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Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial
What Spectrum staff learns from challenges of COVID-19
December 3, 2020

Despite the many hardships that 2020 has posed, this year has simultaneously offered new perspectives about human interaction, societal issues, and personal health. No community has been immune to the...

Mental Health Needs Rise

Mental Health Needs Rise
COVID-19 pandemic, added stress necessitate focus on mental illness
December 3, 2020

As personal, professional, and global stressors continue to compile, it becomes more difficult to prioritize well-being, as mental and emotional health are often pushed to the side. It is easy to convince...

Election Challenges Political Discourse

Election Challenges Political Discourse
How polarization has altered conversation between parties
November 6, 2020

Today’s political climate is dominated by polarized opinions surrounding everything from foreign policy to minority rights, making it essential for people to understand how to respectfully discuss...

Seniors Struggle to Navigate, Balance College Application Process

Students may turn to books and other resources to perfect their college essays.
New schedule leaves little time to fill out college applications
November 4, 2020

During the normal school year, we would have had 3-5 hours of homework each night, but now that number is closer to 8 with both Homework and At-Home Work due to hybrid. Assignments are sometimes due on...

Staff Editorial: Check In On Your Homies

Staff Editorial: Check In On Your Homies
November 4, 2020

As a cold, dark, and potentially isolating winter draws near, there are growing concerns regarding mental health during a COVID-19 pandemic-ridden winter. While Minnesota boasts copious social distance-friendly...

Fashion Weeks Across World Shift During COVID-19 Crisis

Fashion Weeks Across World Shift During COVID-19 Crisis
Fashion brands forced to change their plans
November 4, 2020

In typical 2020 style, Fashion Weeks around the world have been modified to accommodate new COVID-19 safety regulations. Well-known brands, such as Chanel, Gucci, and Saint Laurent, typically usher in...

Movie Theaters Suffer as COVID-19 Continues

Movie Theaters Suffer as COVID-19 Continues
The film industry is forced to adjust plans
October 29, 2020

Similar to most businesses, the film industry, along with indoor cinemas, suffered and experienced uncertainty during COVID-19. Many movies and films that were supposed to be released over the summer were...

Lack of Canvas Consistency Sparks Confusion Amongst Students

Lack of Canvas Consistency Sparks Confusion Amongst Students
Teachers attempt to make Canvas as easy as possible
October 26, 2020

While the adjustment to hybrid and distance learning has presented challenges, Canvas has proven to be a helpful tool in improving this difficult transition for both students and teachers. Faculty and...

Asian American Experience Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Asian American Experience Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
Anti-Asian sentiments rise due to COVID-19 pandemic
October 19, 2020

In the wake of a global pandemic, civil justice movement, and upcoming presidential election, I find it hard to fathom the obscene insensitivity and nativism staggering numbers of Americans continue to...

U.S. Response to COVID-19 Disappoints

Zoe Florida
Politics cause inadequate COVID-19 preparedness
October 3, 2020

     America has built a reputation for being a nation that is successful in times of hardship and takes a leading role in recovering from crisis, so why is it that when the United States is faced with...

Online Students Combat Disconnection, Fatigue

Remote Student Christina Chekerdjieva's at-home work space
Remote learning widens gap between in person and online students
October 1, 2020

While the whole community prepared for the Hybrid Teaching and Learning Plan, a few students chose to stay inside and learn through Zoom remotely. My decision to stay online was quite obvious because I...

Seniors Remain Optimistic about New Traditions

Seniors paint the rock outside the West Entrance.
Despite changes with COVID-19, students hope to maintain a sense of community
October 1, 2020

Experiencing a very unique ending to their junior year, as school was fully remote for the spring quarter, Solveig Bingham ‘21 shares, “It would be very special to incorporate past traditions this...

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