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[STAFF EDITORIAL] Use your summer to be a part of the COVID-19 solution

Online learning has been too often taken for granted. Think of those who don't have the same luxury.
June 2, 2020
It's important that you check your privilege this summer and use it to help those in need; they're just as important as the rest of us.

Students prepare for research in Costa Rica

Seibel-Hunt zip-lines with US students on a Costa Rica trip.
May 20, 2019
Once a month the group of students going on the Biology trip to Costa Rica meetup to prepare the trip.

Top five summer Netflix movies to watch this weekend

West Side Story (1961)
May 10, 2019

  As we start the month of May and try to put the groggy nine-month-long Minnesota winter behind us, the warm sun and bright blue skies are finally appearing. Lounging back and watching a film...

Take advantage of SPA summer programs

With such diverse summer enrichment programs at SPA, student must cease the opportunity to choose one that aligns with their interests.
March 9, 2019
While summer opportunities are often pushed by school administrators, faculty and parents when students are young, the messages dwindle in high school.

[ALBUM REVIEW] Mendes makes album of the summer

Shawn Mendes's third album showcases all the summer vibes with groovy songs such as
May 31, 2018
With a third album, Shawn Mendes's style does not differ from that of his previous album, but he does not disappoint.

Wittenberg continues medical research at U of M over summer

Wittenberg stands outside of building 717 on the U of M campus, where his lab is located.
June 3, 2017
Sophomore Kelby Wittenberg assists a University of Minnesota professor in researching cures for Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa, a skin condition that affects newborns. He began his research in April and will continue through August.

Ice cream trucks deliver treats and a surprising history

Ice cream trucks played a role in making the treats more accessible and affordable for middle and lower class citizens.
May 19, 2017
Although ice cream is often thought of as a classic summer treat, it was historically only available for the upper class.

Personalized summer vacation: the best activities of 2017

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden will reopen in June. It is free for the public, and is a perfect place for someone who wants to be outside and appreciate art.
May 15, 2017
Structuring your summer days around engaging local activities will make vacation more satisfying than watching Netflix for the whole break. Take the quiz to learn about different options this summer.

Want to learn during the summer? Get a job.

Want to learn during the summer? Get a job.
Summer jobs teach high school students the importance of saving money and learning responsibility.
March 13, 2017
Spring Break is an excellent time to be thinking about applying for a summer job.

Summer camps allow students to retreat into nature and build new friendships

Summer camps allow students to retreat into nature and build new friendships
June 7, 2016
Summer camps provide an exciting and green escape from the usual hustle and bustle of daily life.

Summer travel programs facilitate new, valuable experiences

Summer travel programs facilitate new, valuable experiences
June 5, 2016
Students with the opportunity to attend summer travel programs can gain valuable experiences in a variety of areas.

Students can earn money, experience, and independence through summer jobs

Students can earn money, experience, and independence through summer jobs
June 3, 2016
Getting a summer job not only benefits students short-term by earning money to spend, but it also helps prepare students for college and beyond by boosting their social skills and giving them real world experiences.
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