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Music department must fill big shoes

Fine arts administrative assistant Terri Wade retires after six years at MA Fine arts administrative assistant and music accompanist Terri Wade is leaving Minnehaha this year after six years of hard work. “Every day she brings something to this place that is above and beyond her job,” said band and …

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Librarian retires after 29 years

Reception honors Lorie Christianson’s half century of involvement at school A reception was held May 23 for faculty and students during lunches in the library to celebrate Lorie Christianson’s many years of service to Minnehaha Academy. She has been part of the school community for 50 years, participating in her …

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Jim Wald retires

Director of finance says good-bye after 45 years To most, the end of the school year means three months of relaxation. For some, however, the end of the school year means having to say good-bye. We expect to say goodbye to our graduates, but we must also say goodbye to …

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Books: Dead or alive?

Will physical books survive recent E-book surge? Change in format doesn’t mean that books are dead; reading may actually be increasing “It’s a real page turner.” The line everyone uses to describe a book that just can’t be put down. The action of turning the page at a suspenseful moment …

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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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