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Robots taking jobs?

Students factor rise of technology into future careers “My neighbor. . .lost his job to outsourcing and automation, kind of a combination,” said economics teacher David Hoffner. “The idea, in economics, is that [when that happens] you need to retrain, you need to get educated. Learn more skills. And he …

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The Electoral College: Tried and True

It sounds so wrong: Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote by 2 million votes and losing the election. Historically, a situation like this ends with calls for the abolishment of the Electoral College due to this undemocratic result. However, the Electoral College is an old institution that, once examined, has …

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Contrasting Column: The principled vote

Don’t vote for the ‘lesser evil’ “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension…is itself a frightful despotism.” George Washington warned the country in his farewell address that falling into a two-party system is a danger to be discouraged and …

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Using conservatism as a shield

Do you believe that the earth is round? Or that the sun is at the center of our universe? Or that gravity exists? Do you think that humans need food and water to survive? Well, these are really trick questions, because they aren’t really choices that you get to make. …

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A presidential race to remember

“I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite like it,” said Joseph G. Peschek, professor of political science at Hamline University. What is happening in the race for the presidency right now? The bizarre and unpredictable events happening in politics are being noticed even by citizens who generally don’t follow …

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Career: The curvy path to finding a fitting career

“We went to….” Minnehaha Chef Jonathan Barnes paused while recounting his days doing ride-alongs as a paramedic. “… a domestic [violence scene],” he continued. “You knew exactly what happened, but you couldn’t do anything, so we had to fix her up, and he just sat there.” His day didn’t get …

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The hard work of homework

Before the first bell even rings, senior Alex Wilson is either in a jazz band rehearsal or has rushed straight to her International Space Station Program class. Every year, when school gets into full swing, the same events seem to happen. Students who once thought, “Yes, of course I can …

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Willing to do what others won’t

Hard work fueled by passion pays dividends for Minnehaha student athletes “Dawson just filled a role as a defensive player last year, and it’s a role that we really needed because we weren’t that great at defense,” said varsity basketball coach Lance Johnson, laughing. Toward the end of the basketball …

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Running through illness

On Saturday November 7th, the Minnehaha Academy Boy’s Cross Country team, made up of seniors Chris Schold, Bjorn Anderson and Jacob Gray, junior Gabe Satoskar, sophomore Tristan Tew and freshmen Maxwell Gifford and Anthony Guarnera, ran state along with individual qualifier sophomore Ava Perez Erickson. Aside from the stress of …

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