Features

College values

Molded, taught and indebted: Redefining the value of colleges in an age dominated by price tags Consider this: would you rather be modeled or molded? Trained or taught? In debt or indebted to an institution that has provided you with all the tools necessary to be successful, responsible and thoughtful …

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Marketing strategies used at Christmas

Turning holiday no-no-no’s into ho-ho-ho’s: Marketing strategies that sell Christmas Alarm set for 2:00 am. Check.  Clothes set out in advance. Check. Credit cards in the wallet. Check. On your mark. You’re ready. Set. Go shopping from 3:00 am – 6:00 am for exclusive early shopping 50% bonus discounts at …

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Orthodox Christmas

Does the Orthodox Church celebrate Christmas the same way as you do? The priest chants loudly as he rings the bells. The smell of burning frankincense and myrrh fills the church. The faces of the congregation are illuminated only by a faint golden candle glow. The people slowly join in …

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Christmas shopping

Christmas shopping – how much is too much? Here’s a quiz: This Christmas season, when did Black Friday sales begin? Thursday. That seems crazy to some. “Thanksgiving should be about spending time with your family,” said senior Ben Gifford. Many companies opened their doors for Black Friday this year a …

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The success of the block

Minnehaha’s block schedule has affected students and teachers since it was put in action “I had every single class, every single day,” said freshman Anna Zellie. “The homework I got was due the very next day and I feel like I rush it when that happens.” She was talking about …

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Teens and global awareness

Taking time to catch up: why it’s important for teens to stay informed about global events Refugees flee Syria. Aid pours into the Philippines. Nuclear talks between the US and Iran are stalling. These are a few of the many current events happening in the world right now, and many …

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School lunch prices

Full stomach, empty wallet: Are school lunches too expensive? It’s lunch hour for sophomore Yaphet May and he picks up a sandwich, an Arizona tea and trail mix. It doesn’t seem like much, but his one lunch ends up costing $5.50. Similarly, junior Jamie Dovolis gets a classic lunch with …

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Creative dance invitations

The unwritten rules surrounding dances at MA are a new obstacle for freshmen When freshman Grace Diersen woke up that morning in the week before the Sadie Hawkins dance, she knew she was going to ask freshman Justin Evenson to the dance; she just wasn’t sure how. She eventually came …

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Christmas tree origins

Traditions surround the tree Christmas is celebrated throughout America with the erecting of the Christmas tree. But where did this tree originate? As early as 1570, people erected trees hung with nuts, paper flowers, apples, and dates. The custom was originally a pagan tradition where the people would hang evergreen …

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Family dinners: more than a home-cooked meal

In busy times, eating together as a family matters, research shows “In high school, I got really caught up in going from whatever sports practice I had straight to homework and often times [my family and I] would tend to eat dinner at different times.” said current University of Southern …

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