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Tech team transitions to Mendota

How the tech team has adjusted to the explosion at North campus and the loss of server equipment It’s no surprise that everyone has faced challenges and obstacles in moving to the Mendota campus, but the often overlooked challenges are those of the tech team. Even before the first day …

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Job changes – Ryan Larson

Many students know Ryan Larson as one of the directors for the upper school band. But this year he’s taken on a new role, as a member of the tech team. “I’ve always had a fascination with technology. I’ve enjoyed using it in my own classroom, and I think it’s …

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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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Small business, big screen

In the era of Netflix and megaplexes, an independent cinema in Columbia Heights gives audiences a classic moviegoing experience Tom Letness dimmed the lights hanging from the movie theater’s chandeliers and waited for the audience to quiet. He pushed a small DVD labelled “Spotlight, 2015” into a disk drive and …

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Faith in the digital age

As electronic devices continue to grow in popularity, Christians gain the ability to interact with the Bible in new ways A woman with curly blonde hair sits down on an armchair by a large window. The curtains are drawn back, and the morning is just beginning as the sun peeks …

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Device misuse

Technology in the classroom results in widespread distraction In many cases, artificial light acts as a seductress, putting device users into a trance that is not easily broken. Like the Sirens, whose carnal invitations beckoned the crew of Odysseus, technology sings a sweet song that is nearly impossible to resist. …

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Digital Citizenship

Meyers honored for Digital Citizenship Program The Digital Citizenship Program, developed by Sam Meyers, physics teacher and Academic Integration Specialist at Minnehaha, has won the 2015 Private and Independent Education Program Award. This award, given by the Minnesota Independent School Forum––an organization that serves independent and private high schools in Minnesota––aims …

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Trading cash for coins

In-app purchases may seem harmless, but the real cost of gems and power-ups add up By Lars Grorud, Guest Writer Senior Andrew Wintz lounges back on his chair in the Campus Room as he completes a Google Survey on his phone; he receives 35 cents, a pretty good payoff for …

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