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Congratulations, Class of 2017!

…and congratulations, Talon graduates! Front row: Kate Ali and Ella Fredrickson, multimedia specialists and creators of Milk with Ella; Sierra Takushi, story editor; Meena Morar, online editor. Second row: Kenny Kiratli, social media editor; Elliot Dorow Hovland and Jake Frisell, sports editors; Katerina Misa, editor in chief; Reid Westrem, adviser. Photo by …

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Vehicles for understanding others

English teacher carries passion for reading, writing into new chapter of life Every student has undoubtedly experienced the wrath of Mrs. Myers’ deliberate purple pen across their essay. With every comment made, yet another feeling of failure crossed the student’s mind. Yet, with every so called failure came a more …

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M.A. ‘lifer’ steps away for motherhood

Physical Education teacher plans to stay at home with her child for the next few years A cluster of young girls giggle as they slip beneath the gym bleachers. Their father stands in the middle of the gym, discussing strategy with a group of volleyball players. The girls, Julie, Amanda, …

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Never too late to learn: Gabe Satoskar

A climbing engineer Decelerating over the Nicollet Avenue Bridge, senior Gabe Satoskar makes an acute turn onto De La Salle Drive and drives directly into his concentrated neighborhood on Nicollet Island. Passing Minneapolis’ iconic Grain Belt Beer sign on his left, Gabe pulls into his narrow alleyway and parks his …

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Never too late to learn: Raye Ebensteiner

Creativity from cooking to lamp design As Frank Sinatra’s satin voice resounds from the kitchen’s sound system and bounces off of white gallery-like walls, senior Raye Ebensteiner unpacks a paper bag of groceries onto a granite counter top. Raye gently pulls her brunette hair into a high ponytail and turns …

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Sustaining on sunshine

The national trend of investing in solar energy reaches Minnesota schools and businesses Schools and businesses in Minnesota are beginning to explore solar energy as a possible implementation in order to focus on sustainability and community building. Richfield High School and Mounds View High School have both turned to solar …

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Unconscious bias: gender vs. careers

Gender distribution differences in the labor force possibly affect seniors’ choices of intended majors “Is this meal for a girl or a boy?” You promptly reply to the speaker that the 4 piece McNugget Happy Meal is for your little brother. Within minutes, the ripped plastic package he got from his …

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Robots taking jobs?

Students factor rise of technology into future careers “My neighbor. . .lost his job to outsourcing and automation, kind of a combination,” said economics teacher David Hoffner. “The idea, in economics, is that [when that happens] you need to retrain, you need to get educated. Learn more skills. And he …

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Grads to pursue majors in fine arts

Humason, Aronson exit Minnehaha’s stages; seek next roles in college You’ve probably seen or heard seniors Matthew Humason and Eli Aronson performing on the stage sometime within your experience at Minnehaha Academy. It might be listening to them playing with other students in the band, performing onstage in one of …

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Players today, leaders tomorrow

Young players learn to lead as senior-dominated team gets ready to defend state title The Redhawks are the reigning state champions of Class AA baseball and are optimistic about finishing strong in 2017. They won the IMAC conference, finished with a record of 9-0, and are ranked #2 in Class …

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