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The news site of Marquette High School

Marquette Messenger

The news site of Marquette High School

Marquette Messenger

MHSNews | Library Hosts Winter Reading Challenge

Pranav Sriraman, Staff Reporter December 14, 2021

Marquette High School's Library is hosting its annual winter reading challenge in order to encourage students to read more in their free time. As a way to motivate students to read more, the library is...

This year come back with more in-person tutoring options and teacher-aide options since COVID, which students have been taking advantage of to raise their understanding on subjects they need help with.

Students Take Up Tutoring And Teaching

Emma Tyulyayev, Staff Reporter December 5, 2021

Natalie Cox, junior, started tutoring honors biology and regular geometry last year during COVID.  “It all started when I got the ‘do you want to tutor?’ email during the virtual COVID year,”...

According to law enforcement, cybercriminals pose an increasing threat to our society. Ballwin police Detective Leo Bergin said that they continue to grow at an exponential rate. From a law enforcement perspective, cybercrimes are generally harder to solve.  This higher level of difficulty stems from the fact that cybercrimes are generally not committed locally, Bergin said. The process to obtain information is often lengthy and multifaceted.

In-Depth: Digital Threat to the Real World

Students and staff continue to feel the effects of a district-wide data hack from Thursday, June 17, that has left many wary of how safe their information actually is online. Alex Chen, junior, has...

School districts in Illinois and the surrounding St. Louis area have begun to offer self-care days. Christy Johnson, junior, has been advocating for similar change in RSD. Everyones trying to do everything all the time which can get pretty stressful, Johnson said.

Self-care days offered across STL school districts

Akhila Swarna (she/her), Co-Associate Editor November 30, 2021

The Hazelwood School District, along with more than a dozen other districts in the St. Louis area and across the state, extended their Thanksgiving breaks to the entire week off for self-care.  “Our...

Samuel Cherian recieves the COVID-19 vaccination shot at a RSD sponsored clinic after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine to children between the ages of 5 and 11 on Tuesday, Nov. 2. These clinics will continue to be held by RSD to make the vaccine available to as many kids as possible.

RSD offers vaccine clinics for ages 5-11

Marin Ellington (she/her) , Editor in Chief November 29, 2021

Jumping for joy, but tentative about the prospect of getting a shot, twin brothers Evan and Mervin Owuor, fifth graders at Geggie Elementary School, made plans with their father to receive the COVID-19...

Mustangs Mourn the Loss of Students Jake Keifer, Rhegan Sajben

Mustangs Mourn the Loss of Students Jake Keifer, Rhegan Sajben

November 15, 2021

Mustangs are mourning the loss of two students who lost their lives in a car crash Sunday, Nov. 14. Jacob “Jake” Keifer, sophomore, was born Feb. 17, 2006. He participated in water sports,...

Jessica Brown, language arts teacher, captured the temperature of her room which was 12.6 degrees hotter than an average room temperature. “Once you have 28-30 bodies in this room, the temperature rises significantly,” Brown said. “Your focus is more on how uncomfortable you are rather than what’s happening in class.”

Heating Up: Tensions Rise as the HVAC System Continues to Increase Building Temperature

Marin Ellington (she/her) , Editor in Chief October 28, 2021

As a result of the construction that took place over the summer, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units in certain areas of the building have been malfunctioning, causing many classrooms...

ACT prep books consist of five full-length tests and an answer bank with detailed explanations to help students study for the ACT.

No Pre-ACT Opportunity for Juniors

Annie Alcorn , Staff Reporter October 25, 2021

Andrew Vendt, sophomore, walked into school on Monday, Sept. 27 and headed to the theater where he stayed for the next four hours. Vendt was going to take the pre-ACT test. Every year, MHS sophomores...

Members of the community attend the Thursday, Oct. 7, Board of Education (BOE) meeting at Lafayette to communicate their positions on the mask mandate, vaccinations and the harassment of staff in RSD.

RSD Encourages Civil Discourse At Board Meetings

Aarushi Bute (she/her), Co-Associate Editor October 24, 2021

When Stevion Griffin, sophomore, was confronted by two white women while walking toward the bus after football practice, he never expected what he believed was going to be a sports interview to instead...

MHS’ National Honors Society (NHS) held a kickball fundraiser called “Kickin’ It With KEEN” at Ellisville Ballpark on Oct. 16th.
The event worked in association with the St. Louis chapter of Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN),  a nationwide organization that provides opportunities for kids with developmental and cognitive disabilities to be active.

NHS Holds Fundraiser for KEEN St. Louis

Annabelle Miller , Staff Reporter October 24, 2021

MHS’ National Honors Society (NHS) held a kickball fundraiser called “Kickin’ It With KEEN” at Ellisville Ballpark on Oct. 16th. The event worked in association with the St. Louis chapter of...

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