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Baby business

Students learn from start-ups As high-school students at Minnehaha start experimenting with different interests in careers and professions, some have started taking a big leap into the world of business ownership by creating their own company. These students range from seniors including Walter Trutna (landscaping), Zac Anderson (theater production), and Dason Thomas (financing), to freshmen and all cover a variety …

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Remembering Berkley Duckson

Mourning the loss of class of 2020 graduate, student, friend Berkley Allen Duckson (‘20), aged 18, passed away on February 20, 2021 due to injuries sustained in a snowmobiling accident in Brainerd, Minnesota. Berkley was born on March 13, 2002 to Jay and Pamela Duckson. He attended Minnehaha Academy from …

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Patriotism: what does it mean to “love one’s country”?

Debating ‘patriotism’ in a changing America Across the country hundreds of thousands of students marched in the 1960s, taking the streets to protest various figures: the draft, President Johnson, President Nixon, and the Pentagon. Nevertheless, they were all standing in solidarity against one common target: America’s role in the Vietnam …

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“An outstanding performance”

Cast of spring musical receives 19 honors for student-led production of Junie B. Jones the Musical The Minnehaha Academy Players held its first student directed winter musical, Junie B. Jones the Musical, this February. The production, directed by senior Zac Anderson, debuted on February 19 and 20. To accommodate COVID-19 …

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Bikes, buses, and more: MA student commutes

During online learning, a student’s commute could be as short as pressing a Zoom link but now that we’re back in class, it’s gotten a lot longer. Of course, the way students commute can vary and COVID-19 has meant changes for the school and families. Transportation Director, Scott Glenn said …

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Farfalle to Pappardelle, it’s better by hand

Learn how to make homemade pasta Making homemade pasta may seem impossible, but with a simple recipe and easy-to-follow instructions, it’s pretty simple. There are four steps in forming the pasta. First, gather ingredients. Second, mix the ingredients together. Thirdly, knead the dough until it is smooth. Finally, roll out …

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Brown brothers gunning for gold in biathlon

Skiing and shooting, M.A. alums represent Team USA in little-known winter sport In a cold sweat, with hearts racing, the skiers lay on their stomachs, .22-caliber rifles in hand, waiting for the perfect moment to shoot, between breaths. Breathe-breathe-hold-shoot. Among these world-class skiers, Minnehaha alumni Jake Brown (‘10) competes to …

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A major task

The expectation of choosing a major at a young age “I think it’s really, really important when you go into college, whether you’re decided on a major or not, to be open to changing your mind,” said counselor Kristin Overton. Choosing a singular field of study that may guide the …

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Chet Holmgren’s growth, charted

For Holmgren, a long road to the top Nation’s top recruit credits work, listening, mindset, mentors for his rise For the last few years, Minnehaha senior Chet Holmgren and former-teammate Jalen Suggs, now a freshman guard for top-ranked Gonzaga, have dominated state championships, AAU showcase tournaments, and ESPN rankings. Now, …

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Insurrection

Addressing the storming of the Capitol A failure in execution and preparation allowed the “Stop the Steal” protesters to breach the Capitol building on Jan. 6. It’s not clear whether the Capitol Police treated the protesters passively because they were white or rather because officers have become ambivalent about using …

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