Opinions

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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The truth’s not so hard to find

How can you find truth in all the noise  In a recent poll by Minnesota media outlets, it was found that a year after the 2020 election, 40% of Minnesotans were either not sure if Joe Biden won the presidency legitimately or didn’t think he legitimately won at all. This …

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The fate of digital learning

Why Zoom-school should leave with COVID-19 Although online learning has been a good resource throughout the pandemic, it has not been an easy one. Especially now that students are back in the classroom, setting up a zoom device for one or two students at home is both a hassle and …

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Short Takes: MSHSL, Target Center need to explain themselves

No sufficient reason given by MSHSL, Target Center for state tournament photography rules On April 10, the Minnehaha boys’ basketball team won their fourth-consecutive state championship at Target Center, but neither the Talon newspaper nor the Antler yearbook took photos of the historic event. Why not? Because we’re lazy? No, …

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Short Takes: MSHSL/Target Center keep things absurd

SEEKING TO REVIVE USUAL ABSURDITY, MSHSL EXPLORES NEW TARGETS On April 10, the Minnehaha boys’ basketball team won their fourth-consecutive state championship at Target Center, but neither the Talon newspaper nor the Antler yearbook took photos of the historic event. Why not? Because we’re lazy? No, because we were denied …

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Another roaring ’20s?

From COVID-19 impacts to changes in thinking, the ‘20s predictions are here It’s 2021. For the next hundred years, people will refer to these years as “the ‘20s”. I, Beck Westrem, have predictions for the ‘20s based on recent trends and speculation. If the past year has left you on …

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Biden’s plan would rebuild nation, Minnesota

What America can build with trillions of dollars Possibly the largest bill of the generation is being discussed, one of trillion-dollar proportions. The Biden administration on March 31 proposed the Infrastructure Act, a bill that would spend more than $2 trillion on roads, bridges, ports, airports, drinking water, transit systems …

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Remembering Berkley Duckson

Mourning the loss of class of 2020 graduate, student, friend Berkley Allen Duckson (‘20), aged 18, passed away on February 20, 2021 due to injuries sustained in a snowmobiling accident in Brainerd, Minnesota. Berkley was born on March 13, 2002 to Jay and Pamela Duckson. He attended Minnehaha Academy from …

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Insurrection

Addressing the storming of the Capitol A failure in execution and preparation allowed the “Stop the Steal” protesters to breach the Capitol building on Jan. 6. It’s not clear whether the Capitol Police treated the protesters passively because they were white or rather because officers have become ambivalent about using …

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