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[STAFF EDITORIAL] Validate emotions and losses, stay accountable

Increased state restrictions and national recommendations from the CDC send the consistent message to stay home. Each of us plays a role in keeping the community, in and outside of SPA, safe.
November 24, 2020
It is important to not lose sight of the responsibility each individual has to the health of the St. Paul Academy community, whether at a distance or in person.

[PHOTO STORY] It’s all sunshine and rainbows with Iris’ chalk party

Seniors Isobel Alm and Hannah Lorenz-Meyer color the pavement with flowers and SPA logos.
October 1, 2020
On September 28, Iris Art + Lit Club hosted a chalking party to welcome students back to campus.

It’s a pandemic; don’t worry about grades

Everyone seems to be handling the challenges of this pandemic differently. And that’s okay.
May 27, 2020
Everyone seems to be handling the challenges of this pandemic differently. And that’s okay.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Honor social distancing protocols this summer

Keep looking for alternative options for social time. Set up a Netflix party and watch something together; go to a park with masks and stay six feet apart.
May 26, 2020
Although regulations have been made less restrictive it is important to continue social distancing and limit exposure to others as there is still a long road ahead.

How does it feel to have essential worker parents on the front lines?

Raveendran's mother is one of the many medical workers that are currently working to battle COVID-19.
May 26, 2020
In a time of tremendous stress, suffering, and loss, the world’s medical workers, in addition to all essential workers, have been tasked with providing relief to all of those suffering from COVID-19. Meanwhile, the children of these heroes have been fully supportive and inspired by their efforts.

Doctor explains how outside affects social distancing

Two people wearing face masks, a worker cleaning the Mary Tyler Moore statue and someone passing by, glance at each other in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
May 17, 2020
Dr. John Hick, medical director for disaster preparedness at Hennepin Healthcare, said wearing masks is a crucial step to limiting the spread of coronavirus.

Minnesota businesses slowly reopening

Junior Gabrielle Thompon's family owns St. Paul business The Wine Thief and Ale Jail. They have had to change some parts of how their business operates due to COVID-19.
May 15, 2020

Under Executive Order 20-48, signed by Gov. Tim Walz on Apr. 30, workers in non-customer facing office and industrial settings are now allowed to go back to work, and customer facing businesses are continued...

The show must go on: virtual orchestra performance brings home the music

Instead of a Spring Concert, the SPA Orchestra recorded a virtual performance of Nessun Dorma. This photo was taken at the 2019 Pops Concert.
May 14, 2020
In light of the cancellation of their 2020 Spring Concert, Orchestra Director Almut Engelhardt came up with a high-risk high-reward plan: virtual recording.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Value essential work by staying home and advocating

These essential workers help the rest of the community stay sane and healthy during this unprecedented time. They not only need to be recognized and appreciated, but there should be steps made beyond recognition for essential workers to keep them safe.
April 28, 2020
There should be steps made beyond recognition for essential workers to keep them safe.

Trump’s response worsened the COVID-19 outbreak

Trump tweeted,
April 22, 2020
The administration has been working against the virus, but Trump’s actions have cost U.S. lives.

[Q&A] Family and friends share their stories of quarantine

During social distancing, what can we do to create a community?
April 21, 2020
Connect, create, and build community.

Chalk art is the chalk of the town

Encouraging messages are written on driveways for people driving past.
April 19, 2020
Chalk art has become really popular during social distancing as people have been drawing and writing encouraging messages on the streets.
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