Talon

Growing up, stepping up

After graduating a handful of key players from last season, the young Minnehaha girls’ varsity basketball players had to adapt to new roles on the court and significant changes in their team dynamics After scoring 21 points for the night, senior captain Sarah Kaminski fouled out with three minutes and thirty seconds …

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Faith v.s. arts?

Theater teacher and director Nicholas Freeman rested his chin against his knuckles and gazed across a room of empty chairs. After months of moments like these, Freeman was again thinking of the musical Godspell and his hopes for the coming production. “From the show, in it of itself, I want …

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Using youth to gain success

The Minnehaha boys’ varsity basketball team plays with one of the largest age ranges in the state—both eighth graders and seniors lead the team as they aim to make a section push and advance to the state tournament for the first time in three years The team made a chain …

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Notecards and poster boards

First and Last: The fourth installment examines the process by which seniors and freshmen face different challenges: writing the senior term paper and asking girls to Sno Daze The fourth installment examines the process by which seniors and freshmen face different challenges: writing the senior term paper and asking girls to …

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From ring to puck

It started with a sport called ringette. Two decades ago, it became girls’ high school hockey. Feb. 4 was a monumental day for girls’ athletics. Marking the 21st anniversary of the Minnesota High School Girls’ Hockey State Championship, the day celebrated over two decades of girls’ participation in a sport …

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The hard work of homework

Before the first bell even rings, senior Alex Wilson is either in a jazz band rehearsal or has rushed straight to her International Space Station Program class. Every year, when school gets into full swing, the same events seem to happen. Students who once thought, “Yes, of course I can …

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Beyond the walls of Hognander Chapel

It was deadline night. The Talon staff was hustling in the publications room, littering the center table with rough draft newspaper spreads and empty Chinese take out containers. Suddenly, the sound of keyboard clicks was interrupted by reverberating thuds. The school began to vibrate. I put my pen down and …

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The 2016 Madrigal Move

“Our motto is ‘many hands make light work,’” said choir teacher Karen Lutgen, as the student body in the audience grew increasingly restless in anticipation of the coming event. After a few more tips and precautions were given, the dismissal was announced and a mass of students poured out of …

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