Sierra Takushi

As a junior, Sierra is a staff writer and photos/graphics editor for The Talon. She has a quirky fascination with slam and spoken word poetry and finds straight angle shapes (like squares) visually pleasing. Sierra enjoys exploring different types of writing and literature and likes to post her photography frequently on Instagram.

New beginnings and ends

First and Last: the final installment of the year long series focuses on the changing future in front of both Bailey and Lars, senior and freshman. It was at the end of this year’s Back to School Dance when senior Luke Frazier pointed into a crowd of neon and challenged …

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Arbor Research Group meets with Minnehaha

More than a century ago and under the Swedish name of the Rev. Eric August Skogsberg, a distinctively Christian institution was built near the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. For more than 100 years, Minnehaha Academy has developed from its initial Christian foundation. As a vibrant institution in …

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Growing up, stepping up

After graduating a handful of key players from last season, the young Minnehaha girls’ varsity basketball players had to adapt to new roles on the court and significant changes in their team dynamics After scoring 21 points for the night, senior captain Sarah Kaminski fouled out with three minutes and thirty seconds …

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Notecards and poster boards

First and Last: The fourth installment examines the process by which seniors and freshmen face different challenges: writing the senior term paper and asking girls to Sno Daze The fourth installment examines the process by which seniors and freshmen face different challenges: writing the senior term paper and asking girls to …

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Beyond the walls of Hognander Chapel

It was deadline night. The Talon staff was hustling in the publications room, littering the center table with rough draft newspaper spreads and empty Chinese take out containers. Suddenly, the sound of keyboard clicks was interrupted by reverberating thuds. The school began to vibrate. I put my pen down and …

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One semester down, one to go

First and Last: The third installment examines the new friendships made by freshmen and the deepening ones made by seniors, as well as schoolwork rigors and applying to college The cookie cutters are out of the cupboards, the Christmas sweaters out of the closets and high-schoolers push through finals week …

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All through art

Today’s chapel was titled the ‘Arts Chapel’ by showcasing different mediums of student artwork, and it focused on the beauty of God-given talents. Junior Sierra Takushi recited an original spoken word poem, seniors Gabbi Johnson and Lily Askegaarde performed a self-coreographed dance and juniors Eli Aronson and Matthew Humason delivered an adopted …

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