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Quarantining abroad–what it’s like as an exchange student during COVID-19

Home remains far away for Chinese students While many of us are staying at home, a small, but important section of our school community is quarantining while abroad. The school’s five students from China who have been quarantined face a compound challenge: taking classes at their host family’s homes with …

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Coronavirus: How to stay fit in quarantine

Mental health as much a priority as physical during quarantine With quarantine and digital learning in full force, the effects of these measures have given students new health challenges. These challenges that affect both mental and physical health can be hard to deal with if you don’t know what needs …

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Students explore cooking and baking

Students explore baking and cooking Many students cooked and baked due to coronavirus break Making guacamole can be a bit of a struggle, especially when you end up going to the hospital. During the digital learning days of the Coronavirus outbreak, junior Annika Sabers was trying to de-pit the avocado …

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AP testing changes because of coronavirus

Social distancing orders affected this year’s AP exams, switched to at-home testing The College Board altered May 2020 AP exams to conform with COVID-19 stay at home orders. The College Board announced on March 20 that all AP exams would be taken at home, online. Students took the tests on …

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Terfa named technology director

Merry Mattson retires after 40 years at M.A.; Sam Terfa named new tech director With the recent retirement of the Director of Technology Merry Mattson after 40 years at Minnehaha, Sam Terfa was appointed to lead the tech team. Terfa had been the senior manager of information systems. Before that …

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From M.A. to L.A.

In just a few years, alum enters world of shoe design with big brands, big business, and big-time celebrities Have you ever anticipated the release of a sought-after product? Or possibly even waited with bated breath for a shoe release? This situation is common in the sneaker world. Constant releases …

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Coronavirus: How COVID stacks up

What makes COVID-19 so dangerous The WHO (World Health Organization) reported as of May 12, 2020, there have been over 4.3 million laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 across 200 countries and territories. Of those 4.3 million, almost 300,000 people have died due to a COVID-19 related cause. With such significant statistics, …

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ISS Update

Project returns to Earth after 3 months On April 6, the Minnehaha Academy International Space Station experiment returned to Earth aboard the Space X CRS- 20, splashing down into the Pacific Ocean. The project, which researched the effect of a microgravity environment on the growth of calcium carbonate crystals, will …

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Coronavirus: Finding ways to provide service

Volunteering from a distance Health officials are not wrong that one of the best things you can do right now for both yourself and others is to simply stay at home and distance yourself. However, with so many communities struggling with finances and health, just a little bit of service …

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Coronavirus: Overview

What on earth is happening right now? Coronavirus shuts down school, the economy, the world in April and May 2020 We all remember the first day we heard about coronavirus or COVID-19. It started in late December of 2019, although most of us didn’t start paying attention until a few …

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