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Saint Martin’s University marks 125 years with virtual celebration

Hillary Thompson, Staff Writer  Saint Martin’s University was founded in 1893 by Bernard Locnikar. Starting out as a boys boarding school, Saint Martin’s progressed through the years, becoming the well known private intuition it is today. This year, in lieu of the annual gala, Saint Martin’s celebrated their 125th anniversary on Saturday, November 7th. The event began with some testimonials

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Surge in COVID-19 cases prompts recommendation for continued virtual learning

Sophia Kobernusz-Gibbs, Staff Writer Thurston County Superintendents and Heads of Schools received a recent letter from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimayana Abdelmalek, regarding a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. In this letter, Dr. Abdelmalek remarked that on Oct. 23rd, Thurston County crossed into the high COVID-19 transmission range with a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases. If the county stayed

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Thurston County general election sees greater voter turn-out

Sunya Chay, Staff Writer According to the Thurston County Auditor, 81.31% of registered voters voted in this year’s general election. This is 3.65% more than the 2016 election, with voter turn-out to be 77.66%. While the percentage difference is small, in contrast it makes a huge difference since this means that more people are using their voice and voting for

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COVID-19 in Fall 2020: The finances, enrollment, and stress of it all

Taryn Zard, Staff writer President Roy Heynderickx has stated that Saint Martin’s University has absorbed a financial hit of roughly $3.5 million from the impact of COVID-19. This impact has forced the University to limit travel, events, and cut back on other budget-line items by $1 million, as well as decreasing and altering benefit packages, salaries, freezing pay raises and

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Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice

Ailina Cunningham, Staff Writer   Judge Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Oct. 26th, 2020, filling the seat left open following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Plenty of controversy followed her nomination, much like the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Unlike Ginsburg, who leaned more towards a liberal point of view, Barrett is

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College enrollment numbers down nationwide

Olivia Alvord, Staff Writer With the school year up and running, colleges and universities across the nation have begun to open next year’s application process for incoming freshmen and make necessary changes for current undergraduate students. This process will look different given the ongoing modifications brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. With many colleges and universities closing their doors early

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Lacey Chick-fil-A temporarily closes due to COVID-19

Olivia Alvord, Staff Writer On Sept. 17, Thurston County received a long sought out Chick-fil-A franchise location in Lacey, Wash. This was the first of its locations in southwest Washington and an addition to the prior list of just three locations statewide: Bellevue, Tacoma, and Lakewood. Opening day for the fast-food restaurant was filled with long lines, three or more

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