Briefs

Shooting for Mars

SpaceX has partially successful launch as the company makes steps toward interplanetary travel On December 8, 2020 in Cameron County, Texas, the SpaceX Starship SN8 successfully “ascended, transitioned propellant, and performed its landing flip maneuver with precise flap control to reach its landing point” before exploding upon landing due to …

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Brexit finally takes effect

What comes after the British and European Union breakup On January 1, the U.K. officially cut its ties with the European Union after a 4 ½ year period of negotiations. The process of the U.K. leaving the EU, known as Brexit, has not been without friction and there are still …

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Paying College Athletes?

Supreme Court agrees to hear NCAA on athlete compensation On December 16, 2020, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case presented by the NCAA regarding student-athlete compensation, particularly in the realms of Division I football and basketball. In terms of compensation for labor, the student-athletes that drive this multibillion-dollar …

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Covid vaccines become available

CDC approves multiple COVID-19 vaccines The Covid-19 pandemic has continued on and vaccines have been approved in record time. With the first case happening just about a year ago, two Covid-19 vaccines have been approved for emergency use in the United States. The first vaccine to be approved was the …

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Uighur Muslim repression called a ‘genocide’

Chinese re-education camps continue to mistreat Uighur Muslims Since 2017, more than 1 million Uighur Muslims have been detained in what the Chinese government is calling “re-education centers” in Xinjiang, China. According to PBS NewsHour, Uighur Muslims who have been detained in these centers say they were interrogated, mistreated and …

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Keeping fall sports in play during a pandemic

Changes made by Minnehaha to keep fall sports up and running There are many changes that have been put in place to keep the current fall sports in play. Rules were made by Minnehaha Academy to keep home players and spectators healthy. “We did a good job of not allowing …

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Ginsburg’s death, Trump’s taxes top recent headlines

News round-up Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 18. She was 87 years old and had served on court for 27 years. After Ginsburg’s death, President Donald Trump and the Republican majority in the Senate rushed to nominate a replacement Supreme Court Justice. On September …

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Protests lively in Portland

Black Lives Matter protests surging ahead in Portland Despite 146 days having passed since George Floyd’s death the Portland racial protests are still going strong. Originally started on May 28, 2020 in response to the killing of Floyd by Minneapolis police, the Portland and Minneapolis protests were peaceful at first, …

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Twin Cities protests impact Minnehaha students in distinct ways

Minnehaha students reached by Black Lives Matter protests The recent protests have had an impact on everyone, from raising awareness and uniting opposing groups to igniting anger and fear. On many occasions we have watched the news cover stories of injustice and reprisals, but watching the media is remarkably different …

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Technology’s new role

Technology stepping up to the plate amid COVID-19 distance learning At Minnehaha Academy, technology is being used to bridge the gap between students in the classroom and at home for the 2020 school year. Because of the global pandemic, it has been necessary for the high school to find and …

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