Rachel Bartz

Searching for her roots

Senior plans trip after graduation to meet her birth mother International travel is common for many Minnehaha students during the coming summer months. Jetting away to Cabo, strolling through the streets of Paris, snorkeling in the pristine waters of the Bahamas. Few trips, though, will measure up to the life-changing …

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The anatomy of a winning team

Gold, silver and bronze are often the prize metals in competition, but at the CIS (College in the Schools) Anatomy and Physiology Kiosk Presentations at the University of Minnesota, the prizes are precious bones. The three coveted bones are the Golden Femur, Silver Scapula, and the Bronze Ulna. Contrary to …

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Cinnamon challenge challenges breathing

We’ve all seen the videos circulating on YouTube of the cinnamon challenge. The dragon-like puff of spice escapes their mouth and the coughing begins. This internet fad has been around since 2001, but gained popularity in 2010, resulting in 40,000 videos being posted. In 2011, Poison Control received 51 calls …

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Redefining marriage

The marriage debate in Minnesota continues. Riding the success of the last election, in which voters defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage, gay-rights supporters are pushing to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota. Yesterday, March 12, Minnesotans came to testify before the state Legislature to explain …

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Holes in our hearts

When a parent dies, students struggle to cope while friends look for ways to provide support “It felt like getting stabbed in the side. Or breaking an arm that never quite heals.” This is how one Minnehaha student, who wished to remain anonymous described the feeling of losing a parent. …

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