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Mass tragedy: more than just 15 minutes of fame

Society must stop giving attention to mass crime sprees; focus on prevention instead “We have to take the Paris Hilton attention-seeking out of crime, or strangers and innocent people will be killed,” said forensic psychiatrist Michael Welner on “Good Morning America.” Some tragedies are natural disasters or accidents such as …

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Stigmas and Stereotypes of AP classes

Students and faculty weigh in on myths and realities regarding Advanced Placement classes Zero hours, note cards, reading for hours, multiple choice exams, free responses and DBQs. These are some of the things that make up the advanced placement experience. So why would anyone want to go through it? Advanced …

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Parents impact on Minnehaha

Parent groups gather together to pray, support, volunteer to keep school strong Teachers, faculty and students aren’t the only people that keep Minnehaha running. Parents play a huge role in the school’s activities. Whether it is being in a prayer group, volunteering, working in the athletic department or helping new …

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Searching for her roots

Senior plans trip after graduation to meet her birth mother International travel is common for many Minnehaha students during the coming summer months. Jetting away to Cabo, strolling through the streets of Paris, snorkeling in the pristine waters of the Bahamas. Few trips, though, will measure up to the life-changing …

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Pryor sets a new MA baseball record

Minnehaha Academy senior pitcher John Pryor broke a school record for the varsity baseball team April 30 with 18 strikeouts in a seven-inning game. In the team’s fifth game of the season, the Redhawks traveled to Providence Academy and won 2-0, with Pryor recording a complete-game shutout. With only having 21 …

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The rediscovery of a once-forgotten genre

With Django: Unchained newly released on DVD westerns are beginning to return to the film radar Schizophrenic cinem­­atography, ­ conniving dialogue, and a constant fountain of blood pooling from the countless number of gunshot victims are what’s all packed into the two-and-a-half hour macabre western Django: Unchained. Starring Jamie Foxx …

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College Day

Walking down the hallway college guidance counselor Richard Harris adorned his own college sweatshirt. Rather than naming a specific university or college the sweatshirt was inscribed with “college.” 1 May was College Day. Along with Harris the graduating class of 2013 wore college sweatshirts and t-shirts. The schools ranged from …

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