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School can cause several stresses for students including but not limited to frustration, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. These stressors may warrant change within the school system.

Opinion: The school system is to blame for student stress

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer January 8, 2021

Why does school: exist, start so early, make me sad, cause depression, make me so tired, and make me cry. These are the auto-complete suggestions in Google when you type in “why does school...” Students...

Signs for local Illinois elections advertise candidates for senate, county board, and other national causes. First time voters around the country cast their ballots in this historical election on November 3.

Voting first, voting historically

Kaitlyn Wenzel, Staff Reporter November 12, 2020

This year has included many firsts, and for many seniors at MCHS, this has included their first time being able to vote in any presidential election. Most Americans considered this year's election as...

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Are you “Among Us”?

Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 9, 2020

A new game has seemingly popped up out of nowhere, and the gaming community is eating it up. Though “Among Us” hit the scene in June of 2018, it is just now starting to rise in popularity, and there...

As the sun sets on an empty MCHS West Campus, a new beginning is coming in the near future. Soon a Hybrid Learning model will  be bringing life back into the building.

MCHS to open back up for hybrid learning

Kyla Henige, Managing Editor October 5, 2020

On Monday, October 5, superintendent Ryan McTague made the official announcement that students may return back to school for hybrid learning starting on October 28. Two weeks after his original message...

Students can learn responsibility from classroom pets like Steven Levon's gecko Leo, but they also can make classrooms less stressful.

Opinion: The perks and problems of classroom pets

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer November 6, 2019

In elementary school, my classroom had its very own butterfly garden. We learned the four stages in the metamorphosis of butterflies: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. When they fully grew we released them...

Ask Elle: The stressful junior journey

Elle Smith, Advice Columnist September 23, 2019

Dear Elle: So, basically, last year I coasted through the year with only doing the major homework and whatever I wanted to do. This year, I'm a junior and every class I get a lot more homework—every...

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