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One Star People wins top prize

Melissa Jung, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2011

Adrenaline coursing through his veins, Dan Moessner, senior, isn’t skydiving or in a high speed car chase. He is performing on stage at Battle of the Bands, which took place Thursday, Feb. 24. Moessner played lead guitar in the band One Star People, which won the competition as well as $250. O...

Exams bring challenges, benefits

Meera Zassenhaus, Copy Editor

March 7, 2011

The applications for AP exams were due Feb 25, and as the months near May, students are beginning to crack open their AP prep books and think about how to best prepare for the exams they have signed up for. "This is my first year taking an AP exam," Eileen Huang, sophomore, said. "I am taking the...

Early graduation proves beneficial

Carrie Hall, Page Designer

March 7, 2011

24 credits: check. Passed every class: check. Taken zero hour and/or summer school: check. For the students, graduating early is a desirable reward for all of their hard work the past three years. This year, 20 seniors were finished with high school after first semester finals. Lucy Lund, se...

ESOL helps overcome barriers

Katelyn Rudolph, Community Editor

March 7, 2011

In the back corner of the school, there is a room where students who struggle with English can receive help. This program is called English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and it helps students whose first language isn’t English. "ESOL supports students in academic studies in our resource ...

Travelers offer smart, safe tips

Kathleen Siegmund, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2011

Italy. Spain. France. Switzerland. Slovenia. Mongolia. These are only some of the countries students and staff have visited. With Spring Break two weeks away and summer not too far behind, travel will be inevitable for some students and staff members. While traveling is great for fun, students also c...

Teachers share about second jobs

Alex Herndon, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2011

Steve Selle What is your second job? In the summer, I do construction with Coach Olivo. Where do you work? Olivo and I are self-employed and we call our little business Selle Olivo Solutions. What do you do for your job? I draw the plans and figure out the design like wha...

Censored Twain novel stirs controversy

Kathleen Siegmund, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2011

"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug," Mark Twain once said. More than a century after his death, Mark Twain is being questioned for his word choice in Adventures of "Hucklebery Finn." A new edition of "Hucklebery Fin...

Local band, Pinkleef, releases new album

Catalina Costa, Photo Editor

February 10, 2011

The local Alternative/Pop-Punk band, Pinkleef, is releasing their new EP album, Chasing Doubt, on Saturday Feb. 12. Composed of juniors Will Valentine, MHS; Ian Fletcher and Colman Jin, John Burroughs; Adam Jacobson and Henry Zimmerman, Clayton; Pinkleef will also perform at Cicero’s that same day t...

Senior takes advantage of home recording studio

Mitch Finnegan, Page Designer

January 24, 2011

Drums: check. Guitars: check. Microphones: check. Plug these instruments into a PA system that runs into a sound-proofed room with a 13 channel mixing board and a computer equipped to meet all your audio recording needs, and you’ve got the basement of Jesse Maragliano, senior. For about...

Mathison recieves Doctorate

Margaret Roth, Health Editor

December 17, 2010

For two and a half years, including summers, Dr. Greg Mathison, head principal, went to class from 4:30 to 8:30 every Tuesday to earn his Ed. D, or Doctor of Educational Leadership. This qualifies him as a strong educational leader in a public school setting and qualifies him for a superintendent...

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