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Precious Moore, Terry Thomas and Carlton Clay appear in a scene from 1984.

Thespian Troupe set to perform at State Competition

By Shanyla Smith, Staff Writer January 17, 2023

For the first time in over a decade, the Thespian Troupe has advanced to the State Finals with their piece from the play “1984.” “My wife cried tears of joy. She knows the work that's been put...

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...

Vaping Tank

Vaping cases on the rise

Destiny Givens & Taylor Washington, Staff Writers November 12, 2022

The country is facing a new epidemic as the use of vaping is rapidly increasing. A recent study by hospitals in Massachusetts and San Francisco found that adolescents are starting to vape at a younger...

MHS Thespians put on the drama 1984 this weekend. Sundays final performance is at 2 p.m..

Students bring drama of 1984 to life

Essence Johnson, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

The fall play is traditionally more light-hearted featuring fairy-tales and comedies, but this year, the students tackled more heavy-hitting material with their adaptation of the novel 1984. “This...

Seniors vision leads them to new business venture

Seniors’ vision leads them to new business venture

Myles Germany, Staff Writer October 17, 2022

Persona Visions, a Merrillville-based clothing brand, is founded by three of Merrillville’s seniors, Jayden Lewis Wherry, Camden Morgan and Demetrious Wilburn.  With some new inspiration, they’ve...

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,”...

Dont waste your vote -- deadline to register is next Tuesday

Don’t waste your vote — deadline to register is next Tuesday

Diamond Jackson, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

Senior Kai Anderson is excited to have the chance to vote in the upcoming election this November. “I feel like it’s important to vote because you want to choose the correct people to lead your...

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...

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