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A legendary legacy

The Rikkers family discusses what it means to be a four-generation Minnehaha family and what it means to them A lot can happen in four generations. Four generations ago the Wright brothers were taking the first aviation flight in history, whereas today there are roughly 300 airlines in the world …

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New starts and happy endings

Transfer students find a home in the Minnehaha community It was an early morning in January 2011 when junior Kat Knutson woke up to get ready. Halfway through her freshman year, she had the chance to start over – and she was worried out of her mind. Too nervous to eat …

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Finding the right mindset

Why do some people succeed while others do not? As the summer Olympics came to an end, we saw youngsters like 16-year-old Gabby Douglas and 17-year-old Missy Franklin succeed. We looked to them and wondered how hard they worked and how much they had accomplished. We even remembered Michael Phelps, …

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Conforming to fashion

Freshman Daniel Lim conforms to little else when he’s designing Fifth grade. What are most of us doing in fifth grade? Playing outside? Playing with toys? What about designing and making a dress for your sister’s doll? Not many of us can say that we have, but freshman Daniel Lim …

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Facebook psychology

How using social media affects your thinking Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg began selling the long-awaited Facebook stock last week on May 18. The value of Facebook has been estimated at nearly $100 billion, and Zuckerberg is now worth about $18 billion himself. With the recent sales, the value of Facebook …

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Too much sun?

With new federal guidelines out this summer, it’s important for you to increase your sunscreen IQ Doctors note the increase in skin cancer, especially in young women “Last week we had a 17 year old die last week from melanoma. That was one of the saddest things I’ve ever been through,” …

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Got the coffee itch?

Coffee consumption is common among high-school students; caffeine-addiction often results Did you know that coffee was first discovered in AD 850 by an Ethiopian goat herder? He noticed his goats were ‘dancing’ after eating red berries. The red berries came from a coffee bush. So what does an Ethiopian goat …

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Bridging worlds

Amity aides bring native speakers to world language classrooms French, Spanish amities reflect on their year in the United States In San Diego, Calif., there is a place called Amity Institute, a company that recruits people who are studying to be teachers in another country. They work with two locations …

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New Slovak journalism site

Heyou! Yes, you. Check out a new site by student journalists in Slovakia… Heyou is a new site created by Alenka Výbohová (pictured) and her colleagues in Bratislava. Výbohová is the editor-in-chief (šéfredaktorka), and Andrej Hano is an editor (redaktor). Výbohová and Hano spent the fall semester of 2011 as exchange students at …

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