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Summer at South

Time on campus doesn’t end for some students It’s a hot summer day. The sun is shining down on the kindergarteners’ beaming smiles. All eyes are fixed on the monkeys — on those in the enclosure and on those peering in. Current senior Roddy MacDonald is trying to wrangle up …

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Running the State

Is this the best era in Minnehaha sports history? “Larry Suggs personally came into my office when he was in 5th grade and Larry said that Jalen and several of his friends who were good athletes are looking at coming to Minnehaha,” said athletic director Josh Thurow. Thurow then asked …

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The New Building

M.A. leaders prepare for return to a changed home The next time you pick up a Talon, you might be at the genius bar overlooking River Road, or in the fireside lounge, on the rooftop deck or in the college-style cafeteria. Next year the rebuilt North Campus will be filled …

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U.S. Open Preview

Course Preview The 2019 United States Open, which starts June 13, will be held at Pebble Beach for the sixth time in the history of the course, the last time being in 2010 when Graeme McDowell won. The course is right on the ocean and has some of the best …

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From Africa to the Artic

Summer adventures will send Redhawks soaring across the globe Many people spend their sum- mer vacation relaxing, but for some Minnehaha students and teachers, summer will bring travel opportunities stretching from the arctic to Af- rica. Here are a few of their stories. Pilgrimage Four teachers — Wendy Mc- Donald …

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Are phones our friends?

Phones demand our attention when studying “Sometimes I can look up things if I need help to learn more about a topic, but it can negatively affect me when I get distracted if I go on social media,” said junior Trent LeVahn. “I also like listening to music, country mostly. …

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Teens perceive widespread depression, anxiety

National survey reveals concerns about mental health Though society has fought a long fight in the matter of mental stress, there still remains an alarming number of teens who feel depressed, who feel they have anxiety, or just overall, have concerns about mental health. What researchers deduced from recent phone …

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Volunteering: a way to give

Holidays bring opportunities to meet crucial service needs Around this time of year, many teens are focused on getting the latest iPhone or the newest pair of shoes for themselves, not others. During the holiday season, and Christmas especially, it is worth considering whether this mentality should be flipped. Jessa …

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Surviving Christmas with the relatives

Closing in on the holidays spikes stress levels for teens, luckily Counselors have great ways to cope. “We’ve discovered two critical things: one, most Americans feel that Christmas is a time for family. Two, most Americans feel that in order to stand being around their family, for even one or …

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