Senior Braden Jensen sits on the stairs of his Jazz Choir classroom Nov. 19, his last day of in-person school for the semester. Jensen preferred in-person classes because it was easier for him to learn in a school setting, especially for choir. “Singing through a mask is pretty interesting because you had less air to breathe in and the sound that came out could be kind of muffled,” Jensen said. “[But] with [choir] it was much better to sing with each other in-person.”

Photo of the Week- Nov. 16

Elle Rotter, Awards Coordinator
5 days ago
Sitting down for lunch, sophomore Cece Watts scans the cafeteria QR code. Watts attended school in person for the first time since March 13.

Photo of the Week- Nov. 9

Maddy Truka, Social Media Manager + Video Editor
November 13, 2020
Participating in a sendoff for the girls varsity volleyball team Nov. 5, seniors Lexie Pilz and Leah Selm hold posters to cheer on their friends. Pilz attended both the sendoff and the State championship game.

Photo of the Week–Nov. 2

Kathryn McAuliffe, Managing Editor in Chief
November 6, 2020
Conferencing with his coach after a meet, sophomore Jack Windler reflects on his performance from the previous event. Due to the many doubts about if there would even be a season, Windler felt grateful that he was able to swim for his school. “Receiving the news from MSHSAA that there would be a season was relieving,” Windler said. “This year really gave me a chance to reconnect with the team [as]  a whole.”

Photo of the Week–Oct.19

Drew Boone, Staff Writer
October 23, 2020
Wearing dresses at Town and Country Square, sophomores Sami Eveland and Sammi Duncan dress up for their self-created homecoming. Despite COVID-19 cancelling school-sponsored homecoming , Duncan and her friend group decided to plan their own event and make the most out of the situation. “We were all super bummed about homecoming being cancelled,” Duncan said. “We just wanted to have a fun time with our friends whether it was for real or [fake], but we all knew that it was for our safety and getting to plan our own made us feel a lot better.”

Photo of the week – Oct. 13

Hannah Choi, Staff Writer
October 16, 2020
Blocking the Lutheran North defensive line, sophomore Parker Cummins (61) and seniors Jake Braymiller (71) and Josh Gansen (1) clear a running lane for junior Ja’Marion Wayne (2). The Oct. 3 contest took place a day after the originally scheduled game against St. Francis Borgia was cancelled due to quarantine restrictions. “If I could tell my younger self something about playing football before COVID-19, it would be to play every game like it’s your last. I know that is a cliché, but now that is such a reality,” Gansen said. “With all the crazy schedule changes we truly have no idea when our last game is going to be, and—just like that—my high school football career could end, and that would suck. So go out and give it 100% every night because that very well could be your last opportunity to.”

Photo of the week- Oct. 5

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer
October 8, 2020
Screwing bolts into the sukkah, senior and National Honor Society member Tengis Kelley volunteers at United Henrew Congregation to help prepare for Sukkot, a Jewish holiday. Sukkot celebrates the way God protected the Jewish people during their years spent journeying through the desert to the Promised Land.

Photo of the Week- Sept. 28

Arden Dickson, Staff Writer
October 2, 2020
Trying to steal the ball, junior and varsity field hockey player Kasey Schroder scrimmages with junior and varsity field hockey player Lindsi Cook during practice. Field Hockey, along with other Moderate Frequency Sports, were cleared to compete as of Sept. 23. “We haven't been able to play any games, but we just got the green light starting Monday,” Cook said. “I started playing field hockey this year, so I've only been playing for about four or five weeks now... I am excited to be able to play my first game soon.”

Photo of the week – Sept. 21

Ashlyn Gillespie, Staff Writer
September 25, 2020
Walking across the field, junior Callie DiCarlo attends softball practice on Sept. 16. The players wore masks during non-strenuous activities and distanced in the dugout.

Photo of the week – Sept. 14

Addie Gleason, Staff Writer
September 18, 2020
Blowing into his trumpet, senior and trumpet section leader Karl Oswald practices his instrument outdoors at band rehearsal. Band has resumed rehearsals with restrictions put in place to adhere to social distancing guidelines. “One big limitation is that all of our rehearsals have to be monitored very carefully. That means I can't just pick a random day of the week for the trumpet section and myself to come together and rehearse; everything needs to be very planned out,” Oswald said. “This year, I'm looking forward to having an opportunity to play music in person with people I care about and [perform] my solo.”

Photo of the week- Sept. 8

Ulaa Kuziez, Staff Writer
September 11, 2020
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