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Even as remote learning continued, MCHS's drama club managed to put together a fall play. Carissa Hudson helped direct that play until COVID shut down performances.

Setting the stage

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Reporter December 9, 2020

Applause thunders as Carissa Hudson steps onto the stage to walk between the cast of “The Living,” West Campus’s fall play. A bright smile is under her mask as she bows in front of the audience....

The interior of the Center for Science, Technology and Industry sits empty after a day of work. Construction is on scheduled to be complete by January of 2021.

West Campus construction still on schedule

Joe Ndu, Staff Reporter December 7, 2020

The new extension to West Campus is entering its final stages of construction. It is currently on schedule to be completed in January 2021. “Most of the building will be finished and furnished by...

A food service worker helps a driver load lunches to be delivered to MCHS students outside of West Campus on November 20.

Comfort food

Ciara Duncan, Features Editor December 2, 2020

Food—it's both a necessity and a luxury that some cannot afford. The current unemployment rates brought on by the pandemic have left many families struggling to keep up with their living expenses, and...

It's easy to get excited about all the food served during Thanksgiving, but some foods at the feast are better than others. Take cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes, which are the season's best.

Opinion: Don’t forget the cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes

Kaitlyn Wenzel, Staff Reporter November 24, 2020

What are the best foods during Thanksgiving one may ask? Well, we got the answer for you. This is why cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes are the best foods during Thanksgiving. Many people during Thanksgiving...

Author Stephen Chbosky wrote the novel

Groovy Movies: You’re a wallflower

Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 13, 2020

Now that COVID cases are going back up, and the earth is basically at a standstill once again, we are all desperate for some new content to immerse ourselves in so that we can all feel a little less alone....

The girls cross country team competes in a race against Dundee-Crown on September 10 at West Campus.

The race against COVID

Joe Ndu, Staff Reporter November 6, 2020

Both students and staff have been faced the many hurdles presented with trying to balance the safety of the athletes along with trying to keep the sports competitive. In particular, the athletes are adapting...

Megan Edwards is a FAC educator at MCHS who inspires her students with her kindness every day.

In with the new

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer February 12, 2020

Students were stressed about an upcoming test in Independent living, so Megan Edwards pulled out a box of markers and helped the students make stress balls. As the students worked on their study guides,...

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