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Carpool policy impacts sports

No price on safety Between the South and North Campus, Minnehaha Academy owns most of the facilities used for sports year-round except for a swimming pool, skiing hill, golf course and softball and baseball fields. For these sports, it’s more of a challenge to get where they need to go. …

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Cracking the code

Maturity is required in moral thinking We live in a world of moral failure. We celebrate scandals rather than accomplishments. As a society, we’re infatuated with the glamour of Hollywood and the glitz of sports. Our heroes are celebrities and professional athletes rather than teachers and police officers. American entertainment …

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Fact Check: Knuckle Cracking and Arthritis

Can knuckle cracking really give you arthritis? The Accusation: Cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis. The Case: “Hey stop that! Don’t you know that can cause arthritis?” You’ve probably heard somebody say this right after you’ve cracked your knuckles. Go ask your friends, your teachers and maybe even your …

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Staying-at-home: does old-school parenting have a future?

Parenting in a different light Graduating from Minnehaha Academy in 1998 Heidi Carlson attended DePauw University in Indiana where she received her bachelor’s degree in geography. With more hard work she was able to receive a masters in philanthropy and development from Saint Mary’s University in Winona.  Her fast-paced life …

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Kony campaign sweeps nation

Good cause, flawed messenger?   Former Minnehaha student Jal Chuol grew up mostly in the U.S. but also in Africa hearing scary stories about monsters that were all too real compared to what we hear as kids about the boogie monster under our bed. While staying at a family friend’s …

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Sleep Deprivation

Teenagers aren't getting the sleep they need. What are the consequences?

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Wild journalism contest

Staff writer Andrew Grahams profile of Wild left wing, Matt Kassian

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Three students discuss a recent Guthrie production.

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Don’t ban books

Banned books give an artistic voice to the marginalized Olivia Dorow Hovland, Talon staff writer Each year the American Library Association comes out with a list of the ten books that have been most banned by schools, libraries, churches or organizations in the past year. In 2010, the last year …

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Selfless growth

Volunteer to serve others, not your résumé. By Brigid Kelly.

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