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Sending school work to space

Minnehaha ISS team prepares experiment for space The Minnehaha Academy ISS team is preparing an experiment to grow calcium carbonate crystals in space, with a launch date to the International Space Station scheduled for Feb. 7, 2020.  The team  of two teachers and 13 students is designing an experiment to …

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Vaping ban planned after deaths

Vaping epidemic brings serious health problems   It has been a busy fall for the vaping industry. Vaping has been linked to 37 deaths and more than 1,000 illnesses, mostly involving young people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in October.  In response, several states, including New York …

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Student gets business rolling

Student develops clothing company with family Minnehaha Academy junior Jayven Williamson said that it all started with his brother getting a tattoo.  It resulted in a sibling effort to create a clothing company called 37th Street Brand. Jayven and Jose, Jr. (‘17), a college junior who wanted a meaningful design …

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Blockbuster hoops set for January

Boys’ basketball team plans huge event in January In early January 2020, Minnehaha Academy will be hosting basketball games in which some of the best teams in the country will be playing against each other, including Minnehaha’s own boys’ team.  This tournament will take place on Friday, Jan. 3, and …

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M.A. hires new tennis coach

Williamson to coach girls’, boys’ teams Minnehaha has hired a new boys and girls tennis coach, Jose Williamson, Sr. Williamson loves to coach tennis. “I love the challenge [of coaching]” he said. Williamson began coaching in 1994. He coached at Urban Tennis (now known as Inner City Tennis) and at …

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Poll: Younger Americans express shift in values

Teens’ values are shifting Rutger Hoekstra, a junior, considers patriotism, having children and religion as “very important” values. These views actually put Hoekstra in the minority among his generation. According to an August 2019 poll by The Wall Street Journal, young generations consider values like those much less important than …

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Social media as a news source for teens?

More teens get news from web Teenagers are more frequently getting news and updates on current events from social media rather than traditional news organizations, a survey conducted by Common Sense Media and SurveyMonkey found. SurveyMonkey, an online guide to creating professional surveys, along with Common Sense Media, a website …

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All about the college application

What is included in the Common Application? Approaching the midpoint of the first semester, students are working hard to meet their college application deadlines. For many who are applying under “early action” or “early decision,” the most common deadlines are Oct. 15, Nov. 1, Nov. 15 and Dec. 1. By …

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