Breaking Blue

How Dieting Affects Your Body

How Dieting Affects Your Body

Crystal Bailey, Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Student Life

At one point or another, almost everyone has looked in the mirror and thought, “I could lose a pound or two.” Hundreds of dieting methods exist ranging from various exercises, meal plans, and surgeries. Diets can be a positive method to maintain overall wellness and a healthy weight  and can have...

Turning Struggles into Determination

Spencer Skaggs, Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

School isn’t always enjoyable. It is stressful, grueling, and sometimes boring; but it is very important. The grades that you make today can determine the colleges you can get into, which determines what kind of jobs you are qualified for, which can then determine the kind of life that you live. But...

Bang Bang Goes Your Heart

Bang Bang Goes Your Heart

Alexa Shrake, Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Student Life

The new popular energy drink BANG from VPX Sports has taken its place on shelves all across America. Ranging in a variety of flavors such as Blue Razz, Lemon Drop, Champagne, Power Punch, Star Blast, Sour Heads, Cotton Candy, Black Cherry and Vanilla, BANG is starting to replace the popular Monster drinks...

Sophia Jackson’s Book

Sophia Jackson’s Book

Hannah Johnson, Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Imagine sitting down, a teenager in high school, and writing a book that will soon be published and on its way to the world’s eyes. This is what sophomore Sophia Jackson has been doing for the past year. She spent many hours working on her book, How Little We Know, over the summer and through the first of the s...

H&M Working to Reduce Textiles in Landfills

H&M Working to Reduce Textiles in Landfills

Allison Beliles, Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Student Life

If you go to your dresser right now and look through all the drawers, what will you find? It seems like the majority of us wear the same few items of clothing every day, and ignore the cardigan our grandma knitted for us for Christmas that one year, or the pair of moccasins we wore religiously in third gr...

The KETO Diet

The KETO Diet

Delaney Nunn, Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Trendy diets fade in and out several times a year, but there is one diet that seems to be sticking around for good. The KETO diet, otherwise known as the ketogenic diet, is a no carb, no sugar, high fat diet. This diet supposedly transforms your body, making it adjust to burning off fat for energy, ...

Spike out cancer

Spike out cancer

Spencer Skaggs, Writer

January 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

“No School!” For most students, those words are a dream come true. But missing school has been no stranger to sophomore Bridget Balcerak. For her, missing school means getting shots, getting blood drawn, and virtually injecting poison into her body. High school students are busy. They hav...

SoundCloud: Student Opportunity

SoundCloud: Student Opportunity

Delaney Nunn, Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Student Life

After its debut in 2007, the free app SoundCloud is opening the gates to a path of opportunity for underground artists. There are hundreds of thousands of listeners and uploaders on the app; some who only use the app as an outlet to find music, and others who use it to produce their own music, like MHS...

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...

Vegetarians in the Cafeteria

Vegetarians in the Cafeteria

Hailey Hodges, Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Have you ever felt hungry but just don’t feel like eating meat or just noticed the overwhelming amount of it in the cafeteria? Anyone in this school who is a vegetarian or a vegan goes through this struggle everyday. A majority of the food that the school serves is meat or made with animal products. I...

The Development of eLearning

Sophia Jackson, Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Student Life

The professor seals the envelope that would help a student advance in their learning. He had spent hours writing down the contents of his previous lesson to send to a student overseas in order to try and help them learn. He places it in his mailbox, only hoping that they will be able to grasp the co...

Flu Shot Season

Flu Shot Season

Alexa Shrake, Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Student Life

You walk into the doctor's office or clinic and feel goosebumps crawl up your body as the chilly air surrounds you. The nurse wipes the skin on your arm with the wet sterilizing wipe then pierces your skin with the needle. This is the scene of the dreaded flu shot. Often times, however, a question aris...