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Blue Mound center becomes center of attention

Blue Mound center becomes center of attention

Karrigan True, Reporter

January 13, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Blue Mound's Wise Park is a significant part of this community. The park's pavilion is a gathering place for family reunions, birthday parties, picnics, and even larger things such as the annual fall festival. Recently, the members of the park board decided the pavilion needed a change for the better. They...

Dominating Dawson

Dominating Dawson

Sydney Moore, Reporter

December 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Evan Dawson, a senior at Meridian High School, was named to the boys' first team all-area soccer team. "The best people in our conference get picked, and then it would be the dream team that everybody would want. So it's the best players from each team...and that's the first team," said Dawson. Dawson...

Meridian’s Instinct Band inspired by Rock Band 3

Meridian’s Instinct Band inspired by Rock Band 3

Abagayle Jones, Hannah Reichert, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

An overwhelming feeling of Guy-ness, if that could be made a word, sums up what it's like to sit with Gideon Hill, Trenton Moma, and Hunter Foulks--the original members of Instinct.  The name of this band came about one night at Foulks' house while band members sat around the fire. As they brainstormed ...

Take back our Hawk, hawks!

Take back our Hawk, hawks!

Brian Reed, Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Tuesday, December 11, our mascot, the hawk, was taken out of the gymnasium just prior to the varsity game. Nobody currently knows exactly where the hawk is, but we have been given a ransom note and a go fund me page(www.gofundme.com/rescue-the-hawk) to help raise the 500 dollars to get the hawk back...

Cadaver autopsy field trip

Cadaver autopsy field trip

Lydia Wiggins, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Mr. Cloe and his current anatomy students took a trip to St.Louis to watch an autopsy take place. The class left at six-o-clock Tuesday morning on a school bus to Saint Louis University’s Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education Program (AIMS). The trip was an all-day affair with no stops. "The...

Thankful, tornado takes house, leaves daughter

Thankful, tornado takes house, leaves daughter

Sydney Moore, Reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Tornado, basement! Not a typical text message to receive at the beginning of December, but for Savannah Mendenhall, it was life-saving. The story begins early on December 1, 2018, when Mendenhall received a message from her friend, Amber Coon, warning her of bad weather. She later received a message...

Salvation Army Angel Tree program

Salvation Army Angel Tree program

Karrigan True, Reporter

December 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

When Christmas comes around, lots of kids are excited to receive presents. However, not all families can afford to provide toys for their kids. The Salvation Army started the "Angel Tree Program" to fill this gap. Angel trees are soliciting donations of toys every Christmas. Families can come into the Salv...

Journalism: Meridian alums discuss possible improvements for program

Journalism: Meridian alums discuss possible improvements for program

Hannah Reichert, Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

After seven years, several alums from the Meridian journalism program have ideas on how to change the course.  These changes could better prepare students for journalism past high school. "I would say one of the biggest differences is the work load," said Andrea Ricker, a news reporter at Illinois...

Mamma Mia cast announcement: Here we go again

Mamma Mia cast announcement: Here we go again

Kyle Farmer, Executive Producer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Meridian High School Drama Club will produce Mama Mia as their spring musical. This cast is the largest for a Meridian play since Ms.Moore took over the drama program. There are 12 crew members and 29 Cast members. The co-stage managers for this play are Hannah Reichert (junior) and Hailey Wendowsk...

FFA on its way

FFA on its way

Mikayla Dahlkamp, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Teen Culture

Alongside the Ag Program, MHS will add FFA, a national organization that helps students develop their potential for premiere leadership, personal growth, and career success through Ag education. "It's an internal part of the Ag Program," said superintendent Dan Brue, "from my perspective it's just...

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