Writing

12 years of Christmas: Talon 1991

Day four of the Minnehaha Archive 12 days of Christmas series is a clipping from the 1991 Christmas edition of the Talon. Written by staff writer Mark Ireland with a hand drawn cartoon, the clip below discusses the rush to finish Christmas shopping and the business of the holiday season.

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12 years of Christmas: Talon 2001

Day three of our 12 days of Christmas countdown features a 2001 Talon article written by Owen Owen. This clipping describes the top five Christmas movies and how movies play a role during the holiday season. According to this staff writer, the top five Christmas movies in order counting down …

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12 years of Christmas: Talon 2013

The second installment of the 12 days of Christmas MA Archive series features an article written in 2013 by current senior Steven Johnson. Read more about the meaning of gifts and how thoughtful gifts have a bigger impact than expensive ones.

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12 years of Christmas: Talon 2014

Merry Christmas, everyone! Today marks the beginning of the 12 days of Christmas, a traditional stretch of time leading up to the Feast of the Epiphany. Though many individuals today do not celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, they were originally intended to allow Christians to reflect on the meaning …

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Deity Sullivan: Writing

“The Peddles that Remain” – Deity Sullivan After all the flower are picked up And only peddles remain, Small tears of the feeble children cover the desolate place Like morning dew. Furious she was, to her father he went “Father, why must you cast us into sorrow? What makes me …

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Anna Forslund: Writing

Freshman Anna Forslund enjoys writing on her own time, and in the poem below, titled “Love Story,” Forslund tells the story of her great grandma and grandpa’s love. Forslund adds more in the writer’s note below. “My great grandma died last year on Wednesday January 7th, 2015,” Forslund said. “She …

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Raye Ebensteiner: Writing

“In a Man’s World” Seated desks and fluorescent lights Executive meetings and jury duties Dark alleys in the night Girls don’t have cooties. Wage gap, endearing names, doing favors Cooking dinner, cleaning the kitchen, keeping him satisfied She and he, hands raise. The father calls on him, For the stronger, …

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Drew Cairns: Writing

“The Power of Music” – Drew Cairns Journey back with me through the past fifteen years. And while there may be pleasant thoughts and memories, there are still terrible instances that come to mind. The 9/11 attacks. The Boston Marathon bombing. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. And even just …

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