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Vermillion Teacher Arrested

Vermillion Teacher Arrested

Ellie Beers, Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Vermillion Parish School Board of Louisiana met on January 8, 2018 to approve of Superintendent Jerome Puyau’s new contract. With this new contract, Puyau would jump from making approximately $110,130 a year to $140,811 a year. However, not all were accepting of the School Board’s decision. ...

Catt Sadler Talks The Wage Gap

Catt Sadler Talks The Wage Gap

Destinee Clayton and Sophia Finney

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

"I had expected things to turn out differently."

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The Golden Globes

The Golden Globes

Kody Brandenburg, Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under News

Thousands gathered at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on January 7, 2018 to celebrate a year [2017] of progress in television and film. The ceremony, which first began in 1942, has honored thousands of actors and actresses over the years. This year, however, it wasn’t all about the...

Spirit Week and Other Upcoming Festivities

Destinee Clayton, Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

This week, spirit days are being hosted by Key Club. The themes are as followed: Monday, 12/18: Red & Green Day, Tuesday, 12/19: Ugly Sweater Day, Wednesday, 12/20: Holiday Hat Day, and finally Thursday, 12/21: PJ Day. Key Club has also been collecting toys in a Toy Drive. Donations of new and unwrapp...

Net Neutrality in the United States

Net Neutrality in the United States

Delaney Nunn, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

“Sorry…we cannot load this page for you. Upgrade your service plan now to view this content.” Although American citizens are unfamiliar with blockages and pop-ups with messages like these, this is exactly what an end on net neutrality would create. With the passing of this policy, carriers would...

The Stanford Rape Case

Callie Musgrave, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under News

A night of dancing at a campus party quickly turned into a night of misfortune and misery for an unnamed rape victim. The 23-year-old expected to have a fun night of meeting new people and having new experiences. She had a new experience, but it is one that will forever be burned into her memory...

MHS Bed Bugs

Ellie Beers, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On both November 30 and December 1, a suspected bed bug was found inside of MHS. One bug was presented to the clinic, on a student and another on a pillow from the IMC. “...Thursday we had a student come in who had one on him again and he had been in auditorium B. And then on Friday, we had a studen...

Carol Jenkins Memorial

Kody Brandenburg, Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under News

Carol Jenkins, an Indiana born African American, was brutally stabbed to death on September 16, 1968 at the age of 20. Jenkins was on her first day of her new job as an encyclopedia salesperson, when she and three other co-workers, were scheduled to sell in Martinsville, which at the time was ...

Goodbye Toys “R” Us

Goodbye Toys “R” Us

Alexa Shrake, Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under News

New trends in toys and children's interest in electronics lead Toys “R” Us towards bankruptcy. We have evolved as a society and children have strayed away from traditional toys and it is hurting Toys “R” Us. Currently Toys “R” Us prices have lowered drastically and they are preparing for bank...

The Rules Behind Tubal Ligation

Sophia Jackson, Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under News

The United States has officially hit a historic low in fertility rates, with only sixty-two births for every thousand women. Many researchers have speculated why that is, some saying that it is entirely due to problems with the economy. Others say there is a significant decrease in teenage pregnancies,...

Cabinet Indictments

Cabinet Indictments

Andrea Rahman, Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under News

Paul Manafort, an ex chairman and chief strategist for the Trump campaign, joined the team in March of 2016; he left a few months later after reports surfaced about his possible ties to Russia. Manafort previously worked as a lobbyist for a Ukrainian pro-Russia political party lead by former Ukrainian ...

Take a Knee

Alexus Hopkins, Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Taking a Stand while Taking a Knee Last year during a preseason game for the San Francisco 49ers, quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem to protest the oppression of minorities.  Kaepernick was praised for taking a knee and many other teams and players followed  in respo...