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Political Engagement through Social Media

A republican elephant and a democratic donkey on smartphones.

Sydney Goldsmith, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

Peyton Rubenstein, sophomore, scrolls on her phone liking pictures of her peers and her favorite celebrities.  Other posts she scrolls past include current events and political issues, mostly posted from classmates. Some students, like Rubenstein, think these political posts are oversharing. “I ...

Q&A: College Essay Writing Tips

The Marquette Messenger asked Tyler Bradshaw, an Associate Director of Recruitment for Miami University, about tips and tricks on how to tackle the college essay. 

Sarah Harris, Associate Editor

September 13, 2019

On August 1 the Common App and Coalition App opened for students to begin applying to colleges. The Marquette Messenger asked Tyler Bradshaw, an Associate Director of Recruitment for Miami University, about tips and tricks on how to tackle the college essay.  Q: What are some common mistakes you find?...

How Many Trees on Average does MHS use in One Week through Paper Copies?

The Production Room uses up to four boxes of paper in one day, which is 16,000 sheets. Additionally, the Library can use up 1,000 sheets of paper whenever necessary. 

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

Juniors Hoda Elbeshbeshy and Vianca Castaneda researched the usage on paper in attempts to find ways to reduce waste in MHS for the environmental science class.  They found the Production Room uses up to four boxes of paper in one day, which is 16,000 sheets. Additionally, the Library can use ...

Students Compare Class Expectations with Reality

Katie Bauman, AP European History teacher, teaches her fourth hour class.

Alayna Higdon, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2019

Beginning her freshman year at MHS, Cece Kreh had expectations about high school. Kreh has older siblings that give her advice and recommendations as she starts her classes.  “My two older siblings told me to take all honors while the other told me not to,” Kreh said.  When Kreh began...

New Teacher Profile: Susan Hartley

Susan Hartley teaches physical science and chemistry.

Jessica Li and Tanner Rojewski

September 6, 2019

Susan Hartley, science teacher, has been teaching for five years in Arizona before coming to MHS. She teaches physical science and chemistry. Along with teaching, Hartley enjoys cooking, gardening and watching her favorite TV shows: “The Big Bang Theory” and “Friends”.   Why did you come to MHS? “I was in Arizona be...

MHS Welcomes New Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal Keena Moore picks up a phone call in her office. At the June 6 Rockwood School Board meeting, members approved Moore as Assistant Principal.

Kailin Zhang, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 1, 2019

As Shravya Sunkugari, freshman, walked through the lobby doors on the first day of school, along with 646 other freshmen, she was prepared to get to know a new school as a high school student. But it wasn’t only freshmen beginning their journeys at MHS.  On the same day, Freshman Princi...

Students Carry Around Trash For a Week in Honor of Earth Day

For a whole week, Kathryn Andrews carried around her trash. “Before I did this project I didn’t realize how much trash I produced,” Andrews said.

Sarah Harris, News Editor

May 2, 2019

For a whole week, Kathryn Andrews, junior, carried around her old banana peels, used plastic bags, candy wrappers and recyclable plastics. Andrews was participating in an extra credit project for Kevin Koch, AP Environmental Science (APES) teacher. From April 10 to April 17, Koch presented his stude...

Poet Laureate Judges for MHS Poetry Contest

Molly Millsaps, senior, types a poem on her chromebook for the contest. She is a member of the poetry club and said poetry is sometimes shown in a negative light in schools. “I hear a lot of teachers say that poetry is complicated and confusing,” Millsaps said. “Because of this, students are drawn away from it sometimes.”

Austin Richard, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2019

A lofty wish, a message and an unexpected response has lead Jane Ellen Ibur, the St. Louis Poet Laureate, to judge for the first annual MHS poetry contest.  The title of St. Louis Poet Laureate is given by the city to someone with high prestige in poetry. Ibur was given the title in early May. ...

Top Five Misconceptions Of Autism

Top Five Misconceptions Of Autism

Sarah Harris, News Editor

April 11, 2019

  In honor of National Autism Awareness month, Jessica Donaldson, autism specialist at the University of New Mexico, responded to some common myths about autism.   Myth #1: Individuals with autism are emotionless. Truth: “They have a harder time processing and recognizing their own ...

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