Netflix series ‘Making a Murderer’ stirring debate, raising doubt of criminal justice system

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Blake Nissen | Staff Writer The right to remain silent hasn’t been exercised when it comes to the talk of the Steven Avery  case, which has gained world wide attention as a result of the popular Netflix series. Students are joining the national conversation about the 10-part documentary which covers the controversial story of convicted murderer Steven Avery. Wrongly accused […]

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MHS offers new Advanced Placement course for freshmen

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Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Statistics from the College Board. Infographic by Visual Editor Madison Krell. Students migrating to the high school now have the option to take Advanced Placement Human Geography freshman year. According to the College Board, AP Human Geography is a class designed to  “introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped […]

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Wisdom teeth removal can bring on psychotic episodes

Blake Nissen | Staff Writer Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer Senior Molly Biggers thought she was getting kidnapped and senior Sam DeGroft thought she was being attacked by a terrorist. It sounds crazy, but it’s true—or at least Biggers and DeGroft thought it was, because they were suffering from psychotic delusions as a result of the anesthesia they were under […]

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Paddling students harshly remembered at MHS

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Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Illustration by Visual Editor Madison Krell Every 30 seconds, a child is hit in a public school somewhere in the United States. While corporal punishment may not seem like a common practice, a federal data analysis reported this statistic. Corporal punishment is a discipline method in which a supervising adult deliberately inflicts pain upon a […]

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2016 has eventful schedule in store

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The 50th NFL Super Bowl game will be held at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco, California on February 7. February 29, also known as leap day, will be marked on calendars for the first time in four years. MHS students will take to the dance floor at prom on April 16. This generation’s hit childhood Disney films will be back again in sequels in […]

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Student band takes one step closer to making it big

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Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer From left to right: Owen Tidd, Will Morris, Jack Davidson, and Luke Cornett. Photo Edited by Visual Editor Madison Krell Senior Owen Tidd formed the band, Big Korea, initially in 2013 and is the only member left from the original lineup. Big Korea released their first “Welcome” extended play (EP) online on December 9, 2015 and […]

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Ohio pet stores accused of mistreating animals

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Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Illustration by Visual Editor Madison Krell Buying a puppy is like adding a new member to the family. So when that adorable, $1,000 dog dies within weeks, it’s a huge emotional and financial loss. Petland and other pet stores have been under scrutiny lately for selling sick puppies, many near death. It all began two […]

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Democrat presidential candidate Sanders gaining popularity with young voters

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer “Feel the Bern for he takes what you earn.” That’s the common rhetoric among conservatives and opposition to Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist who is running for president. Americans have always been wary of socialism, especially those who were around during the Cold War, but senior Ben Allen says the ideas behind […]

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Potential minimum wage increase poses nationwide concern

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Blake Nissen | Staff Writer Illustration by Visual Editor Madison Krell There is a push around the country to make the ceiling the new floor by raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Fightfor15.com has organized strikes for fastfood and other low wage workers; their most recent strike was on November 10. Gaining widespread support with over 200,000 likes […]

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College admission officers take absences into consideration

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Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer Grade point average isn’t the only number that appears on a high school transcript. Excused and unexcused absences are presented beside grades on a college application. The number of absences, however, does not reveal the reason for missing school. Rob Reed, Senior Assistant of Undergraduate Admissions at The Ohio State University, reads thousands of applications […]

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Modern fashion trends guilty of stealing from past eras

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Alyssa Brooks | Staff Writer Photo illustration by Visual Editor Madison Krell New fashion trends may not be so “new” after all. As the 1990s became the 2000s, the fashion trends of the two decades morphed into polar opposites: neutral colors became technicolor, loose clothing became skin tight, turtlenecks became low necklines. In the world of fashion today, what were […]

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World Health Organization reports cancer risk in meats

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Jessica Sommerville | Online Editor Baby got bacon. Bacon burgers, bacon cheese fries, bacon covered in chocolate—all contribute to the 93 billion pounds of meat and poultry produced in 2012, reported the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). Americans devour these meats at a rate of 270.7 pounds per person in 2007, NPR said, a full 100 pounds more than the […]

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Quest for the cure gets lost in the commercialization

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Blake Nissen | Staff Writer Illustration by Visual Editor Madison Krell As Breast Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, so does a lot of empathy towards the cause. Some organizations, however, are able to make a difference more than 31 days out of the year. The goal of Breast Cancer Awareness month was just that: to spread awareness. With […]

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