Talon

A word from the bird

As dictionaries add new words, users adjust to change It’s one of the most ordinary and inconspicuous books on the bookshelf. It’s the oracle that holds the answers to questions such as “what does that mean?” It’s the hero to confused students trying to cram a few more impressive-sounding words …

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The cabin in the woods

Embracing the bloody cliches Horror movies. Slasher flicks. Shock Films. Jump scares. Horror was once a genre that prevailed in sculpting not only an array of pop culture creatures and masked maniacs, but also a bundle of psychological thrills. Horror used to be a way for movie directors to bring …

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Boys team looks “solid”

State is worth working for The boys’ cross country team received first place at the Lake City meet on September 18. Similar to girls cross country team, the boys are encouraging each other to do their best and work as hard as they can. Captain and senior Luke Brown has …

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

One president, one ax and lots of gore It appears as if every summer must have a single cross-genre screwball film that leads audiences to question the sanity of filmmakers. Last year, it was the sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens. This summer, it was the mashup historical-horror Abraham Lincoln: Vampire …

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Girls welcome youth

Hopes for state are optimistic for the girls cross country team The Redhawk girls finished second place in two out of their four meets so far. On Sept.18 at the Lake City meet the girls received first place. Captain and senior Casey Haffield is working hard to motivate the girls. …

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A legendary legacy

The Rikkers family discusses what it means to be a four-generation Minnehaha family and what it means to them A lot can happen in four generations. Four generations ago the Wright brothers were taking the first aviation flight in history, whereas today there are roughly 300 airlines in the world …

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Hope within a twisted theme

Author Robert Venditti tells the dark story of a woman’s fight for rights in a corrupt future Rarely do books strike so close to home that you can feel chills. But that’s exactly what The Homeland Directive did to me. The Homeland Directive, written by Robert Venditti and illustrated by …

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New starts and happy endings

Transfer students find a home in the Minnehaha community It was an early morning in January 2011 when junior Kat Knutson woke up to get ready. Halfway through her freshman year, she had the chance to start over – and she was worried out of her mind. Too nervous to eat …

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