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The Scoop: Ms. Dunmire

The Scoop: Ms. Dunmire

Jordan GoodmanStreet, Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Profile Stories

Ms. Dunmire is a young teacher that used to be a Meridian student and graduated in 2011. She was academically landing eighth in her graduating class. The teachers she had during her four years of high school: Ms. Bracken for chemistry. This was during Bracken's first year of teaching at Meri...

Take pressure, fight through it

Cristian Scott, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Teen Culture

Exams are on the way! The first semester is coming to a close and exams are right around the corner. Every class is required to give at least one big project or some sort of test. Exams will be held on December 20 and 21. Exams can prove frustrating and stressful, and students should start preparin...

The great debate

The great debate

Korey Damery, Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Teen Culture

Every year, English II students go through the debate unit. It starts off with several teams who randomly select topics to debate with other teams. Once all of the teams debate, Ms. Moore makes two teams of three by picking the best six debaters. This year, the top six are Ellen Jackson, Hallie Gates,...

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...

Heartland Technical Academy tours

Heartland Technical Academy tours

Shyanne Piatt, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Teen Culture

Some students can't wait for the Heartland Technical Academy tour offered sophomore year. While others are not ready and wish they would have been. Students take a bus to Richland Community College and are able to attend two presentations for the programs they are interested in. Each teacher sets up...

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...

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