Briefs

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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Lights, camera, action!

On Saturday Jan. 28, students, family and faculty gathered together to observe the hard work and talent of Minnehaha actors, directors and writers. This year, the Student Showcase program, which is an opportunity for students from any grade to write, direct or act in a skit or film, was made …

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Saying hi to Paton

On Dec. 1, Minnehaha’s new College and Guidance Counselor Christine Paton arrived in the Student Services Office, with a versatile background and an irrepressible eagerness to advise high school students that radiated from her smile. “High school is so positive,” Paton said. “It’s a place where there’s learning and there’s …

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A chilly pastime

Students and faculty share a passion for ice fishing “They just kept coming and coming,” said freshman Cole McKinney, referring to the sunfish he was reeling in one morning up in northern Minnesota. “All of a sudden my rod began to bend and it looked like it was going to …

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Saying ‘bye’ to Bae

Minnehaha community says ‘goodbye’ to college and guidance counselor Lauren Bae After having worked at Minnehaha for six years, college and guidance counselor Lauren Bae has decided to take a different position in the diagnostics center at Groves Academy, Minnesota’s only established school for learning disabilities, in St. Louis Park. …

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Summer trips: Freshman Izzy Peterson

Minnehaha freshman Izzy Peterson spends summer learning the culture and language of Sweden   At Minnehaha, students in grades 9-12 keep themselves occupied during summer break by going on different trips and enjoying educational opportunities. From June 3 to August 24, Minnehaha high schoolers have a wide variety of summer …

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Six boys, 30 day canoe trip

Juniors Forrest Ahrens and Nils Andreasen travel to Ontario for a month long canoe trip on the Flint and Kapoka rivers Juniors Forrest Ahrens and Nils Andreasen traveled on a 30 day canoe trip in Ontario with four other teenage boys and one college-aged YMCA leader. On June 22, they …

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