispersed near the gym, but how much is known about...

Community members share thoughts about free blocks.

Study Halls Battle Free Blocks

Caitlin Strauss, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

Are flexible free blocks clearly preferred over structured study halls? As the second semester began, freshmen were eager to experience something they had long been anticipating: free blocks.  Freshmen...

Lockers Out, Study Space In

Lockers Out, Study Space In

Tarun Gopalakrishnan, Staff Writer February 10, 2024

As we returned from Winter Break, students were thrilled by the new study spot on the third floor. The new location provides students with a quiet and comfortable area to study and also complete work efficiently.  Cole...

Elevator Misuse Escalates

Elevator Misuse Escalates

Anna Tao, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

It’s not something most of us consider unless we’ve experienced the need for it. Most students pay no attention to the contraptions, but as flocks of students seep into the already congested hallways,...

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