MNHS Online

Olivia Torrez, Co-Editor-in-Chief | January 9, 2023

IB Coordinator Rhonda Betzold sits down in her office in September of this year and opens her computer to find an email from Dr. Bearinger about taking over as the National Honors Society, NHS, sponsor for Ms. Severin and Dr. Pentland. She says no. In mid-October, however, she changed her mind: “I was debating about it. I decided not to do it because it is a lot of work, but I just kept coming...

Politically Passionate

Natalie Hill, Staff Writer | September 27, 2022

The National Mall is one of the most recognizable areas in America, featuring famous landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. This summer, it was inhabited by 98 high school boys from around the country, one of whom was MN senior Vikram Menon. Boys Nation is a simulated government hosted by the American Legion, a veterans service organization, designed to prepare high school...

Spirited Stangs

Teagan Lynch, Opinion Editor | September 26, 2022

The Millard North Mustangs charge into the lights towards battle, the forever faithful student section closely behind, pushing them towards victory. The general at the front of the herd organizes and inspires the army. The general, or the hard hat, has been a male every year since 2008 when the position was created. This year, however, inspired by the vision of principal Aaron Bearinger, this has...

Anuj Singh, Staff Writer | May 17, 2022

Every year, millions of people visit Walt Disney World in Orlando. They travel in search of the park’s promised magic, re-discovering their inner child. During spring break this year, many MN Band students made the unforgettable trip themselves.  The band trip proved to be an enjoyable experience for all involved. The students were able to go through a variety of educational experiences across...

Emily Schmucker, Staff Writer | May 17, 2022

In IB, students have worked hard all year to put together meaningful and beneficial projects of all kinds. On April 14, students got to display their creativity at the IB showcase. Helping others, developing personal skills, and learning about themselves are just a few of the ways students have applied themselves through their projects. One IB project called “Helping Box” was inspired by...

Rebecca Jacobsen, Staff Writer | May 17, 2022

For 15 years, Brian Begley has had what he would consider the privilege of leading MN as its principal. Now, a journey that began years ago will soon draw to a close. “I will definitely miss our students, as well as the relationships that I've been fortunate enough to develop with all of the people in our school,” Begley said. That relationship-building started in 1992 when Begley was hired...

Sadie Hugelman, Staff Writer | April 18, 2022

Walking through the halls the skywalk and student computers are new for past Millard North student Jackson Gzehoviak. Although there is the same principal, same teachers, and forensics coach, some things are drastically different.  Gzehoviak is now a teacher, and the years spent away proved changed for not only the school they once attended but also for the person they are now. After four years...

Rebecca Jacobsen, Staff Writer | April 18, 2022

In the year 2020, the varsity winter guard team was preparing to travel to the Winter Guard International World Championships for the first time. But, like so many other opportunities in 2020, it was canceled due to Covid. “We all cried. It was upsetting because we had worked so hard to go to Worlds and then everything just shut down. And we had more competitions in between Worlds, so that kind...

Anuj Singh, Staff Writer | April 18, 2022

March Madness has started and it’s getting wild. Fans are yelling at the top of their lungs while flashing bright colors across the arena in support of their team. The crowd roars as their favorite college team’s star player slams the ball into the hoop.  But the most important part of the March Madness tradition is the brackets. Fans often create brackets predicting winners of both games and...

Sneha Selvaraj, Opinions Editor | March 1, 2022

As the word “quarantine” first echoed through every household in the U.S., the emerging feelings of confusion and fear were quickly masked by the prospect of wearing pajamas all day and the joy of skipping school. However, the excitement soon wore off as two weeks became two months and two months turned into two years.  This March marks the two year anniversary of the world shutting down as...