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The importance of stretching

Athletes who skip stretching risk avoidable injuries Get sport-specific tips from coaches, trainers Three years ago, three Minnehaha Academy track and field athletes came to practice ready to work hard and left with painful, yet common and preventable injuries. When they arrived at practice they didn’t properly do the warm …

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The Impact of Food on Mental Health

Mental health issues are skyrocketing with the recent pandemic and the growing influence of social media. There are many ways to prevent the growth of mental illness, but it is most important to focus on putting healthy food in your body and the role food plays in your life. A …

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Social media & sports

Social Medias’ Growing Impact on High School Sports “It was a dream come true, to be honest,” were the words of senior captain Penny Sedgwick of the girls’ soccer team. “It was just unreal.”  Four years ago, the girls soccer team at Minnehaha was more of something that you would …

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Breaking Barriers

The art of being a woman in medicine “Medicine as a profession is relentless,” said Dr. Angie Thompson, an obstetrician and gynecologist with OB Hospitalist Group and Mayo Clinic. “It is almost like a merry-go-round that’s going very fast. Unless you take time to jump off it or slow down, …

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Best non traditional “fast casual” restaurants

  Go global: Expand your options when looking for a quick meal Obviously, everyone needs to eat, but why not supply your body with some of the best affordable, high-quality food? Everyone is familiar with “fast-casual” restaurants such as Chipotle, Five Guys, and Noodles & Co., but If you’re looking …

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Royalty in the making

A closer look at what defines Prince Aligbe Prince Aligbe. The name has been familiar to Minnehaha students and sports fans since he arrived at the school in 7th grade. Now a senior, Aligbe is an amazingly talented basketball player who has drawn the attention of scouts and fans across …

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Downtown: Where fun goes to die?

For students, downtowns have little appeal From afar, the skylines of downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis are some of the most iconic parts of the Minnesota landscape. However, if you’re a student, being downtown might be much less memorable.  Despite both downtowns having sports stadiums, music venues, and critically acclaimed …

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A peek behind the college admissions curtain

The decision process from the desk of an admissions counselor “Top Ramen is the best invention in the world,” read the opening line of an Augsburg University applicant’s Common Application essay. Shonna Fulford, the director of admissions at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, befuddled and amused, read on. Her eyes curiously …

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Did Dayglow hit all the right notes?

Review of Dayglow concert at First Avenue On October 27, 2021, Dayglow performed at First Avenue, presented by Radio K. The indie-pop artist did not disappoint.  Firstly, the Dayglow crowd was colorful and laid-back. Despite the age ranges from highschool age to middle-aged, everyone fit the aesthetics, retro-pastel “day at …

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Book a flight!

Is the commercialization of space travel worth the costs?   On July 20, 1969, over 600 million people were glued to their television sets as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. With their enormously popular lunar broadcast, Armstrong and Aldrin effectively declared the United States victorious in the …

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