Stories

To space and back in nine months

The International Space Station Project brings new opportunities for students Minnehaha has been to Europe, the Bahamas and even Haiti. But this year, we’re going to space! “I hoped that it would excite students to be a part of a big science experiment that required students to use many different …

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Fact Check: Why do we celebrate Halloween?

So where did Halloween come from? Your house is decked out in spider webs, the grim reaper is standing on your front lawn holding a bowl of candy and your mom just turned into a witch… it must be Halloween again. If you haven’t noticed, retail stores across the country …

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A legendary legacy

The Rikkers family discusses what it means to be a four-generation Minnehaha family and what it means to them A lot can happen in four generations. Four generations ago the Wright brothers were taking the first aviation flight in history, whereas today there are roughly 300 airlines in the world …

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New starts and happy endings

Transfer students find a home in the Minnehaha community It was an early morning in January 2011 when junior Kat Knutson woke up to get ready. Halfway through her freshman year, she had the chance to start over – and she was worried out of her mind. Too nervous to eat …

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Fact check: can T.V. really rot your brain?

Can T.V. rot your brain? The Accusation:  Watching television will ‘rot’ your brain. The Case: “Don’t you know that television rots your brain?! Turn that thing off and go outside!”. Ahh the statement that so many of us as teenagers have heard from our parents just as we were starting …

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Finding the right mindset

Why do some people succeed while others do not? As the summer Olympics came to an end, we saw youngsters like 16-year-old Gabby Douglas and 17-year-old Missy Franklin succeed. We looked to them and wondered how hard they worked and how much they had accomplished. We even remembered Michael Phelps, …

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Lofty goals for Redhawks’ baseball

Baseball looks to reach the state tournament after falling just short in recent years.

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Fact Check: Knuckle Cracking and Arthritis

Can knuckle cracking really give you arthritis? The Accusation: Cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis. The Case: “Hey stop that! Don’t you know that can cause arthritis?” You’ve probably heard somebody say this right after you’ve cracked your knuckles. Go ask your friends, your teachers and maybe even your …

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Staying-at-home: does old-school parenting have a future?

Parenting in a different light Graduating from Minnehaha Academy in 1998 Heidi Carlson attended DePauw University in Indiana where she received her bachelor’s degree in geography. With more hard work she was able to receive a masters in philanthropy and development from Saint Mary’s University in Winona.  Her fast-paced life …

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Kony campaign sweeps nation

Good cause, flawed messenger?   Former Minnehaha student Jal Chuol grew up mostly in the U.S. but also in Africa hearing scary stories about monsters that were all too real compared to what we hear as kids about the boogie monster under our bed. While staying at a family friend’s …

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