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New At North: Cécile Crozat-Zawisza

Cécile Crozat-Zawisza, French Born in a small village in the southern part of France called Tarbes, Cécile Crozat-Zawizsa, the new French teacher at M.A., has been living in the United States for just over 15 years. Crozat-Zawisza is a very well-rounded person. In the past, she learned to speak Spanish, …

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50 Years of Title IX

Honoring girls sports at MA Title IX: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Minnehaha has a long history of …

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Physician assisted suicide

A different option for the terminally ill “My dad was really the most amazing person,” recalled 16-year-old Elena Zeballos. “He was so full of life and could make friends with anyone — he knew half of Dallas!” She paused, then continued with a smile, “He loved his soccer. He loved …

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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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Community and Belonging at Minnehaha Academy

After five unprecedented years, MA focuses on belonging at school On January 3, 2022 teachers returned from Christmas break for a professional development day and chapel. The chapel speaker, David Hoffner, Director of Faith Formation at Minnehaha, prepared a speech highlighting the importance of community at school. The idea for …

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The NIL Era

Young athletes profit Larry McKenzie, the Minneapolis North boys basketball coach, spent 42 years training high school athletes. Over his lengthy career—which included several games against the Minnehaha Academy Redhawks—McKenzie secured a record six state championship titles. Nonetheless, the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame member announced in July that he’s decided to “hang up the whistle”. The news came …

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New at North: Slovakian Exchange Students

Kristián Kosterec and Petra Martonova have traveled all the way from Slovakia in Central Europe to study abroad fall semester at Minnehaha Academy. They attend C.S Lewis Bilingual High School, a private, bilingual Christian high school located in Bratislava, the capital. “I wanted to go somewhere junior year, and this was a nice opportunity,” Kosterec said. Martonova likes to travel and thrives outside of her comfort zone. “My …

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CFE’s new moniker: Core Formation Experiences

CFE’s Name Changes to Better Fit Its Purpose This year, the name of CFE, the annual one week program in March that sends students to local, national and international projects, has been altered from “Cultural Field Experience” to “Core Formation Experiences”. “It kind of all came from looking at a …

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New at North: Joel Johnson

‘Rev. J’ moves to high school from South Campus to teach Bible courses Joel Johnson, better known as Rev. J, joins Brian Zimmer in the sacred studies department at the Upper School. Both taught at the middle school for several years. “I knew that I would really enjoy teaching ethics and capstone classes as a way of applying …

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