Features

Technology Incorporated

After pilot program devices are welcomed; students, staff and faculty change skeptical opinions It was nearing the end of the school year. The air finally smelled of summer after a painfully long winter and students sat in shorts, t-shirts, and sandals in the chapel. Principal Nancy Johnson walked up to …

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Minnehaha wealth gap

Minnehaha students must learn to navigate the muddy waters of socioeconomic differences “From the first moment you drive into the parking lot, you can see it from the type of cars people are driving,” said sophomore Kitra Katz. “And the first moment you come inside on the first day of …

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Post-Secondary Enrollment Options

College in high school: The benefits of PSEO as compared to AP courses “It would be nice to know them in person,” said senior Leah Haack. Haack spoke of her fellow classmates of the University of Northwestern – St. Paul, where she is taking on three fully online courses, English …

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Co-ops keep teams running

Hope Academy joins Minnehaha in the latest sports partnership Athletes to contribute to cross-country, football and track teams Many Minnehaha athletics teams have struggled to get depth in their programs because lower numbers. Even middle school teams are being dropped and younger kids are being brought up to fill in …

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Perfecting the balancing act of summer homework

“It’s vital that students imagine, wonder, daydream, are bored, solve problems and all of that,” said English teacher Katherine Myers. “If I could assign that as a summer assignment, I would.” Summer homework has been a part of nearly every high school student’s education, but whether or not it should …

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Running for a cause

A borehole well — dug by World Vision — gushes in Makalondi, Niger, providing local communities with access to clean water. Photo ©2012 MARIANA CHOKAA/WORLD VISION. Source: http://worldvisionmagazine.org/story/world-water-day-water-around-world By taking on the 2013 TC Marathon, M.A. group will bring clean water to remote African villages It’s 7:30 on a Saturday morning. …

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Participating in the classics

When it comes to classic books, it’s what the reader brings to the page  “The greatest art belongs to the world. Do not be intimidated by the experts. Trust your instincts. Do not be afraid to go against what you have been taught, or what you were told to see …

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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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