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The need for cultural awareness at the K-12 level is now more important than ever

Ameerah Alafailakawi, Staff Writer April 11, 2022

Every day constant anxiety lurks in your shadows as you walk the halls in a school where you are alienated and misunderstood and all your classes are spoken in a foreign tongue and your differences make...

Sophomores-only dance

Sophomores-only dance

Azrael Wolf, Staff Writer April 11, 2022

Prom. The last word you want to hear right now. Your friends are chatting about it, the dresses are more expensive than ever and people are planning their cheesy promposals. One of the biggest events...

New formal attire isn’t worth environmental impact

New formal attire isn’t worth environmental impact

Lasirra Hines, Opinions Editor April 11, 2022

Prom is in a little over a week, and with that comes the demand for a new outfit to wear. Whether that be a cocktail dress, a halter dress, a three-piece suit, or donning a corset, high school dances see...

The case against unpaid internships

The case against unpaid internships

Kris Long, Print Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2022

As college has gotten increasingly expensive, secondary schools and universities have sought to create a more practical image. Rather than focus on things students may never apply in the workplace, institutions...

USD 383, please say gay

USD 383, please say ‘gay’

Lasirra Hines, Opinions Editor March 28, 2022

Society has come a long way when it comes to the acceptance and discussion of the LGBTQ+ community. From when the concept was taboo and silenced, to now: accepted, except for the homophobic people, many...

We need to rethink how our school clubs function

We need to rethink how our school clubs function

Advith Natarajan, Staff Writer March 27, 2022

The wide assortment of clubs at MHS are the backbone of our school’s identity. Through these clubs, we nurture a productive school environment where students can explore their interests and impact the...

Currents events necessary in high school curriculum

Currents events necessary in high school curriculum

Eddie Bruegger, Audio Producer March 26, 2022

In social studies classes at school, we cover World History, sometimes European History, United States History and United States Government. We do not, however, cover current events, things that are happening...

We need more women in leadership roles

We need more women in leadership roles

Laneya Christian, Staff Writer March 7, 2022

Have you noticed who holds the majority of administrative leadership positions in schools? In general girls and women are discouraged from seeking the top roles by outside attitudes pushed by men.  Although...

Women’s contributions to society go unnoticed

Women’s contributions to society go unnoticed

Lasirra Hines, Blue M Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2022

Something you didn’t know about women: pretty much everything.  Like how you didn’t know that Frida Kahlo was one of 35 girls to enroll in Mexico City’s National Preparatory School, that...

Xello does not fulfill its purpose

Xello does not fulfill its purpose

Advith Natarajan, Staff Writer March 6, 2022

At the beginning of the school year, the counseling department introduced Xello as part of weekly Advisory lessons. Xello provided students with personality quizzes and matchmaker tests to advise them...

History classes need to build off of each other

History classes need to build off of each other

Avery Inman, Staff Writer March 5, 2022

Revolutionary War, Beginning of America, Civil War, World War I, The ‘20s, Great Depression, World War II. Every year it is the same thing, the same lessons, the same stories, the same videos. Every...

Girls sports deserves more support

Girls sports deserves more support

Lasirra Hines, Opinions Editor March 3, 2022

The U.S. women’s soccer team made a historical development in sports. The fight for equal pay has always been a big issue, especially in sports. The team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for gender discrimination,...

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