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Gossip’s grip

Recovery from the Burn Book: The addiction to gossip can no longer prevail  The halls of the high school are littered with pages from Regina George’s Burn Book. The bell rings, class doors open, pouring students into the hallway. They bend down, pick up the pages…and explode. The cat-fight of the …

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Holes in our hearts

When a parent dies, students struggle to cope while friends look for ways to provide support “It felt like getting stabbed in the side. Or breaking an arm that never quite heals.” This is how one Minnehaha student, who wished to remain anonymous described the feeling of losing a parent. …

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Facing climate change

Scientists agree on climate change, so why doesn’t America? “Ninety-seven percent of all climate scientists agree that the evidence is overwhelming that there is a human component to global climate change,” meteorologist Paul Huttner said. When 97 percent of a group of specialized scientists agree, they’re probably right. Why then, …

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Physics First

Scientific actions and reactions Minnehaha adopts a new science curriculum, teaching physics as a foundation for other courses As freshmen enter high school they already have a lot to worry about: upperclassmen, new teachers, a new working environment and new expectations. So why should freshmen would have to worry about …

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Taking Sides on Marriage

  Minnesota’s proposed marriage amendment sparks heated debates; analysis of votes shows demographic splits There it was on your ballot. Minnesota Amendment number one: “Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as marriage in …

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Technology in school

Minnehaha invests to become a school for the 21st century AP Chemistry students start their homework, AP U.S. History students take notes on a lecture, and down the hall, Latin teacher Johanna Beck writes on the board. But the homework’s done online, the notes with an iPad, and the board …

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New standards for science

A set of standards brings new ideas to science education “Uh, no,” said freshman Sarah Kaminski. “No,” freshman Alexis Turnage agreed. “What?” freshman Rafaela Creamer asked. None of them knows what a standard is. A dictionary may define a standard as “a level of quality or attainment,” but in education, …

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Disabled doesn’t mean incapable

Individuals with disabilities and their families strive for acceptance in today’s society   Thinking back, Lisbeth Vest Armstrong, former special education teacher, can remember the hurtful actions from students toward peers who had disabilities as they walked through the school. “They would get to our classroom and they would go …

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Assessing Minnehaha’s five-year plan

Minnehaha president Donna Harris focuses on arts, academics, athletics and faith for the future All leaders have a vision. Martin Luther King had “a dream that [his] four children [would] one day live in a nation where they [would] not be judged by the color of their skin but by …

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