The Scraps: Six Flags, finals, and overturning abortion

In this episode of The Scraps, Bee and Lydia discuss the school’s trip to Great America, what seniors need to know about finals, and fate of Roe v. Wade

Bee Myers and Lydia Lawrence


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MCHS heads to Six Flags

On May 14, MCHS hosted a trip to Six Flags Great America. Any grade level was able to  purchase a ticket, which was $25

Students who attended also a free admission to the Battle of The Bands at the Upper Campus, which began shortly after the students returned from the theme park. Food trucks were also waiting at the school when they returned, as well.

Transportation was provided to the student, but attendees were encouraged to bring their own money if they wanted to purchase any food and such at the actual park. 

Finals and senior exemption

Final exams take place on Friday and Monday for all students, though, for the first time since COVID, some seniors are exempt from their exams.

Seniors are exempt if they meet the following requirements: an average of 80% per course course being considered for semester two exemption, no ISS or OSS punishments during this time, no more than four tardies for each class during the 2nd semester, no more than five absences during the second semester (excluding approved student activities and absences excused with documentation).

Students who meet this criteria are still able to take the final for that class if they want to, but it will count for 10% of the overall grade. . To  find out more, information can be found in senior’s emails, as well as on the district’s website.

Roe V. Wade to be overturned?

On May 2, a draft opinion to overturn Roe V. Wade was leaked, sending abortion rights advocates into immense fear because something they’ve been fighting for for so long was coming undone. This is due to the Supreme Court, which is normally political, leaning conservative, as some of the justices that made this draft were in fact appointed by Trump. Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his draft decision that “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” and it “must be overruled.” 

For now, abortion is still legal in most states. In Florida and Kentucky, bans have already passed but have not taken effect. Only 19 states have protected the right to have an abortion by codifying it into the state law, including Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.