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100 years of journalism at M.A.

A century of student voices Since 1920, Minnehaha Academy students have been covering news, exchanging opinions and recording school history. In 2019-20, The Talon newspaper staff reviewed this history in a four-part series. PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4

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New Student Leadership Institute announced

Program designed to promote selfless, faithful leaders “Everyone is going to have opportunities to lead throughout the rest of their lives,” said social studies teacher Collin Quinn. “Life is about learning. So are you interested in the type of person that you’re becoming? Are you interested in what it means …

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Administrators to shift responsibilities

Minnehaha announces a leadership change taking effect next year Before coronavirus took the world by storm, Minnehaha announced that it would undergo an administration switch-up that would take effect at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. As a result, the Lower, Middle and Upper schools will each have principals: …

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Quarantining abroad–what it’s like as an exchange student during COVID-19

Home remains far away for Chinese students While many of us are staying at home, a small, but important section of our school community is quarantining while abroad. The school’s five students from China who have been quarantined face a compound challenge: taking classes at their host family’s homes with …

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Coronavirus: How to stay fit in quarantine

Mental health as much a priority as physical during quarantine With quarantine and digital learning in full force, the effects of these measures have given students new health challenges. These challenges that affect both mental and physical health can be hard to deal with if you don’t know what needs …

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Students explore cooking and baking

Students explore baking and cooking Many students cooked and baked due to coronavirus break Making guacamole can be a bit of a struggle, especially when you end up going to the hospital. During the digital learning days of the Coronavirus outbreak, junior Annika Sabers was trying to de-pit the avocado …

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From M.A. to L.A.

In just a few years, alum enters world of shoe design with big brands, big business, and big-time celebrities Have you ever anticipated the release of a sought-after product? Or possibly even waited with bated breath for a shoe release? This situation is common in the sneaker world. Constant releases …

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Coronavirus: How COVID stacks up

What makes COVID-19 so dangerous The WHO (World Health Organization) reported as of May 12, 2020, there have been over 4.3 million laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 across 200 countries and territories. Of those 4.3 million, almost 300,000 people have died due to a COVID-19 related cause. With such significant statistics, …

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Coronavirus: Overview

What on earth is happening right now? Coronavirus shuts down school, the economy, the world in April and May 2020 We all remember the first day we heard about coronavirus or COVID-19. It started in late December of 2019, although most of us didn’t start paying attention until a few …

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Coronavirus and the Economy

Coronavirus and the Economy How COVID-19 has affected the economy Since March, the US economy has been greatly affected by COVID-19. Unemployment levels have skyrocketed. According to a study by the University of California, as much as one-third of the US economy may be shut down and real unemployment levels …

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