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Canadian worker recovers from coronavirus

Although there is no vaccine for the coronavirus, there are ways to prevent it from spreading. People who practice good hygiene have a better chance of not contracting the virus than those who do not.

Emma Wagner, Copy Editor

April 17, 2020

The idea of contracting the corona virus is terrifying for many people. The harsh symptoms and the possibility of death has led to a nationwide lock-down and a new era of social distancing. One person who has come down with the virus, has decided to share his story with the public on what it is like t...

Coronavirus causes different reactions in teens

A tourist on a bus wears a mask to try to stop the spread of germs.

Annabel Lantz, Photography Editor

March 29, 2020

Coronavirus, which started in China, has now spread to other countries, including the United States. The virus has flu-like symptoms such as cough, fever and in some more severe cases, pneumonia. The virus is spread through coughing, sneezing, sharing food and drinks, not washing your hands and saliva...

COVID-19 brings light to food delivery services

People are forced to shelter in place at their homes. Therefore, food delivery services such as Ubereats and others have started to deliver more food to families front steps.

Maria Supan, Business Editor

March 28, 2020

Food delivery services have made a mark throughout the community. Many households use delivery services such as Uber Eats or Doordash for on the go convenience purposes. These drop off food companies have received ample amounts of attention this year especially because of the tragic Coronavirus. Fami...

The show must go on; how theatre addresses tragedy

Musical theatre students bond during a break for their rehearsals for the “Beauty and the Beast.” The group worked hard for weeks, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show is now cancelled.

Olivia Bystrom, Field Reporter

March 26, 2020

A great performance takes time to prepare. With daily rehearsals and a practically nonstop schedule for the last month, the theatre department was working tirelessly to put together the final show of the year, "Beauty and the Beast". Through this process many theatre students learn that things do not always...

The day the music died

Sophomore Katie Liss practices Max Bruch’s “Violin Concerto no. 1.” Concert Orchestra director, Zach Sawyer, due to distance learning constraints, will now have students input their goals for daily practice routine in a virtual practice journal.

Olivia Bystrom, Field Reporter

March 26, 2020

Amidst a worldwide health crisis and a quarantined nation, a lot is lost to self isolation. With schools closed and distance learning in place, the arts and music departments are at a standstill. At their core, the music and theatre departments revolve around in-person learning, collaboration and eve...

Students return home as Universities shut down

The University of Minnesota Mall is unusually bare for March 26 at noon. Students were sent home after the first major developments in the coronavirus pandemic.

Drew Jurek, Layout Editor

March 26, 2020

When college freshman, Chester Hearne, heard the University of Minnesota would institute an extension to spring break, he was happy. An extension in his mind meant he would be able to spend more time relaxing with his family and be able to pursue his interests without worrying about school. However, ...

Coronavirus quarantine causes positive benefits for environment

This detailed graph shows the Nitrogen dioxide emissions in China in Jan. and Feb. before and after the coronavirus outbreak. The picture in Feb. had a drastic reduction in Nitrogen dioxide levels in the air due to people being quarantined.

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has caused a halt on many public events, sports, and even schools. With the spread of the virus across the states, people have been quarantined in their homes for weeks to help contain and stop the spread of the virus. Furthermore, with many people being quarantined, there has...

Seniors hope last season isn’t more than just postponed

Tennis courts, which are usually filled with flying balls around the court, has no movement to be seen after school was cancelled.

Haley Nelson, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2020

Some Seniors put hours upon hours into their sports, days and nights, turning down friends wanting to hang out, just to practice or play a game. High school sports are one of those moments, where all their time is devoted to one specific thing. And for many seniors this year, their hard work and dedic...

Technology impacting education in tragic time

The Stillwater Pony Express editors-in-chief meet over Google Hangouts, a new way of meeting after Governor Tim Walz cancelled school and advised against meeting in groups for the time being.

Ella Gag, Social Media Editor

March 26, 2020

In this time of tragedy and despair technology will impact it all. Coronavirus has rapidly spread throughout the world as a pandemic. Measures have been taken to prevent the virus from growing. One being cancelling schools until a further notice. "We know that with viruses that children certainly...

Community comes together to fight Coronavirus amid social distancing

The downtown Stillwater community has been bare bones lately. Most are staying home at the direction of Governor Walz and other government officials.

John Franklin, Copy Editor-in-chief

March 26, 2020

According to the World Health Organization, People should stay one meter (3 feet) away from each other during this pandemic.  In the St. Croix Valley, the community has found many ways to come together as one. In Bayport, outside of the wine bar called Manger, which is only in its sophomore year of existe...

The Trump Administration’s steps to a corona-less nation

On Wednesday Mar. 11, President Donald Trump delivered a National Address on the coronavirus. In his speech he declared the virus a

Elaina Mankowski, Layout Editor

March 25, 2020

The coronavirus has shocked the world in its quick and destructive expansion. Just months after the virus originated in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared coronavirus a global pandemic. With the threat reaching America, and much of the country moving into quarantines and lockdow...

Coronavirus impacts on local education

Stillwater Schools haver started to offer free lunches to anyone through the age of eighteen. There are various meal drop-offs throughout the school district.

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2020

The coronavirus was on everyone’s radar. Most knew about it and that it would impact economic markets. No one, however, knew it would disrupt the world economy to this extent. More importantly though, no one knew how impactful it would be on local education. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed Emergency...

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