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The news site of Marquette High School

Marquette Messenger

The news site of Marquette High School

Marquette Messenger

Many Americans take their unrestricted access to literature for granted, not recognizing the power behind this freedom. The First Amendment allows US citizens to have freedom to read anything they want without censorship.

Banned Books Week Highlights Students’ Freedom to Read

Liza Cooper (she/her), Opinions Editor October 6, 2021

Sophia Russell, junior, reads the slip of paper in front of each file folder labeled “DANGER” from a display in the MHS library. The paper has hints about the book, such as “challenged for being...

RSD Implements Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committees

Marin Ellington (she/her), Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2021

The search for a new Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in RSD has come to a close. The hunt initially began after Brittany Hogan, who previously held the position, resigned in the spring.   With...

MHSNews | Author Mindy McGinnis Book Talks “Heroine”

Brianna Inman and Emma Tyulyayev October 6, 2021

Students from MHS and other Rockwood schools will have a chance to see Rosaria Munda, author of “Fireborne,” Nov. 8 and 9.  Her fantasy novel focuses around two orphans in a post-apocalyptic world...

An MHS cafeteria worker hands out lunch to students during the shortage of cafeteria staff.

Falling Short: RSD Faces Bus Driver, Substitute & Cafeteria Worker Shortages

As RSD returns to its first full in-person school year since COVID-19, staff shortages have affected departments including transportation, substitutes and nutrition.    Bus Driver Shortage Following...

MHSNews | MHS Library Reopens

Ben Hughes, Executive Producer September 27, 2021

The MHS Library has reopened for browsing for the 2021-2022 school year. Along with allowing students to browse for books librarian Ray Holmes has other events planned for this year.

Senior Sean Van Rens buys a ticket for Homecoming. Tickets are on sale for $20 in the theater lobby.

MHS Plans for a New Type of Homecoming

Annie Alcorn, Staff Reporter September 23, 2021

Instead of a herd of students in the Commons, this year students will be dancing on the football field under the stadium lights for Homecoming this Saturday.  “We decided to have the dance on...

Interim Superintendent, Dr. Tim Ricker visiting Marquette High School. His main goal is to create a smooth transition for the next superintendent of RSD.

Q&A: Dr. Tim Ricker Discusses RSD’s Transition Year

Aleena Shaik (she/her) , Staff Reporter September 20, 2021

Interim superintendent Dr. Tim Ricker is serving a one-year appointment for RSD while the Board of Education (BOE) looks for a permanent replacement following Dr. Mark Miles’ retirement last school year....

Multiple boys bathrooms at MHS have been vandalized by students wanting to participate in the devious lick challenge. A “lick” is the act of successfully stealing or damaging something that belongs to someone else. The more damaging and destructive the prank is, the more devious it is deemed.

‘It’s A Shame’: MHS Admin React to ‘Devious Lick’ Challenge

Arpitha Sistla (she/her), Co-Online Editor September 17, 2021

Soap dispensers smashed onto the floor, paper towels clogging toilets, faucet handles ripped off of sinks ‒ this is the description administrators gave of several boys’ bathrooms in the MHS building...

The results of the study showed that only 2 students out of 102 students who participated in the study tested positive for COVID-19 after being contact traced. All of the positive cases come from elementary schools or middle schools. There have been zero positive cases, due to a classmate having COVID-19, in all of the high schools that participated in the study.

Wash U Study Finds No High School COVID-19 Transmissions

Annie Alcorn , Staff Reporter June 9, 2021

Adison Davidson, sophomore, was pulled out of her Spanish class Monday, April 26, and sent home. A classmate in her business class tested positive for COVID-19, so she was contact traced and sent home...

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