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SADD presentation to remember

SADD presentation to remember

Abbigail McConnell, Reporter
November 11, 2016
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Meridian Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) put together a presentation and brought Clarence Lee and Keith Davis in to talk about motivating yourself and not bullying others. Ms. Heather Johnson said the campaign is called Just Say Yes. The presentation was booked by Ms. Amato and it'...

Trumped

Trumped

Connor Hurelbrink, Reporter
November 11, 2016
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Donald Trump reached the target number of 270 electoral votes on November 8, 2016, and will become the President of the United States on January 20, 2017. New York Times reporter, Nate Cohn says, "Hillary enters election day with a clear if not an insurmountable advantage over Trump. If the polls...

Unhealthy lunches?

Unhealthy lunches?

Spencer Maxwell, Reporter
November 10, 2016
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Meridian High School removed a la carte lunches this year because it's said to be unhealthy for students. A la carte lunches were a big part of school last year. This year, they have been taken out due to unhealthy foods and expenses. Principal Hurelbrink says it is "too expensive and very unhealthy."...

Chromebook problems?

Chromebook problems?

Marley Doering, Reporter
November 4, 2016
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Recently in Meridian High School, student's Chromebooks were collected for maintenance. The Chromebooks were collected on October 27 and returned after the three-day weekend to the students. Both students and teachers had problems with the removal of the Chromebooks. "I think it was something that...

One last time: Meridian senior night

One last time: Meridian senior night

Andrea Ricker, Editor-in-Chief
October 26, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Senior athletes and band members were honored for their hard work during the last home football game of the season on October 21. "[It's great] to recognize the seniors for all their hard work and dedication," says Zach Habermaas, a senior football player who has been playing since 5th grade. "I've ...

Chris Herren shares his story

Andrea Ricker, Editor-in-Chief
October 17, 2016
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MHS Principal Mr. Hurlebrink was part of the team that helped bring Herren to Macon County, along with MHS guidance counselor Ms. Johnson who stated that, "it's always important to maintain awareness in our students." Last spring, Hurelbrink was contacted about helping to bring the Herren Projec...

Photography Mastermind

Photography Mastermind

Madison Kirkland, Reporter
September 9, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Corryn Brock showed off her love and talent for photography in a competitive way on August 26-28, 2016, in Mattoon. Brock, junior, decided to enter her skills into the Mattoon Art Council Photography Show. She was encouraged by her parents because they loved the photos she took in Coles County....

Hawk soars on Olympic field

Hawk soars on Olympic field

Corryn Brock, Reporter
August 29, 2016
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Corryn Brock 2009 Meridian graduate, Lauren Doyle, set out to compete on the Olympic field August 5, 2016 in Rio. For a small town like Macon, Illinois, having students go to state championships: big news. Students going to play for a college: bigger news. Playing in the Olympics: unheard ...

Adding flair to the Blue Mound Memorial Library

Adding flair to the Blue Mound Memorial Library

Andrea Ricker, Editor-in-Chief
August 26, 2016
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Twins Marley and Zoe Doering were given the opportunity to paint a mural on the outside of the Blue Mound Memorial Library-a project which is almost complete. The sisters have been involved in art since they were young. "My entire family basically did art, so I just kind of picked it up and enjoyed...

Shorter than your average summer break

Shorter than your average summer break

Corryn Brock, Reporter
May 26, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

The Meridian school district started school late due to construction and will now get out later than other area schools. This will result in a shorter summer break than the previous one. With finals and graduation quickly approaching, students are preparing for summer vacation. Or lack thereof. While...

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