Showing posts from October, 2013

Wagon Trails Revue

Wagon Trails Revue by Shelby Parsons   Wagon Trails Revue is a show hosted by the yearbook staff. The first revue was started by an advisor who was unable to afford the final billing price of a yearbook. In order to raise money, he decided to have a variety show.   The Wagon Trails Revue has been a recurring event in the fall ever since the 1960s. This year, it will be held on November 8th and 9th at 7 p.m. The theme this year is Mooresville’s Got Talent and will be going back to the old format of Wagon Trails Revue with commercials.   “It is something that they don’t have anything like it anywhere else, and we have so many people and so many groups that come together to make it happen, it is one of our most beloved fall events,” yearbook adviser Ada Clark said.   There will be a number of different soloist performers. Kristen Crawford will be performing Reach for Me by Krysta Rodriguez.   “They are going to see something that has not been done before,” junior Kristen

Activities for Halloween

           Photo by Whitney Smither  Activities for Halloween by Michele Kidd and Kyrstin Coomes Not every high schooler enjoys the normal trick-or-treating and some are just too “grown-up” to dress up and walk house to house for candy. Luckily, there are different things to do during the holiday season! Haunted houses/attractions in Indiana:  Indy Screampark in Anderson  Necropolis in Indianapolis  Haunted Bridge across from White Lick Creek in Avon  Amhurst Asylum Haunted Attraction in Valparaiso  Hanna Haunted Acres in Indianapolis Decorating your house for a Halloween party is another great idea! Your friends and family can dress up in their costumes and come over to enjoy this spooky holiday. Visit this page to see decorating ideas: Baking is good on any day! Whip up some fun Halloween treats and share them with whoever is around. Maybe some goodie bags to pass out

Pumpkin Carving Contest Information

                                                Photo by Ada Clark  At 2:45 p.m. on October 30, Mrs. Evans and the Expanded Arts Club will be hosting a pumpkin carving contest in room H100. The carving will end at 3:45 p.m. and will be judged at 4:00 p.m.   There is a three dollar entry fee. You will also have to bring your own pumpkin and carving tools. Bring those to Mrs. Evans before school on October 30. Markers and toothpicks will be provided if needed.   Contestants are required to clean up their mess while the judging is going on.    There will be a cash prize to the winners used from the entry fee. The winning pumpkins will also be put in the display case for students to see.   Kroger and WalMart are currently having sales on their pumpkins if contestants still need one, and they usually carry carving kits as well.   There will be a brief meeting for contestants during PEP period on Tuesday, October 29. Contact Mrs. Evans if you have any further questions.

COLUMN: Pacers Shaping Up for a Good Season

by Baron Medsker   October 29th is a day for all basketball fans in Indiana to mark. The Indiana Pacers open up the regular season against the Orlando Magic at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse at 7 P.M.   Unfortunately, the Pacers are a shaky 2-4 in the preseason including two conference losses to the rival Chicago Bulls. They also lost to Dallas and Houston.   They did, however, win in blowout fashion against the Cavaliers and Hawks at their arenas.       Back to the regular season, Indiana basketball fans should want to go to the game on October 29th for a couple of reasons that include the Pacers are playing, and Indiana University graduated guard Victor Oladipo will be making his NBA debut.   The Pacers will be a team to watch this year with key additions in ex-Suns forward Luis Scola, guard C.J. Watson, and sharpshooting forward Chris Copeland from the New York Knicks.   “I think Luis Scola will play a key role coming off the bench. I think he’ll do a good job of pickin

Spooky Halloween Crafts

Mummyballs are just one of many easy Halloween crafts you can make at home. Halloween crafts are popular this time of year. Here are a few easy crafts you can try on your own: Realistic Fake Blood Items needed: 1 bottle of corn syrup Red food coloring Steps: Make sure you don’t mind if the clothes you are wearing get sticky or stained Add several drops of food coloring to bottle of corn syrup Make sure the lid is closed tightly and shake the bottle until the corn syrup is a uniform color If it doesn’t look dark enough, add a few more drops of food coloring and shake again Mummyball Items needed: 2-3 paper towels Water Spray starch Black permanent marker Oranges Transparent tape Googly eyes Steps: Dampen the paper towels. Wring them out and unfold them Spray the paper towels with the spray starch until they are evenly saturated and wait a while for them to dry Color a 2 to 3 inch strip of tape black and stick

COLUMN: Colts Prove Themselves Against Broncos

by Baron Medsker   Peyton Manning returned to Indianapolis October 21st to a roaring Indianapolis crowd. Manning did his usual routine of picking apart the Colts’ offense for an early lead, and that lead would swiftly be matched by the up-and-coming Andrew Luck.   Luck had something Manning did not this game: an offensive line. Manning was sacked four times with a fumble caused by Robert Mathis and he also threw an interception to Pat Angerer.   While both teams performed as offensive juggernauts, the Colts were able to hold a 39-33 victory even after blowing the Broncos out in the third, and were able to hold the lead even after a surging Bronco comeback in the fourth quarter.   So what can we take away from this game? We can conclude that the Colts are a real team that are a definite threat in the AFC, and we can also conclude that the Broncos are still human.   While the Broncos are still a top three time in the NFL, they are still a team that is beatable. The Colts

Girl's Cross Country Team Advances to Semi-State

   The MHS girls' cross country team will run at semi-state on Oct. 26. The team placed fourth in the Greensburg regional on Saturday. Semi-state will be held at Carmel with the girl's race starting at 11:15 a.m.

Favorite Holiday Recipe with a Twist

Favorite Holiday Recipe with a Twist by Shelby Parsons   There are many different favorite holiday recipes. Most of them are desserts. One classic favorite is pumpkin pie.   While it is delicious, the same flavor can sometimes get boring. For a new spin on a classic dessert, try Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake. It has the same classic pumpkin pie taste, with a cheesecake twist. To look at the recipe, go online to:

Fall Break Activities

Check out the list of fun activities for fall break Go to a pumpkin patch Have an arts and crafts day with friends Bake a pie or cookies for fall Start your Halloween costumes Decorate your house for fall Throw a themed party Movie marathon Catch up on sleep Go to a camp-out Bonfire Go to the apple orchard Go on vacation Road trip Go shopping Go to the covered bridge festival Enjoy your break and see you when school resumes on Oct. 21!

Senior Golfs at State Today

   Today, October 4th 2013, is a historical day. Danielle Warthen of the Girls’ Golf team is heading to State.    Warthen is the first female golfer from Mooresville to ever make it to state, and is among other individuals from Yorktown, Penn, Carmel, and Valparaiso.    Warthen teed off today at 8:48 a.m. on the 10th tee at road 9 along with Emily Tilton of Pendleton Heights, Jaycee Bunner of Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, and Hailey Harris of McCutcheon. *Photo by Jordan Childers