Ann Oakman

Why CFE is important

Why CFE is important Our freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior staff perspectives on the importance of CFE Every spring, students participate in Cultural Field Experience (CFE). Students are sent to local, national and international sites to experience and learn from different communities. It is often underappreciated. Here are four perspectives …

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Discovering new stories

Discovering new stories This year’s CFE theme puts focus on listening to others Pitter-patters and stomps from shoes echo throughout the gym as the little kids zoom around. Their laughs are roaring and their smiles are beaming as Anna Noble and her peers chase them around the gym at Baby’s …

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Talon staff values

Our staff values It is a tradition for newspapers to publish a staff editorial every issue. A staff editorial is an opinion piece written by the entirety of the staff or an editorial board. The board forms one opinion about a topic and publishes an unsigned opinion piece.  Recently, The …

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International students at MA

Our students from around the world: their journeys and experiences in the United States After a three-hour car ride from Bratislava, Slovakia to Budapest, Hungary, a two-hour flight to Amsterdam and an eight-hour flight to the United States, junior Karolina Cizmarova finally landed in Minneapolis on a hot August day. …

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Social media as a news source for teens?

More teens get news from web Teenagers are more frequently getting news and updates on current events from social media rather than traditional news organizations, a survey conducted by Common Sense Media and SurveyMonkey found. SurveyMonkey, an online guide to creating professional surveys, along with Common Sense Media, a website …

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Summer at South

Time on campus doesn’t end for some students It’s a hot summer day. The sun is shining down on the kindergarteners’ beaming smiles. All eyes are fixed on the monkeys — on those in the enclosure and on those peering in. Current senior Roddy MacDonald is trying to wrangle up …

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New coach for girls’ golf

The girls’ golf team is welcoming a new member to the group – English teacher, Seth Johnson Seth Johnson has been hired as the new coach of the girl’s golf team. After the team’s previous coach, Grant Shafranski, decided not to coach this upcoming season, the athletic department sent out …

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Girls’ lacrosse has a new coach

The girls’ lacrosse team has a new coach and is ready to suit up for a season of possibilities The co-op team, made up of athletes from Minnehaha Academy, DeLaSalle High School and Gentry Academy, has an exciting new addition to the group. Speaker, writer, and former NCAA Division II …

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Surviving Christmas with the relatives

Closing in on the holidays spikes stress levels for teens, luckily Counselors have great ways to cope. “We’ve discovered two critical things: one, most Americans feel that Christmas is a time for family. Two, most Americans feel that in order to stand being around their family, for even one or …

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