MHS Student Council Voting Today, May 15th

MHS Student Council Voting Today, May 15th

May 15, 2020

Here is the link; you have until 5:00 pm to make your voice heard. bit.ly/MHSStuCoVote20-21

Local Teen Acts Globally

Gracie Fillet

May 9, 2020

Through the troubling times, there are people that rise to the occasion and volunteer to help others in our communities. Emelie, currently a freshman at Memorial, has put her 3D printer and her interest in the STEM field to considerable use. During this pandemic, Emelie has used her time to truly serve her community by creating adjustable face mask buckles that are much more comfortable to wear during long hours than elastic.  Recently, Emelie has been exploring the world of healthcare as a profession in the future, creating these buckles were her contribution to serving medical professionals on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. Adjustable buckles that could fit into surgical face masks seemed an opti...

Pakistan Finds Eco-Friendly Way to Tackle Unemployment

Kelsey Byrd, Staff writer

May 4, 2020

One of the infinite number of consequences correlated to the COVID-19 crisis is the rise in unemployment from professions across the globe. The sheer amount of job loss has already rattled once-sturdy economies and has threatened looming recessions on other countries. This stark effect of an even a starker causation proved to be mountable in the face of Pakistani determination however, as the country launched an ingenious way to negate the incline of unemployment. This April, Pakistan hired thousands of recently laid-off laborers to help plant trees to assist the 10 Billion Trees project.   In 2014, the Billion Tree Tsunami was launched by the Pakistani government. The goal was to help replenish the nation...

'Stolen Dreams'

‘Stolen Dreams’

May 1, 2020

When Shattered Dreams was canceled, the senior Video Production team was very disappointed that they could not follow through on getting the important message across to students about the devastating consequences of drinking and driving. Through a lot of hurdles, hard work, communication, and perseverance, the team of talented directors, producers, writers, and actors pressed onward to finish a film that seemed otherwise unfinishable. Directed by Kaylyn Wilson and produced by Zachary Wilkerson,...

Stolen Dreams Promo

April 28, 2020

Scientists’ Discovery Could Save Great Coral Reef

Kelsey Byrd, Staff writer

April 27, 2020

The groundbreaking discovery comes from a group of researchers in The Florida Aquariam’s Center for Conservation in Apollo Beach. In a collaborative effort to save the endangered reef, scientists were able to grow ridged cactus coral in human care. This is an unprecedented achievement, being as it has been extremely difficult for researchers to be able to even study coral. “We are losing coral species faster than we can learn about them,” senior coral scientist at the Florida Aquarium Keri O'Neill told CNN. Nevertheless, this April the impossible was rendered possible as scientists were not only able to reproduce ridged cactus coral, but record the process on video to help whereas previously there was no photos,...

Swiss Man Shows Support for the World in Mind-Blowing Projections

Kelsey Byrd, Staff writer

April 20, 2020

It’s a breath-taking sight to behold. Utop the grand Matterhorn mountain on one of it’s devine peaks, is splayed the dazzling projection of the American flag. A rich red colors the visible stripes and the sparkling white stars stand-out beautifully in parallel to the solid somber blue of the sky laid out behind the mountain. The snow that coats the Matterhorn makes the flag look powerful, invincible in the face of a devastating blizzard. The image of the flag itself may be simple, but the emotions it evokes and the message behind it are anything but. The Swiss village behind the deed tells the world one meaningful sentiment- ‘We are with you.’   Starting on the night of March 24, light artist Gerry Hofstetter...

The World Stands Still

The World Stands Still

April 6, 2020

The World Stood Still   Around January, a mysterious new respiratory illness began to spread rapidly throughout China. At first, through its ambiguity, little was known about it other than it mirrored symptoms of pneumonia and was suspected to have originated from one of Wuhan´s wet markets, a birthplace of the previous SARS epidemic. In an effort to quell the growing inevitability of spread, the city of Wuhan was closed in hope that disease would not escape China's borders. Then in ...

Business Closes Inside Seating

Business Closes Inside Seating

April 3, 2020

During this global pandemic, many restaurants and food chains have chosen to temporarily close their indoor seating, in order to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 and practice social distancing. Most locations still have drive through and takeout available.

Truck carrying 2020’s equivalent of gold crashes onto highway

Truck carrying 2020’s equivalent of gold crashes onto highway

April 3, 2020

On April 1st, a truck carrying a heavily valuable load of toilet paper rolled over and burst into flames on the I-20 highway at 4:15 AM.  No passenger was hurt, but the crash led to a large loss in valuable goods and held up traffic for hours.