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New beginnings and ends

First and Last: the final installment of the year long series focuses on the changing future in front of both Bailey and Lars, senior and freshman. It was at the end of this year’s Back to School Dance when senior Luke Frazier pointed into a crowd of neon and challenged …

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Mixing religion, politics with climate science

Katharine Hayhoe explains how political and religious views can shape understanding of climate change and the world “Wildfires, Once Confined to a Season, Burn Earlier and Longer,” “Sierra Nevada Snow Won’t End California’s Thirst” and “Climate-Related Death of Coral Around World Alarms Scientists” were all April headlines concerning critical and …

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Gardening as therapy

Green-thumbed individuals are seeing the effects of “horticulture therapy,” whether they see it as therapy or not When the sun has climbed above the horizon, a small girl and her grandmother slide through the doors of a farmhouse, maneuvering across the hill to a small path of earth. The child instantly …

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Three decades of kindness

The noise in the freshman hallway is constant, a steady rhythm of thumping feet and chattering voices. As students make their way past the prayer chapel and a row of lockers, they turn into a classroom on their right. The second the door is opened, Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” …

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Using conservatism as a shield

Do you believe that the earth is round? Or that the sun is at the center of our universe? Or that gravity exists? Do you think that humans need food and water to survive? Well, these are really trick questions, because they aren’t really choices that you get to make. …

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After the bell rings

The selfless acts of Lance and Carrie Johnson are unseen by most, but are greatly appreciated by the many they helped Many Minnehaha students know Lance Johnson as the man in Nike attire who patrols the halls and makes jokes with the basketball team.  Similarly, they may be familiar with …

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