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8 influential black activists that helped shape history

8 influential black activists that helped shape history

Justice Campbell, Staff Writer February 25, 2024

In honor of Black History Month, take a look at some of the influential activists who've strived to make our country a better place.   Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912-August 24, 1987) Whenever...

Students examine a crime scene during a criminal justice class.

Students step into world of Criminal Justice

Cameron Lasley, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

Senior Jarrod Davis witnessed his first dead body at the age of 11. Seeing a man lay in the street for two days thinking he was homeless and not knowing he was lifeless encouraged him to become a homicide...

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...

Robotics Club builds for the future

Robotics Club builds for the future

Brandon Edmondson, Staff Writer October 25, 2023

Following in her sister’s footsteps, Junior Jamaelyn Sanders joined the robotics team to fulfill her interest in robots and grow closer to her dream career.  “I was really into robots when I was...

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...

Indianas new nickname law provokes strong reactions

Indiana’s new ‘nickname’ law provokes strong reactions

Brandon Edmondson, Staff Writer September 28, 2023

Indiana HB 1608, a law that went into effect on July 1, 2023, requires teachers to inform a student’s parent/guardian whenever a student wants to change their name to a nickname. It also prevents teachers...

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 14, 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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