Tag Archives: Staff editorial

An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Lust

In a society filled with inflated relationships and fictitious desire, a simple gaze awry can kindle a feeling known as lust. The strong sexual desire that is felt by many people has been seen to destroy relationships, or ruin the foundation of hopefuls. Obstruction of common sense often leads the …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Prudence

“There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence,” said Charles Caleb Colton, a well-known English writer and collector during the 1800’s. This quote explains the mismatch of opinions of what prudence truly means. Another way to interpret Colton’s quote is, “There is nothing more careless than excessive wisdom or confidence.” …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Envy

Wanting to want the right things There’s an old Russian fable found in Deirdre McCloskey’s book, Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World. This fable tells the story of Ivan, and his neighbor, Boris. God tells Ivan that he can have anything he wants, under one condition: Boris …

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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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Parting advice

Returning students, read this: Seniors on The Talon staff share lessons they’ve learned from four years of high school   Rachel Bartz When it comes to graduating, many of us seniors wish we had been given advice about how to conquer high school in the most effective and entertaining way. …

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Presence trumps presents

  The commercialism of Christmas has eclipsed the idea of spending time with family and loved ones. The Talon staff shares their opinion regarding this clash of values.    As Black Friday sales begin even on the day of Thanksgiving, the commercialism of Christmas has been and continues to be a …

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New freedom, New responsibility

Allowing the use of learning devices at Minnehaha requires students to be accountable When the new Bring your Own Learning Device (B.O.L.D.) program was announced last spring, many students showed their disdain. Some students didn’t want to purchase or rent iPads and were worried that they would not be able …

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Searching for a different song

Increasingly raunchy music is desensitizing our generation; it’s time to find alternatives “I can be your hero, baby. I can kiss away the pain. I will stand by you forever. You can take my breath away.” Most teenagers our age have heard this song “Hero” when it was released in …

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