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Unconscious bias: gender vs. careers

Gender distribution differences in the labor force possibly affect seniors’ choices of intended majors “Is this meal for a girl or a boy?” You promptly reply to the speaker that the 4 piece McNugget Happy Meal is for your little brother. Within minutes, the ripped plastic package he got from his …

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Robots taking jobs?

Students factor rise of technology into future careers “My neighbor. . .lost his job to outsourcing and automation, kind of a combination,” said economics teacher David Hoffner. “The idea, in economics, is that [when that happens] you need to retrain, you need to get educated. Learn more skills. And he …

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Grads to pursue majors in fine arts

Humason, Aronson exit Minnehaha’s stages; seek next roles in college You’ve probably seen or heard seniors Matthew Humason and Eli Aronson performing on the stage sometime within your experience at Minnehaha Academy. It might be listening to them playing with other students in the band, performing onstage in one of …

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Players today, leaders tomorrow

Young players learn to lead as senior-dominated team gets ready to defend state title The Redhawks are the reigning state champions of Class AA baseball and are optimistic about finishing strong in 2017. They won the IMAC conference, finished with a record of 9-0, and are ranked #2 in Class …

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A different drummer

Freshman celebrates Aztec heritage with family, dance & music Aztec drumming is something a bit out of the usual for most people. In fact, it may not be something most people have even heard of. But to freshman Cuauhtli Day it represents something way more than you would ever have …

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Taking a closer look at 13 Reasons Why

Concern grows alongside popularity of Netflix show involving suicide Healthy solutions, resources for help need to be known by teens watching program A package wrapped in brown paper waits on a high-school student’s doorstep, his name scrawled across the top. After finding it, he turns it around in his hands, …

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How to talk about politics … and why

Extremes of apathy, partisan divide make having a political conversation a challenge But it’s worth doing if you know how to navigate through obstacles When most people talk about politics, they either only talk about it with their friends who agree with them or quickly get into arguments with friends …

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Season never ends for Redhawks basketball

Tournaments, camps keep AAU athletes busy during warmer months With summer break approaching, winter sports are over for most people but not for juniors JaVonni Bickham, Lorenzo Smith, Jeff Stordahl and freshmen Jalen Suggs, Terry Lockett and Kaden Johnson, members of Minnehaha’s title-winning basketball team. The offseason is a really …

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New M.A. group gets in deep water

Competitive bass fishing draws young, talented group A new club has been added to the list of Minnehaha sports: bass fishing. A group of six, eighth-and ninth-grade boys from Minnehaha have just created the school’s first bass fishing team coached by Minnehaha elementary school teacher Jeff Bosshardt. “There are seven …

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As seniors leave, juniors look to college apps

Graduation season brings a new group of students to a familiar stage: applying to college This advice from experts can smooth the path College may be a stressful time for anyone from the prospective student to the parent providing financial assistance for their child. With acceptance rates dropping as low …

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