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Why do tragedies happen?

Minnehaha’s sacred studies department explores why bad things happen Minnehaha Academy has had a hard three months. The disaster that occurred on August second has shaken our community and will affect the school for years to come. It is difficult to recover from something like this. For Christians, however, the …

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500 years of reform

Individuals share perspectives on the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century “I think that we would not live in a democracy if not for the Protestant Reformation.” History teacher Nathan Johnson reflected on the things that would be different without the revolution that occurred 500 years ago. “We would not …

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Three decades of kindness

The noise in the freshman hallway is constant, a steady rhythm of thumping feet and chattering voices. As students make their way past the prayer chapel and a row of lockers, they turn into a classroom on their right. The second the door is opened, Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” …

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Faith v.s. arts?

Theater teacher and director Nicholas Freeman rested his chin against his knuckles and gazed across a room of empty chairs. After months of moments like these, Freeman was again thinking of the musical Godspell and his hopes for the coming production. “From the show, in it of itself, I want …

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Building community? Get in line

The vice of greed is more than wanting more presents, even budging the lunch line is greed Every year you read the story. That one about the true meaning of Christmas, and how it’s not about getting, it’s about giving. This year, The Talon will give you a break from …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Gluttony

Considering the bonds between body, spirit and mind “You just think that because you’re a bleeding heart Minnesota liberal,” my aunt accuses. “Maybe I am,” my dad declares loudly, “but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong. Please pass the turkey.” I sigh. Just a normal Thanksgiving dinner in Wisconsin. Not everyone’s …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Temperance

Controlling indulgence over small things can open the door to larger growth, freedom This continues a seven-part reflection on the Virtues and Vices. Temperance, or self-restraint, is the control that people have over themselves when they resist eating another cookie, watching just one more show on Netflix or quickly sending a …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Anger

As humans, we are often faced with unfavorable circumstances––financial trouble, the mishandling of valuables, injury and the like––that expose our inner feeling of anger. Experiencing this anger, however, is an inevitable aspect of the world that we live in. Just as someone would naturally experience joy if they were hired …

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