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ORiya Gibson proudly displays the award she won at a recent competition for health-care students.

Nursing student wins state competition

Alicia Martinez, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

With 10 finalists in total, there was a 10% chance of winning a full-ride scholarship by being in that group. The announcer got to the ninth name, and still, they haven’t said “O’Riya Gibson.”...

Frank Mrvan discusses work in Congress with MHS government students

Frank Mrvan discusses work in Congress with MHS government students

Savannah Cantrell, Managing Editor March 22, 2024

This past Friday morning, Indiana’s District 1 U.S. Representative Frank Mrvan paid Merrillville High School a visit to speak to Mr. Winters’ government classes about what he does in Congress to properly...

Students set to end staff domination in annual hoops showdown

Students set to end staff domination in annual hoops showdown

Zaria Terry, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

In a much anticipated showdown, the students of Merrillville High School are set to face off against their teachers and staff members in the annual basketball game.  It has been over a decade since...

Voter registration deadline coming up quickly

Savannah Cantrell, Managing Editor March 12, 2024

Voting season has come around, and now is the time to exercise your right to vote!  If you will be 18 by November 2024, you are eligible to register to vote. To be able to vote during the Indiana Primary...

Fans flock to view Super Bowl commercials

Cameron Lasley, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

There's two types of people on Super Bowl sunday. The diehard football fans banking on a team to win and the diehard commercial fans waiting to see the new commercials and new movies being announced on...

Senior Kemon Holmes recently DJd at the school pep rally.

Senior making his mark as DJ

Brandon Edmondson, Staff Writer October 10, 2023

About four years ago, Senior Kemon Holmes was watching performances in his dad’s nightclub. He would see DJs come in and out and watch them excite crowds. Holmes felt a connection to this career choice...

The football teams four captains pose with a Pop Warner player before Friday nights victory over Portage.

Captains work to inspire team to new heights this season

Destiny Givens, Editor September 13, 2023

With a team always needing leaders to step up, show leadership, and be resilient  for the team. MHS football has embraced four new captains to lead the Pirates to success. The selection of becoming captain...

Friends end their high school journey at the top -- together

Friends end their high school journey at the top — together

Robert Richardson & Ameya Cavillo, Staff Writer June 1, 2023

Since they met in 3rd grade Monica Valladares and Aly Nunez have been inseparable. Now, they will take the stage together as co-valedictorians.  Valladares and Nunez have been a dynamic duo ever since...

Hunter Frangis flies through the air during a karate practice.

Senior expands horizons, earns top honor in karate

Omarion Thomas, Staff Writer May 29, 2023

Senior Hunter Frangis has been working on achieving more than just his high school diploma.  After several years of hard work, he has also earned a black belt in karate. “It’s definitely a physical...

Science teachers second job keeps things rocking

Science teacher’s second job keeps things rocking

Ja'Mare Mitchell, Staff Writer May 15, 2023

Science teacher Mr. Robert Heckler also has a rocking life as he performs as part of a successful local rock band. “I've been in bands since I was in my 20s here and there,” he said. Although...

Senior Omarion Thomas talks with Bulls announcers at the teams final regular-season game.

Teachers help senior fulfill dream visit to Bulls’ game

Michael LeGrand, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Senior Omarion Thomas is known for his sports commentary for PNN (Pirate News Network) and recently received an all-access pass to the last Chicago Bulls’s home game in the regular season. “I...

Mr. Israel leads a discussion with his first-hour class.

Mr. Israel engages students with unique perspectives, knowledge

JonPaul Patterson, Staff Writer April 23, 2023

If you have had Mr. Israel’s class before, you know he is very interesting. It's like his knowledge seems unending. Some people might wonder where he got all his knowledge from because he certainly does...

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