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Jack Ryan Brief

Jack Ryan Adapting to Minnehaha Academy has been better than expected for Slovakian exchange student Jack Ryan, who said he is doing just as well here as in Slovakia. “Everyone at Minnehaha is just welcoming, and everybody in my classes and at home are all very helpful which is just …

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Job changes – Ryan Larson

Many students know Ryan Larson as one of the directors for the upper school band. But this year he’s taken on a new role, as a member of the tech team. “I’ve always had a fascination with technology. I’ve enjoyed using it in my own classroom, and I think it’s …

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Job changes – David Hoffner

As of the 2017-2018 school year, economics teacher David Hoffner has assumed a new role in the Minnehaha community as Executive Director of Faith Formation. For Hoffner, the change was one he felt God was calling him to through friends, loved ones and colleagues who repeatedly said, “I think you …

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Lights, camera, action!

On Saturday Jan. 28, students, family and faculty gathered together to observe the hard work and talent of Minnehaha actors, directors and writers. This year, the Student Showcase program, which is an opportunity for students from any grade to write, direct or act in a skit or film, was made …

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Saying ‘bye’ to Bae

Minnehaha community says ‘goodbye’ to college and guidance counselor Lauren Bae After having worked at Minnehaha for six years, college and guidance counselor Lauren Bae has decided to take a different position in the diagnostics center at Groves Academy, Minnesota’s only established school for learning disabilities, in St. Louis Park. …

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Slovakian students hope to learn from their experiences

Juniors Karolina Kamenska and Katarína Skyvorá settle into life at Minnehaha For junior Slovakian exchange students Karolina Kamenska and Katarína Skyvorá, both are working to settle into a culture that is very different from their own. “You see all the new things, new people, new ways of living, and still you …

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Math team competes in first meet of the year

The math team finished third out of seven teams in their first of five meets today at Holy Angels. At a meet, each member of the team participates in two of four individual events: A, B, C and D, which consist of algebra, geometry, trigonometry and precalculus, respectively. The individual …

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Friday the 13th

Superstition surrounding Friday the 13th may not be justified Friggatriskaidekaphobia. This jumble of letters may sound like gibberish, but in fact it describes the fear of Friday the 13th. The human mind can certainly convince itself of improbable things, but does this phobia have some form of justification? Aside from …

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Cinnamon challenge challenges breathing

We’ve all seen the videos circulating on YouTube of the cinnamon challenge. The dragon-like puff of spice escapes their mouth and the coughing begins. This internet fad has been around since 2001, but gained popularity in 2010, resulting in 40,000 videos being posted. In 2011, Poison Control received 51 calls …

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