Talon

Stigmas, silence hinder healing

No more silence, no more stigmas: it’s time to talk about mental illness A man with cancer, bald and pale from exhaustive chemotherapy treatments, walks down the street, shivering in the brisk wind. As he does so, a passerby comments that he should stop feeling sorry for himselfand get it …

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Body Language: Lost in Translation?

Digital communication leaves key gaps No matter where, if someone taps their patella just right, it’ll trigger a knee-jerk. If a sudden weight is dropped onto them, their knee-jerk reflex immediately causes their legs to contract, allowing them to maintain their balance without dropping the weight. Ample scientific evidence suggests …

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Day 164 Yearbook Signing

After finals, students sign each other’s yearbooks. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Finding Joy

Katie Pope explores the ways that joy brightens our everyday lives.

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Food facts with a grain of salt

Eating has been complicated by acronym ingredients such as GMO, BHT and MSG; understanding these and other hard-to-pronounce additives is key to making healthy choices  Making healthy choices may seem to be an intuitive process with two opposites at odds — i.e., cake or broccoli — but which is better, …

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Leadership versus servantship

The Talon staff share their opinion on captainship and the responsibility that leadership entails The disappointment of an underclassmen looking up to a teammate who was drinking at a party. The change in the team’s attitude once a teammate gives up. The downfall of the team when a player starts …

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Different denominations, different Easter traditions

Christians celebrate the transfiguration, crucifiction and resurrection of Christ on Easter  Carrying the beam of the cross, covered in blood and wounds, Jesus’ physical body can no longer handle the weight. He stumbles, falls and attempts to get back up. He has stepped into the shoes, or rather sandals, of …

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Year two in space, year one in class

Minnehaha’s International Space Station (ISS) team creates their experiment during class time On Feb. 25, NASA astronaut Dr. Tom Marshburn gave a presentation during Tuesday assembly period describing his three months and twenty-six days on the International Space Station (ISS). But for members of the Applied Research in Engineering (A.R.E.) …

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Day 129 Unexpected Snow

April snow brings a chill to the air as students leave for the day. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Day 128 Poetry and a Sermon

In chapel, students hear a sermon incorporating the poetry of the speaker. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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