Rise and Shine Class of 2021

Lauren Adkins

August 28, 2020

Next Wednesday, September 2nd, the MHS Senior Activities Committee is hosting a Senior Sunrise at 6:30-7:30 am. Students will arrive through the last entrance as you pass the school (auditorium side), and will receive a goodie bag. Social distancing and proper Covid-19 safety regulations will be enforced, and students have the option to stay in their cars or remain six feet apart. Seniors are highly encouraged to come, this is an opportunity to have a special moment with peers as you embark on your last months in high school. Come as you are, bring your coffee, and connect! ...

The Impact of Covid 19 on Athletics

The Impact of Covid 19 on Athletics

August 27, 2020

Due to covid-19 many things have changed this year, including the athletics programs. First off,  football, cross country, volleyball and team tennis will have a delayed start to their seasons, concluding in the first day of practices being September 8th. Also due to covid, students that are not a part of the athletics programs or drill team will not be allowed to attend these games. Students are indeed allowed to watch these games live online though on the NFHS network for about $10.99 a...

Saved by the Bell

Saved by the Bell

August 27, 2020

If the apprehension towards the new school year could be compared to COVID cases, they would both be skyrocketing through the roof. The current global pandemic situation has taken a toll on almost everything and school was not an exception. During the last two months of summer, school districts scrambled to figure out a plan for the next school year. Trying to accommodate both virtual and face2face schooling, administrators developed a new bell schedule to make the transition back into school...

School Wages On, Even in a Pandemic

School Wages On, Even in a Pandemic

August 19, 2020

No matter how heart-shattering, soul-crushing, happiness-depriving a situation may be, life goes on. That is just one of the many lessons the catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic has taught us this past year. Frisco ISD is no exception to this rule as the district learns how to move forward with the school year despite the unprecedented circumstances.    With coronavirus cases rampant across the country, Frisco has set up an efficient system to deal with the oncoming influx of students. “S...

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, Staff Writer

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...