Kenny Kiratli

Kenny Kiratli ('17) attends Northwestern University.

An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Anger

As humans, we are often faced with unfavorable circumstances––financial trouble, the mishandling of valuables, injury and the like––that expose our inner feeling of anger. Experiencing this anger, however, is an inevitable aspect of the world that we live in. Just as someone would naturally experience joy if they were hired …

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The Miracle Worker

Fall play opens tonight Story by Kenny Kiratli. Photos by Luke Frazier. The Minnehaha Academy Players are set to debut their fall show “The Miracle Worker” tonight at 7 p.m. The show follows a young Helen Keller as she learns to communicate with the help of her teacher, Annie Sullivan. …

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New football co-op battles on

The SMB Wolfpack football team, a combination of six private schools, overcomes adversity on its way to six consecutive wins; cohesion now strong on field, still builds in grandstand On Sept. 11, 2015, students from seven metro high schools filed into the stands of Blake’s Aamoth Stadium in Hopkins to watch …

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Talon editor honored

Senior wins top state award for journalism Minnehaha Academy senior Maddie Binning was named Minnesota’s “Journalist of the Year,” an award given annually in each state by the Journalism Education Association (JEA). To be considered for the honor, high school journalists across the nation collected pieces of their work and …

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Amy Eikenbary-Barber: Moving to Washington (Extended Version)

“I can’t imagine doing a different job, I really love being here,” said Amy Eikenbary-Barber, spanish teacher at Minnehaha. After nine total years of teaching at Minnehaha, Eikenbary-Barber has announced her departure. “As I’ve started saying goodbye and thinking about leaving, I realize that this is a really good place,” …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Sloth

Like a parasitical relationship, sloth latches on There’s a certain level of relief that comes from putting aside anything that generates stress; to sit back, relax, and watch the hours wane away as you curl up in your favorite recliner, isolated from a world packed with things that you don’t …

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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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Football co-op

Two years after instituting a co-op with Hope Academy, Minnehaha is eager to add to last year’s 28-man roster by co-oping with three new schools: Blake, St. Paul Academy and Mounds Park Academy. Due to diminishing numbers, each school saw the need for change, and chose to form a single …

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Living across the world

Foreign students are forced to face the challenges of studying abroad “It’s hard sometimes, here in America,” said Jimmy Woo, a sophomore at Minnehaha, “I miss my friends and family.” Jimmy, now standing 15 feet or so away from a basketball hoop, looks up, sets and shoots. The brown rugged …

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