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Review: You

Review: You

Arpitha Sistla, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

Murder, mystery and “mommy issues.” Netflix’s second season of their Lifetime-turned-Netflix show “You” dropped Dec. 26  and became an instant hit.  The second season follows the riveting story of Joe Goldberg, played by Penn Badgley, after he flees his life as a bookstore clerk i...

Review: Little Women

Review: Little Women

Alayna Higdon, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2020

Sitting in the theater, I had tears in my eyes. “Little Women” left me contemplating my life choices and reflecting on my goals and aspirations.  “Little Women” is based on the book written by Louisa May Alcott. It is set in the 1860s, at the time of the Civil War. The movie focuses o...

Junior Becomes STL Youth Poet Laureate

Sarah Abbas, junior, poses with her award, which recognizes her as the STL Youth Poet Laureate 2020 at UrbArts on Monday, Jan. 20. She will go on to compete in the Midwest Laureate later this year and if she wins, she will apply to be the National Laureate.

Waha Siddiqui, News Editor

January 31, 2020

As the lights center on her, Sarah Abbas, junior, takes a deep breath with a microphone in hand and opens her eyes to an audience. For Abbas, this scene is all too familiar. She has been performing her poetry in slams and competitions since her freshman year. Over the years, Abbas has won a multitude of ...

MHSNews | Center Stage Hosts 18th Annual Clinic

MHSNews | Center Stage Hosts 18th Annual Clinic

Katie Schowe, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

While most students were not at school on Martin Luther King Junior Day, kids in first to eighth grade made their way to Marquette to take part in an afternoon of dancing and games at the 18th annual Center Stage Show Choir Clinic on Monday, January 20.

Friday Fives: Sick Days

Friday Fives: Sick Days

Caroline Cudney, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2020

As we get further into January, one of the coldest winter months, it seems like everybody is getting sick with common colds and the flu, as the weather has been extremely cold. Here are some things to do on your sick days (also check out our 5 tips to avoid getting sick: https://marquettemessenger.com/...

Seniors Prepare for the One Acts

The One Acts are on Jan. 24 and 25 in the theater. Tickets are currently on sale for $3.

Sarah Harris, Associate Editor

January 23, 2020

One Acts, short plays directed and executed by seniors involved in the Marquette Theatre Company (MTC), are an annual tradition . This year, there are only two student directors. In the past, Blindauer said she has had three One Acts but the amount of One Acts is determined by the eligible people who appl...

Genuine George

Sarah George, junior, poses next to Kyleigh McCourt, student at Washington Middle School, at the 2020 Miss Gateway St. Louis Outstanding Teen Pageant held Dec. 21 after both received title positions. George was crowned Miss Gateway St. Louis Outstanding Teen. “It definitely has changed my life,” George said.

Jackson Estwanick, Executive Producer

January 23, 2020

After making a school presentation on common sense gun legislation, few would expect to be approached about joining a beauty pageant. But for Sarah George, junior, that’s exactly what happened. George entered the 2020 Miss St. Louis Outstanding Teen Pageant held Dec. 21 at MHS and won first place...

Messenger Movie Podcast S4 Ep4: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Little Women

Messenger Movie Podcast S4 Ep4: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Little Women

Will Roach, Jeff Swift, Alayna Higdon, and Alex McAteer

January 21, 2020

In this episode of the Messenger Movie Podcast, Will Roach and Jeff Swift are joined by Alayna Higdon to review the new film adaptation of Little Women, and are also joined by previous host Alex McAteer to discuss Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Thespians Receive Superior Rating at Missouri State Conference

Claire Schmitz, senior, earned a superior rating for her performance of “Dead Mom” from the musical “Beetlejuice” at the Missouri Thespian State Conference.

Kailin Zhang, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2020

Sitting in a large auditorium, Claire Schmitz, senior, began to cry. But she wasn’t sad—she was crying tears of joy. Schmitz had just earned a superior rating for her performance of “Dead Mom” from the musical “Beetlejuice” at the Missouri Thespian State Conference. The conferenc...

Friday Fives: Tips for the New Semester

Friday Fives: Tips for the New Semester

Caroline Cudney, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2020

It is the first week back from winter break and students have a fresh start for grades. Here are some of the Messenger’s top tips to start the new semester off well with your grades. 1. Get organized You don’t need to throw out all your old supplies and restock, but you should clear out any clutt...

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