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Chet Holmgren’s growth, charted

For Holmgren, a long road to the top Nation’s top recruit credits work, listening, mindset, mentors for his rise For the last few years, Minnehaha senior Chet Holmgren and former-teammate Jalen Suggs, now a freshman guard for top-ranked Gonzaga, have dominated state championships, AAU showcase tournaments, and ESPN rankings. Now, …

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Insurrection

Addressing the storming of the Capitol A failure in execution and preparation allowed the “Stop the Steal” protesters to breach the Capitol building on Jan. 6. It’s not clear whether the Capitol Police treated the protesters passively because they were white or rather because officers have become ambivalent about using …

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CFE during COVID

All the ways Cultural Field Experience will be different this year After the world was struck with the global pandemic (COVID-19), many programs at Minnehaha were forced to adjust or even shut down to ensure safety. This included the Cultural Field Experience (CFE), a weeklong on-site learning experience for students …

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Shooting for Mars

SpaceX has partially successful launch as the company makes steps toward interplanetary travel On December 8, 2020 in Cameron County, Texas, the SpaceX Starship SN8 successfully “ascended, transitioned propellant, and performed its landing flip maneuver with precise flap control to reach its landing point” before exploding upon landing due to …

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Anti-vax? More like anti-fax

Our biggest hope is to get vaccinated As the COVID-19 vaccine has begun its distribution process, speculations about the vaccine have risen from millions of Americans. There are many reasons why people oppose vaccines: the belief that vaccines do not work, mistrust of science or the government, or the belief …

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Post Election Chaos

Before the inauguration, claims of a ‘rigged’ election spur attack on the U.S. Capitol and a second impeachment On Nov. 3, the United States anxiously waited as results rolled in for who might be the next President of the United States. Millions of votes were counted over the course of …

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Winter is Coming and so is COVID

What is the COVID plan for teachers Now that winter has closed in, we have been met with a new wave of COVID-19 cases as well as 5 weeks of school wide quarantine. This is of course not ideal for teachers or students but there might be a silver lining. …

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Brexit finally takes effect

What comes after the British and European Union breakup On January 1, the U.K. officially cut its ties with the European Union after a 4 ½ year period of negotiations. The process of the U.K. leaving the EU, known as Brexit, has not been without friction and there are still …

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Crime in MPLS and STP

2020 sees rise in crime across country, including the Twin Cities, as cities debate police reform It was October 2nd, around 8 pm. when junior Caroline McHugh, along with fellow junior Stella Berlin, had just returned to Berlin’s St. Paul home after dinner at a restaurant. And it all happened …

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Masks and winter sports

Balancing science and common sense On January 4, high school teams were allowed to begin practice for a heavily restricted winter sports season, with competitions having started on January 14. Updated guidelines have been released in attempts to mitigate the virus, requiring face coverings for all participants during both practice …

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