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Spring update: girls’ track

This year the girls’ track and field team is expected to excel in distance. Senior Kayla Williams has been running year round with a group of girls who run distance races almost 6 days most weeks. “ We figured out a few years ago that we wanted be better than …

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Spring update: boys’ golf

“I’m excited to compete for my last season of high school golf with some good friends I have made,” said senior Carter Bell, who will be the only captain for the boys’ golf team this season. Bell commented on the numbers this year saying, “This year will be tough due …

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Spring update: baseball

The Minnehaha Academy baseball teams are ready to compete in games this spring season while playing to keep a record of competing in state for four years and winning back-to-back state championship. The Redhawk teams will continue to be one of the most competitive baseball programs  in their class as …

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Rebuilding at 3100 W River Rd

Board of Trustees makes decisions about design and time frame for rebuild This school year, Minnehaha Academy has seen many changes. However, after the transition to the Mendota campus and start to the new school year, there are still major questions that need to be answered: When will the new …

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Vape Nation?

Vape nation? We’re not far off. Many have likely noticed the jump in vape interest in recent years. In fact, according to a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 16.2 percent of high school seniors reported they used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days, while only 11.4 …

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Quiet leaders

Exploring introverts’ ability to lead Many people are familiar with an iconic scene from Dead Poets Society, in which a classroom full of boys watches in astonishment as their English teacher springs from his chair and climbs atop his desk. The students chuckle, not knowing how to respond. Full of …

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The college decision

Understanding the importance of the college process; how to thrive The college decision is one of the most important decisions people have throughout their whole life. College is another four or more years of a person’s life figuring out more about themselves. During high school standardized tests like ACT and …

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Trump quotes should alarm everyone

Derogatory statements on race reflect bigotry; Christians can’t ignore them Donald Trump has accused Mexican immigrants of being rapists, he has tried to ban people from Muslim countries from entering the United States, and most recently in an asinine flood of scandals from the Trump administration: Trump complained that we …

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Run, Andrea, run

What was your dream job when you were in high school? My dream job in high school was to be a corporate lawyer. I didn’t know much at the time, but my thought was that if I was a lawyer I could help people get out of trouble or lead …

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Brave New World

Brave New World reveals important issues in modern day society Genetic modification, government corruption, substance abuse … sounds familiar, right? Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a modern classic novel — perpetually relevant — delving into important issues that modern society faces. Generations of readers have identified with this book, …

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