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Stories from Meridian Senior High School - IL
Senior year messed with by COVID-19

Hannah Reichert | March 27, 2020

On March 13, it was announced that all high schools in Illinois would shut down due to the spread of COVID-19 until March 31, although that date was pushed back even further. This may not be a big deal…

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Amber Coon wins battle with sepsis

Hannah Reichert | February 26, 2020

On Feb. 8, senior Amber Coon noticed her shoulders, back, and neck felt tight and like she could not move well. On the morning of Feb. 10, at 4:30 a.m., Coon was rushed to the hospital after she woke up…

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Methodist Church to vote on split

Hannah Reichert | February 21, 2020

On March 5-15, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church will meet and vote on legislation which will decide on the fate of the church.

The United Methodist Church has struggled with the…

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Starting strong: Hawks win first season opener since 2005

Delaney Jones | September 16, 2019

Late in the third quarter, Hawk cheerleaders were ready to drop after 47 jumping jacks when Meridian fan Kaiden Damery shouted, “Hang in there girls, it’s only the third quarter.” Little did these cheerleaders…

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Mental health issues facing high school students

Abagayle Jones | March 21, 2019

Meridian High School’s SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) program recently promoted mental health awareness by posting statistics and facts about mental health. According to those statistics…

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Juniors: the future awaits

Hannah Reichert | March 20, 2019

The juniors at Meridian High School have started to prepare for the SATs, ACTs, and their senior year. However, some juniors have already started to go on college visits and apply for scholarships. Many…

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Journalism: Meridian alums discuss possible improvements for program

Hannah Reichert | December 12, 2018

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…

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Grant helps Meridian students understand new advances in biological research

Sydney Moore | November 14, 2018

Imagine understanding the determining factor that makes you, well, you. The two genetics classes at Meridian High School are doing just that. They are taught by Sheila Rappe, who has been teaching in…

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