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Participating in the classics

When it comes to classic books, it’s what the reader brings to the page  “The greatest art belongs to the world. Do not be intimidated by the experts. Trust your instincts. Do not be afraid to go against what you have been taught, or what you were told to see …

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The never-ending winter and its snow

Cancelation of meets, games, and matches have plagued spring sports everywhere “This has never happened before. We haven’t been able to get outside one day,” said assistant athletic director and varsity head baseball coach Josh Thurow on Apr. 24. A new record was broken, but not the kind of record …

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Spring sports update

The spring sports season is coming to an end and with that the baseball team has had 10 wins and one loss in the regular season. They are ranked number one in their section and will be hosted St. Croix Lutheran on 28 May. The softball team finished their season …

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A new look for a new century

On 23 May 2013 a new logo was announced for Minnehaha Academy. This logo was created to be timeless and represent the school. The two arcs make an “M” and an “A” with one of them red and one gray. The red is for Minnehaha pride, and the gray represents …

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Wally Borner retires

Making a mark on Minnehaha: Beloved middle school history teacher, Wallace Borner, retires after 39 years of educating students at Minnehaha Academy. “[Mr. Borner] had a big red beard,” said Judy Cummings, a Minnehaha parent whose husband and daughters also had Wallace Borner as a teacher. “He let us call him …

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Summer Movies

Blockbuster season begins with a large quantity of anticipated films It’s that time of year again; the time when summer movies come sneaking into theatres one by one with big names, big plots, and even bigger budgets. A number of these movies have already shared a bit of screen time, …

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Hannibal Review

Fresh audience, same villain Past surgeon, current psychologist: new TV series gives viewers a glimpse of Hannibal Lectar’s past, filled with crime chasing and many twists and turns More than twenty years ago, Anthony Perkins won the Academy Award for his eerily charismatic portrayal of jailed serial killer Hannibal Lectar …

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The Meaning of Movies

The significance of movies Senior Anna Scholl expresses her love for movies, and explains that this art form is often greatly misunderstood and stereotyped For some, movies are merely a form of entertainment, a two-hour joyride through explosive plots involving action, supermodels, and one-liners to copy and splurge into their …

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A must read for all Americans

“Everything is backwards,” said W. George Jameson, a lawyer who spent 33 years at the CIA. “You’ve got an intelligence agency fighting a war and a military organization trying to gather on-the-ground intelligence.” This quote comes from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Mark Mazzetti’s gripping new nonfiction book, The Way of …

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