Start of the shamrock

McKenzie Nelson, Features Editor

March 13, 2018

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St. Patrick’s Day is now a day of green, of leprechauns, and of luck. Today, we have all but forgotten the roots and reasons of the holiday. It all started when Saint Patrick went to Ireland. At the age of 16, Saint Patrick arrived in I...

Pain to perseverance

Haley Elder, In-Depth Editor

February 22, 2018

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“It’s not about how I was dressed, how I was acting, or any of the other excuses I’ve heard that have placed the blame on me,” senior Ella Harrison* said. “It’s about what happened to me and how it should have been ...

Harrowing harassment

Molly Murch, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

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Shame. Guilt. Isolation. Fear. All feelings we would never wish upon ourselves and feelings we would never wish upon our loved ones. And yet, millions of teenagers experience this pain because of sexual harassment in a place wh...

IN ONE EAR

Abbey Kegley, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

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Music has been a part of humanity since existence seemingly began. From Gregorian chants and Mozart to EDM and Justin Bieber, music and the way people listen to it, has changed dramatically over time and thus shaped the societ...

Cost of Cuts

Haley Elder, In-Depth Editor

October 15, 2017

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It is common knowledge that a flower will not fully bloom if it is not properly nourished. Likewise, MPS cannot flourish without the proper financial support. Currently, MPS resides in a large area of drought which was created by...

Fear

Haley Elder, In-Depth Editor

October 15, 2017

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Fear can be defined as an unpleasant emotion which is caused by the belief something is dangerous, likely and capable of causing pain, or a threat to one’s well being. According to AP Psychology teacher Brad Edmundson, this unpleasa...

Battling Bullying

Priya Kukreja, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 6, 2017

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ccording to the National Center For Gender Equality, transgender youth face significant challenges in school. A national survey has found that 75 percent of transgender youth feel unsafe at school. Those who are able to persevere...

Narrative Interviews

March 6, 2017

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Chase Stokes Senior Transmale When did you first realize you were trans? Had you ever considered it before? It was the summer after my sophomore year band camp. We had done a gender swap for our Wednesday theme. That was when I...

Tea Time: Freshman speech inspired by tea

Christina Youn, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2017

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Green tea. Black tea. White tea. Chai. Tea is making a comeback as people look for healthier alternatives to coffee. The “Tea Trend” is not only apparent across the nation, but its impact can be seen among the various students...

Breaking Down Anxiety: Analyzing the way school and social pressures affect anxiety

Odochi Akwani, Co-Online Editor

January 11, 2017

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Tuesday. 2nd hour. Speeches are to be presented in front of the entire English class. For some, this is a breeze; they can’t wait to share what they’ve researched. For even more, they are a little nervous but know once the...

Anxiety: A Personal Story

Anxiety: A Personal Story

January 11, 2017

In-Depth