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Environmental Concerns Provoke Action
News

Lauren Pickett | December 12, 2019

Is this an ethical brand? Are they using sustainable resources?

These were senior Abby Grace’s thoughts as she was looking for a Homecoming dress.

Her sustainability efforts are incorporated throughout…

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Francis Howell School District files a lawsuit against JUUL
Vaping

Mansi Mamidi | December 12, 2019

Francis Howell School District (FHSD) filed a lawsuit on Oct. 7 against JUUL Labs Inc. (JUUL) for intentional harm out of the district’s control, joining many other school districts throughout the country.

This…

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MHSNews | American Cricket Academy Club Visits PE Classes
Video

Shon Sayfuddinov | December 11, 2019

A new sport has been introduced to students in Personal Fitness and Wellness classes: Cricket. Throughout the semester, members of the American Cricket Academy Club (ACAC) visited MHS to familiarize students…

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MHSNews | First Amendment Heroes
Video

Katie Schowe | December 10, 2019

Students from across the St. Louis area were invited to the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse to interact with key figures involved in landmark 1st amendment court cases on November 7. Speakers included…

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MHSNews | Wanderbus Brings German Culture to Marquette
Video

R.C. Gioia | December 9, 2019

German students took their learning of the language outside the classroom November 13, as they boarded the Wanderbus. The Wanderbus is a travelling program that teaches students German language and culture…

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Sandy Hook Lawsuit Is A Critical Victory
Opinions

Lauren Pickett | December 4, 2019

There have been more mass shootings in the U.S. than days this year as of Nov. 17.

As of today, 321 days have passed this year, and 366 mass shootings, or any incident where four people were shot, have…

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Mobile Typing Influences Student Writing Habits
Features

Mason Kellerman | December 4, 2019

Lilly Size, senior, is able to type out whole paragraphs on her phone using two thumbs almost as effectively as she types on a keyboard with 10 fingers.

“It makes you think more when you’re on a…

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How’s The Weather Up There?
Features

Zara Tola | December 3, 2019

Walking through the halls of Marquette, it’s hard to miss these girls.

Tall girls. Although movies like “Tall Girl”, which was released earlier this fall, make it seem like being tall comes with…

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Schools Must Be Agents of Change
Opinions

Lauren Pickett | December 2, 2019

When 248 Francis Howell students violated nicotine-related policy last year, the school district filed a lawsuit against e-cigarette maker Juul Labs.

However, the issue expands beyond a single school…

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Mustang 4 Mental Health: Suicide Prevention And Awareness Efforts
Features

Lauren Pickett | November 13, 2019

Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for people 10 to 34 years of age, advancing from its placement of third in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leaving the…

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Bolton’s Bricks: Teacher Shares Love of Legos
Features

Jackson Estwanick | November 11, 2019

Ed Bolton, chemistry teacher, spends each day exploring the basic building blocks of matter with his students. But outside of school, he has a passion for a different type of building blocks: Lego bricks.

Jan…

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MHSNews | Senior Friday Night Lights
Video

Jadynne Watts | November 1, 2019

Not only did the Varsity football team celebrate their win against Pattonville on Oct. 11, but they also celebrated senior night along with cheer, Mystique and marching band.

This story was originally…

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Porcelli Energizes Football Team
Sports

Kavya Jain | October 31, 2019

“Joe! Joe! Joe! Joe!”

As the sun sets and the Friday night lights begin, students can feel the energy of an undefeated season. They can also hear Stang Gang erupting into a chant, only the name…

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MHSNews | Marching Band Performs for Gateway Warriors Golf Tournament
Video

Shon Sayfuddinov | October 31, 2019

On October 7, marching band attended the Gateway Warriors Golf Tournament at St. Albans Country Club to perform for the opening ceremony.

This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on…

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West County Moms Unite To Promote Gun Control
News

Zara Tola | October 17, 2019

In light of a recent commercial sponsored by the Sandy Hook Promise Organization, many moms in the West County Area have started to join Moms Demand Action (MDA), a group that seeks to get more regulation…

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MHSNews | French Classes Attend World Languages Day
Video

Jackson Estwanick | October 16, 2019

On Friday October Fourth, a group of French Four and Five students traveled to the University of Missouri St. Louis for World Languages Day. Students explored six different cultures and languages through…

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Unintentional Intruder Alarms Instigate Changes to the Intruder Alarm System
News

Waha Siddiqui | October 8, 2019

Quinn Thomas, junior at Eureka High School, was enjoying her second day of Flex with her friends in the school courtyard on Sept. 4 when she saw the students and staff surrounding her scramble into chaos.

An…

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Taking a Tumble: MHS Cheerleader recovers from major back injury
Sports

Jen Bosche | September 30, 2019

When Abby Kaber, junior, was 11, she was at the peak of her gymnastics career. She competed floor, bar, vault and beam for Olympiad Chesterfield. She even scored a top score on her floor routine and…

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It’s time to take action
Opinions

Sarah Harris | September 25, 2019

As the pools begin to close and the summer homework begins to get finished, it’s that time of year again. The start of school. And with the start of school comes the purchasing of new school supplies.

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MHSNews | Female Football Player Breaks New Ground
Showcase

Lexie Diekroeger | September 20, 2019

When Grier Brandt, freshman, walked into the first day of official team practice, she knew she would face challenges most freshmen athletes also encountered. However, she faced one challenge that was particularly…

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MHSNews | Explore Program Combines Education with Exploration
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Shon Sayfuddinov | September 18, 2019

Junior Nick Pinkstaff is a part of Explore. Started by the Boy Scouts of America, Explore is a program that allows students to work with first responders. Pinkstaff said he was inspired to join the program…

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Notre Dame Fire Sparks Discussion Over French Trip Plans
News

Austin Richard | May 29, 2019

Some say it was an electrical shortage. Some blame it on a cigarette butt. Either way, a fire at Notre Dame on April 15 has lead to over a billion dollars in damages and left students wondering if they’ll…

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Blindauer and Pisoni to Perform at Muny
Arts & Entertainment

Kayla Schweitzer | May 14, 2019

This summer, David Pisoni, junior, and Rebecca Blindauer, theater teacher, will be a part of theater productions at the largest outdoor theater in the nation: the St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre (Muny)….

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Tap Dancer Named Finalist in National YoungArts Competition
Arts & Entertainment

Kailin Zhang | March 12, 2019

The phone was ringing. The caller ID spelled out Miami, Fla.

Addi Loving, junior, was in rehearsal for the school musical, “Into the Woods,” when she first got the call.

Although she couldn’t…

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Grappler Grabs First Girls Wrestling Medal in School History
Sports

Jeff Swift | February 27, 2019

Leah Ozersky, sophomore, has practiced as a member of the new girls squad since wrestling started in November, and she was hoping to make an impression in her first tournament at Rockwood Summit.

And…

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MHSNews | Checkmate
Video

Connor Karst | February 27, 2019

Sophomore Sushen Kolakaleti, hit a milestone last year when he became the Missouri K-12 Chess State Champion. This March, he will return to the the championship once more.

This story was originally published…

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AP Course selection process stresses students
Features

Caroline Cudney | February 27, 2019

Although course registration for this year has wrapped up, many students like Megan Crawford, junior, felt pressured to challenge themselves with AP and honors classes.

“I felt pressured, especially…

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Speaking Multiple Languages Helps Students in School and Business Worlds
Features

Connor Del Carmen | January 28, 2019

Daniel Guardado, sophomore, has a skill that puts him at an advantage over many of his peers: he speaks both English and Spanish fluently.

Guardado learned Spanish at home by speaking to his parents,…

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ITS Members Away at Conference Waited Out Inclement Weather
News

Waha Siddiqui | January 28, 2019

While all Rockwood students went home two hours early last Friday, Ali Nuckles, sophomore, spent her weekend involved with karaoke activities and snowball fights.

Nuckles is a member of MHS’ International…

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Author Profile: Zack Lesmeister
Arts & Entertainment

Jackson Estwanick | January 11, 2019

Donning a white dress and knee high black boots with a purse to match, he walks on stage to perform. Cars pass in the window behind him as he positions his hands on his lower abdomen. He begins to read,…

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Musician Earns Youtube Views With Original Song
Arts & Entertainment

Jen Bosche | December 18, 2018

The camera is set up. The ukulele is tuned. The song has been practiced a million times. There are a few mess ups while recording but the end product is just right. Finally, it is uploaded on the computer…

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Snow day affects musical’s opening night
News

Sarah Harris | December 13, 2018

On Wednesday night, at 9:53 p.m., Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost sent an email out to RSD announcing the first snow day in over a year. While many students celebrated, junior David Pisoni and other members…

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Thrift Shopping Popularity Among High School Students
Arts & Entertainment

Jilian Bunderson | November 29, 2018

In a lilac purple athletic jacket with black stripes and white accenting lines running down the  arms, Thomas Degroot, junior, walks the halls of MHS wearing a vintage Nike jacket.

His outfit…

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Photo wins money for Art Department
Arts & Entertainment

Kayla Schweitzer | November 29, 2018

She’s tackled everything from family portraits to graduations and senior portraits to weddings. She’s even waited for more than 10 hours in extreme summer heat to get the perfect shot of a lizard eating…

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MHSNews | Play Hard Have Fun
Video

Jackson Estwanick | November 19, 2018

On November 5th, Marquette High School Hockey Club’s varsity team played their home open against Chaminade College Preparatory. MHSNews followed senior Daniel Fridman during his final home opener at Queeny…

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HOSA Applying For Patent
Features

Jessica Li | November 16, 2018

Bright fluorescent lights shone in their eyes as they stood on the stage. Top ten was already unbelievable. Then the sentence “Third Place is Kayla Berry, Neha Bollam and Kelley Sinning” blasted through…

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Phonetic Spellings To Be Added to Infinite Campus
News

Alyssa Shellabarger | November 6, 2018

The beginning of each school year brings its own set of challenges for students: learning a new schedule, finding new classrooms and, for students like Vyomesh Tripathi, junior, correcting teachers on…

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New Safety and Security Committee Established, Ensures MHS Safety
News

Marta Mieze | October 26, 2018

While preparing for intruder drills, every student sees a presentation of the four E’s: educate, evade, escape and engage. However, MHS students have only ever practiced evading by locking doors and…

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MHSNews | Gift of Giving
Video

Jackson Estwanick | October 26, 2018

Carole Splater is the coordinator of Charity Sharity, a group that donates fabric to clients who sew items to donate to those in need. Splater taught the Fashion One classes how to make baby blankets for…

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