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Kenny Kiratli

Kenny is a senior staff writer for the Talon

Sustaining on sunshine

The national trend of investing in solar energy reaches Minnesota schools and businesses Schools and businesses in Minnesota are beginning to explore solar energy as a possible implementation in order to focus on sustainability and community building. Richfield High School and Mounds View High School have both turned to solar …

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Talon Updates: Carol Highsmith

Revisiting a billion-dollar law suit Carol Highsmith, the Minnehaha alumna featured in Issue 2 of the Talon who presented a billion-dollar lawsuit against Getty Images in 2016, has seen an unremarkable end to her case. As first reported by PetaPixel, Highsmith’s case was put to an end when a judge …

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Warm Weather Woes

On Feb. 18, Sam Myers (‘16) competed in a Nordic ski meet at Wirth Park in Minneapolis. Myers, who now skis for the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, faced bizarre conditions for Nordic skiing: it was 60 degrees, and there was no natural snow. The course was comprised entirely of …

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Wolfpack district change

BY KENNY KIRATLI AND ALICIA SAPORITO Next year, the SMB Wolfpack football team will play a more challenging regular season schedule.  The team is a co-op consisting of five teams: St. Paul Academy, Minnehaha Academy, the Blake School, Hope Academy and Mounds Park Academy. The change comes after another year …

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Minnehaha finance: where’s your money going?

What are Minnehaha’s sources of income? Minnehaha Academy has an “operating budget” that supports the instructional and extracurricular programs of the school. Approximately 87 percent of the income to support the operating budget comes from student tuition and fees. In addition, approximately 9 percent of operating budget income is in …

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Finding your passion

Conventional wisdom holds the idea that pursuing your dreams leads to a fulfilled life—that, by following a single, vested interest, you can achieve genuine happiness. Now, while the inspirational mainstay “Follow Your Dreams” may lead to an enjoyable career, its simplicity is often misleading: Passion isn’t easy to come by. …

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Minnesota caucus approaches

By Luke Frazier and Kenny Kiratli Twenty-four million people tuned in to Fox Television on the evening of Aug. 6, 2015. The viewership, twice as large as the Sept. 2015 Emmys and over six million more than the deciding game of the 2015 World Series, wasn’t anticipating a sporting event—the …

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GOP debate breakdown: how each candidate fared

Senior Luke Fraizure—aficionado of politics—breaks down last evening’s debate and grades each candidate’s performance. Donald Trump: A  “Trump probably had the strongest debate of the night. He was just Donald Trump the last five debates and that sufficed for him, but [last night] he broke out of his shell.” Ted Cruz: B+  …

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Yesterday in sports: Boys’ Basketball

Last night, the Minnehaha boys’ basketball team beat St. Paul Central in overtime, 91-86. Sophomore JaVonni Bickham and eighth grader Jalen Suggs led the scoring for Minnehaha with 21 points apiece. With the victory, the Redhawks improved to 9-3. The team is averaging 71.2 points per game and currently sits …

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