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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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Freeman stars as Buddy Holly

M.A. theater director takes center stage in energetic musical Nicholas Freeman is a full time actor and teacher. He teaches theater for many students, directs theater projects (including Into the Woods, a Sondheim musical to be performed next month at Minnehaha), and recently took the lead role as an actor …

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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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Roe at risk

Now almost a half-century old, Roe v Wade (1973) is a Supreme Court case famous too many and infamous to most of the rest. In 1970, Jane Roe (a fictional name to protect the identity of the individual) sued the district attorney of her residential state of Texas and challenged a law that made abortion illegal except …

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Environmental effects of the metaverse

Creating a virtual world may wreak havoc on the real one Jennifer Lopez is engaged to Ben Affleck. Britney Spears is finally free from her conservatorship. In some ways, this year is a rerun of the early 2000s. Nevertheless, Big Tech is solely fixated on the future. Apple, Google, Microsoft, …

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Unlikely links between school, space & war

Russia invades Ukraine, retreats from ISS Minnehaha’s annual space-station project may take new directions in future years Testing shark skin on bacteria growth, growing calcium carbonate crystals and trying to revive dried algae have all been experiments worked on and sent into space by the Minnehaha ISS (International Space Station) team. But with recent news …

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Confronting change

Transition from high school to college involves inevitable instability As Minnehaha’s class of 2022 wraps themselves in their red polyester gowns, tug graduation caps snug over their heads and shoo the gold and white tassels out of their faces, they begin to conclude their adolescent years.  As the bright-eyed graduates …

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Here’s the scoop

A guide to making homemade frozen desserts After a long cold spring and winter, summer is finally on its way. The perfect way to celebrate is with ice cream, gelato, or sorbet and why not make it homemade! While there are many places to buy ice cream, it is surprisingly …

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