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Evelia Barrera–making our school home

Making our school home What makes a school? Is it the building or the students? Is it about the teachers? The answers to these questions are definitely “yes.” But a school is not only those things. What about the unheralded, underhyped people who make a big, if quietly essential, impact …

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The college decision

Understanding the importance of the college process; how to thrive The college decision is one of the most important decisions people have throughout their whole life. College is another four or more years of a person’s life figuring out more about themselves. During high school standardized tests like ACT and …

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Unconscious bias: gender vs. careers

Gender distribution differences in the labor force possibly affect seniors’ choices of intended majors “Is this meal for a girl or a boy?” You promptly reply to the speaker that the 4 piece McNugget Happy Meal is for your little brother. Within minutes, the ripped plastic package he got from his …

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Grads get weird new mascots

What the heck? Luke Von Arx looks at the least intimidating college mascots that will greet the 2017 M.A. graduates 1. Saint Louis University Billikens A Billiken is a charm doll created by an American art teacher who says that he saw it in a dream. On the campus of …

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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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Beyond college status symbols

College counselors remind students to, aside from ranking and prestige, consider factors like clubs and programs when making application decisions National ranking. Acceptance rate. School pride. Intramurals. Internship programs. These factors, which seniors consider when applying for college, range in their excitement factor as well as their importance to each student. …

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Clinton’s New College Compact

Clinton proposes free college tuition for students at in-state universities with the New College Compact In July, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton proposed a New College Compact, which would make tuition at four-year, in-state, public colleges and universities free for any student with a family that earns $85,000 or less …

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Activism: college vs. high school

Student activism appears to be more prevalent in college, “a breeding ground” where “this activism, this passion can flourish” and students can express beliefs The large rock in the center of the campus courtyard bore the message “Black Lives Matter.” A message written in response to recent shooting incidents involving …

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Career Day 2015

Graduates representing many professional fields and courses of collegiate study returned to Minnehaha in March to meet with current students, offering them advice for the future. A few shared their thoughts with seniors Angela Scharf and Kate Brown for Redhawksonline: Career Day 2015 from Redhawksonline on Vimeo.

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Cost-free education

President Obama’s new proposal will create opportunity for students across the nation. By 2020, the workforce is expected to fall behind by 5 million college-educated people. By that time, two out of three jobs will require some college or associate degree, according to a study by Georgetown University. In response …

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