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Insight on the Hotspot

Insight on the Hotspot

Seth Barnes, Reporter

October 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Teen Culture

Students by morning, Hotspot food sellers after 2:30. The Hotspot is looking to introduce new items to their menu. "We are moving away from sweets," said Mrs. Warnick, foods teacher, and head of the Hotspot. Before the next month rolls around, Warnick and the Hotspot crew sit down and decide who...

A colorful surprise for pediatric patients

A colorful surprise for pediatric patients

Karrigan True, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Teen Culture

For over a decade, the FCS club has been holding an annual crayon drive. The MHS study hall classes compete against each other to see who can bring in more boxes of 24 crayons. In the end, the winning class receives a party. This is all fun, but the best part is when FCS delivers the crayon boxes to...

SCREAM!!! haunted house

SCREAM!!! haunted house

Candi Duncan, Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Teen Culture

Scream is a haunted house that takes place in the former Sears store at Hickory Point Mall in Decatur. Scream has been at this location since last year. Before that, they were located on Eldorado Street. Scream is a haunted house to help fundraise for the Decatur Celebration and is all volunteer bas...

Across the World with Micah Rem

Across the World with Micah Rem

Tyler Ward, Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under Profile Stories

Not many people know about Micah Rem, that's because he is a 16-year-old new student at Meridian High School. Rem was born in South Korea and was adopted at six months old and brought to Buena Vista, Colorado. Rem said, "Moving from Colorado was a big change, but I like it here in Illinois." His adopted...

Speak Up! For what?

Speak Up! For what?

Brian Reed and Candice Duncan

September 20, 2018


Filed under Teen Culture

This year the administration has implemented a new way they handle problems within the student body, and this way has a name: Speak Up. But what is Speak Up? "It's an avenue for students to use to report a wide range of things. Maybe it's to report an incident of bullying or to report something illegal...

The secret life of Jonah Brue

The secret life of Jonah Brue

Case Jaukkuri, Reporter

September 6, 2018


Filed under Profile Stories, Teen Culture

Jonah Brue (15) freshman at Meridian High School, for the most part, is your average kid, but there's a catch, he's a tumbling champ. At the age of ten Brue won first in nationals at a tumbling competition by only one-tenth of a point! Brue's family made a trip down to Louisville, Kentucky, to watch...

Alexis’ MARVELous love

Alexis’ MARVELous love

Karrigan True, Reporter

September 6, 2018


Filed under Profile Stories, Teen Culture

Alexis Tish (14) is a freshman at Meridian High School. Even though lots of girls do, it’s not common that you find one with the same interest that she has. Tish has a huge love for Marvel. “I have an obsession with Marvel,” said Tish. She even went as far as to name her dog Thor. Thor is a 201...

From broken bones to state nationals

From broken bones to state nationals

Shyanne Piatt, Reporter

September 6, 2018


Filed under Profile Stories, Teen Culture

Riley Probus is a fourteen-year-old freshman who plays defensive end and right guard. Probus also plays basketball just for the fun of it and because, "I'm pretty good at it." Something you might not know is he was born being the youngest of seven siblings. Probus happens to be busy inside and outside...

Brake for Brooks, don’t speed through this

Brake for Brooks, don’t speed through this

Amber Miller, Reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under Profile Stories, Teen Culture

Nick Brooks is a junior at Meridian High School who is also a student at the Heartland Tech Academy (at Richland). While Brooks attends the academy he plans to learn many skills and about the mechanics of vehicles. He hopes to eventually get certified in auto mechanics. Brooks is a "funny, sociable,...

Rylie Casey, Greece/Italy trip

Rylie Casey, Greece/Italy trip

Candice Duncan, Reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under Profile Stories, Showcase, Teen Culture

Rylie Casey went on the Greece and Italy trip over the summer after fundraising. One place she visited was the Vatican City. "My favorite part in The Vatican City was the St. Peter's Basilica." "The whole experience was amazing, and the architecture of the buildings was beautiful," said Casey...

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