Features

Food facts with a grain of salt

Eating has been complicated by acronym ingredients such as GMO, BHT and MSG; understanding these and other hard-to-pronounce additives is key to making healthy choices  Making healthy choices may seem to be an intuitive process with two opposites at odds — i.e., cake or broccoli — but which is better, …

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Different denominations, different Easter traditions

Christians celebrate the transfiguration, crucifiction and resurrection of Christ on Easter  Carrying the beam of the cross, covered in blood and wounds, Jesus’ physical body can no longer handle the weight. He stumbles, falls and attempts to get back up. He has stepped into the shoes, or rather sandals, of …

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Year two in space, year one in class

Minnehaha’s International Space Station (ISS) team creates their experiment during class time On Feb. 25, NASA astronaut Dr. Tom Marshburn gave a presentation during Tuesday assembly period describing his three months and twenty-six days on the International Space Station (ISS). But for members of the Applied Research in Engineering (A.R.E.) …

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Minnehaha’s AP Policy

As AP testing season approaches full swing, students are gearing up for the big test. But why does Minnehaha require all AP students to participate? Vice principal and academic dean Mike DiNardo clarifies Minnehaha’s AP policy. Why does Minnahaha have an open AP enrollment policy? “There’s a lot of research that shows …

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Classic Seuss comes to life

Behind the stage of Minnehaha Academy’s auditorium, the books of Dr. Seuss are coming to life. Students paint these whimsical and wildly chromatic landscapes while listening to the huge indie stars of today, ranging from Lorde to The 1975 to Bastille. The color buries itself in these young painters’ nail …

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Teens with jobs

Beyond spending money: Teens with jobs are able to mature as people as they learn important life management skills and gain valuable insights into the world before they take their next steps Grade school: learn study skills, time management and teamwork in preparation for high school. High school: get involved in …

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Why do we tell stories?

Sharing human experience Storytelling is an age-old tradition that teaches all of us about ourselves and one another through the mixture of imagination and relatability After attending a writers’ workshop at the University of Iowa in 2011, English teacher Katherine Myers was convinced by a friend to participate in a …

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Classroom tech 2.0

B.O.L.D. program assessed at midyear How dependable is technology really? Target’s recent phishing incident has left people questioning the company itself and the culprit of all the chaos. In the past couple of years schools nationwide began to adopt technology into their daily curriculum. The draw to technology was accessibility, …

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Addressing concerns in Sochi

2014 Sochi Olympics proceed amid concerns about security, human rights On Dec. 29 and 30 of 2013, two suicide bombings killed a combined total of 34 people and left many others injured. These weren’t soldiers targeted in war torn countries; they were civilians whose lives were torn away. And this …

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So how did you meet?

Minnehaha faculty reminisce about how their relationships began Katherine Myers (English): “We were really good friends. We did everything together. Then my best friend Sue told me one day: ‘I think you really like him.’ That night on the phone, I said, ‘Sue says we like each other. What do …

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