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Roe at risk

Now almost a half-century old, Roe v Wade (1973) is a Supreme Court case famous too many and infamous to most of the rest. In 1970, Jane Roe (a fictional name to protect the identity of the individual) sued the district attorney of her residential state of Texas and challenged a law that made abortion illegal except …

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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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Confronting change

Transition from high school to college involves inevitable instability As Minnehaha’s class of 2022 wraps themselves in their red polyester gowns, tug graduation caps snug over their heads and shoo the gold and white tassels out of their faces, they begin to conclude their adolescent years.  As the bright-eyed graduates …

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Here’s the scoop

A guide to making homemade frozen desserts After a long cold spring and winter, summer is finally on its way. The perfect way to celebrate is with ice cream, gelato, or sorbet and why not make it homemade! While there are many places to buy ice cream, it is surprisingly …

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Staff Editorial: a 7 period schedule may be a good idea

The pros and cons of a new schedule As many of us know, the school has been in the midst of a huge debate about next year’s schedule. Recently, the discussion has shifted towards potentially switching back to a seven-period schedule. In general, instead of having eight class periods on …

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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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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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What are Microtones

Tuning into any news broadcast, you will quickly be made aware that these are unprecedented times. Social unrest, geopolitical time bombs, and a worldwide pandemic make everyday feel just a little bit off. If you are looking for music to fit these uneasy times, music that uses microtones might be …

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