Features

Christmas around the world

While many Americans celebrate with Christmas music and gifts, the holiday season means different things to people all over the world Christmas is the main American holiday and is celebrated each year by hundreds of millions of people across the world. However, not everyone celebrates this holiday as adamantly as …

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Looking back on “US”

Reflecting on a once in a lifetime opportunity “If the plane hadn’t been delayed…that could’ve been them.” With that line, Minnehaha Academy’s first full-length student-written play ended and revealed that most characters might have died if not for the plane delay they so resented. The play held many important messages …

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Tech team transitions to Mendota

How the tech team has adjusted to the explosion at North campus and the loss of server equipment It’s no surprise that everyone has faced challenges and obstacles in moving to the Mendota campus, but the often overlooked challenges are those of the tech team. Even before the first day …

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Highlighting junior Evalin Olson

It’s showtime. Everything is ready to go. Suddenly, the computer crashes and the projections stop. Everyone is scrambling in the box. Who’s going to fix it? As stage manager, that’s the job of junior Evalin Olson. Olson was the stage manager of the Minnehaha fall play, US, performed at the …

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Explosion leaves permanent mark

Minnehaha Academy is forever changed by the tragic events of August 2nd Three months later, community members reflect on loss, find hope At 10:22 AM on Wednesday August 2, 2017, a gas explosion occurred at Minnehaha Academy’s Upper School. According to a preliminary investigation report released by the NTSB, this …

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A tribute to Ruth and John

Remembering two beloved members of the Minnehaha community August 2, 2017 was a day on which Minnehaha lost two beautiful members of its community: Ruth Berg and John Carlson. A graduate of Minnehaha, Carlson worked as a custodian at his alma mater for 13 years and was known for his …

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Meaningful objects lost in the rubble

Minnehaha teachers reflect on items lost in, saved from wreckage North Campus is dark and quiet now. Senior hall will no longer be filled with the laughter and life with which Minnehaha students once filled it. It is no longer filled with the dreams and ambitions of the students who …

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Why do tragedies happen?

Minnehaha’s sacred studies department explores why bad things happen Minnehaha Academy has had a hard three months. The disaster that occurred on August second has shaken our community and will affect the school for years to come. It is difficult to recover from something like this. For Christians, however, the …

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The process of rebuilding north campus

After months of sitting vacant, plans for demo and rebuilding are started In the month between the day of the explosion at the Upper School campus and the first day of school, an astonishing amount of work was done. Getting the Mendota Heights school up and running in four weeks …

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Returning home though home is gone

How Minnehaha alumni have reacted to the explosion on August 2 “I was in disbelief and shock. I was home in Highland with the TV on. My family and I were all home and at first it just wasn’t processing what was on the news. I just couldn’t believe what …

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