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Camp Fury STL begins enrollment for summer 2018

Camp Fury STL begins enrollment for summer 2018

Jen Bosche, Assistant Online Editor

November 15, 2017


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Sleeping in a cabin tucked deep in the woods at night but doing real life first responder drills and training during the day. Emma Radel, junior, was one of 15 girls who attended Camp Fury STL this past summer. Camp Fury is a camp for girls who want to become firefighters, paramedics, police officers...

St. Louis submits bid for Amazon’s second headquarters

St. Louis submits bid for Amazon’s second headquarters

Connor Karst and Austin Woods

November 10, 2017


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It has 340,000 employees. It’s worth more than $430 billion. It needs a second HQ because it's first is full. It's Amazon. Amazon’s second headquarters would have a massive impact on the economy of the city it chooses. With the potential of 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in local investment, cities...

Ryan Bixby becomes temporary grade-level principal

Ryan Bixby becomes temporary grade-level principal

Marta Mieze and Jen Bosche

November 9, 2017


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Ryan Bixby, chemistry teacher, took the spot as Freshman Principal for the day while Tracey Waeckerle was out. Bixby earned his certification about three years ago after getting his master's degree in school administration and taking a four-hour test. “There is a lot of stuff and business t...

Mr. Mustang policy changes

Mr. Mustang policy changes

Kailin Zhang, News Editor

November 1, 2017


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When David Pisoni, sophomore, hits the stage on Nov. 2 as part of Mr. Mustang, the annual all-male competition, a judging category will be missing - the boxer dance. In replacement of the boxer dance, the boys will have the opportunity to participate in a jean shorts dance. Pisoni, Mr. Choir,  sa...

SADD holds annual Car Bash event

SADD holds annual Car Bash event

Kayla Schweitzer and Jessica Li

October 29, 2017


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During Wednesday, Oct. 25, the Students Against Destructive Decisions Club (SADD) held a Car Bash, where students paid to smash a car with a large mallet. The members of SADD actively work to reduce student issues associated with alcohol, tobacco, drugs and violence, especially during Red Ribbon Wee...

MHS softball secures state title

MHS softball secures state title

Jeff Swift, Luke Malawey, and Jason Belval

October 26, 2017


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Bouncing back from last year’s second-place finish, girls’ softball has made yet another trip to the state finals. This time, however, the Mustangs came home state champions. Annah Junge, junior, pitched a complete game in both the semi-final and the championship. “We’ve been working so h...

Students attend annual Mercy Medical Career Exploration Day

Students attend annual Mercy Medical Career Exploration Day

Neelansh Bute, Online Editor in Chief

October 21, 2017


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On Friday, 76 students left MHS at 12:45 p.m. to explore a future career in healthcare at the annual Mercy Medical Career Exploration Day hosted by Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. As the sponsor of MHS Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), Lisa Del Pizzo, science teacher, accompanied 60 HOSA m...

MHS junior scores perfect 36 on ACT

MHS junior scores perfect 36 on ACT

Connor Karst, Social Media Editor

October 17, 2017


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Taking the ACT is no small feat, with many studying for months in advance in the hopes of at least getting a 30. To many, a 36 is simply unrealistic. This is not the case for Rachel Pang, junior, who earned the coveted 36 score the first time she took the ACT in September. “It was pretty surr...

Policy restricts open doors

Policy restricts open doors

Greg Svirnovskiy, Editor in Chief

September 26, 2017


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“No Ma’am.” Shelley Justin, language arts teacher, remembers asking the janitor installing the door to her new classroom if he could add the propper. “He told me it was against policy,” Justin said. “They’re not allowing me to do that.” No door in the new STEM wing will have...

National Merit Semifinalists named

National Merit Semifinalists named

Greg Svirnovskiy and Connor Karst

September 25, 2017


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To be a National Merit Semifinalist, one must display astounding proficiency in math and English, scoring in the top one percent of the state on the 11th grade PSAT exam. For some, that means simple review and a clear mind. Pranav Sreekumar, senior, said his success on the exam came down to two...

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