Talon

Zimmer shifts to Upper School

Sacred Studies department adds familiar presence to high-school classrooms Brian Zimmer, the new ninth and tenth grade Bible teacher, is in it for the long haul. “I’m planning on being here for a long time,” said Zimmer, who has just started his first year of teaching at the high school, …

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Strength & conditioning coach joins staff

Peterson brings exercise-science expertise to assist athletes If you’ve been hearing your friends talking about sore muscles and improved athletic performance, chances are they’re working out with Brandon Peterson, Minnehaha Academy’s new strength and conditioning coach. In his new position, Peterson uses his background in exercise science to help students …

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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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The basics of cryptocurrencies

What you need to know to cut through the blockchain hype Cryptocurrencies have been around for over a decade now and have recently made multiple news headlines as Bitcoin and other digital currencies are at an all-time high. This sudden surge in currency has grabbed people worldwide, including celebrities Elon …

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Student painting shines a light on healthcare workers

Tenzin Chosang honors healthcare workers’ bravery admist COVID-19 pandemic “Jesus Christ is justice, he sets us in the right relationship with God and others, and others have inherent dignity and worth,” said Executive Director of Faith Formation David Hoffner to the dispersed crowd of students listening attentively from their chapel …

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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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On and off the field

An inside look into Toby Jacobson’s high school career What do you get when you cross a dedicated student with a talented athlete? Senior Toby Jacobson. There are many student-athletes at Minnehaha, but few shine as brightly as Jacobson. What is the secret to his success? According to Collin Quinn, …

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Poetry behind the scenes

In the eyes of the beholder A closer look at a freshman English poetry project Poetry has been a topic taught in schools for quite a long time. Students dissect and analyze poems, pretending to understand their depth. They try to find the reasoning for an out-of-place capital, the possible …

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A long haul

Post coronavirus symptoms prove to be long lasting Fever? Chills? Are you struggling to breathe? The symptoms of COVID-19 resonate in our heads like a catchy pop song. Before entering restaurants, schools or businesses, we fill out screenings documenting our health. Taking temperatures, while once a seasonal endeavor, has become …

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A surprising way that pro sports can get even better

Could promotion and relegation enliven U.S. sports? For the citizens of Berlin, Germany, it was a time ripe for celebration. Berliners stormed the streets of the city as they chanted and waved flags. They sang their anthem with lyrics such as, “We from the East always go forward shoulder to …

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