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Rowling’s shot at redemption

The Cuckoo’s Calling, a book secretly penned by J.K. Rowling, proves she can still write On 14 July 2013 an obscure book written by an unknown author, Roger Galbraith, surged from 4709th on the Amazon bestseller list to 1st. The book, a suspense novel about a supermodel’s suspicious death, was released …

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Entertainment under the sun

Summer 2013 didn’t quite have the blockbusters of recent years, but that’s not to discount it. There were some truly excellent films this summer from each genre along with ghastly ones. Apocalypse time, get crude Rude, crude, and totally meta, This is The End nabs my pick for best summer …

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From sex and drugs to seeking change

Drugs, sex and rock n’ roll. This mantra of the ’60s served as an identity for a generation. As of late, this clichéd saying could be tossed in with almost any musical genre and be considered relevant. Country songs proclaim of binge drinking, pop glorifies one-night stands and hip hop …

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Minnehaha wealth gap

Minnehaha students must learn to navigate the muddy waters of socioeconomic differences “From the first moment you drive into the parking lot, you can see it from the type of cars people are driving,” said sophomore Kitra Katz. “And the first moment you come inside on the first day of …

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Post-Secondary Enrollment Options

College in high school: The benefits of PSEO as compared to AP courses “It would be nice to know them in person,” said senior Leah Haack. Haack spoke of her fellow classmates of the University of Northwestern – St. Paul, where she is taking on three fully online courses, English …

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New freedom, New responsibility

Allowing the use of learning devices at Minnehaha requires students to be accountable When the new Bring your Own Learning Device (B.O.L.D.) program was announced last spring, many students showed their disdain. Some students didn’t want to purchase or rent iPads and were worried that they would not be able …

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Co-ops keep teams running

Hope Academy joins Minnehaha in the latest sports partnership Athletes to contribute to cross-country, football and track teams Many Minnehaha athletics teams have struggled to get depth in their programs because lower numbers. Even middle school teams are being dropped and younger kids are being brought up to fill in …

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