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New facilities, new opportunities

Long-awaited renovations to the science department are planned to take place in 2015, improving labs for current classes in addition to opening up the possibility for new courses Maybe you’ve heard the murmurs about building a lab just for ISS or the uproars about a tree coming down, but does anyone …

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Sharks in Space

The 2014-15 International Space Station experiment will explore the effects of artificial shark skin on bacteria growth in microgravity, hoping to improve astronauts’ health conditions. The frigid and dry weather during the winter months takes a toll on the immune system, and anything from the common cold to the stomach …

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Immersed in a diverse world

Just by taking a look around you there are a kaleidoscope of cultures. How can knowing your background help you to understand others? French amity Omaima Feriani has a fondness for weddings, and the traditions that come with them. Maybe it’s her youth that makes her enjoy the celebration, or …

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Helping or hovering?

Sophomore Devin Jellish sits down at her desk to start her math homework. She starts the first problem when she hears her mom yell from upstairs asking if she’s started her work yet. Devin sighs and replies with a yes and starts again on her work. Fifteen minutes later her …

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Political overview – A race for the senate

This year’s election falls on Nov. 4, and all of the senators up for election are faced with the issue of proving themselves. With all the issues at hand, who will come out on top? Jackie Cherryhomes Interview from Redhawksonline on Vimeo. Politician and Minnehaha Academy parent Jackie Cherryhomes discusses …

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Losing a language: what’s at stake?

“You can’t separate language and culture,” said Program Director Louise Matson of the Division of Indian Work (DIW), a branch of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. The loss of native language has been an increasingly difficult issue among Native American communities. “When we’re losing our language, we’re losing our …

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The question of summer

Learning loss raises questions about year-round schooling Everybody hold your breath, year-round education is slowly becoming more popular in America. Should we get rid of the cherished idea of summer vacation to be replaced by more time sitting at a desk? Year-round schools in other countries have an average of …

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Little free libraries

Sharing the love of reading in the neighborhood and around the world “Take a book. Return a book.” It’s that simple. Book lovers in more than 70 countries have created their libraries in their front yards, in front of their stores, and in schools to share their love of reading …

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Life on the prairie (at risk)

Minnesota’s natural resources help provide for us all; now it’s time to give back to nature On a hill leading down to a lake near Pelican Rapids, MN, a transformation is occurring. Regular lawn grass, the kind in many modern yards, is being replaced with prairie grasses and wildflowers native …

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