Ann Oakman

Tell Me About It – Season 1 Episode 3: Blake Christiansen

Tell Me About It Season 1, Episode 3: Blake Christiansen Host Ann Oakman interviews Lower School teacher Blake Christiansen about his experience climbing up Mt. Kiliminjaro with the Movember Foundation.

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Tell Me About It – Season 1 Episode 2: Dante Donato

Tell Me About It Season 1, Episode 2: Dante Donato Host Ann Oakman interviews senior Dante Donato about his Boy Scout experience and Eagle Scout service project – the notorious picnic tables.

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King of hearts

From Virginia to New Delhi, what molded a beloved senior The warm sun fell behind the walls of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India. A herd of children’s shoes, kicking up dust while trampling the concrete sidewalk, raced to the center of the compound. Among those shoes were those …

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Tell Me About It – Season 1 Episode 1: Addi Mack

Tell Me About It Season 1, Episode 1: Addi Mack     Host Ann Oakman interviews freshman Addi Mack, who has just scored her 1,000th career point in her first high school game.  

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A peek behind the college admissions curtain

The decision process from the desk of an admissions counselor “Top Ramen is the best invention in the world,” read the opening line of an Augsburg University applicant’s Common Application essay. Shonna Fulford, the director of admissions at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, befuddled and amused, read on. Her eyes curiously …

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Post-Trump political participation

After four years of political polarization, how are students responding?   “So help you God?” “So help me God.” “Congratulations, Mr. President.” The crowd erupts in applause and cheers as the United States Marine Band commences Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America. His family …

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Student painting shines a light on healthcare workers

Tenzin Chosang honors healthcare workers’ bravery admist COVID-19 pandemic “Jesus Christ is justice, he sets us in the right relationship with God and others, and others have inherent dignity and worth,” said Executive Director of Faith Formation David Hoffner to the dispersed crowd of students listening attentively from their chapel …

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Short Takes: MSHSL, Target Center need to explain themselves

No sufficient reason given by MSHSL, Target Center for state tournament photography rules On April 10, the Minnehaha boys’ basketball team won their fourth-consecutive state championship at Target Center, but neither the Talon newspaper nor the Antler yearbook took photos of the historic event. Why not? Because we’re lazy? No, …

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Remembering Berkley Duckson

Mourning the loss of class of 2020 graduate, student, friend Berkley Allen Duckson (‘20), aged 18, passed away on February 20, 2021 due to injuries sustained in a snowmobiling accident in Brainerd, Minnesota. Berkley was born on March 13, 2002 to Jay and Pamela Duckson. He attended Minnehaha Academy from …

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“An outstanding performance”

Cast of spring musical receives 19 honors for student-led production of Junie B. Jones the Musical The Minnehaha Academy Players held its first student directed winter musical, Junie B. Jones the Musical, this February. The production, directed by senior Zac Anderson, debuted on February 19 and 20. To accommodate COVID-19 …

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