Briefs

GOP debate breakdown: how each candidate fared

Senior Luke Fraizure—aficionado of politics—breaks down last evening’s debate and grades each candidate’s performance. Donald Trump: A  “Trump probably had the strongest debate of the night. He was just Donald Trump the last five debates and that sufficed for him, but [last night] he broke out of his shell.” Ted Cruz: B+  …

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France CFE group meets to prepare for trip

Today the French trip CFE group all gathered in french teacher and group leader Mark Norlander’s room to discuss more details about the upcoming trip. Reverend Dan Bergstrom is the other group chaperone of the trip. The students spent the flex and assembly period dissecting the criss-crossing colored lines of …

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January 11

With windchills of negative 17, students bundled up both outside and side the school. Winter coats were seen all throughout the day, along with blankets and extra sweatshirts. After the bell rang, students flooded out to their cars and made sure to leave a few extra minutes to let the …

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Yesterday in sports: Boys’ Basketball

Last night, the Minnehaha boys’ basketball team beat St. Paul Central in overtime, 91-86. Sophomore JaVonni Bickham and eighth grader Jalen Suggs led the scoring for Minnehaha with 21 points apiece. With the victory, the Redhawks improved to 9-3. The team is averaging 71.2 points per game and currently sits …

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CFE group raising funds, planning trip to Ghana

Minnehaha students participate in a cultural field experience (CFE) every year, receiving opportunities for international travel. One of the international trips this year is to Ghana, in West Africa, where 14 students will travel for two weeks. They will visit the village of  Okurase near the capital Accra. Okurase has …

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MA debate takes state

On Dec. 4 and 5, Minnehaha Academy debaters competed in the Minnesota Classic Debate Championship at South Saint Paul High School. The tournament constituted the debaters’ fourth tournament on the resolution: Resolved, the European Union should require all of its member states to significantly increase the number of refugees they …

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The start of finals week

Varying levels of stress and dread fill students, as the first day of finals week begins. Classes are attended, projects turned in and quizzes taken, all as students and teachers prepare for the three days of testing that will occur at the end of the week. Though there is much …

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All through art

Today’s chapel was titled the ‘Arts Chapel’ by showcasing different mediums of student artwork, and it focused on the beauty of God-given talents. Junior Sierra Takushi recited an original spoken word poem, seniors Gabbi Johnson and Lily Askegaarde performed a self-coreographed dance and juniors Eli Aronson and Matthew Humason delivered an adopted …

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Lockdown procedure practice enforced

Today, after a comedic assembly from MA’s two Slovak students, Matus Kocalka and Adam Hano, principal Jason Wenschlag went over the basic requirements for MA’s lockdown drill. Two basic categories were listed: code red and code yellow. An alarm and voice would speak through the intercom, alerting students of the …

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