Things to Do While at Home

Gracie Fillet

March 27, 2020

Are you bored? Stuck at home with nothing to do? Has your screen time gone up exponentially as you stare at your phone for hours on end trying to escape boredom? Are you trying to figure out what else to do but just can’t think of anything as you practice social distancing during this pandemic? Well you’re in luck because a list of things to do while at home has been made for you! Try painting. According to Fox Hill Residences, painting boosts memory recollection skills, helps to sharpen the mind through conceptual visualization, and improves creative skills. It can also serve as a stress relief to some degree in people, which  seems pretty important during this time of struggle. Besides brain and health be...

The World Stands Still

March 19, 2020

Around January, a mysterious new respiratory illness began to spread rapidly throughout China. At first, through it´s 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 the end of January, a few cases popped up outside China, such as in Japan, Thailand and the United States. Come February, those few cases became thousands, with the situation evolving  into an unforeseen, unstoppable pandemic. Now, halfway through March, eve...

Future of Tokyo 2020 Uncertain

Future of Tokyo 2020 Uncertain

March 5, 2020

The Summer Olympics are the renowned, anticipated jewel of a season. Coming every four years, cream of the crop athletes from around the globe compete in series of events in their respective sports, providing weeks of nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat television. Going beyond the surface level threshold of it being all about sports, the Olympics promote a sense of global unity, and seek to inspire determination and high work ethic in it’s millions of impressionable viewers. However this year, the...

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March 5, 2020

Occupation Station

Lauren Adkins

March 3, 2020

Entering the work world in high school is intimidating for many teenagers. From the tedious application process, to the nerve-wracking interview- the principle of having a job while also attending high school is fundamental because it teaches you financial and time management, establishing a strong work ethic, and many other life skills that are a necessity in life.    The first issue that arises is deciding where to apply. Finding a job that you’re interested in that’s also hiring, filling out the pages of personal infomation while convincing the potentional employers that you’re fit for the position seems like a chore. When deciding where to apply, more is more. Any location that even remotely p...

Nevada Democratic Debate is the Feistiest Yet

Nevada Democratic Debate is the Feistiest Yet

February 26, 2020

It was a fiery, engaging and revealing spectacle on Wednesday night, when Democrats lit up the stage in Nevada to hold a dramatic televised debate. From Warren’s clobbering of new-to-the-stage Bloomberg, to Mayor Buttigieg and Klobuchar’s prolonged square-off, the nearly two hour debate helped characterize each candidate and allow for the presence of wild accusations and normalized name calling that has become so commonplace in American politics today.   CNN’s Van Jones put it best when he expert...

The Coronavirus

Gracie Fillet

February 12, 2020

Recently a rapidly evolving disease known as the Coronavirus is spreading throughout the world. A numerous number of people have been affected and many people have expressed their concerns about what kind of epidemic this evolving health concern will lead to. This is what you need to know. Coronaviruses are extreme cases of common colds and other upper respiratory infections. This particular virus is known as zoonoses which means that they infect animals which can then pass onto another. In some particular cases, it can spread to humans, which it now has. The virus started when China reported a group of cases of viral pneumonia to the World Health Organization (WHO) in late December 2019. A majority of the people that were sick ha...

Iowa  Caucus Leads to Mass Confusion

Iowa Caucus Leads to Mass Confusion

February 6, 2020

  “Wait, huh?” That seemed to be the predominant question on everyone’s mind as the Iowa caucus failed to display any results for several hours after it’s usual deadline and instead left many scratching their heads in confusion. Both upsetting the Democratic candidates, puzzling voters and delighting ansy Republicans, the failure of the 2020 Iowa caucus is sure to dominate conversations for years to come.    But first, what exactly is the Iowa caucus and why is it so impo...

Phones Distract

Phones Distract

February 5, 2020

How long has it been since you’ve looked at your phone? one minute, maybe two? You could be reading this on your phone as we speak. In today’s up-to-date and speedy society phones have very quickly taken a cozy place in people’s lives. As their companion, anxiety sponge, and most important item. They are very useful indeed, however, do they do more harm than good? In regards to the safety and health of our youth and current students, I believe they can cause more serious long term effects and ...

Inside the Mind Behind “Shattered Dreams”

Inside the Mind Behind “Shattered Dreams”

January 27, 2020

Kaylyn Wilson, a senior here at Memorial, has been diligently working on perfecting the tiny details of our very own Shattered Dreams film. Not only is she full of passion and energy for the tedious project, she is also taking this opportunity to prepare herself for a future as a director. “I have to be adaptable and flexible and ready for something that’s gonna mold me and give me this experience” says Wilson,  “it’s getting me ready for my future career since I really want to go i...

Review: Lady Bird

Gracie Fillet

January 23, 2020

Lady Bird (2017)  Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut is a phenomenal coming of age story about a vibrant, strong-willed girl as she goes through her first love, first heartbreak, and truths behind what it means to be popular all wrapped up in an hour and 35 minute emotional cyclone. Set in Sacramento, CA, Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) is a high school senior with dreams about going to a college in “a city with culture” and ultimately leaving her hometown despite her mother’s feelings towards it due to financial struggles. In typical teenage fashion, Lady Bird ditches her best friend Julie (Bernie Feldstein) to be able to become friends with the most popular people (Timothée ...

Shattered Dreams Pre-Production

Shattered Dreams Pre-Production

December 13, 2019

Memorial High School has the unique opportunity this year to play a vital role in helping students understand the fatal effects of drinking and driving. Shattered Dreams is a two-day program designed to educate students, parents and the community about the solemn issue of underage drinking and driving by providing a realistic experience and encouraging them to make positive choices. We are currently in pre-production as Kaylyn Wilson, is putting the final touches on the script while Zach Wilkerson...