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Reading in Remembrance: Key Clubs Book Drive

Reading in Remembrance: Key Club’s Book Drive

Amaya Wagner, Chief Editor April 22, 2024

Starting on April 24th, MHS Key Club will be hosting their first ever book drive! This book drive will be in memory of Kahina Ourkhou.  Last year, a group of Kahina’s friends, including myself, got...

The Pleasant Surprise Beneath Your Feet: The Origin of Wandering Words

The Pleasant Surprise Beneath Your Feet: The Origin of “Wandering Words”

Kelsy Esmoil, Staff Writer April 18, 2024

April is the month to celebrate poetry, and guess what? Muscatine is hosting its annual  “Wandering Words” poetry contest, courtesy of the Muscatine  County Art Council. It’s the perfect opportunity...

Monarch Butterflies: Majestic Migrants in Muscatine

Monarch Butterflies: Majestic Migrants in Muscatine

Emma Steele, Staff Writer April 18, 2024

On a beautiful summer day, you see a bright orange butterfly flying through your yard, it lands on the plant you have been meaning to pull out. But wait! It looks like it is laying eggs… on a weed. That...

Essential Tips and Insights for Your Journey to China

Essential Tips and Insights for Your Journey to China

Vanessa Garcia, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

Are you one of the lucky students going to China next week? If so, keep reading this. I'll cover a few things you might want to know before heading to China. Whenever you go to any foreign country,...

World Wildlife Day : An Abundance of Benefits and Impact

World Wildlife Day : An Abundance of Benefits and Impact

Addie Weggen and Chevy Palmer April 3, 2024

Have you ever been walking through a park or forest and noticed several different animals running around or observing you? Those animals in the woods, timber, and backyards all fit into the diverse category...

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...

Get to Know Womens History Month

Get to Know Women’s History Month

Jaela Staker, Staff Writer March 24, 2024

March has been dedicated to women since 1978, but it didn't become “Women's History Month” until 1994. Created by the National Women's History Project, which has been changed to the National Women's...

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...

The Soda Revolution

The Soda Revolution

Emma Steele, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

Utah soda shops took the internet by storm with their “dirty sodas”. Dirty sodas include a base of your preference for soda, creamer, and maybe some syrups or fresh fruit. Think of a cross between...

A Day in the Life: Six Days in China

A Day in the Life: Six Days in China

Vanessa Garcia, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

Learning about the culture of another country is one thing but being able to go and experience it is life-changing. Here is an overview of my trip to China after being invited by Xi Jinping. We set...

Bonnie Drive and China: Whats The Connection?

Bonnie Drive and China: What’s The Connection?

Arabella Fourneau, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

2911 Bonnie Drive. You might recognize this address, or at least the street it is on, as one that many MHS students drive on every day when going to school. It may not have occurred to you how important...

Unleash Your Inner Star

Unleash Your Inner Star

Amaya Wagner, Chief Editor February 19, 2024

With spring being right around the corner, it’s time for the MHS talent show. It’s your time to shine on stage and share your unique talents with your fellow classmates. Auditions are being held on...

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