Annika Johnson

Rebuild Responsibly after the rebuild

The August 2, 2017 explosion at the Minnehaha Academy campus was felt by the students, staff, and families at the school, but also by the local neighborhood and surrounding Longfellow neighborhood community. Within months of the explosion, plans to rebuild were set into action, some of which provoked strong opposition …

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Explosion report released

NTSB releases report on Minnehaha gas explosion The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its report Dec. 2 following an investigation of more than two years into the Aug. 2, 2017, gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy’s North Campus. The NTSB is primarily engaged in researching transportation-related accidents, but it also …

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Chris Larson’s art of ‘transformation’

Chris Larson (‘85) is a Minneapolis based artist and Minnehaha alumnus. His work is extensive and his fields diverse: Videography, photography, performance art, sculpture, among others. His work has been featured in the Walker Art Center and at the Whitney Biennial. This past year, Larson was inducted into the Minnehaha …

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Evelia Barrera–making our school home

Making our school home What makes a school? Is it the building or the students? Is it about the teachers? The answers to these questions are definitely “yes.” But a school is not only those things. What about the unheralded, underhyped people who make a big, if quietly essential, impact …

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Snapchat snapped?

Snapchat snapped? Snapchat may be on a streak of loss of users Is Snapchat going the way of MySpace? Last quarter, Snapchat reported its first decline in daily active users, down from 191 to 188 million. Its stock lost nearly half of its peak value, hovering near its all time …

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iGen book review

Move aside Millennials. iGen is coming to stay, bringing their phone-obsessed, risk aversive, and stressed tendencies to the forefront of the future. They are also the topic of Jean Twenge’s book entitled: iGen, Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood. …

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Vape Nation?

Vape nation? We’re not far off. Many have likely noticed the jump in vape interest in recent years. In fact, according to a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 16.2 percent of high school seniors reported they used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days, while only 11.4 …

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