Coffee consumption is common among high-school students; caffeine-addiction often results Did you know that coffee was first discovered in AD 850 by an Ethiopian goat herder? He noticed his goats were ‘dancing’ after eating red berries. The red berries came from a coffee bush. So what does an Ethiopian goat …Read More »
Staying-at-home: does old-school parenting have a future?
Parenting in a different light Graduating from Minnehaha Academy in 1998 Heidi Carlson attended DePauw University in Indiana where she received her bachelor’s degree in geography. With more hard work she was able to receive a masters in philanthropy and development from Saint Mary’s University in Winona. Her fast-paced life …Read More »
Archiving our lives: celebrating the 100th year
Documenting the past Pauline Ojambo, Talon staff writer After a long eight-hour workday as director of special academics at Minnehaha, Elaine Ekstedt drives over to the archive house. There she meets her son, Justin Ekstedt, who is already hard at work: searching and writing. Inside, the incoming Minnehaha memorabilia piles …Read More »
Finding the right fit for your future
The difficulty of the college search process Seniors offer advice on how to narrow options and zero in on goals. Jessamine Von Arx, Talon Staff Writer “Money is a huge factor [when applying to colleges] for a lot of our students,” said College and Guidance Counselor Richard Harris. “I’ve had many …Read More »
A life-long challenge
Does insulin affect you? The impact of the diagnosis of diabetes ripples into the lives of friends and family but also helps create a community of understanding an encouragement. By Pauline Ojambo, Talon Staff Writer “I thought he was going to the doctor to come back and get better,” sophomore …Read More »
Teachers bring international perspective
A new Chinese teacher and two new amities instruct students in their native languages Minnehaha is able to gain a few new faces By Alex Lindberg and Pauline Ojambo, Talon staff writers Walking down the halls of Minnehaha, students are going to notice some new faces. The language department has brought …Read More »
Freshman 15 myth
Is it really true? By Rachel Bartz, Talon staff writer If you were to ask a high school what they are most worried about for college, you might find the dreaded “freshman fifteen” as one of the top answers. But is this feared legend simply a myth? According to a …Read More »
Why was your summer cut short?
School began earlier this year The reasoning behind the schedule change By Pauline Ojambo, Talon Staff Writer The high was 82 F, the low 61 and the breeze drifted by at a lazy six miles per hour, according to www.wunderground.com, a website that keeps weather history. That day was August …Read More »