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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...

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...

Lucas Zakutansky wears one of his recent vintage finds.

Students enjoy finding bargains in vintage stores

Myesha Harvey, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

Senior Precious Moore found a love for thrifting in 7th grade when she visited a thrift store with her grandmother. According to recent studies, resale shops have grown 7% a year for the past two years,...

Sophomore finds divine inspiration for new video game

Sophomore finds divine inspiration for new video game

Ameya Calvillo, Staff Writer May 15, 2023

Inspired by her religious beliefs, Sophomore Morgan Pierce is using her creativity and knowledge about programming to bring a Christian-based video game to life. “It’s about a missionary who is...

Science teachers second job keeps things rocking

Science teacher’s second job keeps things rocking

Ja'Mare Mitchell, Staff Writer May 15, 2023

Science teacher Mr. Robert Heckler also has a rocking life as he performs as part of a successful local rock band. “I've been in bands since I was in my 20s here and there,” he said. Although...

Students from Ms. Hardys class volunteer to help at the Northwest Indiana Food Bank.

Students learn how to help others with work at area food bank

Precious Whalin, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Once arriving at the Northwest Indiana Food Bank, students walk into a big room with pictures all over the wall showing many different names, people, quotes, and sponsors. They line up to sign in and wait...

Students’ Prom costs keep creeping up

Shanyla Smith, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Prom season is around the corner and everyone wants to dress to impress. Hair, tux, shoes,  ride and, most importantly the dresses, are all qualities students are excited to get to make their Prom...

Prom Queen Candidates: Autumn Williams, Caidyn Morgan and Destiny Givens.

Standouts vie to wear crown at Prom

April 27, 2023

Destiny Givens Describe how you felt when you found out that you were nominated? “I honestly felt really grateful that when teachers chose someone to be on the court that they chose me and that...

Prom King candidates: Noah Molenda, Mareo Mukes and Carlton Clay

Juniors vie for Prom King honor

April 27, 2023

Carlton Clay Describe how you felt when you found out that you were nominated? I was actually surprised because I didn’t know you could get nominated and when I got the slip I was like thats kind...

Mock Trial teams find success in courtroom

Shanyla Smith, Staff Writer April 23, 2023

This year, the Merrillville mock trial team went to compete in person for the first time since Covid-19, and both the varsity and JV teams made it to the State Competition. The team received an actual...

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