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A major decision

Selecting a major can be difficult, and students share their opinions and strategies “It’s a completely different ballgame here,” said Manda TenHoor (’13). TenHoor went into college knowing what she wanted to major in. She was sure of her career aspirations to do missionary nursing in India, and because of …

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Seniors and their siblings

When a graduate leaves home, how are younger siblings affected? There are 101 students in this year’s graduating class. Of those 101 students, 30 have siblings that go to school at the North Campus. The siblings vary throughout the three lower grades. The sibling staying in high school will receive …

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Banning tanning

New bill aims to ban tanning for minors in Minnesota It may seem attractive to some at first, but a month-long ‘base tan’ is not worth your life. The use of tanning salons has increased in the past few years, especially among teenagers. Also rising in relation to this increase …

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Body Language: Lost in Translation?

Digital communication leaves key gaps No matter where, if someone taps their patella just right, it’ll trigger a knee-jerk. If a sudden weight is dropped onto them, their knee-jerk reflex immediately causes their legs to contract, allowing them to maintain their balance without dropping the weight. Ample scientific evidence suggests …

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Food facts with a grain of salt

Eating has been complicated by acronym ingredients such as GMO, BHT and MSG; understanding these and other hard-to-pronounce additives is key to making healthy choices  Making healthy choices may seem to be an intuitive process with two opposites at odds — i.e., cake or broccoli — but which is better, …

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Year two in space, year one in class

Minnehaha’s International Space Station (ISS) team creates their experiment during class time On Feb. 25, NASA astronaut Dr. Tom Marshburn gave a presentation during Tuesday assembly period describing his three months and twenty-six days on the International Space Station (ISS). But for members of the Applied Research in Engineering (A.R.E.) …

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Minnehaha’s AP Policy

As AP testing season approaches full swing, students are gearing up for the big test. But why does Minnehaha require all AP students to participate? Vice principal and academic dean Mike DiNardo clarifies Minnehaha’s AP policy. Why does Minnahaha have an open AP enrollment policy? “There’s a lot of research that shows …

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Classic Seuss comes to life

Behind the stage of Minnehaha Academy’s auditorium, the books of Dr. Seuss are coming to life. Students paint these whimsical and wildly chromatic landscapes while listening to the huge indie stars of today, ranging from Lorde to The 1975 to Bastille. The color buries itself in these young painters’ nail …

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Teens with jobs

Beyond spending money: Teens with jobs are able to mature as people as they learn important life management skills and gain valuable insights into the world before they take their next steps Grade school: learn study skills, time management and teamwork in preparation for high school. High school: get involved in …

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