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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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Fundraising goal begins

Fundraising goal begins 50 million dollar goal set for campuses Minnehaha Academy’s leadership launched the largest fundraising effort in the school’s history, which was announced Oct. 17 in letters to M.A. parents from President Donna Harris and Marc Belton, a Board of Trustees member, parent and chair of the Together …

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Stuck on the sidelines?

Stuck on the sidelines? Minnehaha academy athletes are noticing an increase in more severe injuries Injuries are always a part of every sports season and teams have learned to deal with the challenge of key players being unable to play. But when those injuries start to become more frequent and …

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Evelia Barrera–making our school home

Making our school home What makes a school? Is it the building or the students? Is it about the teachers? The answers to these questions are definitely “yes.” But a school is not only those things. What about the unheralded, underhyped people who make a big, if quietly essential, impact …

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Fortnite falling fast

Fortnite falling fast The worlds most popular game is losing its momentum   After the release of Fortnite Battle Royale on July 25, 2017 the number of players has skyrocketed from less than 1 million within the first month to over 125 million players in June, 2018. Players from around …

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