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A walk for unity

“This sea of red warms my heart,” Minnehaha Academy President Dr. Donna Harris said as she stood atop a fire truck, surrounded by students, staff, and other community members. On Tuesday August 15, 2017, more than 1,000 members of the Minnehaha community gathered at the Minnehaha Academy Upper School, the …

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Humans of ‘Haha’

[Added Aug. 4, 2017: Listen to an audio recording of Emma Melling’s interview with John Carlson from March 26, 2016.]   Custodian John Carlson and Commons and Title II Coordinator DeLise Kroening add meaning to the Minnehaha community through displays of love and kindness towards students and faculty.  The desk was …

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A quality pastime

 Spending time playing board games with family and friends is still a common practice at MA Senior Andrew Wolpert sits quietly at a table, contemplating. He glances left, strokes his chin and dismisses irritated jeers from the man on his right, who pressures him to hurry his thoughts. After considering …

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What it means to be African American at Minnehaha

Nearly every morning before the bell rings, the balcony above the empty gym echoes with shrieks and laughter. A group of friends is huddled in the corner sharing jokes, hugs and reruns of “last night’s game.” Most of them share one other thing: the color of their skin. While Minnehaha …

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Drafting the perfect team

Minnehaha students and faculty alike are participating in one of the most popular activities in America, impacting the connections they make now and for years to come At this time of year in the Minnehaha hallways, it’s not the nervous discussion of upcoming tests that occupies the minds of students, …

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Immersed in a diverse world

Just by taking a look around you there are a kaleidoscope of cultures. How can knowing your background help you to understand others? French amity Omaima Feriani has a fondness for weddings, and the traditions that come with them. Maybe it’s her youth that makes her enjoy the celebration, or …

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