Brigid Kelly

Meaning suits him

Donkersgoed has success, wisdom beyond his years There are 150,000 people staring and 50 television cameras running as a long whistle sounds, signaling for athletes to climb onto their blocks. Suddenly, the crowd surrounding the pool adopts a thick silence as the referee’s hands extend to the starter. On lane eight’s block there’s …

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Cracking the code

Maturity is required in moral thinking We live in a world of moral failure. We celebrate scandals rather than accomplishments. As a society, we’re infatuated with the glamour of Hollywood and the glitz of sports. Our heroes are celebrities and professional athletes rather than teachers and police officers. American entertainment …

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Selfless growth

Volunteer to serve others, not your résumé. By Brigid Kelly.

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Not the time to slide

Are you a senior slacker or over-achiever? Brigid Kelly, Talon staff writer Alright, seniors – it’s finally second semester – the last semester of our high school careers. It’s time for the lasts of the lasts, the final hurrahs and the ultimate goodbyes. But don’t be fooled by the clichés. …

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Band trip

More than music The band tour and CFE have partnered to create an unforgettable journey abroad by Dominique Hlavac, Talon staff writer The front gate towers menacingly across the horizon, cries of pain can be heard echoing through the dark history that these towers, walls and ramshackle buildings have contained. …

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Lettering in robotics?

High school league endorses new program New robotics program becomes third non-athletic competitive activity for Minnesota schools By Brigid Kelly, Talon staff writer Six weeks. One challenge. One championship competition. And a varsity letter. The Minnesota State Fair brought more than deep-fried candy bars and corn-on-the-cob to local high school …

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Challenging values

Junior Brady Ryan examines the value of his possessions by tossing most of them out by Brigid Kelly Talon Staff Writer 100 things. That’s it. Nothing more. Could you do it? Junior Brady Ryan is trying. Over the past year, the “100 Thing Challenge” has gone viral because of a …

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Playing with PEP

In high-school athletics, girls are more likely than boys to suffer knee injuries. But a new program may keep more girls in the game. This story was named a national winner in the 2011 Quill and Scroll Writing and Photo Contest.

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Guthrie gab

Two Talon staff members, Brigid Kelly and Olivia Dorow Hovland, had the opportunity to travel to the Guthrie Theater as part of an event sponsored by the Minnesota High School Press Association.

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Choosing your language

What influences a decision to learn one language instead of another?

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