Chet Holmgren High School Jersey Retirement

Video by Aaron Melling: Coach Lance Johnson and Athletic Director Josh Thurow reminisce about the moments they shared with Chet Holmgren during his high school days. Photos by Greta Christiansen: Chet Holmgren celebrates his jersey retirement with OKC Thunder...

Consumerism’s dangers and “rewards” programs

Coffee drinkers may not be saving as much as they hope If you think you have enough money to get Starbucks every day and avoid unnecessary advertisements, you’re in for a surprise. Starbucks, however, would like nothing more than to keep you — and your wallet — away...

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Slideshow: Support animals visit MA

Friendly visitors bring calm to finals week Four dogs and two cats from Paws For Learning visited Minnehaha's Upper School on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023. Photos and slideshow by Josephine Johnson

Slideshow: Christmas choir & orchestra concert

See Hope, See Peace Minnehaha Academy's choirs and orchestras performed the annual Christmas concert, with the theme "See Hope, See Peace," at the Upper School on Dec. 14, 2023. The music you will hear was from a Christmas carol sing-along. Photos, audio recording and...

A new era for girls basketball

New coach brings different philosophy A warm salty drop of sweat falls from your drenched forehead as you are catching your breath. You place your hands on your knees as you watch your legs tremble with aching pain. Just as you regain your strength you hear the...

History and film: fact or fiction

Is the screen an adequate medium for depicting the events of history?    This October, highly-esteemed director Martin Scorsese released a must-see historical spectacle, and the latest addition to his filmmaking oeuvre — Killers of the Flower Moon. Killers of the...

Slideshow: Grand People Day 2023

Grand People Day is when grandparents are invited to a half day of school to share refreshments in the campus room, and join the Minnehaha community at chapel.   Photos and slideshow by Danielle Hobbie.

Money and Sports: Sports Gambling Increase

“It came down to the very last play of the game,” said the Sophomore passionately. “I couldn’t stand still. They had to win.” The fifteen-year-old ended up winning 1500 dollars. The winter sports season is now in full swing and engulfing the halls of Minnehaha Academy...

Screen time: educational vs. recreational

How much is too much? Does it even matter? Tick tock, the clock strikes one through twelve, but on TikTok, the clock doesn't stop. Wake up, turn off your alarm, check the time, and swipe throughyour notifications. Get up, go to school or work, and look at some sort of...

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Fall on film

Slideshow: Support animals visit MA

Friendly visitors bring calm to finals week Four dogs and two cats from Paws For Learning visited Minnehaha's Upper School on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023. Photos and slideshow by Josephine Johnson

Slideshow: Christmas choir & orchestra concert

See Hope, See Peace Minnehaha Academy's choirs and orchestras performed the annual Christmas concert, with the theme "See Hope, See Peace," at the Upper School on Dec. 14, 2023. The music you will hear was from a Christmas carol sing-along. Photos, audio recording and...

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Chet Holmgren High School Jersey Retirement

Video by Aaron Melling: Coach Lance Johnson and Athletic Director Josh Thurow reminisce about the moments they shared with Chet Holmgren during his high school days. Photos by Greta Christiansen: Chet Holmgren celebrates his jersey retirement with OKC Thunder...

Fall play 2023: Interview with James Williams

Theater superfan visits from Illinois to see M.A. plays James Williams explains why this year's play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, has special meaning for him. Video by Olivia Pederson and Amanda Linkskoog, with editing help from Aaron...

Halloween at Minnehaha

Upper School Trick or Treating On the day of Halloween, students went trick-or-treating throughout the school.

What’s it like: Visiting Roatan

What's it like to visit Roatan during CFE week 2022? Working at a children's home, walking the beaches of west bay, scuba diving in the second largest barrier reef, and swimming with dolphins are all activities to take on while in Roatan. Join the group of 11 students...

Tell Me About It – Season 1 Episode 4: Joy Reist

Tell Me About It Season 1, Episode 4: Joy Reist Host Ann Oakman interviews Chemistry teacher and International Space Station (ISS) Team Leader Joy Reist about the ISS Team's 2022 experiment.

Tell Me About It – Season 1 Episode 3: Blake Christiansen

Tell Me About It Season 1, Episode 3: Blake Christiansen Host Ann Oakman interviews Lower School teacher Blake Christiansen about his experience climbing up Mt. Kiliminjaro with the Movember Foundation.

Tell Me About It – Season 1 Episode 2: Dante Donato

Tell Me About It Season 1, Episode 2: Dante Donato Host Ann Oakman interviews senior Dante Donato about his Boy Scout experience and Eagle Scout service project - the notorious picnic tables.

Tell Me About It – Season 1 Episode 1: Addi Mack

Tell Me About It Season 1, Episode 1: Addi Mack     Host Ann Oakman interviews freshman Addi Mack, who has just scored her 1,000th career point in her first high school game.  

Nurse Heidi Streed on the COVID Vaccine

Heidi Streed talks over the current statistics, and future hopes for the results of the COVID vaccine. Learn about speculations, heard immunity, and the...

State racewalking championship!

Westrem's advisory defends title; Keefe, Finney win individual medals

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Discovering new stories

Discovering new stories

Discovering new stories This year's CFE theme puts focus on listening to others Pitter-patters and stomps from shoes echo throughout the gym as the little kids zoom around. Their laughs are roaring and their smiles are beaming as Anna Noble and her peers chase them...

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Summer at South

Summer at South

Time on campus doesn't end for some students It's a hot summer day. The sun is shining down on the kindergarteners' beaming smiles. All eyes are fixed on the monkeys - on those in the enclosure and on those peering in. Current senior Roddy MacDonald is trying to...

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iGen book review

iGen book review

Move aside Millennials. iGen is coming to stay, bringing their phone-obsessed, risk aversive, and stressed tendencies to the forefront of the future. They are also the topic of Jean Twenge's book entitled: iGen, Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

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The goalie mentality

The goalie mentality

The art of being a confident goalie How Minnehaha goalies process setbacks and help teams move forward Whenever a goal is scored, the team is often quick to blame the goalie. Goalies often struggle with guilt and feel responsible for the outcome of the game. In order...

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新的学校,新的世界

中国留学生在去美过学校时,在经历很多难处和学习很多知识 [This story is also available in English.] "(在美国)基本上,老师递给你考试成绩的时候,是反过来的。" 邓悢婷,一位在 Minnehaha...

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New school, new world

Chinese students overcome challenges and gain valuable experiences during their time at an American school [This story is also available in Chinese] "[In America], when a teacher gives you back an exam, they give it to you flipped over,'' said LangTing Deng, who goes...

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The Falcon

The Falcon

Minnehaha's most recent play, which followed a young, soon-to-be-married girl who encountered a storyteller, showcased student director Matthew Humason during Labor Day weekend For centuries, storytelling has been a way for humans to express themselves and pass down...

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One text too far

One text too far

Phone addiction is becoming more prominent in teens' lives than they are willing to believe "Recently, school has been really stressful for me," said senior Luke Frazier. "So, one night, in order for me to actually get homework done, I turned my phone off, locked it...

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