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Twin Cities protests impact Minnehaha students in distinct ways

Minnehaha students reached by Black Lives Matter protests The recent protests have had an impact on everyone, from raising awareness and uniting opposing groups to igniting anger and fear. On many occasions we have watched the news cover stories of injustice and reprisals, but watching the media is remarkably different …

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Technology’s new role

Technology stepping up to the plate amid COVID-19 distance learning At Minnehaha Academy, technology is being used to bridge the gap between students in the classroom and at home for the 2020 school year. Because of the global pandemic, it has been necessary for the high school to find and …

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Building space projects and gardens during a pandemic

ISS team looks to tackle three projects this year Due to COVID-19 restrictions and social distance mandates, the International Space Station (ISS) class has faced challenges beyond the usual obstacle of designing an experiment to be conducted in space. In order to engage each student in the large class while …

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Worldwide Wonders

What happens next? What changes will stick? The past eight months have been a whirlwind of chaos and change. COVID-19 stormed the United States in March, causing a shutdown of businesses, schools and the public in general. Eight months later, some say there is no turning back. “I don’t think …

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The importance of open dialogue

Why listening is the first step to unity   Over the past few years, countless events have been digested by social media and turned into controversial topics. While the current political divisiveness is partially at fault, another important factor that is often over- looked is open dialogue. Most conflicts could …

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Perceptions of people with masks

How communication is affected when you can see only half of someone’s face Mask wearing has begun to be our new normal, at least for the moment. Everyone is trying to get in some sort of routine like they had before COVID-19 hit the world. So, with this new challenge, …

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Pandemic conditions complicate college admissions

What you need to know about the college admissions process during COVID-19 Applying for college is a stress filled endeavor under normal circumstances, but the current COVID-19 pandemic is forcing an overhaul on the college admissions process, adding additional layers of anxiety for everyone involved. With limited available standardized (ACT …

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Music and Quarantine

Creating, recording and listening to music over quarantine The silver stars of First Avenue were illuminated only by city lights as the bright bulbs above were turned out for the night. Little did Minneapolis know at the time, but this would be the last day music would be played for …

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A man who moved a nation

The death of George Floyd sparks nation-wide unrest On May 25, George Floyd, a 46 year old Black man was killed by Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin. A ten minute video was released on May 26 of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed and laying face down. …

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Expert insights on the 2020 election

Larry Jacobs, renowned U of M political scientist, shares thoughts on voting behavior Lawrence R. Jacobs is McKnight Presidential Chair in Public Affairs, the Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies, and director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance in the Hubert H. Humphrey …

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