Features

The never-ending winter and its snow

Cancelation of meets, games, and matches have plagued spring sports everywhere “This has never happened before. We haven’t been able to get outside one day,” said assistant athletic director and varsity head baseball coach Josh Thurow on Apr. 24. A new record was broken, but not the kind of record …

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Wally Borner retires

Making a mark on Minnehaha: Beloved middle school history teacher, Wallace Borner, retires after 39 years of educating students at Minnehaha Academy. “[Mr. Borner] had a big red beard,” said Judy Cummings, a Minnehaha parent whose husband and daughters also had Wallace Borner as a teacher. “He let us call him …

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Stigmas and Stereotypes of AP classes

Students and faculty weigh in on myths and realities regarding Advanced Placement classes Zero hours, note cards, reading for hours, multiple choice exams, free responses and DBQs. These are some of the things that make up the advanced placement experience. So why would anyone want to go through it? Advanced …

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Parents impact on Minnehaha

Parent groups gather together to pray, support, volunteer to keep school strong Teachers, faculty and students aren’t the only people that keep Minnehaha running. Parents play a huge role in the school’s activities. Whether it is being in a prayer group, volunteering, working in the athletic department or helping new …

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Searching for her roots

Senior plans trip after graduation to meet her birth mother International travel is common for many Minnehaha students during the coming summer months. Jetting away to Cabo, strolling through the streets of Paris, snorkeling in the pristine waters of the Bahamas. Few trips, though, will measure up to the life-changing …

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GPS nightmares

While GPS systems help students navigate where they’re going, the risks and drawbacks associated with them may outweigh the benefits “We were in Europe over Christmas break because I’ve got a brother who lives in Switzerland,” said AP English 11 teacher Ken Myhre. “We spent some time with them, and …

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The real factors involved in senior college choices and considerations

“Super successful parents expect nothing less from their offspring and when it comes to college, that means the Ivies. It’s more than just getting into college, it’s setting a course for the rest of your life. And for those few that aren’t legacies, the pressures are no less. When parents …

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First Avenue strikes a chord locally

Men and women shuffle past each other, some clutching the hands of their children while others clutch the handles of their briefcase. They rush in all directions, trying to catch their bus or escape from the crowd and reach the exit. The year was 1937 when the Greyhound Bus Depot …

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Younger generation swaps basic skills for tech

Have you ever texted someone who was in a different room, just to ask him or her to get you something or simply just to ask him or her a question, so you didn’t have to get up? On homework assignments, have you ever tried to find an answer quickly …

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The great question: is the book or movie better?

“The book is always better than the movie.” How often do we hear this? After every book to movie adaptation, there are always those who will proclaim that the movie could never compare to the book. But is it true? While the fact stands that often in these paper-to-film moves …

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