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Brown brothers gunning for gold in biathlon

Skiing and shooting, M.A. alums represent Team USA in little-known winter sport In a cold sweat, with hearts racing, the skiers lay on their stomachs, .22-caliber rifles in hand, waiting for the perfect moment to shoot, between breaths. Breathe-breathe-hold-shoot. Among these world-class skiers, Minnehaha alumni Jake Brown (‘10) competes to …

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Crime in MPLS and STP

2020 sees rise in crime across country, including the Twin Cities, as cities debate police reform It was October 2nd, around 8 pm. when junior Caroline McHugh, along with fellow junior Stella Berlin, had just returned to Berlin’s St. Paul home after dinner at a restaurant. And it all happened …

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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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The Crisis in Hong Kong

The Crisis in Hong Kong Hong Kong protesters fight for freedom against an oppressive totalitarian Chinese government This summer saw the largest protest in Hong Kong history, a city that has seen hundreds of protests. On June 16th, more than 2 million Hong Kong citizens or supporters of the Hong …

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Individuals seek art

Depending on their emotions and mood, individuals may listen to certain music or gravitate towards characters based on what they are “seeking” “I think I seek the passion in art,” said freshman Grace Anderson. “I think no matter what it is, but especially in musical theater and songs and in …

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Historical fiction connects the past and present

“Chamberlain closed his eyes and saw it again. It was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen. No book or music would have that beauty. He did not understand it: a mile of men flowing slowly, steadily, inevitably up the long green ground, dying all the while, coming to …

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Grandparents’ day celebrates generations of community and thanksgiving

The clamour of people talking and laughing echoed through the hallways as grandparents met with their students in the campus room to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend during the Thanksgiving chapel. Every year Minnehaha gives grandparents the opportunity to come to the school the day before Thanksgiving and give thanks, …

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Learning through experiences and memories of the elderly

“Just a few years ago…[my dad] came to my class and talked to my students. That was the first time I’d heard any of those stories [that he told],” remarked history teacher Elizabeth Van Pilsum. “I just thought ‘Wow, what a resource’ and ‘What have I been doing all these …

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The importance of dialogue

The need for open communication in educational, faith communities raises the question of whether environment or personal factors hinder valuable conversations “Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker,” said early 20th century American politician Chauncey Depew. “Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear …

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Permanent art

Tattoos: a form of self expression or the road to regret? By Maddie Binning.

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