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Opinions: Colin Kaepernick and Nike

Opinions: Colin Kaepernick and Nike

Michael Schmitz and Will Roach

September 21, 2018


Filed under Not on Front Page, Opinions, Sports

Controversy recently spiked on September 5th, when Nike released an advertisement featuring football player Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick has been a disputed public figure since 2016, when he refused to stand for the national anthem at a 49’ers game. He reportedly refused to stand as a symbolic protest ...

Freshman Plans to Graduate Early to Go Pro

Freshman Plans to Graduate Early to Go Pro

Rene Moore, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Giuseppe Gereau, freshman, has been playing soccer for St. Louis Scott Gallagher (SLSG) since he was in kindergarten and is on his way to making soccer his career. “Soccer is important to me because I just love playing it,” Giuseppe said. “It’s just a competitive sport, and I’m a competi...

Q & A: Resource Officer Works PGA Championship

Q & A: Resource Officer Works PGA Championship

Alyssa Shellabarger, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports

The 100th Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Championship took place from Aug. 9-12 at Bellerive Country Club, eight miles from MHS. Multiple members of the MHS community witnessed the event, but School Resource Officer Steve Aspinall was not a member of the crowd. Aspinall’s supervisor, one of...

Girls lacrosse ranks second in state

Girls lacrosse ranks second in state

Ethan Hill and Delaney Neely

May 21, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Two years ago, girls lacrosse had battled for districts in the pouring rain. Sarah Craft, senior, said her favorite memory from that season was winning district that year, and the confident boost it gave the team. “We haven’t done [it] in four or five years,” Craft said. This year, the ...

Marquette Fishing Club Wins First Qualifier Round

Marquette Fishing Club Wins First Qualifier Round

Ethan Hill, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

Fishing is a strategic sport. Everything must be examined from the lures to the shore position. A bass fishes differently than catfish. Anything can happen at anytime. And thus the difficulty to slip through four rounds and ultimately come out on top of a year-long tournament. “Each team gets a sho...

Mystique places at Nationals

Mystique places at Nationals

Kailin Zhang, News Editor

March 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

The girls stand under the spotlight. They dance. They leap. They turn. Then, their moment on stage ends - built through months of practice and dedication. Varsity Mystique had their moment to shine at the National Dance Alliance (NDA) National Championship in Orlando, Fla., where they placed sixt...

Fantasy football’s growing popularity

Fantasy football’s growing popularity

Ethan Hill, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Around 75 million Americans play fantasy football every season, according to the New York Post. American football is by far one of the most popular sports in the United States, and fantasy football only proves that even further. ESPN, NFL, FOX, among many others, are all outlets that allow millions of ...

Hockey team prepares for Wickenheiser cup finals

Hockey team prepares for Wickenheiser cup finals

Marta Mieze, News Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

When Andrew Farrell, sophomore, was four years old, he started off playing for Kirkwood. He would’ve never imagined that 11 years later, he would play as center on the Marquette hockey team and be heading to finals March 13, for the Wickenheiser cup against the Westminster Wildcats at the Scottrade Cente...

Winter Guard takes first place at competition

Winter Guard takes first place at competition

Kailin Zhang, News Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

The crowd cheers. They did it again - another first place. Yet the winning team is nowhere to be found. This scenario took place on Feb. 2, when winter guard took first place in Scholastic AA at the Edwardsville High School Winter Guard Competition. Not only did the team place first, but they...

Cheerleaders prepare for Nationals

Cheerleaders prepare for Nationals

Sarah Harris, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the cheerleaders landed their final stunt, they erupted in hugs and cheers. Even though the winners hadn’t been announced yet, they had a feeling that they just won State. And they were right. On Oct. 31, 2017, the cheerleaders earned first place at State, making MHS history as it was the first ...

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