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Rap Music and Women

How does rap music shape our understanding of gender? BY DANY ROBINSON, GUEST WRITER One of the most popular genres of music is Rap/Hip-Hop. Rap is a form of musical expression that incorporates rhyme, rhythm, and “street” vernacular. Majority of today’s rappers rap about: money, cars, drugs, fame and success, …

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New faces – Kristin Henderson

You might’ve seen her around school, or teaching English 9 and 10, Kristin Henderson, is a new teacher at Minnehaha Academy. An avid reader and writer from a young age, Henderson chose to teach at MA because, she said, “it’s an opportunity to bring so many things that are important …

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New faces – Stephanie Sommer

Minnehaha’s new 10th and 11th-grade English teacher, Stephanie Sommer, decided to become a teacher only a few years ago. What preceded her career move was many years as a marketing executive across various industries and companies, including Estee Lauder and Lysol. Following ten years in New York City, she and …

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Vehicles for understanding others

English teacher carries passion for reading, writing into new chapter of life Every student has undoubtedly experienced the wrath of Mrs. Myers’ deliberate purple pen across their essay. With every comment made, yet another feeling of failure crossed the student’s mind. Yet, with every so called failure came a more …

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Brief: Moving on and moving in

Minnehaha prepares for changes to its English department as teachers change positions Minnehaha’s English department will be seeing some changes in the fall of 2017, as old teachers move on and new teachers move in. This spring, both Katherine Myers and Robyn Westrem announced their change in positions, as Myers …

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New school, new world

Chinese students overcome challenges and gain valuable experiences during their time at an American school [This story is also available in Chinese] “[In America], when a teacher gives you back an exam, they give it to you flipped over,’’ said LangTing Deng, who goes by Longine, a freshman Chinese exchange …

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Raye Ebensteiner: Writing

“In a Man’s World” Seated desks and fluorescent lights Executive meetings and jury duties Dark alleys in the night Girls don’t have cooties. Wage gap, endearing names, doing favors Cooking dinner, cleaning the kitchen, keeping him satisfied She and he, hands raise. The father calls on him, For the stronger, …

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Drew Cairns: Writing

“The Power of Music” – Drew Cairns Journey back with me through the past fifteen years. And while there may be pleasant thoughts and memories, there are still terrible instances that come to mind. The 9/11 attacks. The Boston Marathon bombing. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. And even just …

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