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Life skills

Life requires more than math and science There are financial, practical and personal lessons that young adults need to know before heading off to college that are just as essential to success as high school Math and English By Frances Hoekstra, Talon Staff Writer How to pay taxes, how to create a …

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Hold off on the hits

Excessive force in hockey must be stopped to prevent future injuries Frances Hoekstra, Talon staff writer You don’t have to know somebody to pray for them. This is the mantra that took over Twitter, Facebook, news media and the hearts of Minnesotans and beyond regarding Benilde-St. Margaret sophomore hockey player …

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Don’t sell your dreams

Cultivation of artistic abilities Jeffrey Riley Talon staff writer Acceptance envelopes come in the mail. Rejection letters are received and discarded. Preceding the application process, as early as freshman year, it’s hard not to consider what career path the future holds. As children, we wanted to be astronauts, dancers, professional athletes, …

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Not the time to slide

Are you a senior slacker or over-achiever? Brigid Kelly, Talon staff writer Alright, seniors – it’s finally second semester – the last semester of our high school careers. It’s time for the lasts of the lasts, the final hurrahs and the ultimate goodbyes. But don’t be fooled by the clichés. …

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The secret to success

Success isn’t formulaic or coincidental but rather personally determined Olivia Dorow Hovland, Talon staff writer  Success is hard to quantify. Some measure it in wealth, others in happiness, renown or social connections. The road to success, however, is a little easier to describe. In our society, education, hard work and …

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A life-long challenge

Does insulin affect you? The impact of the diagnosis of diabetes ripples into the lives of friends and family but also helps create a community of understanding an encouragement. By Pauline Ojambo, Talon Staff Writer  “I thought he was going to the doctor to come back and get better,” sophomore …

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Dress-code dilemma

The Dress-code dilemma Finding school approved clothing gets challenging By Jorie Schwab, Talon staff writer  Let’s face it, for girls, high school has always been a fashion runway, but sometimes that runway can be highly restrictive. Almost all of Minnehaha Academy’s female students agree that finding dress-code approved clothes at …

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Dubstep Craze

Behind the new scene of Dubstep Jeffrey Riley, Talon Staff Writer The lights pulsate to the sound of the over-powering bass. A distinct wub wub wub sound permeates the venue as the “drop” kicks in. Bodies seem to be teleporting minute distances as the strobe flashes on the tightly-packed crowd, moving …

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Band trip

More than music The band tour and CFE have partnered to create an unforgettable journey abroad by Dominique Hlavac, Talon staff writer The front gate towers menacingly across the horizon, cries of pain can be heard echoing through the dark history that these towers, walls and ramshackle buildings have contained. …

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