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Ramirez energizes MA athletics

New athletic director brings energy to Minnehaha based on his experiences in Texas, Iowa and the Middle East “We were in the playoffs my senior year in high school,” Minnehaha athletic director Homar Ramirez recalled. “It was the bottom of the seventh and the bases were loaded. It was two …

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Found-footage films

A new breed of filmmaking Ever since the turn of the century the horror genre has taken a significant plunge in quality. For some reason, Hollywood deemed it necessary to take every classic horror movie – A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, etc. – and completely retell …

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Carpool policy impacts sports

No price on safety Between the South and North Campus, Minnehaha Academy owns most of the facilities used for sports year-round except for a swimming pool, skiing hill, golf course and softball and baseball fields. For these sports, it’s more of a challenge to get where they need to go. …

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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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Kony campaign sweeps nation

Good cause, flawed messenger?   Former Minnehaha student Jal Chuol grew up mostly in the U.S. but also in Africa hearing scary stories about monsters that were all too real compared to what we hear as kids about the boogie monster under our bed. While staying at a family friend’s …

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