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Passing the Quarentime

Senior Wini Bettenburg and her family dress up for their own diy social distanced prom

Mary Burke, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

While stuck in isolation, purpose and motivation have often seemed difficult to find. However, both women have found avenues to make an impact on their communities.

Of Empty Shelves and Full Hearts: Two Stories from Spring Break 2020

Of Empty Shelves and Full Hearts: Two Stories from Spring Break 2020

Mrs. Sutton and Colibri Lopez-Munoz, Writer

May 15, 2020

Mrs. Sutton:  Last Thursday, my husband and I took advantage of my early spring break to do some pre-apocalypse shopping.  We started at the Costco Business Center in Saint Paul -- our mission: to replenish our toilet paper supply and our supply of rice, both of which had dwindled in the past few ...

VISTORY: A Week of Service……

Students from the Georgetown Visitation and the Mendota Heights Visitation

Emily Wollan, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

This past summer provided an opportunity for me and five other Mendota Heights Visitation Students - Seniors Ceci Baillon and Anna Zauha and Sophomores Erin McQuillan, Caroline Schlehuber, and Catherine Wollan - to travel to Camden, New Jersey to take part in the 21st Annual VISTORY service trip. VI...

Junior Izzy Brandt Dominates the Debate Floor

Junior Izzy Brandt awarded Section IV Champion

Meghan Quinlan, Executive Editor

February 17, 2020

This school year has proven to be another successful debate season for Junior co-captain Izzy Brandt. Izzy placed first at the Section 4 Lincoln-Douglas Debate Championship with a 5-1 record! She then moved on to the Minnesota State Debate Tournament at the University of Minnesota where she finished...

An Inside Look at the Experiences of Two Adoptees at Visitation

Picture of Katherine Jones (left image) and Isabel Schleper (right) via VSCO.

Sadie Grunau, Staff Writer

January 12, 2020

Visitation is a space where people of many backgrounds find the ability to thrive. It is a place where one’s life experiences can freely determine their worldviews and push them to have insightful and strong opinions. To honor the variety of backgrounds found in our school, I had the privilege of ...

A Clue into the Court Room with Vis Mock Trial

Mock Trial

Grace Richardson, Freelance Editor

January 7, 2020

One of the most important aspects of a school for many students is the variety of clubs and extracurricular activities it offers. While the majority of students around the United States participate in athletic activities and sports, many participate in academically-focused groups as well. Among those are...

Mid- Season Winter Sports Recap

Emily Wollan, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

Hockey: The St. Paul United hockey team has started out strong despite only having one team. The girl’s Vis and St. Paul Academy (SPA) combined hockey team has faced several tough teams such as Blake and Breck, but has held their own with the team’s top scorers being SPA sophomore, Lucie Bond and V...

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

Senior Katie Barry

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 prepping her potato bed.

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...

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