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Micro Trends: the Short Lived Excitement for Social Media Trends

Micro Trends: the Short Lived Excitement for Social Media Trends

Hadley Hines, Staff Writer March 31, 2024

Microtrends are defined as a phenomenon that lasts for a short time, as in weeks or months. These are common amongst younger generations due to the constant desire to experience different styles.  The...

Four Day School Weeks: A Game-Changer or a Potential Challenge for Students?

Four Day School Weeks: A Game-Changer or a Potential Challenge for Students?

Hadley Hines, Staff Writer March 26, 2024

Within the past decade, multiple schools in Iowa have switched to an interesting schedule for students and teachers, four-day weeks.  The elimination of the fifth day of the week has been an increasingly...

Leap Year: What is the Impact of the Extra Day

Leap Year: What is the Impact of the Extra Day

Hadley Hines, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

Imagine today (leap day) is your birthday. Everyone loves to celebrate their special day in different ways. This might be with your friends doing something fun, or with your family at dinner. Whatever...

Making an Impact: the Micaela Brunson Memorial Blood Drive

Making an Impact: the Micaela Brunson Memorial Blood Drive

Hadley Hines, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

On February 1st the Micaela Brunson Memorial Blood Drive took place with help from the Muskie Key Club and Impact Life of Muscatine. The mission for the Brunson family through the Blood Drive is to give...

New year, new me? Why does the feeling never last?

New year, new me? Why does the feeling never last?

Hadley Hines, Staff Writer January 25, 2024

It’s early in the morning and your alarm has just gone off. Before you know it you are up and out of bed, starting your morning routine before you are off to the gym. Right now you aren’t the only...

Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas?

Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas?

Hadley Hines, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

Now that Halloween is over and November is here, people all around town will begin to celebrate Christmas. Christmas, a time for fun holiday cheer and festivities, can be a great time for everyone, but...

Getting Study Serious

Getting Study Serious

Hadley Hines, Staff Writer November 1, 2023

High schoolers aren’t always the best at implementing useful study habits, but there are some common themes seen among students. The question most students will find themselves asking at least once in...

Daily Life With Diabetes

Daily Life With Diabetes

Hadley Hines, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

Living with diabetes can be very challenging and can come with some unforeseen obstacles, but Lauren Audas, a Senior this year at MHS, shares that diabetes doesn’t hold her back. Lauren has been living...

FCA: Whats it all about?

FCA: What’s it all about?

Hadley Hines, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

Fellowship of Christian Athletes, also known as FCA, is a primarily student-led organization in high schools across America. The club’s main focus is to unite both faith and athletics for students everywhere. Jacob...

Seniors off campus: what are MCC classes really like?

Seniors off campus: what are MCC classes really like?

Hadley Hines, Staff Writer October 3, 2023

Senior year is a very important time for MHS students. A time full of firsts and many lasts, but also students can participate in college classes on the MCC campus. This can often raise questions for underclassmen...

Changes to Muskie Time

Changes to Muskie Time

Hadley Hines, Staff Writer September 14, 2023

Most MHS students are aware that Muskie Time is not the same as before, but why were changes made to the schedule, and what are they? In prior years, Muskie Time has been that of individual choice and...

Ninel Verdinez: Scrapbook savvy

Ninel Verdinez: Scrapbook savvy

Hadley Hines, Staff Writer September 7, 2023

Ninel Verdinez, MHS Junior, and the Informational Editor of The Auroran Today. “I’m in charge of any editing, any stories about the school, things that are happening around the school, changes,...

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