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New winter sports coaches work to get athletes playing again

New coaches begin preparations for their seasons amid the COVID-19 pandemic
January 19, 2021
With several athletic changes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, coaches new to SPA have had to navigate not only a season filled with restrictions, but also an entirely new school environment and a group of athletes

[The 5] New strain of the virus in MN, China’s blooming economy, MN environmental sectors combat climate change and more

[The 5] New strain of the virus in MN, China's blooming economy, MN environmental sectors combat climate change and more
January 18, 2021
The 5 is a weekly digest of local, national and international news.

Top five opinion stories and illustrations of 2020

Top five opinion stories and illustrations of 2020
January 6, 2021
Editor's pick for the top five opinion stories from 2020.


Three weeks, ago Minnesota announced the Bluetooth-tracking app. The app helps individuals track exposure six feet within range.
December 14, 2020
COVIDawareMN aims to help individuals track COVID-19 exposure, but what else does it do?

COVID-19 effects college research process, virtual tours rising

Vitual tours, like the one for U of M Twin Cities, include maps and digital tour guides a well as links to chat features with current and prospective students and an interactive model that can be viewed on screen or smartphone.
December 14, 2020
Students are forced to incorporate new methods into their college research process due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cast and crew of Under Milk Wood find a way to bring the US play online

Cast members of Under Milk Wood during a taped performance.
December 14, 2020
This year the option for audience members to watch the play live was eliminated, as COVID-19 had other plans for the show.

COVIDawareMN app anonymously contact traces COVID-19 exposure

Governor Walz retweeted this tweet bringing attention to the new COVID-19 resource for Minnesotans
December 14, 2020
On Nov. 23, the MN Department of Health released a COVID-19 contact tracing app called COVIDawareMN. The technology was available in several other states before it was released for Minnesota.

Gonzalez finds creativity amidst COVID-19

Sophomore Maryeva Gonzalez has found herself being more creative since isolation started.
December 13, 2020
When COVID-19 isolation began in March, it pushed sophomore Maryeva Gonzalez to create more art and step outside of her comfort zone.

Student athletes prepare with season restart near

Senior Levi Mellin does a bicep curl during his basketball workout. The team hopes to resume play on Dec. 21 when Gov. Walz’s pause comes to an end.
December 11, 2020
Sports teams take matters into their own hands in preparation for Dec. 21 resume to winter season.

New homeless shelters emerge in Saint Paul

A homeless shelter was implemented at the Harriet Island Pavilion.
December 9, 2020
Two new homeless shelters were implemented in Saint Paul to help the homeless population, a group negatively affected by the pandemic.

Seniors receive care packages for virtual senior brunch

Care packages filled with mugs, candy, and socks were given out to seniors leading up to the senior brunch.
December 7, 2020
The impact of full-distance learning has been felt by staff and students but has left a residing effect on seniors.

[ILLUSTRATED INTERVIEW] Assefa: a day in the life

The 11-panelled depiction of a typical day in Assefa's life while in distance learning.
December 6, 2020
On this month's illustrated interview, check out a day in the life of senior Senai Assefa.
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