Award Winners

The Falcon

Minnehaha’s most recent play, which followed a young, soon-to-be-married girl who encountered a storyteller, showcased student director Matthew Humason during Labor Day weekend For centuries, storytelling has been a way for humans to express themselves and pass down traditions from generation to generation. Minnehaha students and actors experimented with this art …

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One text too far

Phone addiction is becoming more prominent in teens’ lives than they are willing to believe “Recently, school has been really stressful for me,” said senior Luke Frazier. “So, one night, in order for me to actually get homework done, I turned my phone off, locked it in my car and …

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What it means to be African American at Minnehaha

Nearly every morning before the bell rings, the balcony above the empty gym echoes with shrieks and laughter. A group of friends is huddled in the corner sharing jokes, hugs and reruns of “last night’s game.” Most of them share one other thing: the color of their skin. While Minnehaha …

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For the love of aviation

Eddie DiBlasi creates model planes, attends flight school and strives for his pilot’s license “Fly the plane,” he thinks to himself, “ just fly the plane. If anything goes wrong or I get lost, just remember to fly the plane.” The plug door shuts tightly, sealing the pilot in his …

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The Miracle Worker: “Imitate now, understand later”

“Imitate now, understand later” Actors learn lessons from their roles in theater A door opens and desperate hands grope for something, anything to guide them. Their owner, a young girl, shuffles forward with a doll clutched to her chest. Another woman follows behind her, carrying a heavy suitcase, which slams …

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Hungry for Healing

Art revealing the life behind eating disorders Photos and commentary by Maddie Binning   Up to 30 million people in the United States struggle with an eating disorder according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental …

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Quietly quite exceptional

A talented Minnehaha freshman handles success in mathematics with humility and a smile.

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The language of equality

A recent survey conducted by The Talon asked freshmen, sophomore and junior boys and girls what they thought about what feminism meant to them and about gender-related inequality issues seen today. The results show that as a whole, the school agrees that equality is key for men and women, but …

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Career Day 2015

Graduates representing many professional fields and courses of collegiate study returned to Minnehaha in March to meet with current students, offering them advice for the future. A few shared their thoughts with seniors Angela Scharf and Kate Brown for Redhawksonline: Career Day 2015 from Redhawksonline on Vimeo.

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Living across the world

Foreign students are forced to face the challenges of studying abroad “It’s hard sometimes, here in America,” said Jimmy Woo, a sophomore at Minnehaha, “I miss my friends and family.” Jimmy, now standing 15 feet or so away from a basketball hoop, looks up, sets and shoots. The brown rugged …

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