Talon

GOP debate breakdown: how each candidate fared

Senior Luke Fraizure—aficionado of politics—breaks down last evening’s debate and grades each candidate’s performance. Donald Trump: A  “Trump probably had the strongest debate of the night. He was just Donald Trump the last five debates and that sufficed for him, but [last night] he broke out of his shell.” Ted Cruz: B+  …

Read More »

France CFE group meets to prepare for trip

Today the French trip CFE group all gathered in french teacher and group leader Mark Norlander’s room to discuss more details about the upcoming trip. Reverend Dan Bergstrom is the other group chaperone of the trip. The students spent the flex and assembly period dissecting the criss-crossing colored lines of …

Read More »

January 11

With windchills of negative 17, students bundled up both outside and side the school. Winter coats were seen all throughout the day, along with blankets and extra sweatshirts. After the bell rang, students flooded out to their cars and made sure to leave a few extra minutes to let the …

Read More »

Yesterday in sports: Boys’ Basketball

Last night, the Minnehaha boys’ basketball team beat St. Paul Central in overtime, 91-86. Sophomore JaVonni Bickham and eighth grader Jalen Suggs led the scoring for Minnehaha with 21 points apiece. With the victory, the Redhawks improved to 9-3. The team is averaging 71.2 points per game and currently sits …

Read More »

Bond between body, spirit and mind copy

“You just think that because you’re a bleeding heart Minnesota liberal,” my aunt accuses. “Maybe I am,” my dad declares loudly, “but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong. Please pass the turkey.” I sigh. Just a normal Thanksgiving dinner in Wisconsin. Not everyone’s Thanksgiving meal involves such political attacks, but most …

Read More »

One semester down, one to go

First and Last: The third installment examines the new friendships made by freshmen and the deepening ones made by seniors, as well as schoolwork rigors and applying to college The cookie cutters are out of the cupboards, the Christmas sweaters out of the closets and high-schoolers push through finals week …

Read More »

One text too far

Phone addiction is becoming more prominent in teens’ lives than they are willing to believe “Recently, school has been really stressful for me,” said senior Luke Frazier. “So, one night, in order for me to actually get homework done, I turned my phone off, locked it in my car and …

Read More »

A quality pastime

 Spending time playing board games with family and friends is still a common practice at MA Senior Andrew Wolpert sits quietly at a table, contemplating. He glances left, strokes his chin and dismisses irritated jeers from the man on his right, who pressures him to hurry his thoughts. After considering …

Read More »

CFE group raising funds, planning trip to Ghana

Minnehaha students participate in a cultural field experience (CFE) every year, receiving opportunities for international travel. One of the international trips this year is to Ghana, in West Africa, where 14 students will travel for two weeks. They will visit the village of  Okurase near the capital Accra. Okurase has …

Read More »