Opinions

High school pranks

Pranks: where to draw the line Congratulations, you made the varsity team! Now you and your parents have to clean up the mess of toilet paper hanging from the trees and all around your house. “Usually getting TP’ed is annoying and inconvenient, but getting TP’ed for making varsity is a …

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Cracking the code

Maturity is required in moral thinking We live in a world of moral failure. We celebrate scandals rather than accomplishments. As a society, we’re infatuated with the glamour of Hollywood and the glitz of sports. Our heroes are celebrities and professional athletes rather than teachers and police officers. American entertainment …

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Selfless growth

Volunteer to serve others, not your résumé. By Brigid Kelly.

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Vegetarian options

Some students would like to see more vegetarian lunch options at school Communicating these hopes may be the key to bringing about a change By Alenka Vybohova Talon staff writer Hungry people in the hallways, almost no options for lunch, an endless routine with salad bar and then, after awhile, …

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Change to athletic spirit-wear policy

Talon staff opinion on the change made to the athletic spirit-wear policy and why we think there should be a little more compromise on the issue.

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The real worth of Minnehaha

Integrating Christian faith in learning Jessamine Von Arx, Talon staff writer High school is a time to make memories and work hard. It’s a time you will never forget. Financial times are tough, so is it worth spending $15,000 for a year of high school? Minnehaha Academy offers spiritual opportunities …

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Hold off on the hits

Excessive force in hockey must be stopped to prevent future injuries Frances Hoekstra, Talon staff writer You don’t have to know somebody to pray for them. This is the mantra that took over Twitter, Facebook, news media and the hearts of Minnesotans and beyond regarding Benilde-St. Margaret sophomore hockey player …

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Not the time to slide

Are you a senior slacker or over-achiever? Brigid Kelly, Talon staff writer Alright, seniors – it’s finally second semester – the last semester of our high school careers. It’s time for the lasts of the lasts, the final hurrahs and the ultimate goodbyes. But don’t be fooled by the clichés. …

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The secret to success

Success isn’t formulaic or coincidental but rather personally determined Olivia Dorow Hovland, Talon staff writer  Success is hard to quantify. Some measure it in wealth, others in happiness, renown or social connections. The road to success, however, is a little easier to describe. In our society, education, hard work and …

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Between the Lines

The Invisible Wall Olivia Dorow-Hovland, Talon staff writer Barriers exist between people. Whether they be physical, like the Berlin Wall, or social, like the divide between people of different income levels, or even political, like segregation and apartheid, there has never been a time when the human race has lived …

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