John Misa

What’s it like: Visiting Roatan

What’s it like to visit Roatan during CFE week 2022? Working at a children’s home, walking the beaches of west bay, scuba diving in the second largest barrier reef, and swimming with dolphins are all activities to take on while in Roatan. Join the group of 11 students as they …

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Unlikely links between school, space & war

Testing shark skin on bacteria growth, growing calcium carbonate crystals and trying to revive dried algae have all been experiments worked on and sent into space by the Minnehaha ISS (International Space Station) team. But with recent news on Russia withdrawing from the ISS and the removal of the Space Station in upcoming years, what does the future …

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Front ‘n’ center

COVID-19 essential workers fighting on the frontline For front-line health care workers, the pandemic has brought many untold stories. “There was a bus driver who came in with COVID,” said Rachel Burton, a physician and hospitalist at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. “He was unvaccinated, but a healthy guy under …

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Disabled athletes defy & conquer

Joshua Turek and Josie Aslakson urge kids with disabilities to get involved in athletics “We were the underdogs going into the national tournament in 2016,” said Josie Aslakson, a bronze medalist for the United States women’s national wheelchair basketball team.“We were starting as a new team filled with lots of …

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Where is the Paralympic Spotlight?

Joshua Turek wins another gold medal for wheelchair basketball “God save all dressed in green, Long live our noble Queen, God save the Queen.” sang the 20,000 fans packed into North Greenwich Arena at the 2012 London Summer Paralympic Games. The United States wheelchair basketball team was facing off against …

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The basics of cryptocurrencies

What you need to know to cut through the blockchain hype Cryptocurrencies have been around for over a decade now and have recently made multiple news headlines as Bitcoin and other digital currencies are at an all-time high. This sudden surge in currency has grabbed people worldwide, including celebrities Elon …

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Baby business

Students learn from start-ups As high-school students at Minnehaha start experimenting with different interests in careers and professions, some have started taking a big leap into the world of business ownership by creating their own company. These students range from seniors including Walter Trutna (landscaping), Zac Anderson (theater production), and Dason Thomas (financing), to freshmen and all cover a variety …

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CFE during COVID

All the ways Cultural Field Experience will be different this year After the world was struck with the global pandemic (COVID-19), many programs at Minnehaha were forced to adjust or even shut down to ensure safety. This included the Cultural Field Experience (CFE), a weeklong on-site learning experience for students …

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Keeping fall sports in play during a pandemic

Changes made by Minnehaha to keep fall sports up and running There are many changes that have been put in place to keep the current fall sports in play. Rules were made by Minnehaha Academy to keep home players and spectators healthy. “We did a good job of not allowing …

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Building space projects and gardens during a pandemic

ISS team looks to tackle three projects this year Due to COVID-19 restrictions and social distance mandates, the International Space Station (ISS) class has faced challenges beyond the usual obstacle of designing an experiment to be conducted in space. In order to engage each student in the large class while …

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