Tag Archives: technology

M.A. hopes to enter space project

International Space Station invites student involvement Next spring Minnehaha Academy will have the opportunity to send a science experiment to the International Space Station. This will be the first time a school outside of California has taken part in the program. Past projects have included mixing concrete in space and …

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TV cuts lifespan

TV decreases life expectancy, study shows A study from the University of Queensland in Australia suggests that each hour you spend watching TV after the age of 25 shortens your life by 21.8 minutes. This has been the first study of its kind and the researchers admit that the conclusions involve …

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Books: Dead or alive?

Will physical books survive recent E-book surge? Change in format doesn’t mean that books are dead; reading may actually be increasing “It’s a real page turner.” The line everyone uses to describe a book that just can’t be put down. The action of turning the page at a suspenseful moment …

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Meaning suits him

Donkersgoed has success, wisdom beyond his years There are 150,000 people staring and 50 television cameras running as a long whistle sounds, signaling for athletes to climb onto their blocks. Suddenly, the crowd surrounding the pool adopts a thick silence as the referee’s hands extend to the starter. On lane eight’s block there’s …

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Worth $1 billion?

Popular app bought by Facebook; students give it mixed reviews Facebook paid $1 billion last week to acquire Instagram, the service that allows users to take, edit and share photos on mobile devices. Instagram has become all the rage for high school students. “I like it because it’s an easy …

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Teens drive distracted

Texting while driving remains major problem Almost half of Americans ages 12 to 17 state that they have been in a car with someone who texted while behind the wheel. With April being Distracted Driving Awareness month, a recent survey showed that many teens text while driving. The State Farm …

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Textbooks on iPads

Textbooks or new technology? Elleni Oberle, Talon staff writer Upper school principal Nancy Johnson talked about the advancement of ipad textbooks. “I think it’s a great idea and we’re really keeping a close eye on that; there are a lot of reasons why. The development in that area is pretty …

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50/50 Review

50/50: a recipe for success Drama and comedy fuse to create an award-worthy picture and a must-see Anna Scholl, Talon Staff Writer   1. Shock – 50/50, initially, left me stunned. Often times a serious drama film containing comedic undertones is considered taboo in the movie business, mostly because it’s …

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Screen time and your eyes

Too much screen time could mean weary eyes The facts behind technology use and your eyes  By Dominique Hlavac, Talon staff writer This age of modern technology that everybody lives in could be referred to as ‘the information age’ or the ‘social networking era’, but has anyone heard ‘the red eye …

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Lettering in robotics?

High school league endorses new program New robotics program becomes third non-athletic competitive activity for Minnesota schools By Brigid Kelly, Talon staff writer Six weeks. One challenge. One championship competition. And a varsity letter. The Minnesota State Fair brought more than deep-fried candy bars and corn-on-the-cob to local high school …

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