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Leadership versus servantship

The Talon staff share their opinion on captainship and the responsibility that leadership entails The disappointment of an underclassmen looking up to a teammate who was drinking at a party. The change in the team’s attitude once a teammate gives up. The downfall of the team when a player starts …

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Movie review: Captain Phillips

Stepping inside the pirates’ shoes It’s a true story of two captains and their crew just trying to do their jobs. For one that means carrying cargo to ports on the African coast, but for the other that means getting money through piracy. As both point of views are shown, …

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Movie review: Dallas Buyers Club

A changed man fighting for his life Sex and drugs. A straight man is tested positive for HIV but denies the sickness because of the homosexual connotations. Yelling at the nurse, Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is horrified by his ruined image and 30-day death sentence. The panic of finding drugs …

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Movie review: Her

In love or just lonely? Society is broken. Technology has taken over everyday life. Social interaction is slim, many have their love letters written for them and a one-night stand can be arranged without even getting out of bed. This all happens within the first 15 minutes of the film. …

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Athletics is more than play-time

Desired by the body, but easily malleable, sleep shouldn’t be a variable for dedicated athletes Athletes always want a leg up. They want the best equipment. They push themselves to train at their best. They are willing to push their bodies to the limit and train it perfectly, but an …

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Teamwork across the metro

Hope Academy officially joins Minnehaha Academy sports teams in an across metro co-op Many Minnehaha athletics teams have struggled to get depth in their programs because lower numbers. Even middle school teams are being dropped and younger kids are being brought up to fill in junior varsity and C-squad teams. …

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Youth fuels alpine team

The Alpine ski team, which includes grades 7-12, will be led this year by coach Brad Schaeppi along with four captains: senior Garrett Oren, juniors Maddy Webster and Gunnar Nelson and sophomore Carrie Sayre. Captains’ practices started a month prior to normal practices. Nelson, a first time captain, said that …

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