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The Magic of Midsummer: VISTA’s 2019 Fall Show

The Magic of Midsummer: VISTA’s 2019 Fall Show

Noelle Wang, Arts, Culture, and Style Editor

November 4, 2019

While the fallen leaves, frosty mornings, and gloomy weather may be arriving with the stirrings of winter, here at VISTA, all hands are on deck to create the lush, magical world of William Shakespeare’s iconic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This season, artistic directors Wendy Short-Hays and Ros...

Visitation Tennis – one of the largest teams in the state

Visitation Tennis – one of the largest teams in the state

Helaina Sislo, Visitation Life Editor

November 3, 2019

The Visitation tennis team is one of the top ten largest sports programs  in the state. There are approximately 75 players that make up the Varsity, JV, and C Squad teams consisting of 7th graders, 8th graders, freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. The majority of the team was middle schoolers. ...

School and Work Life Balance

School and Work Life Balance

Kate Sabre, Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

I interviewed an employed student in the Visitation Community to gain insight on how she balances work and school. Katie Barry has been working at Pool and Yacht Club, a small country club on the Mississippi River in Lilydale, for two years. Katie says that she works about 35 hours a week in the summer a...

Ms. Arnstein’s Garden

Ms. Arnstein’s Garden

Noelle Wang, Freelance Editor

May 14, 2019

As I sat in Ms. Arnstein’s classroom, surrounded by literary paraphernalia, I could vividly imagine the scene that she was depicting to me. About a week before I had met with her for our interview, Ms. Arnstein had planted the seeds for her garden in small containers at home—holding up her finger...

Inside the Coffee Shop with the Creators of Bean There Done That

Inside the Coffee Shop with the Creators of Bean There Done That

Sadie Grunau, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with two of Visitation’s very own juniors, Wini Bettenburg and Ellie McConville to discuss the art of coffee. In December 2018, Wini and Ellie created a VSCO photo blog called “bean-there-done-that” to chronicle their explorations of coffee shops around...

Team Mutomo: More than a Mission Trip

Team Mutomo: More than a Mission Trip

Meghan Quinlan, Vis Life Editor

May 14, 2019

For a seventh year, Visitation is preparing to send a group of students for an educational experience to Africa through the Team Mutomo program. This June, the group will travel to Ndola, Zambia, where it will stay with the Dominican Sisters of Ndola Province who minister to the community through education,...

Finding Mindfulness at Vis

Finding Mindfulness at Vis

Sadie Grunau, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

Mindfulness, according to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis. The Visitation community and the students and faculty that fill these halls embody...

Ghar گھر

Ghar گھر

Aalishba Ahmad, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

Assalamualaikum! My ears heard the greeting most common to me while being swarmed with hugs and kisses. The musky air filled my nose. I looked up at the night sky, seeing clouds and a full moon. I heard hundreds of honking horns going off in the distance. I looked out the car window to see the ...

Meet Your Winter Week Court!

Meet Your Winter Week Court!

Keenan Conley, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2019

Onto the Varsity Courts

Onto the Varsity Courts

Sadie Grunau, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

Q: What is your background in coaching? What is your past experience? A: I played basketball in high school and a little in college as well.  After graduating from college, I worked for several years as a volunteer teacher at a high school for at risk youth in Central America, where I was also the h...

A Look At Christmas Stockings

A Look At Christmas Stockings

Olivia Leon, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

The Christmas Stocking project has been a tradition at Visitation for many years and has always been very popular. There is something wonderful about the idea of giving others a chance to experience the delight of seeing a stocking full of presents and knowing they are for them. We are given the gift...

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