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Adapting birthday celebrations to restrictions makes for unique experience

Adapting birthday celebrations to restrictions makes for unique experience

Sofie Geretz

May 21, 2020

As I spoke to my friend before her 18th birthday, I realized that her upcoming birthday would be one she remembered forever, and not just because it was a milestone birthday. Since this pandemic is unprecedented, all of her friends, including me, were scrambling to figure out how to make her feel specia...

Being an essential worker during COVID-19

Being an essential worker during COVID-19

Ryan Barnett

May 14, 2020

Working as a high schooler is a great idea for any teenager. It’s a good way to meet new people, make some money and gain valuable experience in the workforce. I’ve been an employee at YoYo Donuts in Minnetonka since September 2017. It is a great fit for me, as I can work after school and on weeken...

Podcasts to check out during quarantine

Fair use from Apple Podcast. Podcasts covers of Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain, Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations, TED Radio Hour, This American Life, and Radiolab.

Emmy Pearson

May 12, 2020

Due to COVID-19, quarantine opens up free time to spend listening to podcasts and discover new interests. This infographic contains five worthwhile podcasts, including Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain and Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations, to not only fill time but engage the mind. ...

Tennis court closures are unnecessary

Photo illustration by Colin Canaday. According to an announcement by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board April 24, many facilities found in public parks will be closed or removed. Among the services removed are tennis nets, an unfortunate and unnecessary decision by the Park Board.

Colin Canaday

May 5, 2020

According to an announcement by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board April 24, many facilities found in public parks will be closed or removed. Among the services removed are tennis nets, an unfortunate and unnecessary decision by the Park Board. There is no doubt in anyone's mind that exerci...

Mental health improves during quarantine

Mental health improves during quarantine

Isra Mohamed

April 27, 2020

In the past few weeks of quarantine, I’ve felt a huge change in my mental health and relationships. Normally, my mental health isn’t always the best because of factors including school, family and friends. While in quarantine, however, I’ve noticed a huge improvement in my overall mental health. ...

Park joins #BeTheLightMN project

Due to COVID-19 closures, Park's stadium is empty. In support of senior athletes, the stadium's light will be on for 315 seconds on at 8:20 p.m. April 22.

Isabel Kjaer

April 21, 2020

In support of senior student-athletes, Park will be participating in the #BeTheLightMN campaign, according to 6425 News. “In a show of support to the student-athletes who haven't been able to participate in Spring sports due to COVID-19, the High School Stadium lights will be turned on at 8:20 p.m. ...

Staying productive during shelter-in-place

Staying productive during shelter-in-place

Maddie Schutte

April 6, 2020

While being stuck in your house all day and trying to manage distance learning as best you can, it can be challenging to keep your days structured and productive.  Having a schedule is one of the best ways to ease anxieties, especially when it feels like our world is falling apart. One in three teens ages...

Top six binge-worthy Netflix shows

Ben Sanford

March 17, 2020

"Love is Blind" – ★★★☆☆ The new Netflix original reality TV show “Love is Blind” centers around the premise of people meeting, dating and falling in love without ever seeing each other face-to-face. Separated into different “pods,” 15 men and 15 women talk and flirt to try to find one person to propose to. From there, the ...

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