Award Winners

Screens vs. sleep: a bedtime battle

Are electronics the new monster under the bed? Why do they keep you from falling asleep? Brush teeth, climb into bed, turn off the lights…turn on the phone. Sound familiar? How about feeling tired in the morning? For many people, using their electronic devices is a major part of their …

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Looking back on Title IX

 Coach, health teacher looks back on forty years of female athletics beginning with Title IX In 1975, only a few years after girls’ basketball became an official sport at Minnehaha Academy, the girls won the school’s first Tri-metro Championship. But even in this proud moment, as the president got up …

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Minnehaha Academy 40th Annual Arena Sale

Video shot and edited by Angela Scharf and Kate Brown. MA 40th Annual Arena Sale from Redhawksonline on Vimeo. Treasure seekers arrive at Minnehaha Academy’s annual fundraiser on September 12, 2014.

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Publications bring secrets to light

When whistle blowers and media unite to expose corruption, American opinion is split “A grandiose narcissist who deserves to be in prison.” That’s how Jeffrey Toobin of  The New Yorker described Edward Snowden in 2013, shortly after the former contractor to the National Security Agency (NSA) leaked to the public …

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Finding Joy

Katie Pope explores the ways that joy brightens our everyday lives.

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AP Free Response Lifesaver

AP Free Response Lifesaver You peel back the plastic wrap and gasp. The worst has happened: the free response question on this A.P. exam might as well have been written in ancient Greek and you have just twenty minutes left. The letters seem to dance on the page with glee …

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Healing the past by creating anew

From pain to healing, local founder of a youth art organization shows the power of creativity “I heard a really loud clank and it was an immediate free fall,” said Lindsay Walz, a survivor of the 2007 35W Bridge collapse. “My car basically took a nosedive into the river.” Walz stared …

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Minnehaha Day by Day: Fall 2013

Relive the year so far… Junior journalist Maddie Binning has been posting one photo per school day on Redhawksonline since the beginning of the 2012-2013 academic year. Here is a compilation of her daily photos from the fall semester of 2013. Photos and video by Maddie Binning. Music by Ivan Chew. …

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Minnehaha wealth gap

Minnehaha students must learn to navigate the muddy waters of socioeconomic differences “From the first moment you drive into the parking lot, you can see it from the type of cars people are driving,” said sophomore Kitra Katz. “And the first moment you come inside on the first day of …

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