Talon

A little perspective goes a long way (Extended)

Minnehaha alums expand their cultural palate through travelling and studying abroad “I was once headbutted by a drunken Scotsman for no apparent reason,” laughed Walker Angell (‘07). “The British people are wonderful and can be especially warm, though there are exceptions.” Angell’s interesting memory comes from his experience studying abroad …

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Is cursive a thing of the past?

Technological era takes a stance in elementary schools Remember those days of old when cursive was a mandatory thing to learn and class hours were dedicated to it, well it seems those days will remain of old.  Along with Hawaii and Indiana the North Carolina will no longer require cursive …

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Talon wins All-American rank

“I was surprised because…I thought that small schools just didn’t win that level of honor,” said Journalism teacher Reid Westrem. All the hard work of researching and reporting, writing stories, designing pages, and getting the Talon to the press has paid off in the form of an All-American ranking from …

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Parasitic flu makes its danger known

Widespread winter influenza forces Minnehaha students to deal with extreme consequences “Carly was one of the most caring, kind, fun-loving and outgoing girls I have ever met,” said freshman Lucy Awe. Awe lost a good friend, Carly Christenson, to the flu on Jan. 9. “I never saw Carly without a …

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Games & misfits (review)

Wreck-It-Ralph is stylish, witty & fun It’s a film about retro video games mixed with modern-day technology conceived and created in order to appeal to both young and old.  Witty, imaginative, and artistically striking, it’s not only fresh, but a gradual journey of self-acceptance.  Set to be released on DVD  …

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Catch a Spielberg classic

Why young movie fans shouldn’t think it’s safe to go back in the water Jaws is more than entertainment; it’s one of the all-time greats There’s currently a generation that can’t enter the water without the fear of underwater monsters breaking the surface to feast on helpless swimmers. There was …

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Alabama 5-year-old safe

How many people can we thank for our safety in daily life…? Five-year-old Ethan was rescued 4 Feb. 2013 after being held hostage by 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes. Bus driver Charles Albert Poland Jr. opened the emergency door and blocked the front bus door as kids jumped out of the back of …

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