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 discoveries, familiar passions

First and Last: the second installment examines the exploration of new activities during freshman year and focus on main activities senior year. A calendar hangs in the entrance of the kitchen, its dated boxes overflowing with colorful handwriting. Practice times, meeting places and available drivers are mapped out for the …

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Boys’ soccer season concludes with banquet

The Minnehaha’s boys’ soccer program will congregate in the Campus Room tonight for their end of the season banquet. Varsity Coach Ben Linder will recognize honors like junior Matthew Gibbon’s award for All State. The boys will also reflect on the memories they made this fall. Freshman Lars Askegaard attributes …

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Caught between two worlds

First and Last: a year-long series following freshman Lars Askegaard and senior Bailey McKenzie through a year of hopeful starts and emotional endings It was at the end of the Back to School Dance when the music softened to the piano chords of “Lean on Me.” Senior Luke Frazier grabbed …

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Family views Greek financial crisis

She leaned over the edge and discovered a steep drop into teal blue water. Suddenly, a Target logo of ripples exploded on the calm surface. Her cousin hit the clear water with legs tucked neatly in a cannon ball. “Elizabeth, jump!” her other cousins chanted from below. Nodding, junior Elizabeth …

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Contributing to a classic

It’s 1957. An aspiring female author with boy-cut brown hair leans across a desk and offers a well-worked manuscript to Tay Hohoff, an editor at LB Lippencott. The editor fans through the manuscript’s crisp pages, digesting a story about a young woman named Scout. It’s a story about right and …

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Playful or painful?

Words meant to entertain may be more hurtful than humorous “I was in my living room eating dinner by myself when the fire alarms went off. I was going around the house unscrewing them because I didn’t smell smoke. I called my dad and said, ‘Yeah, something’s wrong’ and he …

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Winter medallion found by MA dad

– Forrest Ahrens and Sierra Takushi “It’s almost like being inducted into the hall of fame!” exclaimed senior Harris Worthman, who enjoyed his eighteenth birthday in the procession of the St. Paul Winter Carnival parade this past weekend. Worthman’s step into adulthood, however, was not the priority of celebrations but …

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A move from college admissions to college counseling

by Sierra Takushi As a new counselor at Minnehaha Academy, Ann Buesgens is eager to apply her experience with college admissions in order to guide high school students academically. Buesgens has worked in various positions in university offices, ranging from being a multicultural counselor to an international coordinator. With this …

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