Elleni Oberle

Springing into Shakespeare

Minnehaha Academy Players present a modern twist on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night As the ice melted outside, a group of students enjoyed sunny, warm weather-or at least they imagined it, since that will be the setting of the school’s production of Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night is a Shakespearean comedy that has been …

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Minnehaha skiers raced in the state meet

Four Minnehaha skiers went to state after the 2012-13 season. Sophomore alpine skier Maddy Webster raced in the state meet on Feb. 13. Webster went to state as an eighth-grader with the team and individually her freshman and sophomore year. In her first run this year she fell and had …

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More than just a coach

Minnehaha coaches devote time to their players, but their day jobs may be surprising Athletes attend practice every day along with their coaches to work on their skills, but what doesn’t usually come up in practice is what coaches do when they aren’t drawing out plays and preparing the team …

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Dangers of energy drinks

Deaths may be linked to energy drinks In a report recently released by the Food and Drug Administration it was reported that five people may have died because of drinking Monster Energy over the past three years. It is uncertain whether or to what extent Monster played a role in …

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Two fathoms deep: Is Big River safe? 

Fall musical adapts story of Huckleberry Finn At 2:55 p.m., sophomore Maggie Chamberlain rushed out of the girls’ locker room after gym class 6th hour. Walking through the link to get to the chapel at 3 p.m. she made it in time for a musical workshop. Chamberlain joined some of …

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To space and back in nine months

The International Space Station Project brings new opportunities for students Minnehaha has been to Europe, the Bahamas and even Haiti. But this year, we’re going to space! “I hoped that it would excite students to be a part of a big science experiment that required students to use many different …

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Kony campaign sweeps nation

Good cause, flawed messenger?   Former Minnehaha student Jal Chuol grew up mostly in the U.S. but also in Africa hearing scary stories about monsters that were all too real compared to what we hear as kids about the boogie monster under our bed. While staying at a family friend’s …

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Textbooks on iPads

Textbooks or new technology? Elleni Oberle, Talon staff writer Upper school principal Nancy Johnson talked about the advancement of ipad textbooks. “I think it’s a great idea and we’re really keeping a close eye on that; there are a lot of reasons why. The development in that area is pretty …

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