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Faith in the digital age

As electronic devices continue to grow in popularity, Christians gain the ability to interact with the Bible in new ways A woman with curly blonde hair sits down on an armchair by a large window. The curtains are drawn back, and the morning is just beginning as the sun peeks …

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A sense of wonderment

Freshman Greta Hallberg makes her high school acting debut as Treasure Island launches a production full of sword fights and adventures It’s the instigator of countless “X marks the spot” adventures, the beginning of the iconic one-legged pirate with a parrot companion trope, the original swashbuckling pirate manifesto: Treasure Island. …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Sloth

Like a parasitical relationship, sloth latches on There’s a certain level of relief that comes from putting aside anything that generates stress; to sit back, relax, and watch the hours wane away as you curl up in your favorite recliner, isolated from a world packed with things that you don’t …

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Device misuse

Technology in the classroom results in widespread distraction In many cases, artificial light acts as a seductress, putting device users into a trance that is not easily broken. Like the Sirens, whose carnal invitations beckoned the crew of Odysseus, technology sings a sweet song that is nearly impossible to resist. …

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Not an easy A

Pass/Fail classes encourage college student exploration, but do they work in high school? “It was biology,” recalled history teacher Elizabeth Van Pilsum. “Science is not my thing. We were all in the lab and the teacher gave us each a mouse.” “The experiment, if you can call it that,” she …

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Twins

Reflecting on commonly asked questions about twins, studies and students explore similarities and differences between their siblings and themselves I’m a twin. People often ask me, “Do you like being a twin? Do you get along? What’s it like having someone in the same grade? Do you have a special …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Fortitude

Bravery, or fortitude is the feeling that motivates soldiers to rise out of desolate trenches, bystanders to intervene in complicated, and possibly dangerous, situations, and individuals to stand up to aggressors. Fortitude is the backbone of society, the method by which countries and their people gain and control power and …

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Digital Citizenship

Meyers honored for Digital Citizenship Program The Digital Citizenship Program, developed by Sam Meyers, physics teacher and Academic Integration Specialist at Minnehaha, has won the 2015 Private and Independent Education Program Award. This award, given by the Minnesota Independent School Forum––an organization that serves independent and private high schools in Minnesota––aims …

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Playful or painful?

Words meant to entertain may be more hurtful than humorous “I was in my living room eating dinner by myself when the fire alarms went off. I was going around the house unscrewing them because I didn’t smell smoke. I called my dad and said, ‘Yeah, something’s wrong’ and he …

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Saying good-bye to Ms. Van Pilsum

One day during advisory, social studies teacher Elizabeth Van Pilsum, (known to her students as “VP”), projected a photo of the beautiful Dominican Republic and told her advisory, “I’m moving here.” At first the girls assumed it was a joke, maybe wishful thinking. But soon, they realized their beloved advisor …

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