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West's Homecoming king and queen Max DeCicco and Ashley Wachter pose for pictures outside of East Campus on April 19 following coronation.

Updated: MCHS celebrates Homecoming 2021 this week

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

Homecoming week is finally here — just in the spring instead of the fall. In an effort to keep traditions alive, West and East's student councils have set up a spirit week and other Homecoming-related...

A note on a locker in the hallways at West Campus promotes Start With Hello Week, an initiative promoted by  Student Council to spread positivity during the week of April 5.

Student Council hosts Start with Hello Week

Emma Snyder, News Editor April 9, 2021

On April 5, West Campus’s Student Council kicked off Start with Hello Week, an initiative to promote positivity at MCHS.  “The main goal of Start with Hello Week is to ensure that all students...

Students dance beneath the neon lights at this year's MORP dance, which took place on February 15 at East Main Gym. The theme of this year's dance was

Glow all out

Jared Bysiek, Features Editor March 3, 2020

Saturday evening, an MCHS student eagerly enters the East Campus, heading towards the gym. They present the ticket purchased ahead of time, remembering to bring along the sunglasses provided with it, and...

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Winter spirit week culminates in annual MORP dance

Kyla Henige, News Editor February 7, 2020

In honor of Valentine’s Day, MCHS will host the annual MORP dance on February 15 at East Main Gym. The theme of the dance will be "Glow Out." MORP, which is “prom” spelled backwards, is an informal...

Joshua Miller supports Winter Tennis. On January 24, MCHS student-formed bands competed for the title of 2020 Battle of the Bands champion.

Gallery: Students and staff rock Battle of the Bands

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor January 27, 2020

On January 24, Student Council hosted the annual Battle of the Bands competition in the West Auditorium to a packed auditorium. Along with many non-competitive in-between acts, the event showcased MCHS...

Curtis Menke, former Student Council Advisor and lover of school spirit, sits with his beloved Spirit Barrel.

Let’s hear it for the spirit

Gianna Matassa, Editor - West Campus May 1, 2019

 Spirit rallies and pep assemblies have always been the heart and soul of school spirit from middle school all the way through high school. But what do you do when the spirit rallies and pep assemblies...

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