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Defining American

Defining American

Supposed American ideals contradict current political, social climate
Siena Pradhan, Contributing Writer February 24, 2021

What does it mean to be American? To be living the "American Dream" in what we call the “land of the free and home of the brave?” As kids, we were repeatedly told that America is it; it is the place...

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...

French teacher Pachao Yajcherthao shares, “I think it is more stable ... you know exactly what to expect ... [and] the seventy-minute classes are nice because we get a lot done ... but I think that one of consequences [is] that we don’t see each other as much.”

Reactions to HTLP 2.0

January 27, 2021

Meteor Showers: What to Know

Meteor Showers: What to Know

Christopher Chen, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

Meteor showers give you a chance to not only appreciate the mechanics behind such an amazing force of nature, but you will also be able to appreciate the physical beauty presented forth from such a phenomenon....

Haya Fine ’22 with two of her co-workers.  All employees wear masks at all times, and employees are only allowed in a few at a time.

Haya Fine: Breadsmith

Christina Chekerdjieva, Perspectives Editor December 7, 2020

Haya Fine '22 has never known a time as a Breadsmith counter staff before COVID-19. She began working at the Edina bakery this summer, where she worked nearly 30 hours every week. During the school year,...

The Alpine Ski team sits in on their kickoff meeting on Zoom because they are unable to gather in person. Introduced in this meeting are some of the new guidelines in place this season. Some of these guidelines include having a mask on while not racing, no spectators, as well as limited number of races and racers this season. Although these guidelines put a damper on the season, the team is hopeful and is looking forward to make the most out of it.

Alpine Ski Team Skeptical, Team Roster Cut With New Guidelines

Alpine Ski team awaits MSHSL ruling to determine season
Noor Naseer, Managing Editor December 7, 2020

Despite the early fall snow, the Alpine Ski team was unable to take advantage of this promising weather to hit the slopes. Even though the MSHSL has approved their season to begin on Nov. 30 and end on...

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Robert Grace ‘21 (far left) and Sam Hardy ‘24 (far right) pose for a photo prior to their game against Mound Westonka. SMB Wolfpack defeated the White Hawks at home 42-14 on Oct. 16.

Shift From Hybrid to Remote Alters Fall, Winter Sport Seasons

Winter seasons pushed back, fall seasons cut short
Sara Richardson, Managing Editor December 7, 2020

Due to the recent school shutdown and many students quarantined, student-athletes are unsure of what will happen with winter sports. The shutdown caused hybrid seasons and captains practice to be canceled....

Diwali, Hindu Lunar Solar Month Kartika Cooking: Recipes

Diwali, Hindu Lunar Solar Month Kartika Cooking: Recipes

Food from Hindu homes around the world
Sage Marmet and Betsy Fries November 10, 2020

Main dish: Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabji (Potato Tomato Curry) Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 30 mins  4 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp oil 1 bay leaf 1 inch cinnamon 2 pods cardamom pinch...

Young Joni's Korean BBQ pizza.

Young Joni Impresses

Bold flavors, takeout ease yields positive experience
Sara Richardson, Managine Editor November 9, 2020

Young Joni, owned by Chef Ann Kim, offers a twist on regular pizza. Their wood-fired pizzas are globally-inspired, bringing a variety of flavors. The different types of pizzas had surprising ingredients...

Students, Teachers, Staff Welcome CJ as the new Senior Grade Dean

Jones Eckhardt excited to take on new position in Upper School
Nya Manneh, Staff Writer October 1, 2020

We have all experienced so many changes in the past six months, from COVID-19 to widespread Black Lives Matter movements, so it is understandable that any more change could throw some of us off the deep...

Seniors enjoy their lunch in the lunchroom. Unlike juniors and sophomores, seniors are allowed to eat in the courtyard or go to the senior lounge when they’re finished. They find this time helps them stay on top of their schoolwork and college applications.

Hybrid Learning Cooks Up Problems, Frustration in Cafeteria

Lunch changes lead to safety concerns, complaints
Sara Richardson, Managing Editor October 1, 2020

Although the new lunchroom changes are to ensure safety and social distancing, there is a social aspect of school that is lost. Bailey Abraham ‘21 attests to this sentiment, stating, “[the new protocols]...

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