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Math team competes in first meet of the year

The math team finished third out of seven teams in their first of five meets today at Holy Angels. At a meet, each member of the team participates in two of four individual events: A, B, C and D, which consist of algebra, geometry, trigonometry and precalculus, respectively. The individual …

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Debate team carves pumpkins

The debate team had a pumpkin carving contest outside in the parking lot after school today. Junior, Slovak student Adam Hano had never carved a pumpkin before, so the team got together in the spooky spirit to fully show him the American tradition. Principal Jason Wenschlag and various other teachers …

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Decorating Pumpkins

In the spirit of Halloween, Mrs. Cripe’s senior advisory brought mini pumpkins to decorate. The room smelled of Sharpie markers and chatter filled the air. Hot glue guns were plugged into the wall, but after a few minutes the girls realized no one had brought buttons or glitter to glue …

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Cross country bonds before sections

Tonight the cross country running team ate their annual spaghetti dinner after practice. It was a time of fellowship and enjoying the companionship of teammates the day before a race. Tomorrow, the boys and girls varsity are racing in sections at Battle Creek Park. If either team takes first or …

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Sophomore class takes the ACT Aspire

The sophomore class took the ACT Aspire test today at Minnehaha. The test – which is administered only once to Minnehaha students during their time in high school – assessed student readiness in English, math, reading, science and writing. Today’s test needed an entire school day to complete and was the …

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Minnehaha celebrates Mole Day

This morning, Minnehaha’s chemistry department celebrated Mole Day – which honors the mole, an SI unit created by Amedeo Avogadro – with an assortment of mole songs, mole dances and mole treats. The mole is a basic unit of measurement in chemistry that measures amount of any given substance. Avogadro’s …

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Homecoming traditions

Observing Minnehaha’s history through the annual return of alumni, commemeration of seniors and collection of events and activities that has brought the school community together for over half a century Although the origins of the homecoming traditions are not crystal clear, the University of Missouri claims the first homecoming. In …

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There’s a lot more to him than his height

Jason Wenschlag’s past experiences have formed him into the leader he is today Within walking distance of Lake Nokomis, directly off Minnehaha Parkway, 30th Avenue South, barely wide enough to fit parked cars, is lined with houses on either side. In front of the houses is an assortment of overhanging …

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