Jeff Riley

Art with a message

Arts editor Jeffrey Riley considers whether artists  need to include a message in their work Ignoring the influx of vibrant, eye-catching colors and imaginative arrangement of media that flood the gathering area outside Minnehaha Academy’s very own Hognander Chapel seems to be impossible this time of year. As the AP …

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Youth Vote

Young voters: the political wildcard   Televisions are constantly flooded with ads, quotes, endorsements and updates. Newspapers frequently feature the latest on the campaign trail. Election year has come around, and that means a large portion of the seniors will have the opportunity to carry out their young right of …

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Don’t sell your dreams

Cultivation of artistic abilities Jeffrey Riley Talon staff writer Acceptance envelopes come in the mail. Rejection letters are received and discarded. Preceding the application process, as early as freshman year, it’s hard not to consider what career path the future holds. As children, we wanted to be astronauts, dancers, professional athletes, …

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Diverse Music to Twin Cities

New albums bring new shows to the cities Alenka Výbohová, Talon staff writer British alternative indie rock is coming to the US. The Kooks, with their new album Junk of the Heart, released in September, didn’t disappoint. The new electronic feature is used more than in any of their other …

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Between the Lines

The Invisible Wall Olivia Dorow-Hovland, Talon staff writer Barriers exist between people. Whether they be physical, like the Berlin Wall, or social, like the divide between people of different income levels, or even political, like segregation and apartheid, there has never been a time when the human race has lived …

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Dubstep Craze

Behind the new scene of Dubstep Jeffrey Riley, Talon Staff Writer The lights pulsate to the sound of the over-powering bass. A distinct wub wub wub sound permeates the venue as the “drop” kicks in. Bodies seem to be teleporting minute distances as the strobe flashes on the tightly-packed crowd, moving …

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Students to release CD

MA music group has hopes for summer CD Jeffrey Riley Talon Staff Writer Over the summer, many seniors will be focusing on the transition from high school to college, making memories in the process as they scatter across the nation. But seniors Stig Benson and Fiona Cummings have an additional …

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Families face choice

Bloomington families weigh options; most will continue at South Campus in Minneapolis By Kersten Chelgren Talon Staff Writer The families of 40 Minnehaha students have been forced to decide what to do next year as their beloved Bloomington campus closes. Many teachers and families are sad to say goodbye, but …

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