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Never too late to learn: Raye Ebensteiner

Creativity from cooking to lamp design As Frank Sinatra’s satin voice resounds from the kitchen’s sound system and bounces off of white gallery-like walls, senior Raye Ebensteiner unpacks a paper bag of groceries onto a granite counter top. Raye gently pulls her brunette hair into a high ponytail and turns …

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Sustaining on sunshine

The national trend of investing in solar energy reaches Minnesota schools and businesses Schools and businesses in Minnesota are beginning to explore solar energy as a possible implementation in order to focus on sustainability and community building. Richfield High School and Mounds View High School have both turned to solar …

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Unconscious bias: gender vs. careers

Gender distribution differences in the labor force possibly affect seniors’ choices of intended majors “Is this meal for a girl or a boy?” You promptly reply to the speaker that the 4 piece McNugget Happy Meal is for your little brother. Within minutes, the ripped plastic package he got from his …

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Robots taking jobs?

Students factor rise of technology into future careers “My neighbor. . .lost his job to outsourcing and automation, kind of a combination,” said economics teacher David Hoffner. “The idea, in economics, is that [when that happens] you need to retrain, you need to get educated. Learn more skills. And he …

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Grads to pursue majors in fine arts

Humason, Aronson exit Minnehaha’s stages; seek next roles in college You’ve probably seen or heard seniors Matthew Humason and Eli Aronson performing on the stage sometime within your experience at Minnehaha Academy. It might be listening to them playing with other students in the band, performing onstage in one of …

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A different drummer

Freshman celebrates Aztec heritage with family, dance & music Aztec drumming is something a bit out of the usual for most people. In fact, it may not be something most people have even heard of. But to freshman Cuauhtli Day it represents something way more than you would ever have …

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Taking a closer look at 13 Reasons Why

Concern grows alongside popularity of Netflix show involving suicide Healthy solutions, resources for help need to be known by teens watching program A package wrapped in brown paper waits on a high-school student’s doorstep, his name scrawled across the top. After finding it, he turns it around in his hands, …

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How to talk about politics … and why

Extremes of apathy, partisan divide make having a political conversation a challenge But it’s worth doing if you know how to navigate through obstacles When most people talk about politics, they either only talk about it with their friends who agree with them or quickly get into arguments with friends …

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M.A. then and now

Sophomore, teacher compare notes on life at Minnehaha For many people it is easy to understand what the Minnehaha was like many years ago. There are articles and stories in class from the teachers who attended M.A. in high school. However, many people don’t know how it was like to …

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