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New faces – Hana Jakubíková

    Junior Slovakian exchange student, Hana Jakubíková, is both adjusting to and appreciating the different learning experience and culture at Minnehaha Academy.    “It definitely is tiring having to speak in a different language the entire day but I think it’s a great learning experience because it forces you out of your …

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New faces – Tim Swanson

Minnehaha Academy recently hired a new physics teacher, Tim Swanson. Before coming to Minnehaha, Swanson taught at a elementary school science program called Star-Base. When Swanson wanted a change and was in the market for a new job, his wife, a graduate of Minnehaha, recommended looking for a teaching position …

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Homecoming 2017 schedule

Minnehaha’s Got Talent! Ready or not, it’s already time for Homecoming 2017. M.A. Royalty Today, the Homecoming Court for the Class of 2018 was chosen: Lily Mullinix Sara Bakke Greta Hallberg Cynthia Garcia Balmaceda Anna Northenscold Kayla Williams   Luke Burnham JaVonni Bickham Hussein Farah Seth Retzlaff Forrest Ahrens Daniel …

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A walk for unity

“This sea of red warms my heart,” Minnehaha Academy President Dr. Donna Harris said as she stood atop a fire truck, surrounded by students, staff, and other community members. On Tuesday August 15, 2017, more than 1,000 members of the Minnehaha community gathered at the Minnehaha Academy Upper School, the …

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Congratulations, Class of 2017!

…and congratulations, Talon graduates! Front row: Kate Ali and Ella Fredrickson, multimedia specialists and creators of Milk with Ella; Sierra Takushi, story editor; Meena Morar, online editor. Second row: Kenny Kiratli, social media editor; Elliot Dorow Hovland and Jake Frisell, sports editors; Katerina Misa, editor in chief; Reid Westrem, adviser. Photo by …

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Brief: New hockey coach

The Minnehaha hockey team co-op has a new head coach for the 2017-18 season.  The Redhawks finished 17-10 last season tying the school record for season wins all under former coach Pat Griswold who led the team to their first ever open division Schwan’s Cup tournament championship. Griswold decided to …

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Brief: Moving on and moving in

Minnehaha prepares for changes to its English department as teachers change positions Minnehaha’s English department will be seeing some changes in the fall of 2017, as old teachers move on and new teachers move in. This spring, both Katherine Myers and Robyn Westrem announced their change in positions, as Myers …

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Brief: Changes bring new choices

Graduating requirements alter for physical education and health, students acquire more electives Next fall, Minnehaha will be implementing changes within the physical education and health department, which will ultimately affect the academic requirements and the health curricula of incoming freshmen. Current students at Minnehaha are required to take a total …

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Talon Updates: Carol Highsmith

Revisiting a billion-dollar law suit Carol Highsmith, the Minnehaha alumna featured in Issue 2 of the Talon who presented a billion-dollar lawsuit against Getty Images in 2016, has seen an unremarkable end to her case. As first reported by PetaPixel, Highsmith’s case was put to an end when a judge …

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Talon Update: Philando Castile

The shooting that shocked Falcon Heights and the rest of the world In Issue 1, The Talon reported on the controversial death of Philando Castile who was shot and killed by a police officer after being pulled over supposedly for a broken tail light. Since Castile’s death on July 6, …

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