The Mirror

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The Mirror

The Mirror

Threat to classic books continues to grow among divided nation

Threat to classic books continues to grow among divided nation

Aatayvion Jones, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

A growing number of school districts across the country are facing calls to remove books from library shelves and or to remove them from the curriculum. This week is Banned Books Week, created to draw...

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...

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...

Don’t miss out on final moments of senior year in a race to the finish line

Andronakis Clay, Staff Writer May 18, 2022

A senior was stuck in the most difficult class that anybody could imagine, Calculus, where only sweats and tears can be had, and it can flip your year upside down. This girl, despite being top of her class...

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...

Junior Boys

Junior Boys

April 29, 2022

Q. Tell me about your involvement here at MHS Aleks Djukic: “I played soccer for all three years so far, it's the love of my life. I’ve done cheer since freshman year. I did it, I tried out one...

Junior Girls

Junior Girls

April 29, 2022

Q. Tell me about your involvement here at MHS. Emilee Thomas: “I do a lot of sports, and some clubs. I do tennis, soccer, gymnastics, and Spanish Club. I mainly focus more on sports because I like...

Senior Boys

Senior Boys

April 29, 2022

Q. Tell me about your involvement here at MHS James George: I really like performing arts. I do a little bit of jazz, a whole lot of marching band. A little bit of pep band. I also like theater a lot…...

Senior Girls

Senior Girls

Lauren Molenda, Editor April 29, 2022

Q: Tell me about your involvement here at MHS. Merci Tan: “I am the Secretary of the Thespian Troupe, I did cross country and track my freshman and sophomore year, I’m in Advanced Orchestra, and...

Mr. Anthony Bo Patton

Mr. Anthony ‘Bo’ Patton

Lauren Molenda, Editor March 20, 2022

Mr. Bo Patton began his Pirate legacy as captain of the MHS boys basketball team back in 2008, and has returned as a teacher and coach to a team of his own, inspiring hundreds of students and athletes.  “The...

Mr. Joshua Haynes

Mr. Joshua Haynes

Lauren Molenda, Editor March 20, 2022

After attending MHS as a student, Mr. Joshua Haynes has returned back as a building trades teacher and track and field coach, coming back to where it all started. During his time in high school, Mr....

Mrs. Angela Escobedo

Mrs. Angela Escobedo

Lauren Molenda, Editor March 20, 2022

Mrs. Angela Escobedo, once a student through the Merrillville Community School Corporation, has made a full circle back, now teaching multiple Spanish classes here at MHS and even serving as the head of...

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