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Global repositioning

Chemistry teacher Chris Thompson prepares for his mission work in Haiti Chris Thompson, who teaches chemistry in the Minnehaha science department, is leaving the school after six years to move to Haiti with his wife, Sara, and his three kids, Luke (11), Ella (7) and Kate (4). The Thompson family is …

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Meaning suits him

Donkersgoed has success, wisdom beyond his years There are 150,000 people staring and 50 television cameras running as a long whistle sounds, signaling for athletes to climb onto their blocks. Suddenly, the crowd surrounding the pool adopts a thick silence as the referee’s hands extend to the starter. On lane eight’s block there’s …

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Worth $1 billion?

Popular app bought by Facebook; students give it mixed reviews Facebook paid $1 billion last week to acquire Instagram, the service that allows users to take, edit and share photos on mobile devices. Instagram has become all the rage for high school students. “I like it because it’s an easy …

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Teens drive distracted

Texting while driving remains major problem Almost half of Americans ages 12 to 17 state that they have been in a car with someone who texted while behind the wheel. With April being Distracted Driving Awareness month, a recent survey showed that many teens text while driving. The State Farm …

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Thanks a latte

Stonich visits Minnehaha, gives insight on her writing process   “Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” No seriously, read all about it. It was the annual Thanks-a-Latte event on 12 Apr. given in the MA library by the Friends of the Library. As all public events start, it all began …

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Honk!

The musical of the Ugly Duckling Honk! Based on the 19th-century fairy tale The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Anderson, tells the story of an odd-looking baby duck and his quest to find his mother. Minnehaha’s theater department will perform Honk! Apr. 19-21: at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased …

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Young Life

In summer, ‘club’ becomes camp Young Life registrations for  summer camp should be submitted by April 30. Throughout the 2011-2012 school year, as many as 50 Minnehaha students have been participating in “club”, a group for students by Young Life; a youth ministries organization seeking to bring students closer to …

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