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Standardized test scores

Earlier start does not improve test scores By Darby Quast, Talon staff writer Starting school two weeks before Labor Day did not improve test scores in 25 southwestern Minnesota districts but superintendent of the Mountain Lake public schools, Bill Strom, is not worried. “We are convinced that when you add …

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Sexual harrassment

Sexual harrassment of teens on the rise By Maddie Binning, Talon staff writer Sexual harassment has been on the rise among students in grades 7 through 12, according to study conducted by the American Association of University Women released on Nov. 7.  Based on the survey, 56 percent of girls and …

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Wealth gap

Largest wealth gap in history between young and old By Simone McIntosh, Talon staff writer This year marks the largest wealth gap in history between younger and older Americans, according to an analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center. A person who is under the age of 35 has …

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Freshman 15 myth

Is it really true? By Rachel Bartz, Talon staff writer If you were to ask a high school what they are most worried about for college, you might find the dreaded “freshman fifteen” as one of the top answers. But is this feared legend simply a myth? According to a …

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Highland Highlights

Highland seems to be getting a face-lift in the restaurant department, as additions to the already existing food network start to buzz with new customers and rave reviews. The additions include Smashburger, Menchie’s, and soon to come Which Wich, Panera and Dino’s, The Greek Place.

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Why was your summer cut short?

School began earlier this year The reasoning behind the schedule change By Pauline Ojambo, Talon Staff Writer The high was 82 F, the low 61 and the breeze drifted by at a lazy six miles per hour, according to www.wunderground.com, a website that keeps weather history. That day was August …

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Screen time and your eyes

Too much screen time could mean weary eyes The facts behind technology use and your eyes  By Dominique Hlavac, Talon staff writer This age of modern technology that everybody lives in could be referred to as ‘the information age’ or the ‘social networking era’, but has anyone heard ‘the red eye …

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Weight Room

Working it out: Minnehaha’s weight room and where it’s going The weight room’s current location faces space, equipment restrictions; more machines desired By Frances Hoekstra, Talon staff writer Rap music is blaring out of the speaker system. Heavy weights are clanking against their metal frames. There’s a team; working, sweating …

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SAT testing

National SAT scores drop What’s the true cause behind the decline? By Jorie Schwab, Talon staff writer Last year national average SAT scores plummeted six points to 1500, one of the lowest scores ever recorded, according to a report by the College Board. The national average for writing was 489, …

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