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Beck to the Future

Beck to the future How Latin teacher navigated twisting career path to upper school Some people have a calling to specific work early on and feel they have a calling in college. But most importantly it is how they view the job that they are called to. Some are called …

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Growing crystals in space

Minnehaha ISS team growing crystals to combat kidney stones The 2019-2020 Minnehaha Academy International Space Station experiment will explore the condition of kidney stones by growing calcium carbonate crystals in space. Developing kidney stones is a common painful condition that is found in over 200,000 Americans per year. This years’ …

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Holiday Baking

Local bakers share holiday insights You’re rushing in from the chilly weather outdoors and you catch a waft of sweet-smelling goodness coming from the kitchen. Follow the aroma and find yourself staring down a table filled with decadent desserts and goodies. You can make this fantasy a reality by taking …

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Explosion report released

NTSB releases report on Minnehaha gas explosion The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its report Dec. 2 following an investigation of more than two years into the Aug. 2, 2017, gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy’s North Campus. The NTSB is primarily engaged in researching transportation-related accidents, but it also …

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Consequences of distracted driving

Driving distracted costs innocent lives “Witnessing a car crash was probably the most scary and traumatizing experience that I have seen and experienced, you don’t expect one day that a person could die,” said Matthew Kuehlwein, 17, a cadet in the St. Paul Civil Air Patrol. “And when they do, …

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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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Welcome to “Schollville”

Welcome to “Schollville” Math teacher Scott Scholl’s wide scope of influence enriches the lives of students Math equations. They are the first thing you see when you walk into Scott Scholl’s third-floor math classroom written across all three whiteboards. Occasionally, among the graphs and equations, you might even see the …

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Secret lives of teachers

Minnehaha teachers enjoy unique interests, hobbies outside of school When at school, it’s pretty easy to find teachers. They’re most often in their room doing something like lesson planning or grading. But, once their work is done, there are many different places they go to do interesting things. Who knew …

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Advantages of martial arts

Members of school community find that martial arts builds confidence, discipline “As a woman, I do feel nervous walking around in public by myself sometimes, and just always being more aware and conscious of the people around me and their perceived intentions has helped me in a couple different situations,” …

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