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Chick-Fil-As new Spicy Grilled Sandwhich and Autumn Spice Milkshake

Chick-Fil-A new offerings

Davion Donerson, Staff Writer September 30, 2022

Chick-Fil-A Merrillville is known as the home of the original chicken sandwich. The combination of great food options and five star hospitality to its guests have made Chick-Fil-A a household name across...

Don’t miss out on College Go Week activities

Essence Johnson, Staff Writer September 28, 2022

College Go Week is taking place this week, and MHS is promoting information for students all around the school, and students encouraged to consider applying for college this week. “College Go Week”...

Threat to classic books continues to grow among divided nation

Threat to classic books continues to grow among divided nation

Aatayvion Jones, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

A growing number of school districts across the country are facing calls to remove books from library shelves and or to remove them from the curriculum. This week is Banned Books Week, created to draw...

An inside look at the 2022 Homecoming Court

An inside look at the 2022 Homecoming Court

September 22, 2022

Next week, a full slate of homecoming activities are scheduled, culminating with the return of the dance on Saturday night. A highlight of the week is the crowning of the homecoming queen at halftime of...

Foreign Exchange student Carolina Cocera practices interviewing with a PNN classmate.

MHS welcomes Senior foreign exchange student

Essence Johnson, Staff Writer September 19, 2022

As a foreign exchange student from Madrid, Spain, Carolina Cocera is here to conclude her senior year of high school at MHS.  “I came to the U.S. because this country is like a movie. Life is so...

Freshman Eliza Cheatham practices the piano in the orchestra room during her lunch hour.

Freshman pianist uses skills to teach others

Jaden Steward, Staff Writer September 19, 2022

Merrillville High School is home to many talented students. From sports to the arts, there are bundles of creativity and talent radiating from each student in this school. One student in particular is...

Orchestra students demonstrate their instruments at the recent Fun Fair.

Fun Fair brings community together to support MHS Orchestra

Noah Molenda, Editor September 18, 2022

The Merrillville High School Orchestra hosted a Fun Fair last week to spread fun with the Merrillville Community and raise awareness for the club.  Everywhere you looked, there were fun activities around...

Portillos lemon cake is back through August.

Summer brings back Portillo’s tasty lemon cake

Deanna Hampton, Staff Writer June 7, 2022

Portillo's (555 East 81st Avenue Merrillville IN), also known as the Dog house, is home to Merrillville’s favorite Italian beef sandwiches, burgers, Chicago-style hotdogs, salads and, most importantly,...

Lauren Molenda poses before her visit to John Wood Elementary the week before graduation.

Editor leaves her mark on MHS journalism program

Lauren Molenda, Editor June 3, 2022

I remember walking into the journalism room on the first day of school my sophomore year, excited and eager to dive into the world of news writing. Growing up, I had always loved to write stories and take...

Graduates offer words of wisdom to fellow students

Sabina Messiah and Robert Richardson, Staff Writers June 3, 2022

The Class of 2022 graduates this weekend, and the seniors will be traveling in many different directions. Five of the graduates shared some advice to students following in their footsteps. Raleigh Stubbs...

Class President Azariah Crosby is shown helping decorate the senior float.

Class president happy to help create special year for seniors

Colin Rogers, Staff Writer June 3, 2022

As the Class of 2022 graduates, Senior Class President Azariah Crosby worked hard to make it a special year for the seniors. “I hope to leave an impact not only on my class, but the school as well,”...

The Senior Class recently made a donation to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and helped build a house.

Seniors beat the heat to help build home for family

Savannah Cantrell, Staff Writer June 3, 2022

On a recent 90-degree day, the MHS senior class took a field trip to help build a house for those in need. On the way there, expectations were low and excitement was high. Most anticipated just standing...

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