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The Minnehaha Supreme Court

14th amendment All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United …

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Mary Carlson: the final walk

“I never had a break,”said health teacher Mary Carlson as she reflected on her early days at Minnehaha Academy. Her first nine years of teaching and coaching usually involved ten or more hours a day at school. The Title IX Amendment sent Carlson and Minnehaha head first into girls’ sports. …

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The language of equality

A recent survey conducted by The Talon asked freshmen, sophomore and junior boys and girls what they thought about what feminism meant to them and about gender-related inequality issues seen today. The results show that as a whole, the school agrees that equality is key for men and women, but …

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Mental health aid

Minnesota nonprofit clinic Walk In is working to make counseling a tool accessible to all An estimated 43.7 million adults are living with mental illnesses in the US, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) done in 2012. Nearly half of children under 18 have had …

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Faith in the digital age

As electronic devices continue to grow in popularity, Christians gain the ability to interact with the Bible in new ways A woman with curly blonde hair sits down on an armchair by a large window. The curtains are drawn back, and the morning is just beginning as the sun peeks …

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A sense of wonderment

Freshman Greta Hallberg makes her high school acting debut as Treasure Island launches a production full of sword fights and adventures It’s the instigator of countless “X marks the spot” adventures, the beginning of the iconic one-legged pirate with a parrot companion trope, the original swashbuckling pirate manifesto: Treasure Island. …

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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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Not an easy A

Pass/Fail classes encourage college student exploration, but do they work in high school? “It was biology,” recalled history teacher Elizabeth Van Pilsum. “Science is not my thing. We were all in the lab and the teacher gave us each a mouse.” “The experiment, if you can call it that,” she …

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