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Minnesota: number one in health

Photo of Life Time Fitness Reindeer Run 2010 taken December 4, 2010. Photo by T-Bone Sandwich, Flickr Sometimes, especially in the middle of January, living in Minneapolis can seem like a curse, but this city has been ranked the number one healthiest city in America for 2015. Minneapolis even can …

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Janet Johnson: One last goodbye

Janet Johnson: One last goodbye Janet Johnson taught her first class at Minnehaha Academy in the fall of 1972, and while years have passed (42 of them) and classes have come and gone, Johnson has remained a bright and inspirational pillar of the faculty. Many will miss her, but she …

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Nancy Johnson: departing after decade as principal

“I’m just going to try to do the very best I can do until the last day,” said principal Nancy Johnson. After 19 years at Minnehaha, Johnson has announced her departure. Johnson began her teaching career in 1971, moving to Minnehaha in 1996. When Johnson first arrived from Osseo Senior …

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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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Amy Eikenbary-Barber: Moving to Washington (Extended Version)

“I can’t imagine doing a different job, I really love being here,” said Amy Eikenbary-Barber, spanish teacher at Minnehaha. After nine total years of teaching at Minnehaha, Eikenbary-Barber has announced her departure. “As I’ve started saying goodbye and thinking about leaving, I realize that this is a really good place,” …

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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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