Briefs

The MIA illustrates a new perspective on sports

Minnesota is a wonderful state for sports fans to pledge their allegiance to. Through ups and downs, the Minnesotan roots run deep, resisting fair-weather tendencies. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is giving visitors an opportunity to see our favorite past times in a new light. Portraying media primarily in the …

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TV cuts lifespan

TV decreases life expectancy, study shows A study from the University of Queensland in Australia suggests that each hour you spend watching TV after the age of 25 shortens your life by 21.8 minutes. This has been the first study of its kind and the researchers admit that the conclusions involve …

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Music department must fill big shoes

Fine arts administrative assistant Terri Wade retires after six years at MA Fine arts administrative assistant and music accompanist Terri Wade is leaving Minnehaha this year after six years of hard work. “Every day she brings something to this place that is above and beyond her job,” said band and …

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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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