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MHSNews | Students Reflect on the Quarantine Experience

MHSNews | Students Reflect on the Quarantine Experience

Cassie Sun, Co-Executive Video Producer

June 26, 2020

After two months of online learning and social distancing, St. Louis's stay at home order has been lifted. MHSNews interviewed students on their experiences in quarantine.

Students dye hair during quarantine

Anna Culver, senior, shows off her hair, which she dyed purple during quarantine. “Because of quarantine, I decided it didn’t matter what happened since no one would see me,” Culver said.

Carlen Hite, Student Reporter

June 2, 2020

Anna Culver, senior, has wanted to dye her hair since grade school. She attended Holy Infant, where hair dye was prohibited.  “Because of quarantine, I decided it didn’t matter what happened since no one would see me,” Culver said.   At first Culver tried temporary dye, but n...

Messenger Movie Podcast S4 Ep6: Bloodshot, Tenet, Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Messenger Movie Podcast S4 Ep6: Bloodshot, Tenet, Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Will Roach and Jeff Swift

May 19, 2020

On this season’s final episode, Will Roach, Opinions editor, and Jeff Swift, Sports co-editor, discuss their views on the recent Vin Diesel film “Bloodshot,” and trailers for “Tenet” and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.”

Review: Onward

Review: Onward

Will Roach, Opinions Editor

April 22, 2020

If I could compare “Onward” to any other film, it would probably be “Shrek.” Both share a premise based on a modern, satirical take of a fantasy-themed world and a heartwarming message. Also like “Shrek,” “Onward” delivers an enticing yarn with great character dynamics. The Lightfoot brot...

Pandemic Poetry

Ray Holmes, language arts teacher, stands before his 11th grade language arts class. Holmes was interviewed by the Messenger in January about his upcoming poetry chapbook

Jackson Estwanick, Executive Producer

April 9, 2020

While the 54th annual National Poetry Month is taking place this month during a worldwide pandemic, many poets are continuing to express themselves through their work while tensions are high.   Sarah Abbas, junior, was named the 2020 St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate in February. She was supp...

Friday Fives: Social Distancing Distractors

Friday Fives: Social Distancing Distractors

Carter Van Buskirk, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2020

With the coronavirus surging through St. Louis and the stay-at-home order in effect until April 22, boredom is inevitable. Here are five activities you can do while quarantined.   1. Listen To Music Music offers a cathartic way to alleviate stress. For creators, Spotify has unveiled the C...

Review: Always a Witch

Review: Always a Witch

Arpitha Sistla, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2020

Picture this: you’re a slave from the 1600s who is about to be burned at the stake, but not before you can make a deal with a shady wizard and teleport yourself to the mysterious world of 2019. Instead of experiencing how 400 years of innovation has shaped the modern world, your main goal is to tel...

The Editors’ Room Podcast- Staff Q&A

The Editors' Room Podcast- Staff Q&A

Jackson Estwanick and Kavya Jain

March 18, 2020

On this episode of the Editors' Room Podcast, Jackson and Kavya answer questions submitted by the Messenger Staff regarding time commitments, personal struggles, and of course, leadership skills. The Editors' Room Podcast aims to give listeners an insight on the mindset of the student leaders of the...

Review: All the Bright Places

Review: All the Bright Places

Anika Talyan, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

When I watched the trailer of Kimi Armstrong Stein’s new movie based on the book, “All the Bright Places,” I thought it was going to be a fun rom com. Little did I know I would be bawling over this Netflix movie on a Saturday night. This movie follows two young teens, Violet Markey (Elle Fanning) and Theodore Finc...

Review: Sonic the Hedgehog

Review: Sonic the Hedgehog

Will Roach, Opinions Editor

March 12, 2020

As a kid, I was a big fan of Sonic the Hedgehog. Whether it was the games, shows or toys, I was there for it.  As I’ve grown up, I’ve distanced myself from the brand, and although Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie isn’t convincing me to return to the Blue Blur’s good graces...

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