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Mixed feelings about testing

As high school students across America wait impatiently for their ACT and SAT test results, they know in the back of their mind that retaking the test is always an option. They are told test scores are an important factor in a colleges’ acceptance decisions but are not the only …

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Trading cash for coins

In-app purchases may seem harmless, but the real cost of gems and power-ups add up By Lars Grorud, Guest Writer Senior Andrew Wintz lounges back on his chair in the Campus Room as he completes a Google Survey on his phone; he receives 35 cents, a pretty good payoff for …

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Fulfilling New Year’s resolutions

While many New Year’s resolution-makers find it difficult to meet their goals, five tips below offer ways to make short-term goals into effective lifestyle changes “I want to get a six pack,” said senior Catherine Dustrude with a smile on her face. “I just have a desire to be fit and …

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MA French students serve in West Africa

Minnehaha Alumnus Vera Morbey (’09) discusses the recent outbreak of Ebola in Western Africa with Minnehaha filmmaker Kate Brown. Language classes lead to passports, adventures and service beyond high school “A year ago, I would not have thought I would be here,” says Kate Pitchford (‘10), a volunteer with Wycliffe, …

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The importance of dialogue

The need for open communication in educational, faith communities raises the question of whether environment or personal factors hinder valuable conversations “Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker,” said early 20th century American politician Chauncey Depew. “Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear …

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New facilities, new opportunities

Long-awaited renovations to the science department are planned to take place in 2015, improving labs for current classes in addition to opening up the possibility for new courses Maybe you’ve heard the murmurs about building a lab just for ISS or the uproars about a tree coming down, but does anyone …

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Sharks in Space

The 2014-15 International Space Station experiment will explore the effects of artificial shark skin on bacteria growth in microgravity, hoping to improve astronauts’ health conditions. The frigid and dry weather during the winter months takes a toll on the immune system, and anything from the common cold to the stomach …

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Immersed in a diverse world

Just by taking a look around you there are a kaleidoscope of cultures. How can knowing your background help you to understand others? French amity Omaima Feriani has a fondness for weddings, and the traditions that come with them. Maybe it’s her youth that makes her enjoy the celebration, or …

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