Ruby Furth

Nordic ski start up

Senior captain Sam Jirele competes in a Nordic skiing race last winter. Spirits rise as snow falls Minnehaha Academy Nordic ski team head coach Anne Rykken has high expectations for the upcoming season. “We have a young but very strong boys’ team,” said Rykken. She added that many individual skiers could …

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Christmas tree origins

Traditions surround the tree Christmas is celebrated throughout America with the erecting of the Christmas tree. But where did this tree originate? As early as 1570, people erected trees hung with nuts, paper flowers, apples, and dates. The custom was originally a pagan tradition where the people would hang evergreen …

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