Tag Archives: Academics

Participating in the classics

When it comes to classic books, it’s what the reader brings to the page  “The greatest art belongs to the world. Do not be intimidated by the experts. Trust your instincts. Do not be afraid to go against what you have been taught, or what you were told to see …

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A new look for a new century

On 23 May 2013 a new logo was announced for Minnehaha Academy. This logo was created to be timeless and represent the school. The two arcs make an “M” and an “A” with one of them red and one gray. The red is for Minnehaha pride, and the gray represents …

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Wally Borner retires

Making a mark on Minnehaha: Beloved middle school history teacher, Wallace Borner, retires after 39 years of educating students at Minnehaha Academy. “[Mr. Borner] had a big red beard,” said Judy Cummings, a Minnehaha parent whose husband and daughters also had Wallace Borner as a teacher. “He let us call him …

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Stigmas and Stereotypes of AP classes

Students and faculty weigh in on myths and realities regarding Advanced Placement classes Zero hours, note cards, reading for hours, multiple choice exams, free responses and DBQs. These are some of the things that make up the advanced placement experience. So why would anyone want to go through it? Advanced …

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The anatomy of a winning team

Gold, silver and bronze are often the prize metals in competition, but at the CIS (College in the Schools) Anatomy and Physiology Kiosk Presentations at the University of Minnesota, the prizes are precious bones. The three coveted bones are the Golden Femur, Silver Scapula, and the Bronze Ulna. Contrary to …

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Is cursive a thing of the past?

Technological era takes a stance in elementary schools Remember those days of old when cursive was a mandatory thing to learn and class hours were dedicated to it, well it seems those days will remain of old.  Along with Hawaii and Indiana the North Carolina will no longer require cursive …

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