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Well-rounded athlete

Well-rounded athlete

Justin Hendrian, Reporter
October 24, 2016
Filed under Profile Stories

Meridian freshman, Shane Smith, is an athlete. Smith is originally from Beaufort, South Carolina, and he moved to Illinois when he was 18 months old. Nicole Smith stated, "He is the oldest of 3 siblings he has 1 brother, and 2 sisters." He plays football and basketball for Meridian High School. Smith...

Moriah Renfro: The girl with the golden voice

Marley Doering, Reporter
October 24, 2016
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Moriah Renfro is a freshman at Meridian High School who has sung in her local church since she was young. Renfro  has grown up around music her whole life. She started singing when she was inspired, at the age of twelve, by both her parents who sing at their church. "I wouldn't call it a pop star car...

Spenser Lacox: A boy and his best friend

Spenser Lacox: A boy and his best friend

Ian Carnahan, Reporter
October 17, 2016
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Spenser Lacox, junior, enjoys the finer things in life: sleeping and playing with his dog. His dog, a beagle/lab mix named Elly, has been his best friend since he was four years old. He adopted her at Love at First Sight, a shelter that was once at Hickory Point mall. "Our connection is pretty strong....

Matthew Dingman: Good with his hands

Matthew Dingman: Good with his hands

Sydney Moore, Reporter
October 17, 2016
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Matthew Dingman, Meridian junior, does many skilled things with his hands. He does drawings and participates in Technical Academy for welding. Outside of school, Dingman plays video games and is an animal lover. He most often draws in class and when he is bored. "Matthew's art is very creative. I...

Levi Goodman, deer gone wild?

Levi Goodman, deer gone wild?

Tristan Henson, Reporter
October 5, 2016
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Levi Goodman, a sophomore at Meridian, is a normal teenage boy born in Decatur, Illinois. Goodman has an interest that some people may not have, nature. Goodman has always admired the outdoors and enjoys the company of the natural Earth. Goodman was born in Decatur, Illinois, and from a young age,...

Dunkin’ for days

Dunkin’ for days

Austin Durbin, Reporter
October 5, 2016
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Chrissy Morrow is currently a senior at Meridian High School who is in FCS and likes to train dogs. What most people don't know about her is that she works at Dunkin' Donuts. She has been working there since June when they first opened. Some think that work is all about work, but for her it's not....

Jesse Damery: More than just your ‘base’ic player

Jesse Damery: More than just your ‘base’ic player

Sadie Scott, Reporter
October 5, 2016
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Jesse Damery, freshman, is known to be a great athlete among her peers, coaches, and fans alike. However, her eclectic talent has been noticed by more than just District 15. An avid softball player, Damery started her career at just six years old. "I played tee-ball, and I've been  in love with playing...

Serving up success, Tiffiany Gilliam

Serving up success, Tiffiany Gilliam

Connor Hurelbrink, Reporter
October 3, 2016
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Tiffiany Gilliam works close to 40 hours a week at Steak 'n Shake because it's a good first job. Gilliam is like many other students at Meridian High School. She enjoys hanging out with her friends and playing video games. She has a weekend and after school job; however, unlike other students, sh...

Let’s chat about Snapchat

Let’s chat about Snapchat

Madison Heidemann, Reporter
May 11, 2016
Filed under Teen Culture

Ever noticed all these photos posted to social media that are face swapped, have bunny ears or even dog ears? That pretty much sums up Snapchat nowadays. “I think everyone should have Snapchat, it is pretty cool and fun to use. My favorite filter is the bunny one,” says senior Danielle Talley. ...

What are the Odds?

What are the Odds?

Lauren Duffer, Reporter
May 10, 2016
Filed under Teen Culture

Meridian High School students have been playing a game called “What are the Odds.” This game is becoming more and more prevalent throughout the halls. What are the Odds is a game that is designed to have the loser perform a funny or embarrassing task. To start the game someone must ask “Wha...

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