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Peters lives away from parents

Dani Whitaker, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2011

Ten new houses. Four new schools. Ten reasons to make new friends. One more move wouldn’t have been a big deal, except this time it was during her senior year. Jessica Peters, senior, said she had been at MHS for three years and was just getting used to it, when her mom had a surprise for her. "S...

Reading challenge attracts competitors

Morgan Purdy, A&L Editor

December 1, 2011

The Gateway Challenge: read 25 books between August and December to nominate next year’s Gateway award. Lee Mitchell, head librarian, said there are 25 books on the preliminary list for the 2012-2013 Gateway book list. Mitchell said it is possible to be a reader/selector and recommend the top 15 to the...

Sculpture class constructs project from found objects

Rachel Jaycox, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2011

Every year, the sculpture classes make projects made up entirely of some form of an object, like odds and ends borrowed from a teacher.             The MHS staff was informed that the sculpture classes would be on the lookout for any items that could create a fun piece of art that teachers...

Ahmed challenges language barriers

Melissa Jung, Features Editor

October 25, 2011

Five languages in eighteen years is what Shera Ahmed, senior, has learned in her life so far. She speaks Japanese, English, Urdu (Pakistani), Arabic, and “a little French.” Ahmed described Japanese, English, and Urdu to be the languages she was “born with” in Yokohama, Japan to her Pakistani...

Artist Spotlight: Courtney Baker

Artist Spotlight: Courtney Baker

Morgan Purdy, A&L Editor

October 19, 2011

Name: Courtney Baker Year: Senior Q: When did you make these pieces? A: I made them over the summer and they are consecutive pieces. The left one was made first. Q: What medium did you use? A: Water color and Prismacolor pencils. Q: Why did you make these? A: It’s going to be a 1...

Artist Spotlight : Dylan Becker, Decedy

Artist Spotlight : Dylan Becker, Decedy

Seth Eisenkramer, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2011

Even though he is a day short of being 16, Dylan Becker, sophomore, still has had a pretty impressive musical career. Becker started rocking out as the lead singer of the band Project Blank - which included his younger brother Deric playing drums, and then soon formed Decedy with Deric (who moved to gui...

Lambrecht aspires to be fashion designer

Lambrecht aspires to be fashion designer

Lauren Shatto, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2011

Three dresses. A blazer. A skirt. These are all items Alex Lambrecht, junior, has created with nothing but her imagination and her sewing kit. Lambrecht has been creating outfits for herself and others since she was in third grade. "I’ve always loved clothes and fashion," Lambrecht said. "It is my p...

Reversed Roles: Waller sisters share unique relationship

Michael Bruno, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2011

All her life, Abby Waller, freshman, has been the younger sister.  Stacy Waller, senior, has been the older sister. The two, in many ways, enjoy a normal sisterhood. Abby Waller said they enjoy watching TV together. Stacy even taught Abby to sew. But their relationship isn’t quite that simple....

Google Plus gains popularity

Meera Zassenhaus, Associate Editor

October 2, 2011

Myspace was once the most visited website in the United States, even surpassing Google itself. But in 2008, Facebook entered the scene and "killed" Myspace. Membership to the once most popular social networking site in the country quickly declined as Facebook dominated the social networking world, even...

Fashion trends conflict with dress code

Lauren Shatto, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2011

“If a student’s general appearance attracts undue attention to the extent that it becomes a disruptive factor in the school, a building administrator will ask the student to make the necessary changes,” according to the dress code in Rockwood’s 2011-2012 policy handbook. Recently, crop tops and...

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