Ann Oakman

Student painting shines a light on healthcare workers

Tenzin Chosang honors healthcare workers’ bravery admist COVID-19 pandemic “Jesus Christ is justice, he sets us in the right relationship with God and others, and others have inherent dignity and worth,” said Executive Director of Faith Formation David Hoffner to the dispersed crowd of students listening attentively from their chapel …

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Short Takes: MSHSL, Target Center need to explain themselves

No sufficient reason given by MSHSL, Target Center for state tournament photography rules On April 10, the Minnehaha boys’ basketball team won their fourth-consecutive state championship at Target Center, but neither the Talon newspaper nor the Antler yearbook took photos of the historic event. Why not? Because we’re lazy? No, …

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Remembering Berkley Duckson

Mourning the loss of class of 2020 graduate, student, friend Berkley Allen Duckson (‘20), aged 18, passed away on February 20, 2021 due to injuries sustained in a snowmobiling accident in Brainerd, Minnesota. Berkley was born on March 13, 2002 to Jay and Pamela Duckson. He attended Minnehaha Academy from …

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“An outstanding performance”

Cast of spring musical receives 19 honors for student-led production of Junie B. Jones the Musical The Minnehaha Academy Players held its first student directed winter musical, Junie B. Jones the Musical, this February. The production, directed by senior Zac Anderson, debuted on February 19 and 20. To accommodate COVID-19 …

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A major task

The expectation of choosing a major at a young age “I think it’s really, really important when you go into college, whether you’re decided on a major or not, to be open to changing your mind,” said counselor Kristin Overton. Choosing a singular field of study that may guide the …

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Uighur Muslim repression called a ‘genocide’

Chinese re-education camps continue to mistreat Uighur Muslims Since 2017, more than 1 million Uighur Muslims have been detained in what the Chinese government is calling “re-education centers” in Xinjiang, China. According to PBS NewsHour, Uighur Muslims who have been detained in these centers say they were interrogated, mistreated and …

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Behind the scenes: Preparing for a COVID-19 school year

What it took to prepare for in-person learning In the mid summer heat, weeks before school was to start, Principal Michael DiNardo confronted the big question; What’s next? With the help of Maker Space Coordinator Shannon Boehm, they started out with the basics. Stepping into each classroom and surveying the …

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Worldwide Wonders

What happens next? What changes will stick? The past eight months have been a whirlwind of chaos and change. COVID-19 stormed the United States in March, causing a shutdown of businesses, schools and the public in general. Eight months later, some say there is no turning back. “I don’t think …

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New Student Leadership Institute announced

Program designed to promote selfless, faithful leaders “Everyone is going to have opportunities to lead throughout the rest of their lives,” said social studies teacher Collin Quinn. “Life is about learning. So are you interested in the type of person that you’re becoming? Are you interested in what it means …

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AP testing changes because of coronavirus

Social distancing orders affected this year’s AP exams, switched to at-home testing The College Board altered May 2020 AP exams to conform with COVID-19 stay at home orders. The College Board announced on March 20 that all AP exams would be taken at home, online. Students took the tests on …

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