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Maxwell’s poem

May 30, 2023

In a perfect world We’d probably make amends But this ain’t a perfect world So guns don’t typically jam It’s world full of hurt And It’s a world full of sin Ain’t no one here cursed But...

Senior Maxwell Patterson performs his poem during a recent poetry competition in Chicago.

Ja'Mare Mitchell, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Senior Maxwell Patterson has a great passion for poetry and was recently recognized as one of the top 20 teen poets in all of Chicagoland.  Patterson is part of the high school’s Permanent Ink Poetry...

Hunter Frangis flies through the air during a karate practice.

Senior expands horizons, earns top honor in karate

Omarion Thomas, Staff Writer May 29, 2023

Senior Hunter Frangis has been working on achieving more than just his high school diploma.  After several years of hard work, he has also earned a black belt in karate. “It’s definitely a physical...

Junior Diamond Foster will be graduating this Friday.

Juniors prepare to take graduation stage a year early

Savannah Weatherspoon, Staff Writer May 29, 2023

Some impressive students have been on a roll with finishing up high school. MHS has several students that have accomplished the goal of being able to graduate an entire year early. Junior Diamond Foster...

Mrs. Pierson helps a student with a project.

Teacher’s passion for helping leads to second career

Savannah Weatherspoon , Staff Writer May 29, 2023

Merrillville High School teacher Sonja Pierson has been pursuing her Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree and career for about four years.  Mrs. Pierson must balance her life as a teacher and a...

Rheana Early made all-DAC in her freshman year.

Freshman softball player gains early accolades

Robert Richardson, Staff Writer May 24, 2023

Growing up watching her two older brothers play baseball inspired her to get into the game of softball. 10 years later Freshman Rheana Early is starting on varsity as a freshman. Playing softball for...

Student challenges himself on multiple instruments

Student challenges himself on multiple instruments

Essence Johnson May 24, 2023

While some students struggle with playing one instrument as it is, Cole Hurst plays four and will soon learn to play more.  “I learned in sixth grade to play my first instrument, which is the cello,”...

Robert Richardson pitches for the Pirates this season.

Athletes make plans to continue careers in college

Shanyla Smith, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

Two students have committed to colleges to further their athletic careers Senior Robert Richardson is attending college to continue his baseball career “I am going to Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne,”...

Facilitators work with their groups during the Cupid Shuffle activitity.

Impact Day program helps facilitators and participants grow

Myesha Harvey, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

As an ongoing part of celebrating the school’s diversity, MHS puts on several Impact Day programs throughout the year. The program is a way for students from different grades and groups to participate...

Racism hard to hide with Little Mermaid backlash

Racism hard to hide with Little Mermaid backlash

Precious Whalin, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

When Disney released the long awaited trailer of their new live action “The Little Mermaid” on Sept. 9th starring Halle Bailey as Ariel controversy immediately struck. With the teaser trailer on YouTube...

Senior Cayden Haywood

Haywood soars to success in pole vaulting

Jonpaul Patterson May 17, 2023

Senior Caden Haywood first got into pole vaulting when he was recommended by Mr. Josh Haynes, an assistant coach, during his freshman year. He started pole vaulting his Sophomore year.  Since then,...

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