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Opinion: Repeal the Dickey Amendment

Opinion: Repeal the Dickey Amendment

Alex McAteer, Opinions Editor

October 11, 2017


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The Dickey Amendment is a bill passed in 1996 that states "none of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be used to advocate or promote gun control." This bill essentially means that gun control may not be scientifically rese...

Opinion: Banning Bump Stocks

Opinion: Banning Bump Stocks

Alex McAteer, Opinions Editor

October 6, 2017


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In the wake of the tragic mass-shooting in Las Vegas the Nation stands shocked. First and foremost we must mourn our dead and as a nation condemn this act of terrorism. On Sunday, Oct. 1, Stephen Paddock used semi automatic rifles fitted with bump fire stocks to shoot at a concert from the thirty-sec...

Opinion: Helping After Harvey

Opinion: Helping After Harvey

Jen Bosche, Assistant Online Editor

September 25, 2017


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From President Bush in Katrina to President Trump in Houston, many citizens have criticized the ways politicians have responded to natural disasters, claiming that the government is not doing enough to help victims in situations of need. Many citizens claim that President Donald Trump visited “too...

Opinion: A Lack of Bathrooms

Opinion: A Lack of Bathrooms

Connor Karst, Social Media Editor

September 18, 2017


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Marquette is the third most populated school in Missouri with approximately 2,263 students and 136 full-time teachers. This is a problem. In the entire school, there are seven student bathrooms and four faculty bathrooms. I can’t speak for the faculty, but last year I never saw less than about seven ...

Opinion: Keeping Tradition Alive

Opinion: Keeping Tradition Alive

Akash Sarkar, Guest Columnist

September 17, 2017


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In response to "Fixing our Mystakes" by Zack Lesmeister: ________ A large portion of the senior, male population performed in one of MHS’ favored Homecoming traditions, yet, a few audience members viewed "Mystake" as a demeaning act. In recent years, a sweeping far left agenda has dictated our h...

Opinion: Fixing our Mystakes

Opinion: Fixing our Mystakes

Zack Lesmeister, Guest Columnist

September 14, 2017


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It’s easy to dismiss “Mystake” as a fun comedic tradition, but the truth of the matter is it promotes the mockery of people who already find it difficult to present themselves in a feminine manner. The homoerotic dance moves and oversexualization of senior men de-legitimizes feminine presenting...

Movie Review: It

Movie Review: It

Alex McAteer

September 13, 2017


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I saw about one sixth of It. I saw it through the cracks in my fingers as I struggled to watch such a gruesome masterpiece. It has very large shoes to fill, being not only one of Stephen King’s most notable novels, but also a movie in 1990 that many consider terrible. Some people who grew up in...

Opinion: VICC should remain in operation

Opinion: VICC should remain in operation

Alex McAteer

August 30, 2017


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The Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation (VICC) program is something that my generation, the Class of 2018, here at MHS has been around, but may have never been fully aware of. The VICC program gives students who live within St. Louis city limits the opportunity to attend many schools in districts ...

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Adam Noll, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2017


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I went in to Guardians of the Galaxy 2 with relatively high expectations; when the original came out a couple years back, I saw it in theaters at least 3 times. The first movie was a near perfect blend of sci-fi, action, and comedy, with well built characters, flashy visuals and hilarious dialogue. Its ...

Editorial Board: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Editorial Board: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Messenger Staff

April 24, 2017


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April represents Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, in which we recognize and support victims of sexual assault while working toward prevention and raising awareness of the prevalence of sexual assault in our culture. Before we continue, it’s important that we recognize this is an issue...

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