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JoJo Siwa gives a tour of her new epic bedroom in a 2018 video on YouTube. Many fans, including MCHS students, say that coming out makes an important and powerful statement.

I’m coming out

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

“Born This Way,” a hit tune by Lady Gaga, plays as a student scrolls through their For You page on TikTok, pausing at a particular video. Despite the flashing lights, the person in the video seems...

Though President Trump's nominated another woman to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Amy Coney Barrett does not live up to Ginsberg's legacy—and may do more harm than good from the bench.

Opinion: Amy Coney Barrett isn’t for human rights

Becky Arendarczyk, Art Director November 11, 2020

Human rights or just politics? It’s the debate American citizens found themselves in when President Donald J. Trump appointed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett’s past shows that she has...

Mx Ethan Rosengarten, MCHS's new French teacher, identifies as nonbinary. Rosengarten uses Mx instead of Mr. or Mrs. because the letter X is often used to make words gender neutral and drops the period at the end because a period is only used when it’s an abbreviation.

Breaking binaries

Oliver Simpson, Staff Writer November 15, 2019

According to Webster Dictionary, the term nonbinary means, “being a person who identifies with or expresses a gender identity that is neither entirely male nor entirely female.” Many nonbinary identifying...

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