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Explosion report released

NTSB releases report on Minnehaha gas explosion The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its report Dec. 2 following an investigation of more than two years into the Aug. 2, 2017, gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy’s North Campus. The NTSB is primarily engaged in researching transportation-related accidents, but it also …

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Talon staff values

Our staff values It is a tradition for newspapers to publish a staff editorial every issue. A staff editorial is an opinion piece written by the entirety of the staff or an editorial board. The board forms one opinion about a topic and publishes an unsigned opinion piece.  Recently, The …

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Does it make sense to combine sports with school?

A European perspective on the American combination of athletics and academics In many cultures, sports are kept separate, in clubs. Are there any advantages to having school teams — or is it a distraction? Exchange student Karolina Cizmarova reflects on her experience as a student, an athlete and a fan. …

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International students at MA

Our students from around the world: their journeys and experiences in the United States After a three-hour car ride from Bratislava, Slovakia to Budapest, Hungary, a two-hour flight to Amsterdam and an eight-hour flight to the United States, junior Karolina Cizmarova finally landed in Minneapolis on a hot August day. …

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Welcome to “Schollville”

Welcome to “Schollville” Math teacher Scott Scholl’s wide scope of influence enriches the lives of students Math equations. They are the first thing you see when you walk into Scott Scholl’s third-floor math classroom written across all three whiteboards. Occasionally, among the graphs and equations, you might even see the …

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Secret lives of teachers

Minnehaha teachers enjoy unique interests, hobbies outside of school When at school, it’s pretty easy to find teachers. They’re most often in their room doing something like lesson planning or grading. But, once their work is done, there are many different places they go to do interesting things. Who knew …

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Advantages of martial arts

Members of school community find that martial arts builds confidence, discipline “As a woman, I do feel nervous walking around in public by myself sometimes, and just always being more aware and conscious of the people around me and their perceived intentions has helped me in a couple different situations,” …

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How are you using your time after school?

Expert tips for students who need a break but also need to get to work After school, most students who are still on campus waiting for a sports practice or for a ride home with parents like to socialize and play around with friends or go to get something to …

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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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A24: The best movie studio you’ve never heard of

Indie studio quickly establishes reputation for high-quality, entertaining films Winter break is just around the corner, and there is no better time to stay home and watch some movies. Maybe you’re tired of the Christmas reruns, in which case you should consider trying something new. An understated movie studio, A24, …

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