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College campuses struggle to find right way to deal with protests

Alicia Martinez, Staff Writer May 27, 2024

Four years ago, the high school graduating class of 2020 had their graduation canceled due to a devastating, unforeseeable circumstance. Now as they have dealt with college life, it is finally time for...

Time has come to end animal testing

Alicia Martinez, Staff Writer April 29, 2024

Imagine a syringe being forcefully shoved in your leg, injecting a possibly harmful chemical into your body. Or what about being strapped down and having to inhale sickening vapors with seemingly no end....

“Honey! The pizza’s ready!” – Pizza Hut

Destiny Givens, Editor March 11, 2024

All Pizza-Huts released their new hot honey pizza earlier this year. The hot honey trend has been taking on the food industry all over the country. This addition to pizza has brought on an elevated taste...

Sign language classes would open new worlds for MHS students

Laila Thigpen, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

Being unable to speak no matter what we tried, my little brother was taught basic sign language and could finally express his love and affection for his family. As a young child my brother struggled with...

AI could further tarnish reputation of journalism

Destiny Givens, Staff Writer December 3, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become the new trending topic with new technology like Chat GPT being able to write papers on any given topic. While this sounds like a perfect shortcut, what does this...

Guilty verdicts alone not enough justice in Elijah McClain case

Erin Mukes, Staff Writer November 4, 2023

Walking home from a local store Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old African American man, was put in a chokehold by a police officer, then injected with ketamine by paramedics, leading to his death. This...

Bye, bye birdie

Has Elon Musk ruined Twitter for good?

Precious Whalin, Staff Writer October 28, 2023

It’s been a year since Elon Musk purchased Twitter Inc. for a whopping $44 billion dollars, becoming the owner and CEO.  Musk wanted to try to recreate China's super app “WeChat”. Although it's...

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...

Users upset by potential TikTok ban

Jamorah Edwards, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

TikTok was a platform created to connect people with the same interest all over the world. The app kept a lot of people from going insane during COVID and gave a platform to people who deserved to be heard.  Most...

The potential downfall of TikTok

JonPaul Patterson, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

I’m sure you’ve heard of how the American Government is trying to ban Tiktok. If you live under a rock and don’t know what TikTok is, a social media app dedicated to short-form videos created for...

Watering down AP African American History class is unfair to rest of country

Lloyd Wright, Staff Writer February 8, 2023

 Outrage has been sparked across the nation as Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis blocked an AP African American History class, which he describes as “pushing a political agenda.”  College...

Ticketmaster fiasco needs to be addressed

Myles Germany, Staff Writer February 8, 2023

Imagine trying to purchase tickets for your favorite artist's concert, and as you sit in a queue for hours trying to buy tickets, the website crashes and now you’re stuck without tickets. In the following...

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