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High expectations for Hadland

Hadland takes on cross country and chemistry Minnehaha students knew new physics and AP Chemistry teacher Erik Hadland long before he started teaching here. For the last two years, Hadland has been substituting at MA and assistant coaching cross country and track. “I think Hadland is a very caring coach,” …

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A word from the bird

As dictionaries add new words, users adjust to change It’s one of the most ordinary and inconspicuous books on the bookshelf. It’s the oracle that holds the answers to questions such as “what does that mean?” It’s the hero to confused students trying to cram a few more impressive-sounding words …

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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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