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The Omnivore’s Dilema

Be mindful of what you eat Americans think of food in terms of its convenience and richness while it should instead be viewed as a tool for nourishment of the body and the building of community. On average, Americans spend only 6.9 percent of their budgets on food, one of …

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College debt increases

One trillion. That’s the mark, in dollars, that U.S. student loan debt just passed, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to the College Board, the 2011-12 published total cost for tuition, fees, and room and board at an in-state four-year public institution averaged $17,131. But that’s only the …

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Youth Vote

Young voters: the political wildcard   Televisions are constantly flooded with ads, quotes, endorsements and updates. Newspapers frequently feature the latest on the campaign trail. Election year has come around, and that means a large portion of the seniors will have the opportunity to carry out their young right of …

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High school pranks

Pranks: where to draw the line Congratulations, you made the varsity team! Now you and your parents have to clean up the mess of toilet paper hanging from the trees and all around your house. “Usually getting TP’ed is annoying and inconvenient, but getting TP’ed for making varsity is a …

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Q and A with John Pryor

Pryor discusses offseason training, quest for D1 scholarships and possible state tournament Senior Talon staff writer Andrew Graham sat down with junior pitcher John Pryor to discuss his offseason training and this year’s baseball season as well as his quest to play Division I college baseball. You were All-Conference Honorable …

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Ramirez energizes MA athletics

New athletic director brings energy to Minnehaha based on his experiences in Texas, Iowa and the Middle East “We were in the playoffs my senior year in high school,” Minnehaha athletic director Homar Ramirez recalled. “It was the bottom of the seventh and the bases were loaded. It was two …

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Found-footage films

A new breed of filmmaking Ever since the turn of the century the horror genre has taken a significant plunge in quality. For some reason, Hollywood deemed it necessary to take every classic horror movie – A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, etc. – and completely retell …

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Carpool policy impacts sports

No price on safety Between the South and North Campus, Minnehaha Academy owns most of the facilities used for sports year-round except for a swimming pool, skiing hill, golf course and softball and baseball fields. For these sports, it’s more of a challenge to get where they need to go. …

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Cracking the code

Maturity is required in moral thinking We live in a world of moral failure. We celebrate scandals rather than accomplishments. As a society, we’re infatuated with the glamour of Hollywood and the glitz of sports. Our heroes are celebrities and professional athletes rather than teachers and police officers. American entertainment …

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