Tag Archives: school

Does it make sense to combine sports with school?

A European perspective on the American combination of athletics and academics In many cultures, sports are kept separate, in clubs. Are there any advantages to having school teams — or is it a distraction? Exchange student Karolina Cizmarova reflects on her experience as a student, an athlete and a fan. …

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Practical Importance

Curt Bjorlin on woodworking from Redhawksonline on Vimeo. Declining student interest in applied education courses may result in the loss of life skills As applied education classes throughout the United States decline, students may be missing out on important opportunities and life-skills. Silence settles over the empty room like a …

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Day 31 Clock Tower

The clock tower is illuminated on a bright, sunny Monday. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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The question of summer

Learning loss raises questions about year-round schooling Everybody hold your breath, year-round education is slowly becoming more popular in America. Should we get rid of the cherished idea of summer vacation to be replaced by more time sitting at a desk? Year-round schools in other countries have an average of …

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Losing creativity may mean sacrificing potential

A long hidden war, one that menaces the future of America. It’s been a threat for a long time, but only recently is it being exposed by unique studies, such as one done by Adobe in 2012. What is this scourge to the American people? The Death of Creativity. The …

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Fact Check: Does “Minnehaha” really mean “laughing waters”?

Does this age old word really mean what we think it does? The question:  Does ‘Minnehaha’ really mean ‘laughing waters’? The explanation: If you’ve ever ventured down River Road towards Minnehaha Park, you’ve seen the large statue of Hiawatha standing to represent the Ojibwe warrior portrayed in Longfellow’s poem: “Song …

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New starts and happy endings

Transfer students find a home in the Minnehaha community It was an early morning in January 2011 when junior Kat Knutson woke up to get ready. Halfway through her freshman year, she had the chance to start over – and she was worried out of her mind. Too nervous to eat …

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Why was your summer cut short?

School began earlier this year The reasoning behind the schedule change By Pauline Ojambo, Talon Staff Writer The high was 82 F, the low 61 and the breeze drifted by at a lazy six miles per hour, according to www.wunderground.com, a website that keeps weather history. That day was August …

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iLearn?

Some schools are experimenting with iPads in the classroom. Does the tablet computer have a future at Minnehaha?

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