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MCHS sends a handful of graduating seniors into every branch of the military every year. Many staff members at East and West are veterans as well.

On to greater things

Joe Ndu, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

The grind of the second semester is a grueling and challenging time for most students, especially seniors on the cusp of graduation, faced with the stark realization that their high school career is quickly...

Posing next to her recruiter, senior Brooke Langfeld had to be recruited in a much different way because of COVID-19.

Changes in recruitment

Brooke Langfeld, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

COVID-19 has affected military protocol in many different ways and military recruiting is no different. During the COVID-19 pandemic, military recruiters had to change their recruiting style from in-person...

Walking through aisles of students, Mr. Patrick Noote uses different voices while reading to engage his students every day.

From Air Force One to Honors English I

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer March 9, 2020

Students spend seven hours a day at school, but only 45 minutes with a specific teacher. Teachers spend 45 minutes a day with each of their classes, yet Mr. Patrick Noote always finds a way to build personal...

Demonstrations in Iran over the death of Qasem Soleimani.

Death of Iranian general stokes tension in Middle East

Kyla Henige, News Editor January 27, 2020

Going into a new decade, rumors have spread that WWIII is going to break out between the United States and Iran, along with other countries involved. But, safe to say, those are just rumors, for now. There...

Special education teacher Joe Kalisek served in the Army from 1985-2015 with consecutive service in the Illinois Army National Guard from 1990-2015.

Hometown Heroes

Oliver Simpson, Staff Writer November 11, 2019

Veterans come from every walk of life and after their service, they have hundreds of paths they can follow. Some of them become teachers.  All of them served, but none of their experiences were the...

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