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Getting involved in the community

Students keep busy with internships, jobs and volunteering “You can’t put a price tag on [the value of internships] because you’re learning about responsibility,” said Principal Jason Wenschlag. The difference between the three is shown by the distinctive values each has to offer. In the long run, the goal of …

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The Crisis in Hong Kong

The Crisis in Hong Kong Hong Kong protesters fight for freedom against an oppressive totalitarian Chinese government This summer saw the largest protest in Hong Kong history, a city that has seen hundreds of protests. On June 16th, more than 2 million Hong Kong citizens or supporters of the Hong …

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Twentieth year of peace protests on the Lake Street-Marshall Ave. Bridge

Sub-zero temperatures, rain or shine. Christmas Day or just an average Wednesday, peace protesters will be on the Lake Street Bridge. “[The weeks I didn’t come out] were when my husband was dying, when I was getting chemo and the one or two times that I was out of town. …

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Christmas food meets global traditions

Christmas food meets global traditions It is almost Christmas time. Everyone is shopping for gifts, but what people don’t do, is ask what their friends do to celebrate Christmas. Some people at Minnehaha have very unique Christmas traditions and guess what, they might be sitting right next to you in …

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Poll: Younger Americans express shift in values

Teens’ values are shifting Rutger Hoekstra, a junior, considers patriotism, having children and religion as “very important” values. These views actually put Hoekstra in the minority among his generation. According to an August 2019 poll by The Wall Street Journal, young generations consider values like those much less important than …

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Social media as a news source for teens?

More teens get news from web Teenagers are more frequently getting news and updates on current events from social media rather than traditional news organizations, a survey conducted by Common Sense Media and SurveyMonkey found. SurveyMonkey, an online guide to creating professional surveys, along with Common Sense Media, a website …

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Minnehaha students return to a brand new building after 2 years in Mendota Heights

New building brimming with new technology With every new building comes new changes and advancements in architecture and technology that have been made prior to the completion of that building. And the 3100 building is no exception. It’s safe to say that the old building wasn’t exactly modern. Now that …

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All about the college application

What is included in the Common Application? Approaching the midpoint of the first semester, students are working hard to meet their college application deadlines. For many who are applying under “early action” or “early decision,” the most common deadlines are Oct. 15, Nov. 1, Nov. 15 and Dec. 1. By …

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Fall coffee drinks to satisfy your tastebuds

Fall coffee drinks to satisfy your tastebuds Starbucks: for drivers Cinnamon Dolce Latte: hot coffee with flavor bursts of sweet cinnamon and fresh whipped cream hits the spot at Starbucks. I loved how the cinnamon gave me a warm feeling inside. On a cool fall morning as you are headed …

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At least we smile in the same language

American culture, as seen from the perspective of a Slovak exchange student Can you imagine a situation in which you did not know how to flush a toilet? Sounds ridiculous, right? Not if you are the victim of that event. Visiting a new country across the world may bring on …

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