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Opinion: Trump’s social media ban

Inflammatory remarks just kept coming, bringing down accounts A vast number of media outlets have banned President Donald Trump and content supporting him from their platforms after the January 6 storming of the US Capitol. The list includes Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit, Twitch, TikTok, Shopify and even Apple, …

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Are ‘snow days’ a thing of the past?

A Minnesota tradition could be replaced with distance-learning days Snow days have long been an iconic piece of Minnesota winters. However, the growing amount of technology available for distance learning may soon change this. Due to Covid-19, Minnehaha Academy is set up for distance learning, which could replace a snow …

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Owning a small business during a pandemic

Small business owners in Minnesota face big challenges due to the pandemic Small businesses across the country are still reeling from the ramifications of the executive orders, spurred by COVID-19, that enforced temporary closures on certain establishments. It’s a time of instability and unforeseen outcomes, and it doesn’t seem to …

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Small businesses reel from racial unrest

Rioting adds to setback of pandemic; personal connections to Floyd’s death felt strongly        “I didn’t know at the time that he was George Floyd. He worked downtown, and he would come and buy little gifts for his daughter,” said Susan Zdon, the owner of a small shop on Lake Street, …

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COVID and how it will affect indoor sports

The first challenge is getting prepared to play How will COVID-19 affect indoor sports? According to Dream Sorrell, who played volleyball during the fall season, volleyball practices changed since COVID. She stated that there were certain situations where you had to wear a mask at practice. Some examples were when …

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2020 and the apocalypse

2020 might have been a terrible year, but some thought it was the final one In the year 2020 there was a global pandemic, massive racial unrest across the nation, an economic crash, record breaking wildfires in western America and Australia, Kobe Bryant’s death, tensions rising with Iran almost leading …

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Disordered eating in the ballet community

Dancers are sacrificing their mental and physical health in an attempt to meet outdated body image standards Little girls watch The Nutcracker, wide-eyed with awe, as ballerinas twirl around in pretty pink costumes. Snow falls, backdrops change, and the stage seems to be a magical place. From an outsider’s view, …

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Aftermath of wildfires

With wildfires slowing, other threats are posed With wildfires slowing to an end as the West Coast enters the wet season, other threats are being posed. The severe wildfires raging through the West Coast of the United States of America have burned through around 4 million acres already, according to …

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From Baby Ducks to Toilet Paper: Stress Spending in a Pandemic

How COVID-19 has sparked a wave of impulse buying and hoarding “Quack!” Said Poppy and Mei Mei, senior Lily McClelland’s two baby ducks, as they waddled around a pen near the dining room table of her Edina home.  McClelland had brought up the idea of buying and raising baby ducks …

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Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James: Who’s the greatest?

Minnehaha’s best basketball minds give their opinion If you were asked right now to picture the greatest basketball player ever, who comes to mind? Now, if you were asked what factors led you to this decision, would you be able to explain? Pundits have argued for years about who is …

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