Owen Hoffner

The wild world of Wordle

Why has Wordle, a five-letter word guessing game, taken the internet by storm? Play the Talon Staff’s Minnehaha-themed Wordles below: Wordle 1 Wordle 2 Wordle 3 Wordle 4  Beep, beep, beep! Your pleasant dream is shattered by your pesky alarm clock alerting you that it’s 7:00 a.m. You throw the …

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What is an NFT?

The strange world of NFTs Bored Apes? CryptoPunks? Randomly generated doodles of cats selling for $20,000? These so-called “NFTs” have taken the digital world by storm and caused mass hysteria, but many major questions about them still loom. What even are they, and why are some of them so valuable? …

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Royalty in the making

A closer look at what defines Prince Aligbe Prince Aligbe. The name has been familiar to Minnehaha students and sports fans since he arrived at the school in 7th grade. Now a senior, Aligbe is an amazingly talented basketball player who has drawn the attention of scouts and fans across …

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Two green thumbs up

Neighborhood community-supported agriculture garden gives environmental benefits to city and community 10 years ago, on any given day one might have seen George, a South Minneapolis man, on his hands and knees, meticulously cutting his lawn with scissors and blowing errant leaves onto his neighbor’s grass. Today, vegetation hectically bursts …

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Minneapolis moving mayhem

Residents resisting itch to leave city despite summer’s unrest The drone of helicopters fills the humid June air. Flames flare up as buildings are burnt to a crisp. Masses of people run rampant through the destroyed streets of Minneapolis, hammering through glass storefronts and graffitiing every wall in sight. Households …

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Paying College Athletes?

Supreme Court agrees to hear NCAA on athlete compensation On December 16, 2020, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case presented by the NCAA regarding student-athlete compensation, particularly in the realms of Division I football and basketball. In terms of compensation for labor, the student-athletes that drive this multibillion-dollar …

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Superior Sledding: Columbia Golf Club (GoPro)

Columbia Golf Club Sledding A location with lots of variety, making it good for all ages. The scenery and steep jump are pluses as well.

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Superior Sledding: Matthews Park (GoPro)

Matthews Park Sledding A fairly steep, short, yet fast hill in the heart of the city that’s great for casual sledding.

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Superior Sledding: Theodore Wirth Regional Park (GoPro)

Theodore Wirth Sledding Though this footage may seem underwhelming, the potential is certainly there. I have confidence that, given better snow conditions, this hill would be the star of the show, thus its appearance on my review.

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Superior Sledding: Powderhorn Park (GoPro)

Powderhorn Park Sledding A hill that didn’t quite make the cut, but is still steep and plenty of fun. Enjoy some footage of the one and only, Owen Hoffner, flying down the hill.

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