Marquette Messenger

Review: “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

Media by TriStar Pictures.

Will Roach, Opinions Editor

December 18, 2019

If I’m honest, I had never even heard of Fred Rogers until I saw a docufilm covering his life and achievements called “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” The experience was enlightening and fulfilling.  Although an informative piece on Mr. Rogers is all on its own emotionally powerful, it turns o...

Speak Out: Studying for Finals

“This year, I’m going to look over stuff and see what I can remember. Other years, I didn’t really study at all. I’ll probably study an hour each night, especially for my hardest class, which will probably be world history. All I remember about finals last year was that it was long and painful. I’m going to go to New Orleans so that should be fun after finals,” Ramond Tate, junior, said.

December 14, 2019

With finals quickly approaching, the Messenger asked students: How do you plan on studying for finals this year? 

Christmas is Not Being Celebrated too Early

Christmas stealing Thanksgiving's thunder.

Molly Sillitto, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2019

When Halloween comes to an end and skeletons and pumpkins are put away, a new jingle arises in the distance. Jingle bells. Every Nov. 1, Christmas lights are thrown onto roofs and jolly music is blasted on local radio stations. Minted, an online marketplace company, surveyed 2,000 Americans and found that 3...

Editorial Board: Community

Of the 1,225 Playoff shirts ordered, 126 remain and can be purchased in the Activities Office and Junior Office.  Funds from the t-shirts will go to Jennifer Shipp, language arts teacher, as she battles cancer for the fourth time.

December 7, 2019

With more than 2,327 students, we are one of the largest high schools in the St. Louis area and some may claim because of this, one of the most disconnected. Yet, these past two weeks have shown when it comes to supporting one another, our strength in numbers only amplifies our unity as Mustangs. For t...

Opinion: Disney Doesn’t Deserve Your Money

Disney+ fans will now have access to 7,000 episodes of shows and 500 movies, most of which are considered beloved classics.

Will Roach, Opinions Editor

December 2, 2019

With The Walt Disney Company’s new streaming service, Disney+ fans will now have access to 7,000 episodes of shows and 500 movies, most of which are considered beloved classics, all for the mere price of  $6.99 per month or $69.99 annually. But that doesn’t necessarily mean Disney needs or deserves you...

Sandy Hook Lawsuit Is A Critical Victory

From 2012 to 2018, the voices of Sandy Hook families have been silenced. They were shut down because of the NRA's anti-gun control views, which overpowered their search for justice and fueled the gun industry. As of 2019, the Supreme Court allowed their suit against Remington Arms to continue by denying Remington's appeal. They may now make their case, legally.

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

There have been more mass shootings in the U.S. than days this year as of Nov. 17.  As of today, 321 days have passed this year, and 366 mass shootings, or any incident where four people were shot, have been reported, according to the nonprofit organization Gun Violence Archive (GVA).  Thi...

Rebel Without a Demise

James Dean, actor, appears above the dates of his birth and death year. Dean will star in his fourth feature film 65 years after his death via cutting edge computer-generated imagery (CGI.)

Jackson Estwanick, Executive Producer

November 19, 2019

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, controversy arose when near-perfect likenesses of deceased actors Peter Cushings and Carrie Fisher were digitally portrayed in 2016’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Combining computer-generated imagery (CGI) with voice acting, the creators at LucasFi...

Schools Must Be Agents of Change

The school environment is transitioning to allow for open discussion and action with social issues. Instead of confining student expression and development through traditional teaching, schools should show their commitment to helping students with the issues of their generation. In this way, it will make a more colorful, progressive, and safe place.

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

When 248 Francis Howell students violated nicotine-related policy last year, the school district filed a lawsuit against e-cigarette maker Juul Labs. However, the issue expands beyond a single school district. One in five middle and high school students report using e-cigarettes, according to the 2018 ...

Instagram Experiments with Removing Likes

On June 15, Instagram began experimenting with no likes in seven different countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand.

Sarah Harris, Associate Editor

November 10, 2019

It’s the day after the dance, a family outing, or a late night out with friends. In other words, it’s the perfect time to post on Instagram.  Before teenagers officially post, they look up the best time to post: weekdays from 8 p.m. - 3 p.m. with high activity on Thursdays.  Now, it is time to post, but the anxiety has not yet diminished...

Editorial Board: Protect Flex Time

Students gather to eat lunch. Flex Time gives students many opportunities to join clubs, work on homework and eat lunch.

October 15, 2019

As the bell for Flex Time rings, Sara Parikh, senior, goes to one of her teachers for academic help.  In that 30-minute block of Flex, Parikh can only stay in that class. All hallway doors get locked for that half an hour, so if Parikh needs to leave class, even if only for the restroom, she ...

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