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Greetings from Urinetown

The Minnehaha Players’ second production of the year gives the audience satire about government, corporations and people’s want for excess A group of battered citizens huddle at the entrance to a filthy urinal, labeled Public Amenity #9. Hands grip clusters of coins, and the buildings from the poorest part of …

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Contrasting Column: The principled vote

Don’t vote for the ‘lesser evil’ “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension…is itself a frightful despotism.” George Washington warned the country in his farewell address that falling into a two-party system is a danger to be discouraged and …

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Contrasting column: your vote matters

Your vote changes history, don’t waste your vote The 2016 presidential race will go down in history, with all of its countless memes and fact checking. Amid the shocking twists and turns of the campaign, voters must remember that one of the candidates will ultimately be elected president of the …

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Activism: college vs. high school

Student activism appears to be more prevalent in college, “a breeding ground” where “this activism, this passion can flourish” and students can express beliefs The large rock in the center of the campus courtyard bore the message “Black Lives Matter.” A message written in response to recent shooting incidents involving …

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Presidential poll: None of the above?

Support for candidates mixed at best Minnehaha students expressed a slight preference for the Democratic party and its presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, in a September poll, but it’s also evident that they lack confidence in both Clinton and her rival, Republican nominee Donald Trump. Results were published Thurs., Sept. 29, …

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The Falcon

Minnehaha’s most recent play, which followed a young, soon-to-be-married girl who encountered a storyteller, showcased student director Matthew Humason during Labor Day weekend For centuries, storytelling has been a way for humans to express themselves and pass down traditions from generation to generation. Minnehaha students and actors experimented with this art …

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‘What do we do next?’

Minnehaha students and faculty respond to the death of Philando Castile and current racial tensions, and discuss steps individuals can take to move forward Over the course of 13 years, an African American man was pulled over by police for minor infractions at least 49 times in the Minneapolis-St. Paul …

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Striking gender differences in skill, pay

Soccer dispute causes concern for women In the 10 seconds it takes to read this sentence, Clint Dempsey, forward for United States Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT), will have made $1.46. In those same 10 seconds, Alex Morgan, forward for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT), will have …

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