The High Life

Hybrid Schedule at MHS

White day hybrid schedule for MHS.

Kaylea Herrman, managing editor

September 15, 2020

Since the start of the school year, students at MHS have been going to school half time. Separated by their last names, students have been sent to school in two different groups. This hybrid schedule alternates between red and white days and has a morning and afternoon group. The morning group i...

Therapeutic Songs and How They Can Help.

A list of songs mentioned in the article following.

Faith Lininger, Editor

April 29, 2020

Many people can agree that different songs evoke different emotions from the listener. Songs that are more rock, or alternative, can help people with anger. The lyrics and the beat may soothe the listener’s frustration, or make them feel more understood. Songs with a slower, calmer beat may make th...

School Closing’s Effects on Families

Tag your social media posts with #ApartButNeverAlone, to remind everyone that we're never alone.

Faith Lininger, Editor

April 17, 2020

Lots of families are affected by the closing of schools this year. Families with children of all ages. Younger children have to rely on their parents or older siblings to teach them things their teachers normally would, and middle schoolers and high schoolers have to rely on themselves to keep up in the...

Just Girly Things

Womens History Month Info graphic made with Canva.  Lipstick and other decals presented.

Maleiah Ewert, managing editor

March 5, 2020

As I put on my red lipstick to get ready for the new day, I think to myself, ‘why do I do this? ’Why do I wear makeup when people say it’s too much, that I'm a “try hard,” they like me “better naturally?” Then I remember how much fun it is waking up and having art a part of my daily routine....

Student Life is Harder Than Teachers Think

Student Life is Harder Than Teachers Think

Ella Buschbom

March 4, 2020

Have you ever had a day where you want to just sleep, but you still have homework? Well yes, I’m assuming that everyone has. With everything going on in someone's life, who has time for homework? You have family, friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, social life, sports, clubs, jobs, church, and with all of t...

Are Teachers’ Reactions Always A Positive Impact Towards Students?

picture from mhs in Amy Burrill's room

Atlanta Wing, Staff writer

March 2, 2020

In a classroom, there are students and adults. Who are those people? What their attitude? My opinion is that teachers or staff all together should be more positive towards things. Adults should consider how they react to students in a crisis or if students are misbehaving to one another or themselve...

Joker – Movie Spoiler

Joker, a realistic view on the life of this notorious villain.

Kaylea Herrman, Photo Editor

February 25, 2020

Run time: 2 hr 2 min Rated: R Genre: Drama/Thriller Release Date: October 4th, 2019 Budget: $55-70 million Set in New York, this action packed thriller portrays a “real life” version of the Joker (Arthur Fleck). Arthur is seen as an outcast and works a job as a clown on the street....

Matilda: The Musical

Lily Parker, Josie Strathman, and Tessa Boesker in ‘Matilda: The Musical’ as the show comes to a close.

Faith Lininger, Editor

February 24, 2020

Everyone knows the story of sweet Matilda, and her horrible family and headmistress, Miss Agatha Trunchbull. It is a delightful tale of innocence, and the power of resilience. This year, Greg McGlynn and Nicholas Griggs decided to give our school a taste of the strength of mind of Matilda.  Matild...

Is music distracting to students?

Can music be distracting?

Devon Haden, Staff writer

February 14, 2020

According to a study at the University of Phoenix, listening to music with lyrics distracts people while they’re doing some type of work such as reading, studying, or writing. They found that your brain struggles to process the lyrics and focus on your work at the same time. I believe this can be...

It Gets Better’s, Justin Tindall has video call with McPherson Highschools GSA club

Photo taken from the video call

Tylor Johnson, Staff writer

February 14, 2020

Many schools try to hide education about the LGBTQ+ from their students, it’s as if they are trying to push it into a corner so it's hidden as if it doesn't exist. I believe that it’s important to educate teens about the LGBTQ+ or at least have a support system for open and or closeted teens so t...

Trust issues and heartbreak

Trust issues and heartbreak

Tylor Johnson, Staff writer

February 14, 2020

Trust issues and heartbreak. Heartbreak is something most of us go through at least once in our life, sometimes it sticks with us a lot. Heartbreak can make someone develop trust issues or make it worse, trust issues can be a factor that played into the heartbreak happening. Trust issues can also form from...

The Coronavirus

The outbreak of the Coronavirus is causing panic in China and other countries.

Kaylea Herrman, Photo Editor

February 14, 2020

The recent outbreak of the deadly ‘coronavirus’ is causing an international panic. Leading to the death of tens of thousands of people in China, there are at least two dozen more in other countries such as the United States. Worldwide, this virus has infected almost 60,000 people and the newly developing...

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