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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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Psychology students work on final projects

As the bell to signal the end of second period finishes sounding, students gather in the campus room, along hallways and in clusters around the gym: the usual hot spots during FLEX time. Today, a group of about 20 students are meeting in the health room, randomly selected to participate …

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The mystery of the Golden Talon

Today, the second issue of The Talon was distributed. To accompany distribution, Talon staff members chose a single newspaper, rolled it up and tied it with golden ribbon. Staff members Forrest Ahrens, Lucas DiBlasi and Kenny Kiratli decided to hide the newspaper somewhere in the school to create a scavenger …

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Running through illness

On Saturday November 7th, the Minnehaha Academy Boy’s Cross Country team, made up of seniors Chris Schold, Bjorn Anderson and Jacob Gray, junior Gabe Satoskar, sophomore Tristan Tew and freshmen Maxwell Gifford and Anthony Guarnera, ran state along with individual qualifier sophomore Ava Perez Erickson. Aside from the stress of …

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