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College Counseling: The Not-So-Secret Life of Ms. Main

College Counseling: The Not-So-Secret Life of Ms. Main

Caroline Hardy, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 8, 2019

       Sitting in her comfortably cozy office with ivy growing wildly just outside and a well-worn patterned rug on the floor, College Counselor Nora Main seems at home. As she talks about her favorite parts of her office (the windows) and her favoriterestaurants (Ngon in downtown St. Paul), and he...

Menge Earns Spot in Hall of Fame

Menge Earns Spot in Hall of Fame

Tyler Holmes, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

On Sunday, October 21, Paul Menge stood on a podium in front of 5000 onlookers during the State Soccer Banquet in Saint Paul. Boys and girls teams from around the state watched as Menge was introduced by Bill Vance, the Totino-Grace boys soccer coach, a longtime colleague and Jen Vance's husband.  ...

A Nation of Immigration

A Nation of Immigration

Everett Honour, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Recently, immigration has become a very hot topic in the United States; individuals, regardless of party affiliation, all have different perspectives on how our borders (specifically with Mexico) should be regulated and whether or not these ‘regulations’ should be reduced or bolstered. Republica...

Bubble Tea Blows Up

Bubble Tea Blows Up

Kathryn Rekas, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2019

Over the past few years, bubble (boba) tea has become a popular staple in the food industry. From traditional black milk tea with tapioca pearls to extravagantly-flavored syrups and multi-flavored tapioca mixes, bubble tea has become a crowd pleaser in the food industry. This Asian beverage has even ea...

How to Carve a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Noor Naseer, News Editor

November 4, 2019

Step 1: You need to find the perfect pumpkin. I found this pumpkin at Cub Foods in Knollwood mall for $4.99. Others prefer a pumpkin patch, but either way, you have to find the pumpkin that speaks to you. Personally, the stem of my pumpkin spoke to me. After the cashier at Cub Foods asked me what my p...

Solutions to October Games

October 15, 2019

View the slideshow to see a larger digital version of the crossword as well as a solved version. The clue for 24 Down is "Potato pancakes eaten on Hannukah." Don't forget to check your word search answers as well!

Students Take Action Against Climate Change

Students Take  Action Against  Climate Change

Anna Johns, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean” Greta Thunberg, an environmental activist whose unrelenting passion has brought her to the UN floor and headlines of newspapers all around the world, opened with this statement to world leaders at t...

Ready to be Seniors: The Class of 2020

Ready to be Seniors: The Class of 2020

Everett Honour, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2019

From a young age students picture themselves in their final year of school; throwing their grad-caps in the air, getting into their favorite college, not having a single worry in the world. These visionary tales are just that: visionary tales. If you were to ask the senior class of 2020 about their final...

Boys’ Soccer Looks to Win Second Straight Championship

Boys’ Soccer Looks to Win Second Straight Championship

Jack Prince, Opinions Editor

September 25, 2019

On November 2, 2018, U.S. Bank Stadium witnessed the impossible. Fans, spectators, family members, coaches, and players all looked on as Keegan James ‘21 nailed a 55- yard kick to win the Boys 1A State Championship. The Bears won their first 1A title since 2008, beating unseeded Bemidji. ...

Despite Losing Key Players, Wolfpack Thrives Under Media Spotlight

Despite Losing Key Players, Wolfpack Thrives Under Media Spotlight

Daniel Lesov, Online Editor

September 22, 2019

Wolfpack’s star player causes the team’s popularity and players’ motivation to soar with the media’s attention. Jalen Suggs, a two-sport and five-star varsity athlete for Minnehaha Academy, holds college offers in both football and basketball. Recently, he has been catching many people’s atten...

Upper School Welcomes New Teachers

Upper School Welcomes New Teachers

Julia Lucas & Scott Klinefelter, Contributing Writers

September 19, 2019

Erin Oakley made the transition from the Blake Middle School Math Department to that of the Upper School. She’s ready to help students in Geometry and Honors Algebra 2 reach their “ohh, I get it!” moment, which she describes as “the most rewarding part of teaching.”   She graduated from ...

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