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September 10th | Daily Announcements | Moment of the Day

#MomentOfTheDay Junior Publicity Intern Tollef Currell reads an announcement about the boys’ soccer game at the end of the day. The publicity interns are in charge of doing announcements each day doing call downs, riddles, and many other notable announcements. Unfortunately, Zac Facts were vetoed by the new publicity interns …

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100 years of journalism at M.A.

A century of student voices Since 1920, Minnehaha Academy students have been covering news, exchanging opinions and recording school history. In 2019-20, The Talon newspaper staff reviewed this history in a four-part series. PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4

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Coronavirus: Staff editorial

For seniors, spring brings lessons you can’t learn in a classroom It is safe to say that the senior class of 2020 has had one of the most unpredictable high school careers in all of Minnehaha history. After our freshman year at the old North Campus building, the August 2, …

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New Student Leadership Institute announced

Program designed to promote selfless, faithful leaders “Everyone is going to have opportunities to lead throughout the rest of their lives,” said social studies teacher Collin Quinn. “Life is about learning. So are you interested in the type of person that you’re becoming? Are you interested in what it means …

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Administrators to shift responsibilities

Minnehaha announces a leadership change taking effect next year Before coronavirus took the world by storm, Minnehaha announced that it would undergo an administration switch-up that would take effect at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. As a result, the Lower, Middle and Upper schools will each have principals: …

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2020 Election: What Republicans should expect this summer

Republicans need voters to focus on issues, not personalities By Tollef Currell, guest writer The presidential election is certainly the most widely discussed top- ic on this upcoming ballot. It’s arguably the most important, too, but not for the reason most people suspect. We are about to have a fight …

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2020 Election: What Democrats should expect for summer

Democrats need voters to pay attention By Danielle Robinson, guest writer We’ve narrowed down the top two candidates for this year’s race: former vice president Joe Biden and current president Donald Trump. The COVID-19 outbreak has made campaigning difficult for Biden, as he is solely participating in presidential events via …

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Coronavirus: Life without sports

Gaining new appreciation for sports from its absence March 11, 2020, when the world of sports began to collapse due to the COVID-19 virus. My dad and I were on our way to Indianapolis for the Big Ten basketball tournament. Little did we know that our trip would eventually come …

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Class of 2020: Athlete destinations

Senior destinations for Redhawks athletes Compiled by Grace Kassebaum, Mykelti Dillard Smith and Luke Von Arx. Congratulations to the following members of Minnehaha Academy’s Class of 2020: Swimming: Andrew Karpenko Softball: Kate Pryor Basketball: Mia Curtis and Jalen Suggs Football: Craig McDonald, Kaden Johnson and Terry Lockett

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The evolution of Westerns

For a century of U.S. history, Western movies reveal American values — good, bad and ugly Are you starting to get claustrophobic, having now spent weeks confined to your home? Social isolation will likely continue for the time being, but there is still an activity you can do in your …

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