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A surprising way that pro sports can get even better

Could promotion and relegation enliven U.S. sports? For the citizens of Berlin, Germany, it was a time ripe for celebration. Berliners stormed the streets of the city as they chanted and waved flags. They sang their anthem with lyrics such as, “We from the East always go forward shoulder to …

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100 years of journalism at M.A.

A century of student voices Since 1920, Minnehaha Academy students have been covering news, exchanging opinions and recording school history. In 2019-20, The Talon newspaper staff reviewed this history in a four-part series. PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4

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Talon staff values

Our staff values It is a tradition for newspapers to publish a staff editorial every issue. A staff editorial is an opinion piece written by the entirety of the staff or an editorial board. The board forms one opinion about a topic and publishes an unsigned opinion piece.  Recently, The …

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12 years of Christmas: Talon 1991

Day four of the Minnehaha Archive 12 days of Christmas series is a clipping from the 1991 Christmas edition of the Talon. Written by staff writer Mark Ireland with a hand drawn cartoon, the clip below discusses the rush to finish Christmas shopping and the business of the holiday season.

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12 years of Christmas: Talon 2001

Day three of our 12 days of Christmas countdown features a 2001 Talon article written by Owen Owen. This clipping describes the top five Christmas movies and how movies play a role during the holiday season. According to this staff writer, the top five Christmas movies in order counting down …

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12 years of Christmas: Talon 2013

The second installment of the 12 days of Christmas MA Archive series features an article written in 2013 by current senior Steven Johnson. Read more about the meaning of gifts and how thoughtful gifts have a bigger impact than expensive ones.

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Talon editor honored

Senior wins top state award for journalism Minnehaha Academy senior Maddie Binning was named Minnesota’s “Journalist of the Year,” an award given annually in each state by the Journalism Education Association (JEA). To be considered for the honor, high school journalists across the nation collected pieces of their work and …

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Loving people through law

There’s more to working in the law field than people would think; take a look inside the job The sound of the door creaking open alerts the anxious people in the audience that the trial is going to begin. The prosecutor steps through a metal bar, reminding himself that he …

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Weathering the storm

The effect of weather on spring sports “As a spring athlete,” said athletic director Homar Ramirez, “you know it’s going to be a factor. You can’t control it.” Rain, snow and thunderstorms are the three main contributors of spring cancellations. Because of weather in spring sports there are many problems …

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Leadership versus servantship

The Talon staff share their opinion on captainship and the responsibility that leadership entails The disappointment of an underclassmen looking up to a teammate who was drinking at a party. The change in the team’s attitude once a teammate gives up. The downfall of the team when a player starts …

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