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[SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS] Looking ahead, President-elect Joe Biden introduces his climate plans

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President- elect Kamala Harris will step into office soon with new climate change plans.
November 20, 2020
President-Elect Joe Biden promises to dedicate $2 trillion over the four-year presidential term towards climate change initiatives. Here are eight of his goals.

Pfizer, Moderna announce effective COVID-19 vaccines

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are the first COVID-19 vaccine to reach phase three clinical trials.
November 20, 2020
The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived but it has to go through many stages before being released to the public.

Election Week 2020: A Timeline

Biden supporters (left) watching a drive-in rally in St. Paul, MN, from afar on October 30, 2020. Trump supporters (right) at a rally in Minneapolis, MN, on October 10, 2019.
November 19, 2020
This story provides and full detailed timeline of the election week in early November.

Delgado announces spring departure

Delgado announces spring departure
November 19, 2020
The US principal has accepted the principal position at Colorado Academy.

[The 5] COVID-19 restrictions in Minnesota, climate crisis plan, Iran nuclear deal and more

[The 5] COVID-19 restrictions in Minnesota, climate crisis plan, Iran nuclear deal and more
November 17, 2020
The 5 is a weekly digest of local, national and international news.

Rising COVID-19 cases and extended Thanksgiving break makes travelling a tough decision for students

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been challenging to get out of the house, let alone travel across the country
November 17, 2020
Although the administration chose to move to a distanced model and extend Thanksgiving break, they will continue to enforce the two-week quarantine necessary to follow after traveling on a bus, plane, or any other densely populated form of travel.

As Trump refuses to concede, Republicans are noncommittal

As votes continue to be counted, Trump refuses to acknowledge his imminent defeat.
November 16, 2020
After President-elect Joe Biden was projected to win days after the election day, Trump refused to acknowledge his defeat.

New tutorial time lightens student workloads

On October 29 all classes in the Upper School announced a new tutorial time in class.
November 12, 2020
As the school transitions to online classes this gives students the individual time that is missing with online school to get all of their work done.

[The 5] Trash rates rising, President-elect Biden has plan for COVID-19, Tigray conflict and more.

[The 5] Trash rates rising, President-elect Biden has plan for COVID-19, Tigray conflict and more.
November 11, 2020
The 5 is a weekly digest of local, national and international news.

First COVID Cases at School

It is no secret that COVID-19 cases are rising consistently throughout the nation.
November 11, 2020
SPA administration chooses to switch to distance learning with rising cases in community.

Peer helpers say bittersweet goodbye

A member of Peer Helpers makes bags filled with candy and a positive message.
November 10, 2020
Being the last day of in person learning until January 19, the Peer Helpers program said goodbye with Sour Punch Straws and jokes such as “What do dentists call their x-rays? Tooth pics!”

Latinos Unidos holds a small celebration for Dia de Los Muertos

Upper School Principal Max Delgado places a photo of a loved one on the ofrenda.
November 7, 2020
Latinos Unidos held a small celebration of Dia de Los Muertos this past week with a delicious bake sale and a traditional ofrenda set up in the library.
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