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College Board announces some of their AP exam plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

Q&A: AP Teacher Jocelyn Fretwell Discusses Tips to Students For End-Of-Year AP Exams

Aarushi Bute, News Editor November 24, 2020

With the unusual changes in learning this year, concerns about the scores for the AP end-of-year exam with the College Board are not uncommon. The Messenger asked Jocelyn Fretwell, AP Literature teacher,...

Linda Richardson, substitute teacher, teaches all her students, both in-person and virtual, over zoom from her house.

Staff Shortage as Students Return to School

Marin Ellington, Co-Sports Editor November 22, 2020

Jenna-Mae Schultz, senior, was looking forward to returning to an in-person learning environment where she could experience more interactive learning that was lacking in online school.  However,...

Days for Girls hosts virtual Zoom meetings every 3 p.m. Thursday. The club works with the Days for Girls global organization. They’re working toward creating a more dignified and humane world for girls through sustainable feminine hygiene, reproductive awareness, advocacy and education.

Days for Girls Kickstarts their Club

Rutaiba Siddiqui, Staff Reporter November 22, 2020

This past summer, Suchita Karnati, junior, spent a lot of time researching how women around the world were affected by not having access to sustainable menstrual products and reproductive education. Many...

Ella Notestine, freshmen, completes her school day at her desk.

Virtual Learning Takes a Toll on Freshmen

Marin Ellington, Co-Sports Editor October 28, 2020

For students transitioning from middle school to high school such as freshman Kennedy Payne, an increased workload is to be expected, but the fast pace of classes on a quarter system has added even more. MHS...

Tyler Ray, senior, said Black Literature offered him the unique outlook of Black figures and history. He said the class hasn’t received much attention during the pandemic because it’s sensitive. “I’m afraid people would get preconceived notions of the class or the idea that it’s hating on white people, which is the farthest thing it’s from,” Ray said. “It’s good not everyone is talking about it, so it can develop and define its own brand.”

Black Literature: Perspectives of Representation of Black History in Education

Lauren Pickett, In-Depth Editor October 28, 2020

Jordan King, senior, was eager to enroll in an unprecedented opportunity. She had the chance to see herself, a Black female, in her school curriculum before she graduated high school. Black Literature,...

Alex Hohlen, Co-Founder of Shop Prep STL, holds a limited edition Nike shoe in his basement headquarters.

Students Create Clothing Business Amid Pandemic

Carter Van Buskirk, Features Editor October 15, 2020

With the emergence of COVID-19, many students have had extra time to pursue other hobbies and interests. For two students, the spare time provoked a jump start to entrepreneurship and business experience. Alex...

Eboni Barrow, senior, grappled with the amount of student diversity in RSD, and the district’s lack of a formal stand in solidarity with students of color following the protests against racial injustice. “Having colored people in the community, you should care about what’s happening because racism can affect a student in Rockwood,” Barrow said.

In-Depth: Voices of Black Students Enduring Racism, Inequity

Lauren Pickett, In-Depth Editor October 10, 2020

Sepo Chuunga, junior, was shattered. Footage of summer protests and uprisings made her nervous and desperate. She imagined her father and brothers embodying hashtags—victims of police brutality.   Following...

Lee Mitchell, librarian, has helped build the MHS library department for twenty two years. She has contributed to the library’s renovations, technology, and book collections.

After twenty two years at MHS, librarian Lee Mitchell retires

Carter Van Buskirk, Features Editor September 23, 2020

As the 2020-2021 school year proceeds, many unprecedented events have unfolded including the absence of Lee Mitchell, librarian.  “Going to MHS was never like going to work, there were great...

The Class of 2020 gathered together on June 1 to graduate at POWERPlex STL.

A Night To Remember

Zara Tola, Copy Editor June 10, 2020

  At the MHS graduation ceremony Monday, June 1, graduates for the Class of 2020 gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of their high school careers. Planning Graduation Amidst the COVID-19...

Kaliah Rodgers, senior, sits atop her bed, trying to be productive as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic looms over her.

Black Americans Face Disproportionate Effects of COVID-19

Lauren Pickett, In-Depth Editor June 1, 2020

Sam Hall, junior, felt anxious and saw a decline in her mental health after the COVID-19 pandemic took two lives in her extended family and her sense of familial connection.  “Because we weren’t...

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