Features

Words are power

Think before you speak Offensive phrases go beyond the traditional four-letter words By Maddie Binning, Talon staff writer “Words said in jest still sting,” said English teacher Janet Johnson as she considered how her students speak. As freshman Nicole Rodger knows all too well, some of these words don’t only hurt …

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Highland Highlights

Highland seems to be getting a face-lift in the restaurant department, as additions to the already existing food network start to buzz with new customers and rave reviews. The additions include Smashburger, Menchie’s, and soon to come Which Wich, Panera and Dino’s, The Greek Place.

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Why was your summer cut short?

School began earlier this year The reasoning behind the schedule change By Pauline Ojambo, Talon Staff Writer The high was 82 F, the low 61 and the breeze drifted by at a lazy six miles per hour, according to www.wunderground.com, a website that keeps weather history. That day was August …

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Screen time and your eyes

Too much screen time could mean weary eyes The facts behind technology use and your eyes  By Dominique Hlavac, Talon staff writer This age of modern technology that everybody lives in could be referred to as ‘the information age’ or the ‘social networking era’, but has anyone heard ‘the red eye …

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Weight Room

Working it out: Minnehaha’s weight room and where it’s going The weight room’s current location faces space, equipment restrictions; more machines desired By Frances Hoekstra, Talon staff writer Rap music is blaring out of the speaker system. Heavy weights are clanking against their metal frames. There’s a team; working, sweating …

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Slovak Journalism

Students abroad value press as a form of self-expression The challanges behind self-expression in Slovakia By Alenka VÝBOHOVÁ,  Talon Staff Writer Slovak journalism has two branches, the bad and the good journalism. Bad  journalism is much more widespread and read by people who are interested in gossiping and scandals. Good …

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More than just a teacher

Debora Fondell passes on   Middle school teacher Debora Fondell passed away from cancer this July, she will not be forgotten By Jessamine Von Arx, Talon staff writer “Deb [Fondell] was the quintessential wholesome American working girl, natural and unaffected, who came to work every day looking sharp,” said English …

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Desserts only on Friday

South Campus changes food policy For the better or the worse? By Elleni Oberle, Talon staff writer Minnehaha Academy third grader was excited to have her birthday during school this year for the first time ever due to the earlier start date. To celebrate her birthday at school, Laura Maeda …

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