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Saying good bye to a ‘teacher’s teacher’

“I don’t love history. I like it, but I don’t love it,” said social studies teacher Matt Ridenour. “The best parts of the job are, and it’s so cliché but it is so true, these wonderfully dynamic relationships we get to have with students.” After teaching for eight years at …

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After the bell rings

The selfless acts of Lance and Carrie Johnson are unseen by most, but are greatly appreciated by the many they helped Many Minnehaha students know Lance Johnson as the man in Nike attire who patrols the halls and makes jokes with the basketball team.  Similarly, they may be familiar with …

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Discussion: No shortcuts with race, get under the surface

One of the most important things in life is to learn how to get along with people, especially people who are unlike you. One of the best ways to connect with others is through face to face conversations. The trouble is, people tend to avoid talking about serious topics, such …

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Arbor Research Group meets with Minnehaha

More than a century ago and under the Swedish name of the Rev. Eric August Skogsberg, a distinctively Christian institution was built near the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. For more than 100 years, Minnehaha Academy has developed from its initial Christian foundation. As a vibrant institution in …

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Humans of ‘Haha’

[Added Aug. 4, 2017: Listen to an audio recording of Emma Melling’s interview with John Carlson from March 26, 2016.]   Custodian John Carlson and Commons and Title II Coordinator DeLise Kroening add meaning to the Minnehaha community through displays of love and kindness towards students and faculty.  The desk was …

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A presidential race to remember

“I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite like it,” said Joseph G. Peschek, professor of political science at Hamline University. What is happening in the race for the presidency right now? The bizarre and unpredictable events happening in politics are being noticed even by citizens who generally don’t follow …

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Still denied after 100 years

The Armenia Genocide: a family memoir Few Americans know of the tragic events, while political leaders are reluctant to speak the ‘g-word’ “Raise your hand if you have heard of the Holocaust.” Every single hand went into the air. “Now,” said former history teacher Elizabeth Van Pilsum in AP World …

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Trust your gut and your parents’ intuition

First and Last : In the fifth installment,  parents of high school students help nurture their children’s individual identities “I want you to go with a leap of faith and try it,” Angie Askegaard told her son Lars one year ago. “Sometimes you have to trust your gut and your parents’ …

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The man behind the solo

Guided by his passion for music and guitar, sophomore Zack Schuster explores both creativity and structure in how he practices and lives A faint vibration can be felt through the light blue wood of the porch. Through the front door and into the house echo the sounds of an electric guitar …

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Studying, from room 240 to La France

Three Minnehaha alumnae are currently studying abroad in France. They learned French together at MA and parted ways at graduation, yet all ended up in France just a few years later It all started in room 240. “[Mr. Norlander] would pass around a sheet every year with names of former …

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