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Battling on and off the court

Olivia Torrez, In-Depth Editor | December 9, 2021

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that makes hormones in your body. It’s in control of how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. Senior Darian Winkelbauer’s thyroid is cancerous. After being diagnosed in her sophomore year, she’s undergone two surgeries and radiation therapy to kill off the cancerous cells. Winkelbauer has been playing basketball since she...

Anuj Singh, Staff Writer | December 9, 2021

At the start of this year’s Unified Bowling season, things were looking uncertain for MN. A majority of the team’s bowlers were new to the sport, a departure from previous years, when the team had many seasoned bowlers. Additionally, the added factor of the COVID-19 pandemic had thrown a wrench into plans.  However, despite these starting hurdles, Unified Bowling coach Tricia Rohde says that...

Deeksha Shridher, Staff Writer | November 4, 2021

Suspense hangs in the air, looming over the golfers as they anticipate the results of the tournament. Tensions are higher than ever for senior Katie Ruge, who is about to discover how her last golf tournament in high school will turn out. On October 11th and 12th, the Millard North Girls’ Golf team competed at the state tournament in Norfolk, their last competition of the season. After two months...

Anuj Singh, Staff Writer | November 4, 2021

Someone sprints past you and you watch as his blurred figure rushes past the crowd you are standing in. His blonde hair flies in the wind as he flies through the racecourse. Senior Will Ramsey has been on the varsity cross country team at Millard North since his freshman year. “I enjoy running because it simply makes me feel good. I don’t think it’s much more complicated than that,” Ramsey...

Sadie Hugelman, Staff Writer | November 4, 2021

After starting the fall morning with a Mustang Mentoring meeting, selling cookies to raise money for DECA, and planning school fundraisers for the Student Council, senior Ava Hollingsworth ends the school day by heading on over to the track to run for cross country and later heads home to finish mountains of homework for AP and honors classes.  After a day filled with nonstop work, Hollingsworth...

Taking Over

Anna Pipinos, Editor-in-Chief | September 27, 2021

“My goal is to be better than what my brother was. There’s just a little bit of a sibling rivalry between us,” junior Charlie Quaintance said. From a young age, Quaintance was a part of two sports: baseball and basketball.  However, after watching his brother play football, there was a spark in Quaintance. With this newfound passion, Quaintance decided to take on football himself.  “I...

Coming in first

Asim Adhikary, Staff Writer | September 27, 2021

"You can win at another school's competition, but when you're winning your own tournament, it feels a lot more meaningful. It's nice to know the trophy is with its rightful school and not sitting in a random case," senior Allan Muinov said.  For the first time in four years, the boys varsity tennis team stood on top of the podium at the Mustang Invitational. The Mustang Invitational is a yearly...

Thomas Begley, Staff Writer | May 19, 2021

Heavy breathing echoed throughout the weight room as the MN swim team trained for their upcoming season. Everyone's breath seemed to hitch as junior Andrew Zheng fell to the ground.  On Nov. 23, Zheng was doing box jumps and surpassed the height of the box, inadvertently kicking it out from underneath him. Zheng fell to the ground fracturing his radius.  After setting the school record in the...

Aiden Lewald, Staff Writer | May 14, 2021

The camera pans the field, first focusing on the star players, then shifting to the sidelines full of coaches, trainers, and even more players, before it finally lands on the stands.  There is something a bit different about the stands this year… they are practically empty, or in some cases, completely void of all fans.  This season, the National Football League is having to do something...

Cooper Piercy, Staff Writer | April 20, 2021

The players on the court seem miles below the stands, and yet, all of their actions; every twitch of their hand throwing the ball back into another dribble, seem microscopically visible. All the sounds, whether it be the rhythmic thud of the basketball on the court floor or the frantic thud of students jumping up and down on the stands, all feels equally projected directly into your brain. It all comes...