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COVID-19 strips away my last track and field season

COVID-19 strips away my last track and field season

Carissa Prestholdt

May 18, 2020

As soon as Gov. Tim Walz decided to temporarily close all schools March 18, I knew my senior year track season was not going to be normal.  After running track and field at the high school since the eighth grade, there was a possibility of my last season being cancelled. For a while, I still had...

Athletic passions continue despite COVID-19 pandemic

Sophomore Henry Nelson runs in the Metro West conference championships. Nelson finished the 5 kilometer race with a time of 19:16.

Henry Nelson

April 8, 2020

As the COVID-19 virus spread throughout the world, I was immediately concerned about my track and field season and if it was still going to take place. Throughout the school year, I had been looking forward to this year’s season. I had previously joined the Nordic skiing team, in order to prepare an...

Expanding appreciation of nature through hiking

Expanding appreciation of nature through hiking

Sofia Seewald

March 28, 2020

When I was little my dad used to take me up north and we would camp and hike. I always enjoyed the bonding with my dad, but after a while I would start to complain about my feet hurting. Recently, however, I have found a new appreciation for the outdoor activity. I have lived by Theodore Wirth Parkway...

Concussions prompt football retirement

Concussions prompt football retirement

Adin Zweigbaum

January 22, 2020

My hand shakes as I click the arrow and send, ending my football career forever. There were a lot of factors that played into this decision, however, the primary reason for quitting football was the fact that the risk was far greater than the reward. As a person who has suffered two traumatic head injur...

Club sport sparks involvement

Club sport sparks involvement

Ruthie Posada

January 7, 2020

As a sophomore, I knew I needed to be more involved in school activities, frequently finding myself bored. I wanted to join a sport, but I didn’t know if I could handle the serious competition. After attending Herzl Camp for the past six summers, the camp’s most treasured sport, ultimate Frisbee suddenl...

Club synchro teaches life lessons

Club synchro teaches life lessons

Isabel Kjaer

December 13, 2019

I have always loved swimming. The feeling when you first get in the pool and touch the waves makes my heart race. It feels like I’ve been swimming my entire life, starting with lessons when I was 4 and then moving on to synchronized swimming. I started synchronized swimming in third grade with my...

Ball chasing brings new perspective

Ball chasing brings new perspective

Anna Benishek

October 10, 2019

This past summer, my parents received an email from my club soccer coach asking for girls ages 14-16 to ball chase at the new Allianz Field. At first, I was confused as to why the Minnesota United team needed a ball chaser, but I later realized it was for the U.S. Women’s National  Team. I remember wa...

Sports journalism opportunity educates, amazes

East all-star from the College of Charleston, Jarrell Brantley, shoots a free throw during the Reese's College All-Star game April 5. According to the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Brantley led the east all-star team with 15 rebounds.

Noah Orloff

April 10, 2019

When I originally heard the Final Four was coming to Minneapolis, I thought it would just be another event that was so close, yet so far; Super Bowl 52 being held in Minneapolis had no drastic impact on me. I soon found out that I was very far from the truth. When the opportunity to attend Ful...

Sharing culture through dance

Sharing culture through dance

Maggie Klaers

January 17, 2019

Irish dance is a staple of Irish culture and heritage — it was around way before the Riverdance tour took the world by storm. It originated as religious dancing rituals of the Celts and developed into a more disciplined sport that combined with traditional Irish music into what we see today as mode...

Dancing despite other demands

Dancing despite other demands

Katie Hardie

December 20, 2018

For me, dance has always been a priority. But this year, the hours of homework have forced me to put it on the back burner. In the beginning of dance class we have basic training and a time for conditioning. Since school has started, I’ve had to skip it and do homework instead. Basic training is the ...

Memories that keep on

Memories that keep on

Sophie Olmen

December 3, 2018

As I begin my final season of basketball for my high school career, many thoughts run through my head. I began playing the sport in kindergarten, and I have played it since. From parks and recreation, with everyone playing together, to varsity at the high school — and many teams in between. Including...

Playing through the pain

Playing through the pain

Emma Leff

November 1, 2018

At a cold, rainy soccer practice last April I remember lining up to kick a long ball. As soon as I had kicked it, I knew something was wrong. My quad was extremely tense and it hurt to walk. I tried to ignore it. Our tournament started in two days and I did not want to miss it. As I warmed up for ...

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