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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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CFE 2013: Where in the world?

Each year, Cultural Field Experience week (CFE) comes and goes with a great diversity of experiences and lessons learned. Whether the site is a 15 minute drive or an 18 hour plane ride away, each experience is individualized and every student takes away a different lesson based on what stood …

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Changing Minnehaha’s history with a single face

The small office that outlooks the street before Harvest Preparatory Academy blazes with culture and personality. Framed posters proclaiming “Knowledge is power” are mounted to the wall, a photo of Barack Obama watches over the room, an African drawing of a woman hangs in back of the desk, and a …

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More than just a coach

Minnehaha coaches devote time to their players, but their day jobs may be surprising Athletes attend practice every day along with their coaches to work on their skills, but what doesn’t usually come up in practice is what coaches do when they aren’t drawing out plays and preparing the team …

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