Elsa Johnson

Lorde captivates at the Armory

As “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles ended, the bright lights of The Armory clicked off. The crowd erupted in a roar, and there she was. Lorde. Without saying a word, she started off her setlist with the 2021 release “Leader of a New Regime”. The peaceful song set …

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The importance of truth in a time of uncertainty

What it means to navigate a “post-truth” world “What is a woman?” “I don’t know, I’m not a biologist.”    This is the scene that played out between Senator Marsha Blackburn and Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Judge Jackson’s response — “I don’t know, I’m not a biologist.” — …

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Criminal trial exposes larger problem of human trafficking

Human trafficking and its global impact 50% of US trafficking victims are girls under the age of 18 Girls as young as 5 are trafficked into sexual slavery — sometimes sold by their own economically-vulnerable mothers and fathers According to The International Labour Organization, there are approximately 40.3 million victims …

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Maxwell conviction raises questions

How Epstein’s associate used her womanhood to sex traffic young girls On Dec. 29, 2021, a jury in New York City convicted Ghislaine Maxwell on five of six counts of grooming minors for sexual abuse. The jury found that Maxwell, in collaboration with her longtime associate, Jeffery Epstein, lured underage …

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Did Dayglow hit all the right notes?

Review of Dayglow concert at First Avenue On October 27, 2021, Dayglow performed at First Avenue, presented by Radio K. The indie-pop artist did not disappoint.  Firstly, the Dayglow crowd was colorful and laid-back. Despite the age ranges from highschool age to middle-aged, everyone fit the aesthetics, retro-pastel “day at …

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China: the rise & power of Xi Jinping

As Xi Jinping’s influence grows, China is elevated to a whole new political and economic stage “There have been a lot of changes in China since I grew up there as a kid,” said Jing Li, Chinese teacher. “The home, food, entertainment, and consumerism have changed the most.” Throughout the …

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Women’s Health Issues + Dr. Florence John Q and A

Lack of resources, poor diagnoses and unequal care cause medical issues   The issue of women’s health is an endlessly complex and controversial topic. For centuries, it has been argued upon and disagreed upon, but it has mostly been completely neglected. It seems as though society is curious only with …

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Guilty

Chauvin verdict announced after a year of anticipation “Thank you. Please be seated,” said Judge Peter Cahill. After what seemed like an eternity, the courtroom camera began to shift its view downward from the golden “Great Seal of the State of Minnesota”, citizens of Minneapolis held their breaths as the …

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What’s It Like: Nordic Skiing

What’s it like to be on the Nordic ski team? Episode 2 of our GoPro series takes you on a March 2021 practice run with Minnehaha’s boys’ Nordic ski team, which advanced to the state meet. Slideshow by Elsa Johnson.

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Brown brothers gunning for gold in biathlon

Skiing and shooting, M.A. alums represent Team USA in little-known winter sport In a cold sweat, with hearts racing, the skiers lay on their stomachs, .22-caliber rifles in hand, waiting for the perfect moment to shoot, between breaths. Breathe-breathe-hold-shoot. Among these world-class skiers, Minnehaha alumni Jake Brown (‘10) competes to …

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