Tag Archives: Staff editorial

Elon Musk takes on Twitter

Musk’s purchase of social-media platform raises questions about free speech vs. responsible speech One of the first facts every American student learns about the United States government is that the very First Amendment of the Constitution protects their right to say things. Recent events surrounding a $44 billion midlife crisis …

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Staff Editorial: Phone and Schedule Changes

Is a seven-period, no-phone Minnehaha working? Things have looked different this school year. No more craned heads in the campus room. No more silent lunches. No more awkward glances at the floor in the middle of class. There’s one major reason for this apparent change at Minnehaha Academy. No more …

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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 fate of digital learning

Why Zoom-school should leave with COVID-19 Although online learning has been a good resource throughout the pandemic, it has not been an easy one. Especially now that students are back in the classroom, setting up a zoom device for one or two students at home is both a hassle and …

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Insurrection

Addressing the storming of the Capitol A failure in execution and preparation allowed the “Stop the Steal” protesters to breach the Capitol building on Jan. 6. It’s not clear whether the Capitol Police treated the protesters passively because they were white or rather because officers have become ambivalent about using …

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The importance of open dialogue

Why listening is the first step to unity   Over the past few years, countless events have been digested by social media and turned into controversial topics. While the current political divisiveness is partially at fault, another important factor that is often over- looked is open dialogue. Most conflicts could …

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Coronavirus: Staff editorial

For seniors, spring brings lessons you can’t learn in a classroom It is safe to say that the senior class of 2020 has had one of the most unpredictable high school careers in all of Minnehaha history. After our freshman year at the old North Campus building, the August 2, …

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Why you should read the Talon

Your newspaper (print or digital) has more value for you than you might think For many Minnehaha students, the Talon is simply something that comes out every month or so, might have an interesting headline or two, but doesn’t have anything worth reading. For many of our readers, this might …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Faith

The blazing Middle East sun scorches the backs of a group of men, huddled along a dusty dirt road. The straps of their sandals are worn and their bodies are weary, but their eyes are alive with their leader’s teachings. He stands at the head of the group, describing an …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Gluttony

Considering the bonds between body, spirit and mind “You just think that because you’re a bleeding heart Minnesota liberal,” my aunt accuses. “Maybe I am,” my dad declares loudly, “but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong. Please pass the turkey.” I sigh. Just a normal Thanksgiving dinner in Wisconsin. Not everyone’s …

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