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Elon Musk takes on Twitter

Musk’s purchase of social-media platform raises questions about free speech vs. responsible speech One of the first facts every American student learns about the United States government is that the very First Amendment of the Constitution protects their right to say things. Recent events surrounding a $44 billion midlife crisis …

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Short Takes: November Election

Go Out and Vote 34 seats in the US senate, all eight of the Minnesota seats in the house of representatives, Minnesota Governor, and Minnesota secretary of state are all on the ballot this november. This election, more than most, has been made pressingly important by the supreme court overturning …

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Short Takes: Juul Lawsuit

Too Little, Too Late Just this september, 2022 Juul agreed to pay a total 440 million dollars to 33 different states for marketing to youth. Across the United States, there are an additional 4,013 individual lawsuits against Juul for marketing to children and that number is growing.It isn’t enough. Juul …

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Short Takes: Minnesota Flag

Time for a redesign Flag design is meant to achieve simplicity yet recognizability. The Minnesota flag didn’t get the memo. It has 67 circles, 19 stars, three different dates, seven flowers, a French phrase, the state’s name, and a seal featuring a landscape drawing in the middle. The flag’s not …

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Short Takes: World Cup Qatar 2022

First-ever holiday season World Cup sees U.S. make return to global soccer stage On November 20, all eyes will be on Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. The host country created eight stunning new stadiums for the global event and has been preparing for the tournament for years. All eight …

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Short Takes: Trump Mar-a-Lago Investigation

FBI begins investigation of Trump’s Florida estate Earlier this fall, the FBI began an extensive investigation of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. The search was conducted with the intention of finding classified documents regarding Trump’s relations with Vladimir Putin and Russia, as well as the Capitol insurrection …

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Staff Editorial: Phone and Schedule Changes

Is a seven-period, no-phone Minnehaha working? Things have looked different this school year. No more craned heads in the campus room. No more silent lunches. No more awkward glances at the floor in the middle of class. There’s one major reason for this apparent change at Minnehaha Academy. No more …

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Justice KBJ added to Supreme Court

What Ketanji Brown Jacksons’s Supreme Court seat means in history One hundred and fifteen justices have served on the Supreme Court, 108 of those 115 justices—that is ninety-four percent—have been white men. In the court’s 233-year history, there have been five female justices, three BIPOC justices, and no justices have …

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Staff Editorial: a 7 period schedule may be a good idea

The pros and cons of a new schedule As many of us know, the school has been in the midst of a huge debate about next year’s schedule. Recently, the discussion has shifted towards potentially switching back to a seven-period schedule. In general, instead of having eight class periods on …

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The importance of truth in a time of uncertainty

What it means to navigate a “post-truth” world “What is a woman?” “I don’t know, I’m not a biologist.”    This is the scene that played out between Senator Marsha Blackburn and Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Judge Jackson’s response — “I don’t know, I’m not a biologist.” — …

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