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Top notch recruiting

Top notch recruiting

Austin Durbin, Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Teen Culture

Throughout this school year, a variety of different branches of our military has made visits to the school. These recruiters' goal was to get new recruits for their specific branch. One of these branches was the Illinois National Guard. Staff Sergeant Justin Lutz has been in the Illinois National...

Can you multitask?

Can you multitask?

Cameron Getz, Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under Teen Culture

Listening to music while doing homework is a challenge for some students at Meridian High School. Listening to music is not appealing to some students while doing homework. Some say that it helps them stay focused on what they are doing. The others say that it doesn't keep them on task. Nate Durbin,...

Safe spaces: What are they and do we need them?

Safe spaces: What are they and do we need them?

Andrea Ricker, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2017


Filed under Teen Culture

Safe spaces are a controversial topic in the media today. But what exactly are they? Some say that it's a place for people to say what they want without the fear of being judged, but others think it's not really a thing and that people should just deal with the real world. "It's an area where people...

Valentine’s Day vision

Valentine’s Day vision

Madison Kirkland, Reporter

January 31, 2017


Filed under Teen Culture

Valentine's Day is coming up in the next couple of weeks, and every year people struggle trying to come up with ideas for gifts, dates, attire, and ways to make others happy. Thinking of places to go and what to do can be hard. Senior, Brea Miller, says even though she has never been on a date of...

New kids on the Hawk

Corryn Brock, Reporter

January 20, 2017


Filed under Teen Culture, Uncategorized

Meridian High School has had four new students join for the second semester, Claire Palmer (freshman), Alexis Rosenberger (sophomore), Ryan Davis (sophomore), and Ashton Burt (junior). What's it like being a new student? It can be scary, exciting, or maybe a partof a student's average life. For s...

Preparing for winter formal

Preparing for winter formal

Hannah Morrow, Reporter

January 19, 2017


Filed under Teen Culture

Meridian High School students are beginning to prepare for the winter formal that will be held on February 18. The winter formal was started in 2015 and has been a success since. The winter formal is more casual than homecoming or prom. Senior Jessica Crackel said she'll be wearing, "a black dress...

2016 trends coming to an end?

2016 trends coming to an end?

Spencer Maxwell, Reporter

January 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Teen Culture

There are a wide variety of trends in 2016 that shouldn't be in 2017 because people do not use these as frequently as they used to. Trends that are coming to an end will impact the year a lot. The dab was the most frequently used trend by Cam Newton (Quarterback for Carolina Panthers). The trend...

Great agility

Great agility

James Moyer, Reporter

October 24, 2016


Filed under Profile Stories

Hannah Craft, a sophomore varsity cheerleader, enjoys attending her school’s games. While “having agility” and having a huge desire to watch Meridian football, she “feels like there is more to being a fan.” Becoming a cheerleader seems to be her answer to her desire as a fan. Performing ...

Macon mechanic – Cole Damery

Macon mechanic – Cole Damery

Kendra Merris, Reporter

October 24, 2016


Filed under Profile Stories

Football, fishing, racing and working on cars, senior Cole Damery is a man of all traits. After football, Damery likes to work on cars in his shop, Damery Bros. Decatur-Danville Scale Co., with his dad. At the beginning of the school year, he can't work on them as often as he would like. Damery goes...

Future vet?

Future vet?

Drew Snow, Reporter

October 24, 2016


Filed under Profile Stories

Meridian freshman, Mahalah Cash wants to be a vet when she get older because "it is interesting." She even worked for a zoo for a while over her summer break. Cash said that her favorite place to hang out is her house because it is “drama free” and she likes to be lazy when she gets home fro...

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