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Depression gets redefined

Proposed changes to the D.S.M. raise controversy Dominique Hlavac, Talon staff writer  “It was just so much sadness all the time, nothing was fun,” sophomore Alexander Lindberg said. Lindberg had been feeling this way for about a year and a half before realizing that he might be clinically depressed. Many people feel …

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Textbooks on iPads

Textbooks or new technology? Elleni Oberle, Talon staff writer Upper school principal Nancy Johnson talked about the advancement of ipad textbooks. “I think it’s a great idea and we’re really keeping a close eye on that; there are a lot of reasons why. The development in that area is pretty …

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True Light Covenant Church

Spotlighting the seemingly forgotten church Elleni Oberle, Talon staff writer “I started going to True Light before it was even True Light. It was a really nice environment and when you walk in the front doors we were immediately welcomed,” said freshman Rachel Zellie. “I go every Sunday with my …

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Alternative Medicine

Think outside the capsule: the benefits of complementary medicine Dominique Hlavac, Talon staff writer “It is easy to get a thousand prescriptions but hard to get one single remedy.” This Chinese proverb may be ancient, but it could have come from some of the early critics of modern medicine. Over the …

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Exploring Lake Street

Take a stroll down Lake Street Meara Cummings, Talon staff writer Even though it’s right around the corner, for most Minnehaha students their knowledge of Lake Street stops around 44th Ave. We all know about the Dairy Queen and the Super America from our after school snack runs, but not …

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Life skills

Life requires more than math and science There are financial, practical and personal lessons that young adults need to know before heading off to college that are just as essential to success as high school Math and English By Frances Hoekstra, Talon Staff Writer How to pay taxes, how to create a …

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A life-long challenge

Does insulin affect you? The impact of the diagnosis of diabetes ripples into the lives of friends and family but also helps create a community of understanding an encouragement. By Pauline Ojambo, Talon Staff Writer  “I thought he was going to the doctor to come back and get better,” sophomore …

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Dress-code dilemma

The Dress-code dilemma Finding school approved clothing gets challenging By Jorie Schwab, Talon staff writer  Let’s face it, for girls, high school has always been a fashion runway, but sometimes that runway can be highly restrictive. Almost all of Minnehaha Academy’s female students agree that finding dress-code approved clothes at …

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Band trip

More than music The band tour and CFE have partnered to create an unforgettable journey abroad by Dominique Hlavac, Talon staff writer The front gate towers menacingly across the horizon, cries of pain can be heard echoing through the dark history that these towers, walls and ramshackle buildings have contained. …

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