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Katerina Misa

Katerina is the Editor-in-Chief of the Talon and a senior staff writer.

Unconscious bias: gender vs. careers

Gender distribution differences in the labor force possibly affect seniors’ choices of intended majors “Is this meal for a girl or a boy?” You promptly reply to the speaker that the 4 piece McNugget Happy Meal is for your little brother. Within minutes, the ripped plastic package he got from his …

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Talon Update: Philando Castile

The shooting that shocked Falcon Heights and the rest of the world In Issue 1, The Talon reported on the controversial death of Philando Castile who was shot and killed by a police officer after being pulled over supposedly for a broken tail light. Since Castile’s death on July 6, …

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Minnesota-nice…kind of

Passive aggressiveness, often confused with politeness, can be the most ineffective and harmful response to a problem Sarcasm, the silent treatment, blame, avoidance, social exclusion—passive aggressive behavior comes in many shapes and forms, and many fall victim to it daily. Although a passive aggressive friend, teacher or email may irk …

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Amnesty International vs. Trump

On international and local scales, the organization prepares to fight for rights For the month of November, Minnehaha’s Amnesty International club focused on the topic of global women’s rights. However, it was hard for the club members to see past the large Republican elephant in the room. Why? Well consider …

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Rebalancing the scale

The harsh pressure to conform to an idealistic body standard creates a negative atmosphere, encouraging dancers to take a critical eye to their own bodies It was a five minute conversation, but 19-year-old Clare Podvin can still reiterate her dance instructor’s words and hear the tone of his voice six …

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‘What do we do next?’

Minnehaha students and faculty respond to the death of Philando Castile and current racial tensions, and discuss steps individuals can take to move forward Over the course of 13 years, an African American man was pulled over by police for minor infractions at least 49 times in the Minneapolis-St. Paul …

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After the bell rings

The selfless acts of Lance and Carrie Johnson are unseen by most, but are greatly appreciated by the many they helped Many Minnehaha students know Lance Johnson as the man in Nike attire who patrols the halls and makes jokes with the basketball team.  Similarly, they may be familiar with …

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Plants in space

The Plant Team of Minnehaha’s ARE class is studying the effect of microgravity on phototropism; i.e. how microgravity affects orientation of plants toward or away from a light source. A plant will first orient itself by its sense of gravity; this is why plants grown in the dark grow similarly …

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Using youth to gain success

The Minnehaha boys’ varsity basketball team plays with one of the largest age ranges in the state—both eighth graders and seniors lead the team as they aim to make a section push and advance to the state tournament for the first time in three years The team made a chain …

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Freedom to say yes or no

Retired teacher Mary Carlson takes advantage of travelling, drawing and volunteering “Let’s go look at Americana,” is an expression former Minnehaha health teacher and sports coach Mary Carlson often hears from her husband. “That means let’s just go back-road to some little town,” said Carlson, who retired in June after …

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