Features

A critical decision

How the Minnehaha Academy administration chose Mendota Heights After the devastating blast on August 2, the school board and staff had a tough decision to make: which temporary school location to choose. Vice Principal Mike DiNardo visited all of the possible temporary locations over a week span of time. It …

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“Reflections” – Dr. Donna Harris

“Reflections” is a new series written by junior Maddie Danzberger on the high school experiences of adults within and outside of the Minnehaha Community. The series will share lessons learned and provide insights to students as they move through high school. This installation of the series is on the story …

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A helper in every way

Minnehaha remembers John Carlson As the Minnehaha community mourns the loss of John Carlson, it celebrates his life and his lifelong relationship with the school. Listen to an interview conducted by Talon staff writer Emma Melling from March 24, 2016, as she was working on a story published in April …

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Vehicles for understanding others

English teacher carries passion for reading, writing into new chapter of life Every student has undoubtedly experienced the wrath of Mrs. Myers’ deliberate purple pen across their essay. With every comment made, yet another feeling of failure crossed the student’s mind. Yet, with every so called failure came a more …

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Never too late to learn: Gabe Satoskar

A climbing engineer Decelerating over the Nicollet Avenue Bridge, senior Gabe Satoskar makes an acute turn onto De La Salle Drive and drives directly into his concentrated neighborhood on Nicollet Island. Passing Minneapolis’ iconic Grain Belt Beer sign on his left, Gabe pulls into his narrow alleyway and parks his …

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Never too late to learn: Raye Ebensteiner

Creativity from cooking to lamp design As Frank Sinatra’s satin voice resounds from the kitchen’s sound system and bounces off of white gallery-like walls, senior Raye Ebensteiner unpacks a paper bag of groceries onto a granite counter top. Raye gently pulls her brunette hair into a high ponytail and turns …

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Sustaining on sunshine

The national trend of investing in solar energy reaches Minnesota schools and businesses Schools and businesses in Minnesota are beginning to explore solar energy as a possible implementation in order to focus on sustainability and community building. Richfield High School and Mounds View High School have both turned to solar …

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Unconscious bias: gender vs. careers

Gender distribution differences in the labor force possibly affect seniors’ choices of intended majors “Is this meal for a girl or a boy?” You promptly reply to the speaker that the 4 piece McNugget Happy Meal is for your little brother. Within minutes, the ripped plastic package he got from his …

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