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Snapchat snapped?

Snapchat snapped? Snapchat may be on a streak of loss of users Is Snapchat going the way of MySpace? Last quarter, Snapchat reported its first decline in daily active users, down from 191 to 188 million. Its stock lost nearly half of its peak value, hovering near its all time …

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A critical decision

How the Minnehaha Academy administration chose Mendota Heights After the devastating blast on August 2, the school board and staff had a tough decision to make: which temporary school location to choose. Vice Principal Mike DiNardo visited all of the possible temporary locations over a week span of time. It …

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M.A. then and now

Sophomore, teacher compare notes on life at Minnehaha For many people it is easy to understand what the Minnehaha was like many years ago. There are articles and stories in class from the teachers who attended M.A. in high school. However, many people don’t know how it was like to …

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Freshmen explore different interests

How different extracurriculars change high school experiences In the midst of the chaos that is a morning at the freshmen lockers, freshman Evelyn Ramgren is hanging out with a group of friends. Upstairs, outside the chapel, junior Tea McLawhorn is sitting with her friends below the art wall that is …

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Listen to their silence

After the polarizing presidential election, students must learn to hear each other Even within a substantially safe environment like Minnehaha, there are members of the community who feel ridiculed for their beliefs. Such feelings of alienation were notably intensified during the 2016 presidential election, when liberal ideologies emerged as popular …

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New procedures for iPad use

BOLD changes New guidelines and consequences for use of BOLD devices Why: “We want this to be a place where kids can connect with each other, with adults, distraction-free and really invest in their attention and the work they do while they’re here,” said Principal Jason Wenschlag. Not only was …

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Let’s take a trip down Route 66

As the week draws to a close, the Minnehaha community prepares for the 2016 Minnehaha Spectacular, an event centered on spending quality time with other M.A. families and students while raising funds for academics, arts and athletics. This event promises to be entertaining and enjoyable, with activities such as “Heads …

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The 2016 Madrigal Move

“Our motto is ‘many hands make light work,’” said choir teacher Karen Lutgen, as the student body in the audience grew increasingly restless in anticipation of the coming event. After a few more tips and precautions were given, the dismissal was announced and a mass of students poured out of …

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Kick start of CFE group meetings

Outside, the flecks of wintry white snow drift softly to the ground, coating the trees, tennis courts and clock tower in a thick layer of fluff. Students flock around large orange posters, then, with different destinations in mind, move off towards various areas of the school.  Today was the first …

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