Features

The bilingual brain

Benefits go beyond practicality to brain transformation, science shows Bilingual education has been a controversial topic riddled with misconceptions, up until recently. History is permeated with false assumptions that have long been disproven, the most prevalent belief was that learning another language at a young age would stunt brain development. …

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News of the weird

From flying turtles to lego burglary, crazy news from around the world Unprecedented— the unforeseen buzzword of 2020 and 2021— properly characterizes the majority of this past year. However, the pandemic isn’t the only thing that could be seen as unprecedented—recent news has proven to fit the term as well. …

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Satan shoes scandal

The controversy between Nike and Lil Nas X succeeded in increasing sales of Satan Shoes “I hope Nike burns to the ground and goes bankrupt over this…now they openly promote Satanism. Disgusting,” verified Twitter user Pastor Greg Locke protested. With 629 likes along with 113 replies and 119 retweets, this …

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Vanilla or strawberry?

Milkshakes from places around the Twin Cities show promising delights A silky taste of milkshake slides up the straw and trickles into your mouth. The chilled milk and creamy ice cream are an adventure for your taste buds. I tried a strawberry and vanilla milkshake from The Bad Waitress, Hi-Lo …

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Minneapolis moving mayhem

Residents resisting itch to leave city despite summer’s unrest The drone of helicopters fills the humid June air. Flames flare up as buildings are burnt to a crisp. Masses of people run rampant through the destroyed streets of Minneapolis, hammering through glass storefronts and graffitiing every wall in sight. Households …

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Guilty

Chauvin verdict announced after a year of anticipation “Thank you. Please be seated,” said Judge Peter Cahill. After what seemed like an eternity, the courtroom camera began to shift its view downward from the golden “Great Seal of the State of Minnesota”, citizens of Minneapolis held their breaths as the …

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Baby business

Students learn from start-ups As high-school students at Minnehaha start experimenting with different interests in careers and professions, some have started taking a big leap into the world of business ownership by creating their own company. These students range from seniors including Walter Trutna (landscaping), Zac Anderson (theater production), and Dason Thomas (financing), to freshmen and all cover a variety …

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Patriotism: what does it mean to “love one’s country”?

Debating ‘patriotism’ in a changing America Across the country hundreds of thousands of students marched in the 1960s, taking the streets to protest various figures: the draft, President Johnson, President Nixon, and the Pentagon. Nevertheless, they were all standing in solidarity against one common target: America’s role in the Vietnam …

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Bikes, buses, and more: MA student commutes

During online learning, a student’s commute could be as short as pressing a Zoom link but now that we’re back in class, it’s gotten a lot longer. Of course, the way students commute can vary and COVID-19 has meant changes for the school and families. Transportation Director, Scott Glenn said …

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A major task

The expectation of choosing a major at a young age “I think it’s really, really important when you go into college, whether you’re decided on a major or not, to be open to changing your mind,” said counselor Kristin Overton. Choosing a singular field of study that may guide the …

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