Features

Community and Belonging at Minnehaha Academy

After five unprecedented years, MA focuses on belonging at school On January 3, 2022 teachers returned from Christmas break for a professional development day and chapel. The chapel speaker, David Hoffner, Director of Faith Formation at Minnehaha, prepared a speech highlighting the importance of community at school. The idea for …

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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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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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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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King of hearts

From Virginia to New Delhi, what molded a beloved senior The warm sun fell behind the walls of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India. A herd of children’s shoes, kicking up dust while trampling the concrete sidewalk, raced to the center of the compound. Among those shoes were those …

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Maxwell conviction raises questions

How Epstein’s associate used her womanhood to sex traffic young girls On Dec. 29, 2021, a jury in New York City convicted Ghislaine Maxwell on five of six counts of grooming minors for sexual abuse. The jury found that Maxwell, in collaboration with her longtime associate, Jeffery Epstein, lured underage …

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Robots aide nurses

Robots help with nurse worker shortage “People are feeling depressed and lonely. Robots can offer that social interaction. They will come and tell jokes, they will interact, they will have small conversations, they will administer reminiscence therapy. These little guys will teach them how to do easy-going exercises,” said Arshia …

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Best non traditional “fast casual” restaurants

  Go global: Expand your options when looking for a quick meal Obviously, everyone needs to eat, but why not supply your body with some of the best affordable, high-quality food? Everyone is familiar with “fast-casual” restaurants such as Chipotle, Five Guys, and Noodles & Co., but If you’re looking …

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