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Meridian spirit

Meridian spirit

December 1, 2017


Filed under Teen Culture

On Wednesday, September 27th Meridian hosted a series of events including their third day of homecoming dress-up, the homecoming parade, and the powder puff game. Meridian’s homecoming parade is a celebration where each of the classes created a float and throw candy. Such exciting things really b...

Image of excellence

Image of excellence

Lydia Wiggins, Reporter

November 28, 2017


Filed under Teen Culture

These photos represent how hard working all of our Meridian students are, and how much pride they have for their school. This homecoming week has been busy and hectic, but Meridian students still hit the books and focus on school work. Many students dressed up in very entertaining costumes for scrab...

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...

Black Friday

Black Friday

Emma Jackson, Reporter

November 22, 2017


Filed under Teen Culture

Black Friday is an American shopping tradition that takes place every year after Thanksgiving. On this day, thousands of people go out and find great deals before Christmas. Black Friday shopping doesn't only take place on Friday, stores start to open on Thanksgiving Day. Most stores open around 6...

Checking off the list

Checking off the list

Austin Mendenhall, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under Books, Teen Culture

The weather is turning colder, the leaves are starting to fall, and the days are becoming shorter. It's the perfect time of year to curl up on the couch, grab a blanket and relax. And what is better than lounging on the couch all afternoon? Lounging with a good book. But what to read? There are so...

Let’s get things straight (or gay) about GSA

Let’s get things straight (or gay) about GSA

Sadie Scott, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under Teen Culture

Starting this year, Meridian will have a new teacher-sponsored club (as opposed to a school-sponsored club which gets paid by the school district), the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). Senior Corryn Brock, who thought the school needed a place of support for LGBT students who deal with bullying or negativity,...

Getz buckets

Getz buckets

Nate Durbin, Reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under Teen Culture

On Saturday, October 21 at the Bloomington-Normal Disc Golf Open, Cameron Getz was looking to make a statement at his first competitive disc golf tournament. Getz was the youngest competitor in the tournament but says he was "very eager" to try his best. Getz was accompanied the whole day by Spencer...

The Real Shyanne Piatt

The Real Shyanne Piatt

Brock Durbin, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Profile Stories, Teen Culture, Uncategorized

Having a job during school is hard. There is usually one simple question: should I focus on school or work? Shyanne Piatt, junior, balances the two. She is a cashier at the new Krekel's in Macon, Illinois. Piatt grew up in Decatur, where she said it was boring. Working at Krekel's gives her something...

Classical Courtney

Classical Courtney

Emma Jackson, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Profile Stories, Teen Culture

It’s 3:00 on a Monday after a hard day at school, and Courtney Sollman is in her room listening to classical music. Sollman says the music calms her and makes her feel good. Sollman is a freshman at Meridian High School. Her love for listening to classical music started when she was about 12 ye...

Victoria Henson; Moving away

Victoria Henson; Moving away

Aleshia Lowe, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Profile Stories, Teen Culture

Victoria Henson is a freshman at Meridian High School. She moved from Pennsylvania to the Meridian school district in grade seven. She is known as very outgoing, friendly, and easy to talk to. Her dad got a promotion and it transferred the family here. The family all agreed on the decision that moving...

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