Briefs

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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AP testing changes because of coronavirus

Social distancing orders affected this year’s AP exams, switched to at-home testing The College Board altered May 2020 AP exams to conform with COVID-19 stay at home orders. The College Board announced on March 20 that all AP exams would be taken at home, online. Students took the tests on …

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Terfa named technology director

Merry Mattson retires after 40 years at M.A.; Sam Terfa named new tech director With the recent retirement of the Director of Technology Merry Mattson after 40 years at Minnehaha, Sam Terfa was appointed to lead the tech team. Terfa had been the senior manager of information systems. Before that …

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ISS Update

Project returns to Earth after 3 months On April 6, the Minnehaha Academy International Space Station experiment returned to Earth aboard the Space X CRS- 20, splashing down into the Pacific Ocean. The project, which researched the effect of a microgravity environment on the growth of calcium carbonate crystals, will …

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Coronavirus: Finding ways to provide service

Volunteering from a distance Health officials are not wrong that one of the best things you can do right now for both yourself and others is to simply stay at home and distance yourself. However, with so many communities struggling with finances and health, just a little bit of service …

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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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