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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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Long hours, large rewards

Sophomore Grace Anderson plays Belle All the world’s a stage — at least it has been this winter for Minnehaha Academy sophomore Grace Anderson. Forty-eight performances, weeks of practices and rehearsals have made for a frenetic but exciting schedule enabling Anderson to do what she loves to do: Act. Anderson …

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Highlighting junior Evalin Olson

It’s showtime. Everything is ready to go. Suddenly, the computer crashes and the projections stop. Everyone is scrambling in the box. Who’s going to fix it? As stage manager, that’s the job of junior Evalin Olson. Olson was the stage manager of the Minnehaha fall play, US, performed at the …

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Scott Glenn returns to M.A.

Coaching since college Glenn, already a coach at M.A., returns full-time in new role After 18 years of teaching P.E. at Annunciation School in South Minneapolis, Scott Glenn has take a new job as the ice arena and transportation director at Minnehaha. “At a pretty young age I knew that …

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A different drummer

Freshman celebrates Aztec heritage with family, dance & music Aztec drumming is something a bit out of the usual for most people. In fact, it may not be something most people have even heard of. But to freshman Cuauhtli Day it represents something way more than you would ever have …

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Profile: Maddie Danzberger

Daring to dream beyond Danzberger inspires by diving beneath the superficial surface Obnoxious clicks and flashing lights fill the room, echoing off the walls along with the music blaring and mundane murmurs of scattered conversations. “That’s the shot! Perfect. Get the next look on, we’ve got three more to go,” …

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New beginnings and ends

First and Last: the final installment of the year long series focuses on the changing future in front of both Bailey and Lars, senior and freshman. It was at the end of this year’s Back to School Dance when senior Luke Frazier pointed into a crowd of neon and challenged …

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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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Humans of ‘Haha’

[Added Aug. 4, 2017: Listen to an audio recording of Emma Melling’s interview with John Carlson from March 26, 2016.]   Custodian John Carlson and Commons and Title II Coordinator DeLise Kroening add meaning to the Minnehaha community through displays of love and kindness towards students and faculty.  The desk was …

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