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Worldwide Wonders

What happens next? What changes will stick? The past eight months have been a whirlwind of chaos and change. COVID-19 stormed the United States in March, causing a shutdown of businesses, schools and the public in general. Eight months later, some say there is no turning back. “I don’t think …

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Perceptions of people with masks

How communication is affected when you can see only half of someone’s face Mask wearing has begun to be our new normal, at least for the moment. Everyone is trying to get in some sort of routine like they had before COVID-19 hit the world. So, with this new challenge, …

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Pandemic conditions complicate college admissions

What you need to know about the college admissions process during COVID-19 Applying for college is a stress filled endeavor under normal circumstances, but the current COVID-19 pandemic is forcing an overhaul on the college admissions process, adding additional layers of anxiety for everyone involved. With limited available standardized (ACT …

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A man who moved a nation

The death of George Floyd sparks nation-wide unrest On May 25, George Floyd, a 46 year old Black man was killed by Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin. A ten minute video was released on May 26 of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed and laying face down. …

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100 years of journalism at M.A.

A century of student voices Since 1920, Minnehaha Academy students have been covering news, exchanging opinions and recording school history. In 2019-20, The Talon newspaper staff reviewed this history in a four-part series. PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4

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New Student Leadership Institute announced

Program designed to promote selfless, faithful leaders “Everyone is going to have opportunities to lead throughout the rest of their lives,” said social studies teacher Collin Quinn. “Life is about learning. So are you interested in the type of person that you’re becoming? Are you interested in what it means …

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Administrators to shift responsibilities

Minnehaha announces a leadership change taking effect next year Before coronavirus took the world by storm, Minnehaha announced that it would undergo an administration switch-up that would take effect at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. As a result, the Lower, Middle and Upper schools will each have principals: …

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Quarantining abroad–what it’s like as an exchange student during COVID-19

Home remains far away for Chinese students While many of us are staying at home, a small, but important section of our school community is quarantining while abroad. The school’s five students from China who have been quarantined face a compound challenge: taking classes at their host family’s homes with …

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Coronavirus: How to stay fit in quarantine

Mental health as much a priority as physical during quarantine With quarantine and digital learning in full force, the effects of these measures have given students new health challenges. These challenges that affect both mental and physical health can be hard to deal with if you don’t know what needs …

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Students explore cooking and baking

Students explore baking and cooking Many students cooked and baked due to coronavirus break Making guacamole can be a bit of a struggle, especially when you end up going to the hospital. During the digital learning days of the Coronavirus outbreak, junior Annika Sabers was trying to de-pit the avocado …

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