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Assessing Minnehaha’s five-year plan

Minnehaha president Donna Harris focuses on arts, academics, athletics and faith for the future All leaders have a vision. Martin Luther King had “a dream that [his] four children [would] one day live in a nation where they [would] not be judged by the color of their skin but by …

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Political lectures from the pulpit

Pulpit politicking raises the question of ethics In 2009, the International Revenue Service investigated James Hammond, pastor of the Living Word Christian Center (a Brooklyn Park church), for directly endorsing congresswoman Michele Bachmann, which is a violation of the 1954 Johnson Amendment regarding churches with tax-exempt statuses. The court ultimately …

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Two fathoms deep: Is Big River safe? 

Fall musical adapts story of Huckleberry Finn At 2:55 p.m., sophomore Maggie Chamberlain rushed out of the girls’ locker room after gym class 6th hour. Walking through the link to get to the chapel at 3 p.m. she made it in time for a musical workshop. Chamberlain joined some of …

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Decisions and commitments

Sometimes athletes are forced to choose between their club and their school Senior soccer player Ben Bakke fulfilled the dreams of many athletes playing youth sports when he was offered a Division I  scholarship. Bakke committed to Creighton University in Nebraska this summer. He plays for the Minnesota Thunder Academy …

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Psycho Review

“Psycho” sets standards for future thriller movies One of the most recognizable scenes in the history of film occurs in the shower of the first room in Bates Motel. Mary Crane steps behind the curtain, the stress lines on her face relax as the hot water soaks into her skin, …

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Top 5 Halloween Movies

Favorite five freaky flicks Consider the scenario: you’re having a Halloween party with your friends. After a night of trick or treating, pumpkin carving, and caramel apple eating, the night progresses with everyone gathering on the couch in front of the TV with a fresh bowl of buttered popcorn and …

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