Marquette Messenger

Upcoming performance of ‘Hairspray’ to have a positive message

Richard Klos, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2010

"Hairspray" the musical is making its debut at MHS this year. Judi Greene, director, said she has been on a waiting list for the play’s rights for 2-3 years. Greene originally saw the show when it was still on Broadway and immediately fell in love with it. "It has a strong message against prej...

Seniors make lists of goals

Liza Poskin, Associate Editor

December 17, 2010

With only one semester remaining in the school year, seniors may be fantasizing about graduation (162 more days, but who’s counting?) while others see this date, Saturday, May 27, as a deadline - the end of their four years at MHS and the day they want everything to be crossed off their lists of thi...

Language arts based websites help teachers

Kathleen Siegmund, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2010

Need a good novel to read? Wondering if your writing has a little Shakespeare in it? Websites like Teen Reads and I Write Like can show you just that. One tool that students can use for researching books is It is a website about reading with book reviews, new and cool books, and...

Lee attends premiere of ‘Deathly Hallows’

Emily Crouch, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2010

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows," premiered Friday, Nov. 19. Every movie theatre around was sold out, according to the galaxy in the Valley. Lee Mitchell, MHS librarian, said she is a Harry Potter fanatic and attended the premiere. "I just love Harry Potter so much," Mitchell said. "The characters...

Center Stage performs for elementary students

Melissa Jung, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2010

On Thursday, November 18, MHS’s show choir, Center Stage, visited different elementary schools throughout the district to perform five songs, two of which were from their competition set list. Center Stage entertained elementary school classes at Ballwin Elementary, Wild Horse, Woerther, and Westridge....

Driving Safely in the Winter

Abigail Bertich, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2010

The season of winter changes a lot of things that we are used to. It starts to get brighter and darker earlier than normal. Temperatures drop to low levels and instead of the usual rain, ice or snow happens. So, with this in mind certain changes need to be made like dressing warmer and grabbing a hot...

Q&A: Saladin clears up rumors

Q&A: Saladin clears up rumors

Michael Bruno, Features Editor

November 18, 2010

Al Saladin has been substitute teaching for 14 years at MHS, but taught high school social studies for another 31 years. He sat down to answer some questions and put rumors to rest. What’s the story behind "folks, friends, neighbors?" That’s an original from me! I don’t really like saying class, ...

Lefebvre considers Peace Corps after college

Jennise Jones, Page Designer

November 18, 2010

Zoe Lefebvre, senior, hopes to attend Northwestern University, but instead of getting a job afterwards, her plan is to join the Peace Corps. Lefebvre’s desire in wanting to join the Peace Corps evolved over time with her research of current events and from watching the news. From her knowledge of w...

Griffin falls for skydiving experience

Griffin falls for skydiving experience

Liza Poskin, Associate Editor

November 12, 2010

Many new freedoms and opportunities arise to teenagers on their eighteenth birthdays: the right to vote, buy a lottery ticket, get a tattoo and, oh, jump out of a plane. What many adults have on their "bucket lists," Kyle Griffin, senior, has already crossed off of his. In early August, just a month af...

Students discuss dieting and ways for a healthy workout

Margaret Roth, Health Editor

November 12, 2010

Between 16 and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. With this statistic in mind, some teens diet to take off the last couple of pounds before spring break or right after Thanksgiving to get their ideal body. There ...

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