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Grads get weird new mascots

What the heck? Luke Von Arx looks at the least intimidating college mascots that will greet the 2017 M.A. graduates 1. Saint Louis University Billikens A Billiken is a charm doll created by an American art teacher who says that he saw it in a dream. On the campus of …

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Brief: New hockey coach

The Minnehaha hockey team co-op has a new head coach for the 2017-18 season.  The Redhawks finished 17-10 last season tying the school record for season wins all under former coach Pat Griswold who led the team to their first ever open division Schwan’s Cup tournament championship. Griswold decided to …

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Brief: Moving on and moving in

Minnehaha prepares for changes to its English department as teachers change positions Minnehaha’s English department will be seeing some changes in the fall of 2017, as old teachers move on and new teachers move in. This spring, both Katherine Myers and Robyn Westrem announced their change in positions, as Myers …

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Brief: Changes bring new choices

Graduating requirements alter for physical education and health, students acquire more electives Next fall, Minnehaha will be implementing changes within the physical education and health department, which will ultimately affect the academic requirements and the health curricula of incoming freshmen. Current students at Minnehaha are required to take a total …

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Talon Updates: Carol Highsmith

Revisiting a billion-dollar law suit Carol Highsmith, the Minnehaha alumna featured in Issue 2 of the Talon who presented a billion-dollar lawsuit against Getty Images in 2016, has seen an unremarkable end to her case. As first reported by PetaPixel, Highsmith’s case was put to an end when a judge …

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Talon Update: Philando Castile

The shooting that shocked Falcon Heights and the rest of the world In Issue 1, The Talon reported on the controversial death of Philando Castile who was shot and killed by a police officer after being pulled over supposedly for a broken tail light. Since Castile’s death on July 6, …

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Beloved Bonnie Morris to retire

School librarian Bonnie Morris, a staple of the Minnehaha community, is retiring after over 35 years of educating the developing minds in the Upper School system. As she prepares to leave her long-standing job as a mentor and guardian of knowledge, the Talon Staff  asked her for her final thoughts …

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Play Review: The Bluest Eye

     The dark room of the Guthrie Theater’s Wurtele Thrust stage is covered in cracked concrete with the occasional dandelion growing out of the crevices. It looks dark and gloomy, like the calm before a storm. The audience can almost smell the scent of damp earth and wet concrete. A girl …

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