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Free speech or public indecency? Where do your rights end?

Free speech or public indecency? Where do your rights end?

Austin Mendenhall, Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Editorials

Earlier this month Karen Fonseca of Texas was pulled over and threatened with a disorderly conduct charge. The reason for this charge, she had a window decal that said: "F*** Trump and F*** you for voting for him." After being pulled over Fonseca had another decal made which read, "F***  Troy Nehls...

Students say goodbye to beloved teacher, Ms. Brown

Students say goodbye to beloved teacher, Ms. Brown

Sydney Moore, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Ms. Brown, a Blue Mound/Meridian teacher for 29 years, taught her final class on November 17. In the morning, she was greeted by presents and a poster signed by some of her students. "When I saw Mrs. Brown for the last time as a teacher at Meridian I felt as though my whole life was falling apart,...

Finsta leads to felony?

Finsta leads to felony?

Emily Wilcox, Reporter

November 28, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Teen Culture

Instagram is a free, online sharing application and social media site created in 2012. Since then, it has become more and more popular, adding multiple new features and updates as time's gone on. Users continue to find new purposes for Instagram, however, could some of those uses be illegal? "Fins...

MHS blood drive

MHS blood drive

Hunter Chumbley, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under News

Friday, November 3, 2017, Meridian High School hosted one of its many blood drives for the American Red Cross in the upstairs balcony of the gym. Helping lead this drive is Mrs. Rappé. Rappé is the NHS (National Honor Society) sponsor. This will be Rappé's seventh blood drive in three years. She...

Love for teaching and each other

Love for teaching and each other

Emily Peterson, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

During a hot August night in St. Louis at the Toby Spout music festival, Mr. Rude got down on one knee and asked Ms. Johnson to spend the rest of her life with him. Two teachers who found love for teaching high school students also found love for each other. On August 6, while enjoying the last f...

What up wit dat??? -Eligibility policy

What up wit dat??? -Eligibility policy

Drew Snow, Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Showcase

At Meridian Senior High School, there is a new eligibility rule. It was put into play this year for the first time by Mr. Hurelbrink, with school board approval, and is intended to push students to strive to keep their grades up. The rule is quite simple and is effective for every student in the...

How the State Budget Impasse could seriously affect Meridian

How the State Budget Impasse could seriously affect Meridian

Andrea Ricker, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2017


Filed under News

For the past two years, the state of Illinois hasn't passed a full budget, which is causing schools like Meridian to not get the money they need from the state. "K-12 education has been somewhat lucky, in that when they haven't passed a full budget, they've passed at least an education budget," says...

Seniors’ last day

Seniors’ last day

Hannah Morrow, Reporter

May 17, 2017


Filed under News

The 2016-2017 school year is coming to an end, and the last day for the seniors is just around the corner. Senior Audrey McConnell said, "It's kind of bittersweet, like four years of high school goes so fast and its like we are adults now and can go out and explore the world but I will miss people."...

Graduating class of 2017

Graduating class of 2017

Austin Durbin, Reporter

May 17, 2017


Filed under News

On May 21, at 2:00 p.m., Meridian will hold the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2017. Graduation is a very special time, whether it be for the students themselves, the family, or the faculty. Mr. Hurelbrink, Meridian principal, thinks that graduation is something special to remember. When the...

One shot at forever visit

One shot at forever visit

Madison Kirkland, Reporter

May 16, 2017


Filed under News

  Twins Dale and Dean Otta played on the baseball team for Macon High School Ironmen in 1971. They were also in the book One Shot At Forever by Chris Ballard. The two came to Meridian High School on Tuesday, May 9, to visit the junior English class, who recently read the book. Dal...

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