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Elliot Dorow Hovland

Elliot is a sophomore staff writer and, along with Kenny Kiratli, the co-creator and co-host of the Minnehaha Talon Podcast. Elliot plays on the soccer, hockey, and golf teams and is interested in engineering and the environment.

Narcissus’ reflection on a phone screen

Narcissism probed by the individualized worlds of social media sites Echo, the beautiful young nymph, admired him from afar. He was a handsome young man hunting deer in the forest. Shortly, he noticed her presence, but he would not accept her love. Tired from the heat of the day and …

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Winter Sports Preview

Girls’ Basketball This year will be the first in a while without star point guard Sarah Kaminski who now plays at George Mason University. According to senior Olivia DuBois, the team dynamic has changed. “We  have a very young team,” said DuBois. “Sarah brought a lot of maturity and so …

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Beyond college status symbols

College counselors remind students to, aside from ranking and prestige, consider factors like clubs and programs when making application decisions National ranking. Acceptance rate. School pride. Intramurals. Internship programs. These factors, which seniors consider when applying for college, range in their excitement factor as well as their importance to each student. …

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New procedures for iPad use

BOLD changes New guidelines and consequences for use of BOLD devices Why: “We want this to be a place where kids can connect with each other, with adults, distraction-free and really invest in their attention and the work they do while they’re here,” said Principal Jason Wenschlag. Not only was …

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Janet Johnson: One last goodbye

Janet Johnson: One last goodbye Janet Johnson taught her first class at Minnehaha Academy in the fall of 1972, and while years have passed (42 of them) and classes have come and gone, Johnson has remained a bright and inspirational pillar of the faculty. Many will miss her, but she …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Pride

In Greek mythology, there is a story about an inventor and his son who are imprisoned on the island of Crete, within the Labyrinth, which they had helped to build. To escape, Daedalus the father builds two pairs of wings, which he had cobbled together out of twine, feathers and …

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Reasoning the drop

Consumers are used to fluctuating gas prices and welcome the recent drop but drivers should still be wary of the economy and its constant changing climate Driving down Lake Street on the way to school or even going to fill up at Super America just a few blocks from school, …

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Coach honored

Redhawk Boys’ Hockey assistant coach wins award The Assistant Coach of Minnehaha’s Boys’ Varsity Hockey team, Bill McClellan, was awarded two honors this spring, at the end of the hockey season. McClellan was voted “Section 4A Assistant Coach of the Year” for 2015 and was also voted “Class A Assistant …

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Looking to the state tournament

As the baseball team heads into the season they work to build upon their achievements “Last year was a rebuilding year,” said infielder Ford Schroeder of the Minnehaha Varsity Baseball team. “We had some mistakes last year, but that’s just fuel to the fire. We’re going to come out firing …

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MA French students serve in West Africa

Minnehaha Alumnus Vera Morbey (’09) discusses the recent outbreak of Ebola in Western Africa with Minnehaha filmmaker Kate Brown. Language classes lead to passports, adventures and service beyond high school “A year ago, I would not have thought I would be here,” says Kate Pitchford (‘10), a volunteer with Wycliffe, …

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