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Academic integrity trumps stealing points

Short-term benefits associated with cheating produce long-term repercussions “No cheating, no chatting,” said English teacher Robyn Westrem with a smile as she slid a quiz onto the desk of each student. After a few deep breaths, the scratch of pencils reached the ears of each student as they tested themselves …

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To space and back in nine months

The International Space Station Project brings new opportunities for students Minnehaha has been to Europe, the Bahamas and even Haiti. But this year, we’re going to space! “I hoped that it would excite students to be a part of a big science experiment that required students to use many different …

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Day by Day: October

See all of the daily photos from October with narration in this video. Minnehaha Day by Day: October from redhawksonline on Vimeo.

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Day by Day: August & September

See all of the daily photos from August and September with narration in this video. Minnehaha Day by Day: August from redhawksonline on Vimeo.

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Fact Check: Why do we celebrate Halloween?

So where did Halloween come from? Your house is decked out in spider webs, the grim reaper is standing on your front lawn holding a bowl of candy and your mom just turned into a witch… it must be Halloween again. If you haven’t noticed, retail stores across the country …

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Religion and Politics; Clashing or Complimenting?

In his farewell address President George Washington urged against the establishment of political parties. “There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in …

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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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