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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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Why do we tell stories?

Sharing human experience Storytelling is an age-old tradition that teaches all of us about ourselves and one another through the mixture of imagination and relatability After attending a writers’ workshop at the University of Iowa in 2011, English teacher Katherine Myers was convinced by a friend to participate in a …

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Classroom tech 2.0

B.O.L.D. program assessed at midyear How dependable is technology really? Target’s recent phishing incident has left people questioning the company itself and the culprit of all the chaos. In the past couple of years schools nationwide began to adopt technology into their daily curriculum. The draw to technology was accessibility, …

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Addressing concerns in Sochi

2014 Sochi Olympics proceed amid concerns about security, human rights On Dec. 29 and 30 of 2013, two suicide bombings killed a combined total of 34 people and left many others injured. These weren’t soldiers targeted in war torn countries; they were civilians whose lives were torn away. And this …

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So how did you meet?

Minnehaha faculty reminisce about how their relationships began Katherine Myers (English): “We were really good friends. We did everything together. Then my best friend Sue told me one day: ‘I think you really like him.’ That night on the phone, I said, ‘Sue says we like each other. What do …

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New Leadership class

More than following the leader: New Leadership Studies course teaches males how to set an example within their gender-community Five months, four units, three class periods per week, two years to develop a curriculum, one gender and infinite definitions of the subject in question: leadership. Social studies teacher Matthew Ridenour …

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What happens behind closed doors

A child-abuse victim shares his story of survival “It was an incredibly scary environment.. All I could think was that he broke my hand this time, what will be next? The violence was just getting worse.” This metro-area high school boy, let’s call him Jake, was talking about his father, …

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One holiday, many celebrations

From Slovakia to Korea, Minnehaha students celebrate the holidays in unique and diverse ways   Whether the snow has fallen on the ground, or the evergreen trees are decorated in shop windows, the knowledge that Christmas is near brings joy to many people. The joy may come from future presents, …

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When it’s really about giving

Some turn to charitable gifts to spread the Christmas spirit As the holidays roll around people are all faced with the question, “What am I going to buy for people?” There are always the usual clothes, food, gift cards and little trinkets. Then once the gifts have been exchanged, you …

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