Stories

Consoles and video games

Which video game console is right for you? The PS4 (PlayStation 4), Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch are currently the three hottest video game consoles on the market. Each console brings a different key element to the table and it’s important to know what all three consoles specialize in  before …

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Brady Ryan (’12) in Jordan

Examining belief in the Middle East Varying beliefs have been a source of controversy worldwide for thousands of years, and still are today. However, Arabic-speaking nations are free of such controversy (at least nominally) simply because of semantics; in Arabic, there is no word for “beliefs,” only a word for …

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Being respectful in chapel

Respecting the message: The Talon staff encourages you to stop complaining and criticizing and start listening “Did you see what she was wearing?” “Dude, I counted and he said like 48 times during his presentation.” “Her voice was so annoying, I couldn’t even sleep.” “He can’t relate to anyone… why …

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CFE 2013: Where in the world?

Each year, Cultural Field Experience week (CFE) comes and goes with a great diversity of experiences and lessons learned. Whether the site is a 15 minute drive or an 18 hour plane ride away, each experience is individualized and every student takes away a different lesson based on what stood …

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Changing Minnehaha’s history with a single face

The small office that outlooks the street before Harvest Preparatory Academy blazes with culture and personality. Framed posters proclaiming “Knowledge is power” are mounted to the wall, a photo of Barack Obama watches over the room, an African drawing of a woman hangs in back of the desk, and a …

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Pictures in the air: M.A. grad combines his passions for mountain-climbing, photography

You stand at the base of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, staring up at the glaringly massive rock wall. You can barely see the peak of the 3,000 foot mammoth. You check your gear onelast time and attack the creviced face. This is how Minnehaha alumni Carter Stritch (‘04) …

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Fact Check: Does “Minnehaha” really mean “laughing waters”?

Does this age old word really mean what we think it does? The question:  Does ‘Minnehaha’ really mean ‘laughing waters’? The explanation: If you’ve ever ventured down River Road towards Minnehaha Park, you’ve seen the large statue of Hiawatha standing to represent the Ojibwe warrior portrayed in Longfellow’s poem: “Song …

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Technology in school

Minnehaha invests to become a school for the 21st century AP Chemistry students start their homework, AP U.S. History students take notes on a lecture, and down the hall, Latin teacher Johanna Beck writes on the board. But the homework’s done online, the notes with an iPad, and the board …

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Academic integrity trumps stealing points

Short-term benefits associated with cheating produce long-term repercussions “No cheating, no chatting,” said English teacher Robyn Westrem with a smile as she slid a quiz onto the desk of each student. After a few deep breaths, the scratch of pencils reached the ears of each student as they tested themselves …

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Top 5 Halloween Movies

Favorite five freaky flicks Consider the scenario: you’re having a Halloween party with your friends. After a night of trick or treating, pumpkin carving, and caramel apple eating, the night progresses with everyone gathering on the couch in front of the TV with a fresh bowl of buttered popcorn and …

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