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Here in my second home – all about Meridian’s exchange student

Here in my second home – all about Meridian’s exchange student

Kendra Merris, Reporter

March 31, 2017


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Senior Sophie Fiebig is the first foreign exchange student to Meridian in about five years. Fiebig was born in Berlin, Germany and came to America early August 2016. "I didn't get to decide which state or area of America I wanted to go to. Basically, you apply for an exchange year with your respon...

Jefferson or Burr? Choose! But, why not both?

Jefferson or Burr? Choose! But, why not both?

Sophie Fiebig, Reporter

March 23, 2017


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On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Meridian's drama club went to Olympia High School in Stanford, IL., where they competed against several schools in the categories drama and group interpretation. Even though neither of the shows, Walkin' Home or Hamilton: The Revolution, made it to the state competition...

Where did the time go?

Where did the time go?

Drew Snow, Reporter

March 21, 2017


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On Sunday, March 12, daylight savings time occurred once again, setting the clocks forward and taking away an hour of time. Senior Patrick Smith said, "I don't like it because it messes up sleep schedules." On Monday, March 13, Smith "stayed home and caught up on sleep" because his sleeping schedule was...

Transgender bathrooms: what students think

Transgender bathrooms: what students think

Ian Carnahan, Reporter

March 17, 2017


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On Wednesday, February 22, President Trump reversed Obama's protections that allowed transgender students at public schools to choose the bathroom of their gender identity. Students share their thoughts on if it should be controlled by the state or the federal level. Senior Caleb White agrees with...

Mark it off the bucket list, Meridian Moments made the SISPA Golden Dozen

Mark it off the bucket list, Meridian Moments made the SISPA Golden Dozen

Andrea Ricker, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2017


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On Friday, February 24, yearbook adviser Ms. Moore found out the Meridian Moments' 2015-16 yearbook made the SISPA (Southern Illinois School Press Association) Golden Dozen. "The SISPA Golden Dozen is a yearbook competition that covers Illinois, Southern Indiana, Northen Kentucky, and the St. Louis...

1920’s board game

1920’s board game

Madison Kirkland, Reporter

March 9, 2017


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Over the course of six class days and three weekend days, U.S. History classes were to create their own board game consisting of a 1920's topic. The students got into groups of about three and had to create a board game concerning an aspect of 1920's America, getting to choose between five topics:...

Trivia Night fun

Trivia Night fun

Hannah Morrow, Reporter

March 8, 2017


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Meridian High School held their Trivia Night on Saturday, March 4, 2017, as a fundraiser for the Scholastic Bowl team. "The money we raise goes for scholastic bowl scholarships and new buzzer sets," says senior Scholastic Bowl member Claire Reynolds. Reynolds also said they have a trivia night every...

Prepare for your first time

Prepare for your first time

Sydney Moore, Reporter

March 7, 2017


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When people turn 16, most receive a lot of freedom. They can now drive, become organ donors, and donate blood. As you experience these freedoms, you learn that they also come with responsibilities. Some students learned this on Friday March 3, when Meridian National Honor Society (NHS) held their first...

Nail artist at 16

Nail artist at 16

Madison Kirkland, Reporter

February 24, 2017


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Junior, Aleshia Lowe, has started doing acrylic nails from home with her own tools and skills for anyone who would like them done for a cheap price. The idea started one day when Lowe got bored and wanted to do her own nails. She paid for the materials from Sally's and online with her own money ...

Central Illinois protesters stand with their beliefs

Central Illinois protesters stand with their beliefs

Corryn Brock, Reporter

February 15, 2017


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Several protests have sprung up all over the nation. For many of the people who have recently protested, the fight isn't just about them. It's about groups they support as a whole. Chloe Langhorst and her sister alongside the estimated 250,000 others in Chicago protested for equality. Langhorst...

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