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Where Education Fails LGBTQ+ Youth
Opinions

Alexa Williams | May 26, 2020

One year ago, I stood in the field house, presenting my board on LGBTQ+ history for the annual MHS Culture Fair. Person after person walked by my poster board, marveling at the same revelation: how little…

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Donald Glover Transcends Pop With New Album “3.15.20”
Arts & Entertainment

Logan Roach | April 7, 2020

After four years of anticipation from fans, Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino has released his fourth studio album “3.15.20” on March 22, 2020. Following his last album “Awaken, My Love” which…

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MCPASD Schools Canceled Due to COVID-19
Coronavirus

Aaron Boorstein | March 16, 2020

On Friday, March 13, Middleton Cross-Plains Area School District (MCPASD) administrators canceled all Middleton-Cross Plains Area schools from Monday, March 16 through Monday, April 6, due to the novel…

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Music Department Minnesota Trip Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Coronavirus

Aaron Boorstein | March 13, 2020

On Thursday, March 12, MCPASD leadership canceled the Middleton High School Music Department’s Minnesota trip due to concerns regarding the novel coronavirus: COVID-19. 

“The trip was canceled,…

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MHS Nude Photo Investigation Paused Until the DOJ Investigation Closes, School Disciplinary Actions Finished
News

Ella Roach | March 10, 2020

Middleton High School has stopped issuing disciplinary actions in relation to a police investigation into the sharing of nude photos at the high school.

On February 22, spokesperson Perry Hibner told…

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What Happens Next? A Legal Look Ahead at Middleton High School’s Ongoing Nude Photograph Investigation
News

Ella Roach | February 20, 2020

Over a week has passed since the Middleton Police Department first received a report of nude photographs being shared at Middleton High School.

Since then, MHS administration has released very little…

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Calm with Kalaa: Managing Stress with Dance
Features

Micheline Jasinski | February 17, 2020

Shruti Parthasarathy, founder of Calm with Kalaa, sought out dance at an early age to manage the troubles she faced daily: “I would come home from school, I would be very sad because of microaggressions…

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Sorry to Be Single on Valentine’s Day? Don’t Be.
Opinions

Alexa Williams | February 17, 2020

I first suspected there was something deeply wrong with our culture’s dialogue surrounding love and romance when one of the first questions my estranged father asked after not speaking with me for over…

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Wisconsin Department of Justice Investigates Nude Photographs of Minors Shared at Middleton High School
News

Ella Roach | February 17, 2020

The Middleton Police Department received the initial report of nude photographs of minors being passed around on Tuesday, February 11, according to a written statement. They began working with the Middleton-Cross…

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Green Team Plans to Change the Future of Sustainability at MHS
News

Alexa Williams | October 16, 2019

Until now, Middleton High School’s environmental sustainability movement has been divided between several clubs and a Student Council committee. This year, that’s changing.

Among dozens of student…

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Do Racial Slurs Have a Place in Education?
Features

Ella Roach | February 10, 2019

In early January, a Middleton teacher was placed on leave after reportedly using a racial slur during class.  

According to multiple student accounts, the teacher was reprimanding students who were…

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Holocaust Remembrance is More Important Now Than Ever
Opinions

Aaron Boorstein | February 10, 2019

With International Holocaust Remembrance Day – the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp – occurring last week, on January 27, 2019, we face…

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Anxiety at MHS, Part I: The Students
Features

Celia Hiorns | November 21, 2018

On a daily basis, the average American high school student will ring up a list of homework after a day of classes. There may be conflicts with friends, struggles with sports, and even mental health issues…

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Food, Fat, and Filters: Creating Self-Confidence in the Digital Age
Features

Alexa Williams | November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving- the great American feast- is just around the corner. This holiday, falling on the fourth Thursday of November marks the beginning of a season of parties, gifts, and, yes, food.

In an American…

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SHAPE club presents second annual Embrace Your Voice Week
Features

Ella Roach | November 6, 2018

Last week, from October 15 through October 19, MHS students learned about the issue of sexual harassment and assault by watching presentations, playing Kahoots, and participating in discussions during…

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Protestors Respond to Middleton Shooting
News

Nadia Langley | October 31, 2018

At 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 23, more than three dozen people, armed with signs and orange T-shirts, gathered in the rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol for a “die-in” to protest gun violence….

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