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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Anger

As humans, we are often faced with unfavorable circumstances––financial trouble, the mishandling of valuables, injury and the like––that expose our inner feeling of anger. Experiencing this anger, however, is an inevitable aspect of the world that we live in. Just as someone would naturally experience joy if they were hired …

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The Miracle Worker

Fall play opens tonight Story by Kenny Kiratli. Photos by Luke Frazier. The Minnehaha Academy Players are set to debut their fall show “The Miracle Worker” tonight at 7 p.m. The show follows a young Helen Keller as she learns to communicate with the help of her teacher, Annie Sullivan. …

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America lags in global awareness

“In the first hour of my history class, I was just amazed that the things that I perceived as being known worldwide, [many students didn’t know],” exclaimed Junior Matúš Kočalka who is a foreign exchange student from Slovakia. “I know [it’s different] for people who are younger or older, but …

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Family views Greek financial crisis

She leaned over the edge and discovered a steep drop into teal blue water. Suddenly, a Target logo of ripples exploded on the calm surface. Her cousin hit the clear water with legs tucked neatly in a cannon ball. “Elizabeth, jump!” her other cousins chanted from below. Nodding, junior Elizabeth …

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Minnehaha’s new principal’s principles

Wenschlag discusses his first impressions of the Minnehaha community and explains his hopes for the years to come You may have already chatted with him in the campus room or sung for him in choir, debated the value of international trade with him after school in Nathan Johnson’s classroom or measured …

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New teachers: Jennifer Tillman, social studies

“I’m pleasantly surprised by how many [Minnehaha] students actually do their homework,” said the new social studies teacher Jennifer Tillman. Transitioning into life at Minnehaha Academy has been enjoyable for Tillman in the first month of school. She feels welcomed and accepted by the staff and students alike. After attending …

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New teachers: Aurélie Belleau, french amity

“[When I was a little girl] I wanted to be a helicopter pilot,” said Aurélie Belleau, Minnehaha’s new French amity. “No, it is not a joke,” she said, eyes crinkling with laughter, “it was real.” Belleau, who looks forward to getting her degrees and becoming a French teacher, now has …

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New teachers: Seth Johnson, english

English teacher Seth Johnson did not always know that he would find his passion in teaching kids how to write an article or helping them study the words of Christopher McCandless. Growing up, Johnson had two things in mind that he wanted to be. The first was a surgeon, so …

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