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Gallery: MCHS spreads the love on Valentine’s Day

Students at West Campus celebrated Valentines Day on February 14 in a variety of ways—from giving carnations through Key Club, buying orange Crush from LASO, or just dressing up for the occasion.

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor

February 14, 2020

Between enormous stuffed animals, LASO lollipops and soda pop, and Key Club carnations, students at West Campus celebrated Valentine's Day in many ways. Whether gifts were exchanged between couples or just friends, MCHS students had a lot of love in their conversation hearts participating in holiday...

Point-Counterpoint: Valentine’s Day

Point-Counterpoint: Valentine's Day

February 14, 2020

Few holidays divide quite like Valentine's Day does. Both those in relationships and those without a special someone find reasons to enjoy February 14—and reasons to complain about it. Here are two takes on why this holiday is (and isn't) worth the hype.

Con: Valentine’s Day brings out the worst of love

Valentine's day is a holiday surrounding the idea of love and affection. Though, it might not spark the same feelings for everyone.

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor

February 10, 2020

February is known more for its hearts, cheap chocolate, and flowers that die the next day than romance. Valentine’s Day is cute, don’t get me wrong, and most people whether in relationships or not don’t want to feel left out gift-wise.  For some people in relationships, Valentine’s Day is the only ...

Pro: Valentine’s Day is worthy of celebration

Valentine's day is a holiday surrounding the idea of love and affection.

Ciara Duncan, Layout Editor

February 10, 2020

Like it or hate it, Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. Some may wonder what to get their sweetheart for the special day, while others hope that their crushes finally realize they exist. However the day may be spent, Valentine's Day is a fun holiday worthy of celebration. Days like these should be used as excuses to...

Opinion: Christmas for business?

Christmas is a time for holiday joy and giving. Though with changing times and attitudes, have corporations taken over the spirit of Christmas?

Jared Bysiek, Features Editor

December 20, 2019

The Christmas season is a time for friends, family, and appreciation. It’s also a time for the stress of feeling pressured to buy presents for loved ones. As the holiday approaches, many people may feel obligated to get presents for others, and with this obligation and stress continues during the sea...

More than Christmas

Students at MCHS celebrate more than just Christmas. Here are four students who use the holidays to celebrate in different ways.

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor

December 20, 2019

Not everyone celebrates Christmas this time of year. With all the diversity in MCHS, it’s important to highlight those students who have other merry traditions and the other holidays that make this time of year happy.