Why the 2020 election is more important than ever

MacKenzie Stewart, News & Opinion & Online Editor

October 29, 2019

With allegations of illegal activity in communications with Ukraine, the Democrats have launched an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. This 2020 election, therefore, is more crucial than ever as the country will...

Student art pieces create community discussion around difficult conversations

Madison Parola, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 2, 2019

    The advanced art students set up a “Pop-Up” art show in the C-Wing during the last week of February where they displayed forty student art pieces. These art pieces-- several shown at the Illinois High School Art E...

The Fortnite craze as battle royale dominates

Jaden Gil, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019

Games like Fortnite, Apex Legends and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have taken over the gaming industry in recent years. The one aspect that all of these games have in common is that they fall under the battle royale genre,...

MHS parking lot needs assigned student parking spots

Maddy Neuwald, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

Parking at MHS isn’t just bad; it’s horrible. In a survey that was open to MHS students via social media for about a week during February, 95 percent of around 85 respondents agreed that the school parking lot needs updating...

Freshman provides feedback on Freshman Advisory: The Benefits & the Downfalls

Ashley Cline, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

Freshman year is a lot to take in for new high school students, as the jump from middle school to high school comes with many challenges, academically and socially. Navigating a new school and a new routine as well as getting...

Stress, depression are not necessarily the same

Tress Dorfler, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

The four years of high school can prove to be the most challenging, most changing time of a teenager’s life. There’s so much to do and so little time to do it. Many, if not all, students deal with a significant amount of...

Protect the planet, ban plastic bags

Sarah Parduhn, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

As Americans, we thrive on efficiency and finding ways to make our lives easier. Companies thrive on our need to make our lives easier. That’s where plastic bags come in. Americans use more than 100 million plastic bags a...

College: Does the decision come too soon?

Tyler Yakimisky, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 25, 2019

With turning 18 comes an avalanche of responsibilities. Some of these include the ability to vote, to serve on a jury, to buy a lottery ticket, to sign legal documents, to apply for a credit card and to buy a house. You are...

How to survive Valentine’s Day if you’re single

Hannah Stanley, Sports Editor

February 25, 2019

Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day-- the holiday that all of us single ladies and men look forward to every year. Celebrating a holiday for lovers makes those hesitant-relationship gurus feel a little left out, but there’s numerous ...

Partisan politics leads to unnecessary government shutdown

MacKenzie Stewart, News & Opinion Editor

February 25, 2019

The U.S. is built on the principles of checks and balances, on the legislature being able to limit the power of the executive and vice versa. But what happens when these two sides collide and the result is a prolonged stalemate? W...

New year, new you: Make your resolutions stick this time

Maggie O'Donnell, Features Editor

February 20, 2019

  Coming into the New Year, resolutions are made but not always executed like people would like. People may make goals that are difficult to achieve or make multi-step goals that can be hard to continue throughout the new...

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