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What new things have you started doing during this time?

May 18, 2020


Axel Toft

In the midst of a global pandemic, metropolitan Minneapolis feels untarnished. Many Red Knights are getting out an enjoying nature.

Dr. Adam Ehrmantraut, President: “Well, I bought a bike, I’ve been anti-bike for a long time. I broke down and bought a bike. This isn’t new, but I’m golfing more than I ever have because it’s the only thing I can do, you know. We never really did walks, and now we’re taking walks. We’re doing board games which, you know, in a busy world pre-COVID where everyone is scheduled to every minute of their day by and large. We’ve gotten into board games and stuff like that and it’s been a blast. Virtual connections with friends, that’s obviously a new scenario. That’s been cool.”

JoAnn Meyer, Parent: “I personally pulled out a new 1000 piece puzzle, but can’t seem to talk anyone into helping me complete it! We have enjoyed bike rides as a family and we put up an outdoor volleyball net and play that as often as we can.”

Nicole Strom, Class of 2020: “I’ve started embroidering clothes.”

Ben James, Class of 2022: “I’ve been binging video games in a way I don’t think I have ever before.”

Sarah McGurl, Class of 2021: “I got a job at Starbucks because I was getting very bored. I’ve started to do a lot of cooking from cool recipes I find. I learned how to print designs on shirts. I also do a lot of online workouts.”

Xela Gunvalson, Class of 2021: “I have a few plants growing which isn’t necessarily a garden but yeah got some things going. Baking a lot. Rollerblading a lot, going to the skatepark and jumping ramps and stuff, really messing around with what I can do; I enjoy it a lot because I haven’t ice skated in a while.”

Ms. Abbi Baker, Science Teacher: “I finally started using my sewing machine. I made some masks for my spouse and co-workers because they started wearing them all day, every day… I also organized a greeting card drive for the senior citizens in my area with my volunteer organization. We made cards for them around Easter and dropped them off through meals on wheels or at their assisted living facilities. I’ve also been playing games online with relatives or just talking to relatives more. I’ve been on TikTok. I’m having fun watching my nieces’ content–one of them even sent me a bunch of dances to learn. Haha!”

Charlie Warnert, Class of 2020: “I picked up biking and jogging around the lake.”

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