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The Mirror

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Senior basketball player Mya-Lee Jackson

Love of game provides drive for Jackson in senior season

Robert Richardson, Staff Writer November 20, 2022

Senior Mya-Lee went from not knowing what a basketball was in fourth grade to playing varsity her freshman year.  “I was pretty tall in fourth grade so they said, ‘Why don't you just play basketball’...

Teacher challenges himself with ultimate 50-mile run

Teacher challenges himself with ultimate 50-mile run

Jaden Steward, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

COVID-19 sent the entire world into a lockdown in the spring of 2020. Everyone was informed to wear masks, stay six feet away, and put outdoor activities on hold. But that didn't stop Joseph Monahan, 9th...

Sign-up for blood drive to help people in need

Aatayvion Jones, Staff Writer October 18, 2022

After two full years without a blood drive because of COVID, the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) club recently organized a blood drive at the high school, collecting 37 units.  “I...

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...

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