Tag Archives: Academics

Staff Editorial: a 7 period schedule may be a good idea

The pros and cons of a new schedule As many of us know, the school has been in the midst of a huge debate about next year’s schedule. Recently, the discussion has shifted towards potentially switching back to a seven-period schedule. In general, instead of having eight class periods on …

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The importance of truth in a time of uncertainty

What it means to navigate a “post-truth” world “What is a woman?” “I don’t know, I’m not a biologist.”    This is the scene that played out between Senator Marsha Blackburn and Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Judge Jackson’s response — “I don’t know, I’m not a biologist.” — …

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Struggling to Stay Strong

Adolescent mental health issues hit crisis levels during pandemic Three hundred and seventy students attend Minnehaha’s upper school. Based on recently released research finding that one in five adolescents suffer from a diagnosed mental health disorder, this means that seventy-four of Minnehaha’s close-knit community of students have likely been diagnosed …

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China: the rise & power of Xi Jinping

As Xi Jinping’s influence grows, China is elevated to a whole new political and economic stage “There have been a lot of changes in China since I grew up there as a kid,” said Jing Li, Chinese teacher. “The home, food, entertainment, and consumerism have changed the most.” Throughout the …

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How to know your studying efficiently and progressively.

Students tend to wonder, “How should I study?” Students need to use their time more efficiently, learn information, and keep in mind how to meet each subject’s requirements. Learning lab teacher, Elaine Ekstedt thinks about the bigger picture, “Well, I think that’s the wrong question,” Ekstedt said. “I think the …

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The truth’s not so hard to find

How can you find truth in all the noise  In a recent poll by Minnesota media outlets, it was found that a year after the 2020 election, 40% of Minnesotans were either not sure if Joe Biden won the presidency legitimately or didn’t think he legitimately won at all. This …

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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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Bikes, buses, and more: MA student commutes

During online learning, a student’s commute could be as short as pressing a Zoom link but now that we’re back in class, it’s gotten a lot longer. Of course, the way students commute can vary and COVID-19 has meant changes for the school and families. Transportation Director, Scott Glenn said …

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Winter is Coming and so is COVID

What is the COVID plan for teachers Now that winter has closed in, we have been met with a new wave of COVID-19 cases as well as 5 weeks of school wide quarantine. This is of course not ideal for teachers or students but there might be a silver lining. …

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With holidays, a return to online learning

Minnehaha takes on round 2 of digital learning “You’re on mute.” “Turn your camera on, please.” For better or worse, online school is back.  Due to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases across Minnesota, Minnehaha Academy shifted to 100% distance learning on Nov. 30. After 12 weeks of in-person learning …

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