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Activism: college vs. high school

Student activism appears to be more prevalent in college, “a breeding ground” where “this activism, this passion can flourish” and students can express beliefs The large rock in the center of the campus courtyard bore the message “Black Lives Matter.” A message written in response to recent shooting incidents involving …

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‘What do we do next?’

Minnehaha students and faculty respond to the death of Philando Castile and current racial tensions, and discuss steps individuals can take to move forward Over the course of 13 years, an African American man was pulled over by police for minor infractions at least 49 times in the Minneapolis-St. Paul …

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Striking gender differences in skill, pay

Soccer dispute causes concern for women In the 10 seconds it takes to read this sentence, Clint Dempsey, forward for United States Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT), will have made $1.46. In those same 10 seconds, Alex Morgan, forward for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT), will have …

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Serve it up

Students seek the benefits of serving their community If you’ve been around Minnehaha for long enough, then you’re used to the different service projects going on, like yearly food drives and Cultural Field Experience in the spring. Service has always been a core part of Minnehaha, but the community service interns …

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Slam poetry with a punch

Slam poetry classes and competitions are prominent throughout the whole Twin Cities area, that extends all the way to the national level They leave spiral notebooks backstage and bring heartache into the spotlight. They strut or squirm or simply wander to the mic with something to say or scream or …

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New beginnings and ends

First and Last: the final installment of the year long series focuses on the changing future in front of both Bailey and Lars, senior and freshman. It was at the end of this year’s Back to School Dance when senior Luke Frazier pointed into a crowd of neon and challenged …

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Mixing religion, politics with climate science

Katharine Hayhoe explains how political and religious views can shape understanding of climate change and the world “Wildfires, Once Confined to a Season, Burn Earlier and Longer,” “Sierra Nevada Snow Won’t End California’s Thirst” and “Climate-Related Death of Coral Around World Alarms Scientists” were all April headlines concerning critical and …

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Gardening as therapy

Green-thumbed individuals are seeing the effects of “horticulture therapy,” whether they see it as therapy or not When the sun has climbed above the horizon, a small girl and her grandmother slide through the doors of a farmhouse, maneuvering across the hill to a small path of earth. The child instantly …

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Three decades of kindness

The noise in the freshman hallway is constant, a steady rhythm of thumping feet and chattering voices. As students make their way past the prayer chapel and a row of lockers, they turn into a classroom on their right. The second the door is opened, Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” …

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