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The root of the problem

Recent scandals in the NFL come from long lasting issues with punishment The Everyday Heroes of the American population are sports players. From gymnastics to rugby, children to adults idolize those of us capable of astonishing physical feats. But what happens when that power we so liberally give to our …

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Arguing for the sake of learning and improving

by Erik Snook Debate (noun): “A discussion, as of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints.” Minnehaha Academy’s debate team is led by World History, AP Government and Speech/Debate teacher Nathan Johnson and senior captains Caroline Pellegrin and Scott Stewart. The team so far has attended three tournaments …

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Helping or hovering?

Sophomore Devin Jellish sits down at her desk to start her math homework. She starts the first problem when she hears her mom yell from upstairs asking if she’s started her work yet. Devin sighs and replies with a yes and starts again on her work. Fifteen minutes later her …

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A whole new meaning to theater

Audience interaction and witty comedy makes The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee a unique experience for Minnehaha’s actors and audience “It surprised me when Freeman decided to do the show,” said senior Kevin Dustrude prior to the opening. “I didn’t think it was going to happen. There are a lot …

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Political overview – A race for the senate

This year’s election falls on Nov. 4, and all of the senators up for election are faced with the issue of proving themselves. With all the issues at hand, who will come out on top? Jackie Cherryhomes Interview from Redhawksonline on Vimeo. Politician and Minnehaha Academy parent Jackie Cherryhomes discusses …

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Losing a language: what’s at stake?

“You can’t separate language and culture,” said Program Director Louise Matson of the Division of Indian Work (DIW), a branch of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. The loss of native language has been an increasingly difficult issue among Native American communities. “When we’re losing our language, we’re losing our …

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Looking back on Title IX

 Coach, health teacher looks back on forty years of female athletics beginning with Title IX In 1975, only a few years after girls’ basketball became an official sport at Minnehaha Academy, the girls won the school’s first Tri-metro Championship. But even in this proud moment, as the president got up …

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