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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...

Photo Challenge #3

Photo Challenge #3

Betsy Fries, Photography Editor

May 18, 2020

Description: Photo challenges are a fun way to inspire and challenge photographers to take unique and amazing photos. These weekly challenges allow photographers to try new techniques and skills, while having fun to pass the time during quarantine. This theme was harder especially for the photographers...

Day in the Life with Dylan Gainsley: Quarantine Edition

Dylan Gainsley, News Editor

May 17, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlHJceLjpus&feature=youtu.be

Stop Trying to Maximize Productivity during Quarantine

Stop Trying to Maximize Productivity during Quarantine

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2020

As we all adjust to our new daily lives during the pandemic, you are probably feeling the pressure to be productive all day at home. Not only do students have to figure out how to learn from home, but also how to fill the rest of their day with valuable activities.  Everywhere I look, someone is telling me I h...

Photo Challenge #2

Photo Challenge #2

Betsy Fries, Photography Editor

May 14, 2020

Description: Photo challenges are a fun way to inspire and challenge photographers to take unique and amazing photos. These weekly challenges allow photographers to try new techniques and skills, while having fun to pass the time during quarantine. Below are the photographers submissions for the second...

Photo Challenge #1

Photo Challenge #1

Betsy Fries, Photography Editor

May 13, 2020

Description: Photo challenges are a fun way to inspire and challenge photographers to take unique and amazing photos. These weekly challenges allow photographers to try new techniques and skills, while having fun to pass the time during quarantine. Below are the photographers submissions for the first...

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...

City of Minneapolis Closes Parks, Removes Nets

City of Minneapolis Closes Parks, Removes Nets

Sonia Baig, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Since Governor Tim Walz issued the stay at home order on March 27, Minnesotans have had to find a new normal with socially distant activities.  While many originally turned to enjoying the outdoors in our state’s beautiful parks, outdoor activities are now being restricted in order to enforce best h...

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 ...

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 6, 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...

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...

How to Stay Focused and Motivated While Working at Home

Try taking a short break after 25 minutes of productive work.

Kate Rekas, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

While learning from home these past few weeks, many students have most likely experienced online school’s greatest enemies: lack of accountability, procrastination, and distractions. I have encountered these issues as well, so hopefully, these tips can help you tackle at-home learning. Tips to reduce...

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