Tag Archives: Academics

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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Digital Learning: Tips for Success

As the pandemic continues, students face new challenges as their classes go online. A few simple adjustments can make a big difference for student success. (See photos below video for proper test set-up.) Also: Students not only should set up a place for school work, they will need to have …

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Building space projects and gardens during a pandemic

ISS team looks to tackle three projects this year Due to COVID-19 restrictions and social distance mandates, the International Space Station (ISS) class has faced challenges beyond the usual obstacle of designing an experiment to be conducted in space. In order to engage each student in the large class while …

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Worldwide Wonders

What happens next? What changes will stick? The past eight months have been a whirlwind of chaos and change. COVID-19 stormed the United States in March, causing a shutdown of businesses, schools and the public in general. Eight months later, some say there is no turning back. “I don’t think …

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