The Mirror

The Student News Site of Merrillville High School

The Mirror

The Mirror

Free speech proves costly

Kenyon Brown, Staff Writer November 20, 2022

As some of you may not know the topic in the sports and music world as of late has been anti-semitism. The word means hostility to or prejudice against Jewish people. Basketball superstar Kyrie Irving...

Griner’s punishment doesn’t fit the crime

Mya-Lee Jackson, Staff Writer October 27, 2022

Imagine going on a work trip to increase your salary and you end up sentenced to nine years in prison. This has recently happened to a professional women's basketball player by the name of Brittney Griner....

Don’t miss out on final moments of senior year in a race to the finish line

Andronakis Clay, Staff Writer May 18, 2022

A senior was stuck in the most difficult class that anybody could imagine, Calculus, where only sweats and tears can be had, and it can flip your year upside down. This girl, despite being top of her class...

Gender stereotypes hurt both sides

Deanna Hampton, Staff Writer April 10, 2022

An anonymous classmate shared a time with me where they experienced the harsh reality of people spreading and talking about common gender stereotypes.  “I remember being at the barber shop getting...

New TikTok trend shows students’ attempts to reimburse schools for damages done

Izza Aftab, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

TikTok as of late banned and restricted the "Devious Licks" videos, where students boasted about their mischievous burglaries from school restrooms and classrooms. Clocks were stolen, soap dispensers were...

The life of a student-athlete

The life of a student-athlete

Mya-Lee Jackson, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

In our social climate, athletes are looked at as leaders. When I say leaders, I mean leaders of change because athletes bring joy to a lot of people. Being a leader you have to get out of your comfort...

Intersectional feminism movement needs men’s support

Destiny Givens, Staff Writer October 7, 2021

Men shouldn’t be afraid to be an intersecctional feminist. Women’s rights, health, and social justice issues are often overlooked by the statements made by men including “maybe women should just...

A guide to surviving your freshman year

A guide to surviving your freshman year

Andronakis Clay, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

Merrillville High School can be a scary place: Two new buildings, the maze of hallways, and kids who are so big you wonder if they’re security guards. To be honest, it can be a lot for the new freshmen...

Latest TikTok trend leads to destructive behavior

Andronakis Clay, Staff Writer September 26, 2021

When walking into a school bathroom the last thing you expect to see is a toilet broken off its hinges. Yet, the latest TikTok trend called “Devious Licks” supports criminal behavior in schools. Whether...

Livestock medicine not a good alternative

Tobias Stroh, Staff Writer September 26, 2021

People aren’t livestock, or, at least that’s what the FDA is trying to explain to people. Some people believe the vaccine is dangerous or a method for tracking them (while we don’t have that kind...

Texas law is too restrictive

Destiny Givens, Staff Writer September 26, 2021

The new abortion law in Texas fully goes against the rights women have been fighting for and ultimately forces women to make a decision about their health very swiftly. If a woman was raped, being...

Paul-Woodley fight turns out to be a big waste of time

Paul-Woodley fight turns out to be a big waste of time

Izza Aftab, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

Almost nobody likes the Paul brothers (unless you’re a 7-10 year old with no soul or brain). They are notorious for playing dangerous pranks on people, being extremely obnoxious, and starting...

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