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Is cursive a thing of the past?

Technological era takes a stance in elementary schools Remember those days of old when cursive was a mandatory thing to learn and class hours were dedicated to it, well it seems those days will remain of old.  Along with Hawaii and Indiana the North Carolina will no longer require cursive …

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Will cursive go the way of hieroglyphics?

   

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Parasitic flu makes its danger known

Widespread winter influenza forces Minnehaha students to deal with extreme consequences “Carly was one of the most caring, kind, fun-loving and outgoing girls I have ever met,” said freshman Lucy Awe. Awe lost a good friend, Carly Christenson, to the flu on Jan. 9. “I never saw Carly without a …

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Alabama 5-year-old safe

How many people can we thank for our safety in daily life…? Five-year-old Ethan was rescued 4 Feb. 2013 after being held hostage by 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes. Bus driver Charles Albert Poland Jr. opened the emergency door and blocked the front bus door as kids jumped out of the back of …

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Physics First

Scientific actions and reactions Minnehaha adopts a new science curriculum, teaching physics as a foundation for other courses As freshmen enter high school they already have a lot to worry about: upperclassmen, new teachers, a new working environment and new expectations. So why should freshmen would have to worry about …

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Christmas traditions

The things that make Christmas even more special As Christmas fast approaches many are scrambling to buy Christmas presents, put up Christmas lights and make everything perfect. Among the hustle and bustle families remember their traditions, the traditions that bring more meaning to the Christmas season. Among traditions some MA …

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Religion and Politics; Clashing or Complimenting?

In his farewell address President George Washington urged against the establishment of political parties. “There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in …

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Not a physician, not a doctors office

Changes in the nurse’s office Minnehaha nurse Christine Erlenborn has sent newsletters and talked to parents attempting to inform the Minnehaha community of some changes in the nurse’s office. The first big change is the establishment of a health service mission and vision. As printed in the 2012-2013 student handbook, …

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State journalism convention draws crowd

Watch a slideshow from the Oct. 9 journalism convention.

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Finding the right mindset

Why do some people succeed while others do not? As the summer Olympics came to an end, we saw youngsters like 16-year-old Gabby Douglas and 17-year-old Missy Franklin succeed. We looked to them and wondered how hard they worked and how much they had accomplished. We even remembered Michael Phelps, …

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