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There are many reasons why it is good for parents to have access to their students grades and progress. But watching too closely doesnt provide students with opportunities to learn from their mistakes before consequences are handed down.

Opinion: Daily grade reminders to parents cause unnecessary stress

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Manager November 23, 2021

A student comes home from a long day of school, consisting of several quizzes. She feels she did poorly on one quiz, but knows she can fix it with corrections the next day. She decides to wait to tell...

As a social media platform, TikTok is feeds users whatever they are looking for, whether its LGBTQ+ confessionals, iced coffee recipes, hilarious videos, or serious political commentary.

TikTok’s different faces

Kiera Loewe, Social Media Director November 11, 2020

Over the past 4 years, TikTok has been rising as one of the top social media platforms. This app is extremely popular with people of all ages. What makes this platform so addictive and fun? That’s the...

Every day, users can track how they are feeling and receive encouragement during down moments using mental health apps like stoic.

Opinion: Mental health apps benefit everybody

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer February 4, 2020

I’m standing around feeling far away—flustered with two minutes left until the bell rings. I see one of my favorite former teachers, so I crack a smile. When my teacher asks, “How are you?” My...

Leanna Anderson helps MCHS student at her IT help desk on January 7. She spends her time in the library solving student’s technology problems.

Keeping the machine running

Ciara Duncan, Staff Writer January 9, 2020

Running a school can be thought of as running a well-oiled machine. The machine is made up of many parts, some obvious, some not. But, if just one of those parts doesn’t work, the entire machine breaks...

When teachers take phones, it embarrasses students and severs what may be an important social connection.

Opinion: MCHS’s electronic device policy needs reconsideration

Alayna Trimingham, Opinions Editor October 3, 2019

A quiet student sits in the back of the class. Other students treat them cold but, on their phone, many warm online friends wait for them. Cell phones give students a safe social space that they otherwise...

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