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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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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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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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Eat, school, sleep deprivation-repeat

Recently, I purchased an alarm clock that wakes me up using light instead of noise. It increases the amount of light it shines over a 30 minute period ending during my set wake up time. After that, it beeps anyway just in case. The idea is that I’ll wake up the natural way of the body responding to …

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Criminal trial exposes larger problem of human trafficking

Human trafficking and its global impact 50% of US trafficking victims are girls under the age of 18 Girls as young as 5 are trafficked into sexual slavery — sometimes sold by their own economically-vulnerable mothers and fathers According to The International Labour Organization, there are approximately 40.3 million victims …

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Struggling to Stay Strong

Adolescent mental health issues hit crisis levels during pandemic Three hundred and seventy students attend Minnehaha’s upper school. Based on recently released research finding that one in five adolescents suffer from a diagnosed mental health disorder, this means that seventy-four of Minnehaha’s close-knit community of students have likely been diagnosed …

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