Features

Beloved Bonnie Morris to retire

School librarian Bonnie Morris, a staple of the Minnehaha community, is retiring after over 35 years of educating the developing minds in the Upper School system. As she prepares to leave her long-standing job as a mentor and guardian of knowledge, the Talon Staff  asked her for her final thoughts …

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Talon’s best of Twin Cities

As summer vacation approaches, the Talon staff compiles a list of a few “finds” in the Twin Cities for students to visit 1st St. North, Downton : Warehouse District Occasion: “Hit the town” and window shop for various items on a single city block. These brick warehouses are renovated into …

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Being conscious of the subconscious

A local police officer, judge and teacher discuss how to keep implicit bias from affecting how people treat each other Blink. It takes one third of a second to blink. It takes one third of second to size up an individual, an unconscious perception in the blink of an eye. …

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Understanding a crisis

This CFE, 18 students on the Germany/Italy trip had the opportunity to tour Berlin with a newly arrived Syrian refugee who shared his experience around different landmarks around the city of Berlin including Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall and the Holocaust memorial. This is his story, followed by brief writer …

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Disney live action

Disney brings classic animated movies to life with well known actors It’s a scene that many may remember from their childhood: A young girl in a blue dress hurrying through a sea of ball gowns of every color. She runs through the crowd and bolts out of the castle’s doors, …

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Minnesota-nice…kind of

Passive aggressiveness, often confused with politeness, can be the most ineffective and harmful response to a problem Sarcasm, the silent treatment, blame, avoidance, social exclusion—passive aggressive behavior comes in many shapes and forms, and many fall victim to it daily. Although a passive aggressive friend, teacher or email may irk …

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Warm Weather Woes

On Feb. 18, Sam Myers (‘16) competed in a Nordic ski meet at Wirth Park in Minneapolis. Myers, who now skis for the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, faced bizarre conditions for Nordic skiing: it was 60 degrees, and there was no natural snow. The course was comprised entirely of …

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Full STEAM ahead

STEAM education works to place emphasis on the arts as well as science What is a new scientific discovery without a powerful speech to accompany it? What are new blueprints for a rocket without the mathematical calculations to send it into space? Society cannot function with completely polarized paths of …

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Freshmen explore different interests

How different extracurriculars change high school experiences In the midst of the chaos that is a morning at the freshmen lockers, freshman Evelyn Ramgren is hanging out with a group of friends. Upstairs, outside the chapel, junior Tea McLawhorn is sitting with her friends below the art wall that is …

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Wrong place, wrong time; still happy

“Little Simeona, still small but sufficiently smart, goes to her mother who is sitting in the garden under the blossoming apple tree. She takes both of her mother’s hands and asks: ‘Dearest mommy, tell me some sunny words that will make me love everything.’ Mother is surprised at such a …

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