Social media endorses positivity

Austin Allen, Reporter

March 13, 2018

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When you ask a lot of older generations about social media, they typically grumble about how it’s bad for you and how you would be better off going into the backyard and playing with sticks. However, despite the many superstitions...

School janitors deserve appreciation

Mandy Petkovich, Reporter

March 13, 2018

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While the students of schools all over the U.S. may think that their lives are horrible and that they have it bad, but there are people that have to pick up after all of them. These brave men and women stroll through school and...

MHS world language classes lack diversity

Trey Henderson, Editor & Reporter

March 3, 2018

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As of the 2017-2018 school year, only three foreign languages are offered in the typical in-classroom style, and another is offered over video at MHS. These languages are French, Spanish, German, and Japanese respectively. With...

Dolores O’Riordan’s passing influences many

Olivia Bleyaert, Reporter

February 4, 2018

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Sadly, on Jan. 15, the lead singer of “The Cranberries” Dolores O’Riordan passed away in London, England at 9:05 a.m. If you don’t know who the band is, The Cranberries were a grunge band in the 90’s that had great success...

Student shares history of Santa Claus

Elizabeth Smith, Reporter

December 25, 2017

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Santa Claus has been a Christmas staple for hundreds of years. He’s at every store, in songs and in pretty much every Christmas movie that’s ever been made, but where did the whole idea of the magic man come from? Every...

Student speaks out about students needing a longer winter break

Elizabeth Smith, Reporter

December 25, 2017

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Winter break serves as a much needed break from school, but a lot of students complain that it’s not long enough. It’s already almost two weeks long, should it be even longer? Winter break should last longer, and here’s...

Student shares the real meaning of Christmas

Lauren Young, Reporter

December 25, 2017

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When you think of Christmas, you often think about Santa, snow, and gift exchanges. Children and teens create Christmas lists months before Christmas. By definition, Christmas is a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus...

Standard-based grading lacks uniformity at MHS

Madisyn Hardy, Editor & Reporter

December 5, 2017

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Everyone should now be at least somewhat aware of the new motion to switch to standard-based grading, although it wouldn’t be surprising if you’re not because apparently standard-based grading isn’t so standard among Monroe...

Student speaks out about standardized testing

Alliyah Trim, Co Editor-In-Chief

October 23, 2017

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You’re stuck in a room that is either too hot or too cold with kids you see twice a week, for five and a half hours. You’re taking a state-wide test that you’ve taken before or never at all. This test will determine if you’ll...

‘Searching for Neverland’ tells heartwarming story

Olivia Bleyaert, Reporter

June 7, 2017

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Video from Youtube On Memorial day, Lifetime released a new movie about Michael Jackson called "Searching for Neverland". It’s about the last 3 years of his life but in the late singer’s two guards Bill Whitfield and...

Student reviews new movie

Kip Mayes, Reporter

June 5, 2017

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The Circle (2017), the movie based on the 2013 book by Dave Eggers, had viewers cringing in their seats, not only because of the uncomfortable interactions and plot, but the work of well-known actors at their worst. The plot ...

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