Features

Something new for lunch

Students, staff adjust to food service change You’ve been sitting in that uncomfortable laminate wooden seat for the past eighty minutes, with your stomach making obnoxious grumbling sounds, when finally salvation has arrived in the form of the lunch bell. You rush to get a taste of the food you’ve …

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All you need is love…right?

Psychological needs for love, belonging lie beneath much of our most common behavior On June 25 1967, about 4 million viewers rushed to television sets in 26 different countries to watch Our World, television’s first live international satellite program. Many artists, both on canvas and in the recording studio, were …

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Hockey rule change

How the game has changed: following up after Jablonski injury Hockey rules in Minnesota have changed. How long did it take for players to feel the impact? “First game, first shift of the year,” said junior defenseman Luke Erickson. “I thought it was a clean hit, and I got kicked …

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Life through the viewfinder

  Recent M.A. grad takes on college …and her own photography business Flicking between settings, Rachel Worthman (‘12) walked down the dock at her cabin in McGreggor, Minn., with her mother’s Nikon D80 in hand, snapping photo after photo. It was a warm day three summers ago as Worthman and …

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Pictures in the air: M.A. grad combines his passions for mountain-climbing, photography

You stand at the base of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, staring up at the glaringly massive rock wall. You can barely see the peak of the 3,000 foot mammoth. You check your gear onelast time and attack the creviced face. This is how Minnehaha alumni Carter Stritch (‘04) …

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A little perspective goes a long way (Extended)

Minnehaha alums expand their cultural palate through travelling and studying abroad “I was once headbutted by a drunken Scotsman for no apparent reason,” laughed Walker Angell (‘07). “The British people are wonderful and can be especially warm, though there are exceptions.” Angell’s interesting memory comes from his experience studying abroad …

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Parasitic flu makes its danger known

Widespread winter influenza forces Minnehaha students to deal with extreme consequences “Carly was one of the most caring, kind, fun-loving and outgoing girls I have ever met,” said freshman Lucy Awe. Awe lost a good friend, Carly Christenson, to the flu on Jan. 9. “I never saw Carly without a …

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Fact Check: Does the flu shot actually work?

Can you really trust your health to a vaccination? The question:  Is the flu vaccine really effective at preventing the flu? The explanation:  Coughing, sneezing, throwing up and tissue box after tissue box; it’s mid-February and we’re now nearing the end of the 2013 flu season. Many students at Minnehaha …

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In depth: Space Station project

Talon staff writer Julia Carle sat down with science teacher Nancy Cripe in September 2012 to discuss what Minnehaha Academy students will do in their International Space Station (ISS) experiment, which will be conducted in Spring 2013. How would you define the ISS program at Minnehaha? The Minnehaha ISS program …

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Vayda finds “a new look” on life

After years of bullying, sophomore finally has a place to shine The bell had just rung as students flooded out of the classrooms into the crowd of hundreds at a suburban public middle school. It was the middle of her eighth grade year, when sophomore Amelia Vayda was knocked to …

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