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MHS robotics team programmed for success

MHS robotics team programmed for success

Caleb Henderson, Staff Writer January 26, 2023

There are many different aspects of robotics such as building the robot, programming it, and understanding the mobility of the robot. Members of the robotics team get to explore all of those different...

Senior headed to Ivy Leagues after receiving Questbridge scholarship

Senior headed to Ivy Leagues after receiving Questbridge scholarship

Robert Richardson, Staff Writer January 19, 2023

Dating back to 8th grade, Monica Valladares had her sights set on attending an Ivy League school. After doing research on schools of interest, she ultimately knew the University of Pennsylvania was the...

Seniors Caleb Henderson and Tyler Wheaton practice podcasting as part of Interactive Media class.

Interactive Media class gives students real-world experience

Mya-Lee Jackson, Staff Writer January 17, 2023

As students sign up for electives the next couple of weeks, one class to look at is Interactive Media.  Mr. Pritt, a business teacher at Merrillville, has had the opportunity of teaching the multimedia...

Senior Gaven Karbowski practices his welding skills.

Welding classes prepare students for career in trades

Aatayvion Jones, Staff Writer January 17, 2023

Senior Gavin Karbowski remembers when time when his father gave him a special present that changed his life.                                           “I...

Students help deliver gifts for this years Wish List program.

Wish list program makes holidays brighter for area families

Ja’Mare Mitchell, Staff Writer December 19, 2022

Every year, around 130 students and 50 families have a better Christmas thanks to the Student Government and the multiple clubs, staff members and people in the community who adopt kids in need for Christmas...

Esports aren’t just fun and games

Caleb Henderson, Staff Writer December 19, 2022

Esports have been on the uprise lately and now colleges are offering scholarships just to play video games. There are tons of different video games that offer a competitive scene. I compete every year...

Teacher challenges himself with ultimate 50-mile run

Teacher challenges himself with ultimate 50-mile run

Jaden Steward, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

COVID-19 sent the entire world into a lockdown in the spring of 2020. Everyone was informed to wear masks, stay six feet away, and put outdoor activities on hold. But that didn't stop Joseph Monahan, 9th...

True Crime provides entertainment for some, pain for others

True Crime provides entertainment for some, pain for others

Autumn Griffin, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

The genre of true crime has been trending and affecting others in many ways. True crime is the “true” story of what happens with crime cases. It is occasionally a controversial topic because of the...

Senior Ivan Osorio climbs over the wall during one of the events at the recent Raiders competition.

ROTC cadets get tough in Raiders competition

Diamond Jackson, Staff Writer November 5, 2022

On a recent Saturday afternoon, MHS Air Force JROTC members worked together at Hobart High School navigating different courses, obstacles and skills courses designed to test their physical strength, mental...

Sign-up for blood drive to help people in need

Aatayvion Jones, Staff Writer October 18, 2022

After two full years without a blood drive because of COVID, the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) club recently organized a blood drive at the high school, collecting 37 units.  “I...

Ms. Torey Dabney-Houseworth works with a student during a simulation in Criminal Justice class.

Former police officer turned teacher shares her experience

Jaden Steward, Staff Writer October 13, 2022

Teachers have interesting backgrounds. Some are former journalists, some double as coaches, and some come from the police force, like Ms. Torey Dabney-Houseworth. “I’m a former federal police officer,”...

Marc Jacobs bag continues to be popular choice

Marc Jacobs bag continues to be popular choice

Autumn Griffin, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

The Marc Jacobs Tote Bag has recently been blowing up all over social media. A bag trending this much has to have an origin.  The bag was launched in 2019 and 100,000 bags were sold that year. Many...

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