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MHSNews | A Reflection With Dr. Steve Hankins

Jackson Estwanick, Executive Producer April 18, 2020

The 2020 school year was full of challenges for Marquette High, including the loss of a student, a missing principal and the COVID-19 pandemic. In his first year as head principal, Dr. Steve Hankins had...

Governor Mike Parson ordered the closure of public and charter schools through the end of the spring term on Thursday, April 9, causing Thursday, March 12, to be the last day students were in the building for the 2019-2020 school year.

Seniors Reflect on Their Last Day of High School

Jackson Estwanick, Executive Producer April 16, 2020

Sriram Zassenhous was certain he would return to MHS. Thursday, March 12, was only different because it marked the beginning of Spring Break.  He went about his regular schedule, talked to his...

Different outfits Steurer has either bought, sold, or created for Depop.

Depop Offers Student Income During Quarantine

Mason Kellerman, Illustrator April 10, 2020

Off work due to COVID-19, Rachel Steurer, junior, finds an alternative to receive a consistent income during quarantine. For Steurer, making money involves Depop after formerly working at The Wolf Cafe....

Ian Lynch, senior, studies for his online classes near Cerritos Beach in Todos Santos.

Family Leaves St. Louis to quarantine in Mexico

Carter Van Buskirk, Staff Reporter April 3, 2020

With the COVID-19 virus nearing its peak, many Americans have canceled their spring break vacations to contain the spread. As of April 2, Missouri has seen 1,581 confirmed cases since the coronavirus’s...

Female Students Receive Recognition for Accomplishments in Computer Science

Female Students Receive Recognition for Accomplishments in Computer Science

Zara Tola, Social Media Editor March 14, 2020

Each year, the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) honors female students who are revolutionizing the male-dominated field of Computer Science. This year, the three recipients of this award...

 Anaïs Razafitsalama [Left], French foreign exchange student, poses with Victorien Bouvet [Right],  exchange student, after their presentation delivered to French students.

Foreign Exchange Student Leaves MHS

Carter Van Buskirk, Staff Reporter February 27, 2020

For the past month, MHS has hosted Anaïs Razafitsalama, foreign exchange student. Razafitsalama, who is from the outskirts of Paris, immersed herself into MHS life through a foreign exchange program...

Janvi Huria, junior, introduces herself to a classroom full of fifth graders. Each unit, Huria comes in for a week to teach fifth graders about additional topics outside their curriculum. “I hope the kids learn not only can you make a career just by asking questions but hopefully they can find something they're passionate about that can last a long time,” Huria said.

Student Piques Interest in Science Amongst Fifth Graders

Jessica Li, Features Editor February 25, 2020

For a week each quarter, Janvi Huria, junior, is nowhere to be seen at MHS during Flex Time. That’s because Huria is teaching science to fifth graders at Wild Horse Elementary.  Huria started...

Herzog presents his discoveries on the internal clock. Through his studies, he hopes to discover how specific molecules, cells and circuits affect people's daily schedules, and furthermore, how this knowledge could be used to treat certain diseases.

MHS to Hold Second Annual MedTalks Conference

Jessica Li, Features Editor February 25, 2020

Cardiology, heart transplants, anesthesiology, infectious diseases and more will be covered by medical experts at the upcoming MedTalks conference.  Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)...

MHSNews | Virtuous Seniors Become Glory of Missouri Recipients

MHSNews Staff February 21, 2020

Each spring, the Missouri House of Representatives hosts the Glory of Missouri Awards in the House Chamber in Jefferson City. After teachers participated in nomination and voting procedures, fourteen Marquette...

Andy Oitker, junior, tries to stay focused while he works on an in-class assignment. Trying to stay afloat after his parents divorce, he said he has become more mature and independent, often doing his homework without assistance, completing chores around the house, and making his own meals.

Parental Divorce Affects Student Life

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter February 21, 2020

For Andy Oitker, junior, the Oxford dictionary definition of divorce, the legal dissolution of a marriage, lacks depth as to how his life as a teenager and student has been transformed by parental divorce. Oitker...

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