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I.S.S. team stays positive after Falcon 9 explodes

  The I.S.S. team reflects on their journey after the destruction of their experiment in the launch explosion “I was in Switzerland. It was the afternoon of the launch,” said science teacher and one of last year’s International Space Station (I.S.S.) mentors Nancy Cripe. “We got back to the hotel …

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Table-turning Trump

Donald Trump is known for having offensive and controversial views, but are they only helping his case? The Summer of Trump is passing and it is about to be the Autumn of Donald. Defying all common beltway media wisdom, capturing the attention of the nation, making headlines with his brash …

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Caught between two worlds

First and Last: a year-long series following freshman Lars Askegaard and senior Bailey McKenzie through a year of hopeful starts and emotional endings It was at the end of the Back to School Dance when the music softened to the piano chords of “Lean on Me.” Senior Luke Frazier grabbed …

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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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America lags in global awareness

“In the first hour of my history class, I was just amazed that the things that I perceived as being known worldwide, [many students didn’t know],” exclaimed Junior Matúš Kočalka who is a foreign exchange student from Slovakia. “I know [it’s different] for people who are younger or older, but …

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Family views Greek financial crisis

She leaned over the edge and discovered a steep drop into teal blue water. Suddenly, a Target logo of ripples exploded on the calm surface. Her cousin hit the clear water with legs tucked neatly in a cannon ball. “Elizabeth, jump!” her other cousins chanted from below. Nodding, junior Elizabeth …

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Minnehaha’s new principal’s principles

Wenschlag discusses his first impressions of the Minnehaha community and explains his hopes for the years to come You may have already chatted with him in the campus room or sung for him in choir, debated the value of international trade with him after school in Nathan Johnson’s classroom or measured …

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“More bang for your buck”

Resale stores provide both trendy shopping and necessary discounts A man in khaki pants and a royal blue apron guided a large cart through the store’s warehouse with gloved hands. The cart was home to an overflowing cardboard box, which weighed more than 300 pounds. He left the back room …

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Dan Hauge

Retiring after 33 years at middle school Sixteen years ago, Middle School math and science teacher Dan Hauge partnered his son with a girl for their math competition, Math Masters. “They started going out as sophomores and after a year I told my wife that they would get married,” said …

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A wild summer

Swimsuits, sandals and sunshine are just around the corner as school comes to an end and summer vacation hovers in students’ minds. Anticipation and restlessness crescendo to create a quintessential image of a summer vacation filled with hiking, beaches, ice cream and travel. However, this idyllic vacation usually ends up …

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