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Librarian retires after 29 years

Reception honors Lorie Christianson’s half century of involvement at school A reception was held May 23 for faculty and students during lunches in the library to celebrate Lorie Christianson’s many years of service to Minnehaha Academy. She has been part of the school community for 50 years, participating in her …

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Jim Wald retires

Director of finance says good-bye after 45 years To most, the end of the school year means three months of relaxation. For some, however, the end of the school year means having to say good-bye. We expect to say goodbye to our graduates, but we must also say goodbye to …

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Worth $1 billion?

Popular app bought by Facebook; students give it mixed reviews Facebook paid $1 billion last week to acquire Instagram, the service that allows users to take, edit and share photos on mobile devices. Instagram has become all the rage for high school students. “I like it because it’s an easy …

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Teens drive distracted

Texting while driving remains major problem Almost half of Americans ages 12 to 17 state that they have been in a car with someone who texted while behind the wheel. With April being Distracted Driving Awareness month, a recent survey showed that many teens text while driving. The State Farm …

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Honk!

The musical of the Ugly Duckling Honk! Based on the 19th-century fairy tale The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Anderson, tells the story of an odd-looking baby duck and his quest to find his mother. Minnehaha’s theater department will perform Honk! Apr. 19-21: at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased …

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Young Life

In summer, ‘club’ becomes camp Young Life registrations for  summer camp should be submitted by April 30. Throughout the 2011-2012 school year, as many as 50 Minnehaha students have been participating in “club”, a group for students by Young Life; a youth ministries organization seeking to bring students closer to …

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College debt increases

One trillion. That’s the mark, in dollars, that U.S. student loan debt just passed, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to the College Board, the 2011-12 published total cost for tuition, fees, and room and board at an in-state four-year public institution averaged $17,131. But that’s only the …

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New Chinese Teacher

Maddie Binning, Talon Staff Writer New to Minnehaha Academy, Chinese teacher Ming Dong said he is enjoying his new job. Born in Dalian, China, Dong moved to Washington, D.C., several years ago to finish his master’s degree at George Mason University. Later he moved to Minnesota and got a job …

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SAT Brief

SAT Scandal Kate Brown, Talon Staff Writer The security for the SAT test will be increased nationwide due to seven students in Farmingdale, NY being accused of cheating. Former F.B.I. director, Louis J. Freeh, will be brought in to review the security procedures for the SAT. The College Board is also …

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