The Mirror

The Student News Site of Merrillville High School

The Mirror

The Mirror

Homecoming returns to MHS

Noah Molenda, Editor September 26, 2022

After three years of missing homecoming due to COVID-19 effects, Merrillville High School is back on track and getting ready for its big return. The MHS Homecoming dance will be on Saturday, October...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Valedictorian Vincent Feliciano visits with students at Iddings Elementary last week.

Valedictorian, Salutatorian share inspiration for academic success

Colin Rogers June 2, 2022

The school year is coming to an end and by this time seniors are getting prepared for graduation. Whether it’s getting dressed in new clothes, or preparing for the walk to their diploma, sometimes it...

Precious Moore writes her songs in a special notebook.

MHS students showcase their creative talents as songwriters

Kyleigh Seay, Staff Writer May 30, 2022

Beginning her music career at the age of 7 Precious Moore, a junior at MHS, creates original music to help captivate her feelings. “Primarily, I make ‘sad’ music,” Moore said. Writing is my...

Janis Qualizza at her recent induction into the Indiana Sports Hall of Fame.

MHS Athletic Director Inducted into Indiana Sports Hall of Fame

Lauren Molenda, Editor May 28, 2022

For Athletic Director Ms. Janis Qualizza, the past 45 years have been dedicated to supporting and leading MHS athletics. While a lot of her job consists of scheduling and planning, Ms. Qualizza has gone...

Boys track sends 9 to State Meet

Boys track sends 9 to State Meet

Colin Rogers, Staff Writer May 25, 2022

After winning a fourth straight Sectional Title, the boys track and field team is aiming to repeat as Regional Champs tomorrow night. However, the path has not been an easy one. “Our resilience has...

Sophomore Noah Molenda celebrates solving that days Wordle in three guesses.

Wordle addiction spreads across school

Lauren Molenda, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

After being asked “Did you do the Wordle today?” probably hundreds of times earlier this year, I finally decided to sit down and attempt to solve the puzzle. At first, my annoyance at the over-popularity...

Sophomore Kemon Holmes already has a successful DJ business.

Sophomore DJ knows how to keep crowds happy

Robert Richardson , Staff Writer May 17, 2022

Seeing DJs coming in and out of the nightclub his dad manged , Kemon Holmes had an early look at the DJ experience that ultimately inspired him to follow their career path. “He really got me into...

Photographer Tom DiGrispino is a fixture at MHS sporting events.

Shining light on well-renowned MHS photographer

Noah Molenda, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

Whether you’re an athlete, club member, graduate, or just a student at Merrillville High School, you’re probably familiar with the name Tom DiGrispino AKA “Tom Dig.” Throughout the years, he has...

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