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12 Days of Christmas - Day 1: The Five Most Well-Known Christmas Books column by Drew Denton

The warmth of a classic yule log fireplace. The feeling of the brisk winter air. The smell of a marshmallow covered hot chocolate. All these things come to mind while reading a couple classical family favorite Christmas books.
   Christmas is the most popular holiday, and people always make sure of it. Tons of movies made about the good ol’ Kris Kringle, Christmas books about people realizing what the true meaning of this holiday is, the list goes on.
   One of the most known Christmas book in history would be “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” This classic story entails a grouchy, green creature who goes by the name of the Grinch attempts to put an end to Christmas by stealing all such related items from the citizens of Whoville. Even though he stole all the decorations, the Whos’ decide to invite him to their Christmas dinner where he then returns all their items and brings extra presents. There has been multiple adaptions made about this story because of its classic feel.
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Emily's Garden by Mackenzie Shrum

On September 9, 2006, Emily and her friend were riding an ATV when the ATV was tipped over, trapping Emily under a body of water. Emily was in a coma for 34 days, and she passed away on October 12, 2006 six days after her 16th birthday. Mrs. Sarah Melone, Emily’s mother took this tragic accident and turned it into something positive. Mrs. Melone started her random acts of kindness. The random acts of kindness has helped change several lives, young and old. Melone has never been angry over this situation, she has only made something positive out of it. Losing someone so dear to your heart is a very hard thing to deal with it, and not an easy process. “We don't have control over the trials and tragedies that come our way, but we do have control over now we respond to them. What we learn from it and how we use it to help others,” Melone said.   Emily’s Garden was established here at MHS in the honor of Emily. A volunteer that helps Emily's garden that changed the decorations every…

School Lunches by Kaitlyn Barber

Whether it be to hang out with friends or to just to eat, multiple students see lunch as the best part of the day.   MHS has three separate lunches with five different lunch lines, all with different options. The lunch menu tends to change every week. Every student has their own personalized pin code as well.   “[Madison High School] has three different lunch lines and less variety.” senior Katelyn Casper said.   The variety of food isn’t the only thing that sets MHS lunch apart from others. As mentioned before, each and every student at MHS receives their own personal pin code for lunches. This pin is used by students to pay for lunches and extra snacks.   MHS is different from some other schools and many students don’t understand that until they are introduced to another perspective. One final thing that sets MHS apart from other schools is cafeteria size. The MHS cafeteria holds 52 indoor lunch tables,10 tables in the courtyard, and 8 booths for students to sit during their …

Parking Lot Safety by Kaitlyn Barber and Jazzlynn Fields

While Mooresville isn’t a town known for the art scene, that doesn’t mean the town doesn’t have some unique things to offer.   Recently a strange object showed up in the center of town. Glued to the side of Movieland USA is face made up of various music related materials.   This object is Record Face. Record Face is an anonymous art project that started in the urban parts of Indianapolis. Since the first sighting Record Face has been spotted everywhere across Indiana. They have been found above an intersection in Maryland streets, Outside the Red Key Tavern in Indianapolis and downtown downtown Greensburg to name a few. It consists of a vinyl record for a base, magnetic tape for hair, four guitar picks for teeth, a reflector for an eye and a pair of earbuds plugged into an mp3 player that plays nine original songs created by the unknown artist.   The song found on the mp3 in Mooresville is a low consistent drum and a distorted voice backed by some ambient noises. The mp3 player …

Record Face by Noah Justus

While Mooresville isn’t a town known for the art scene, that doesn’t mean the town doesn’t have some unique things to offer.   Recently a strange object showed up in the center of town. Glued to the side of Movieland USA is face made up of various music related materials.   This object is Record Face. Record Face is an anonymous art project that started in the urban parts of Indianapolis. Since the first sighting Record Face has been spotted everywhere across Indiana. They have been found above an intersection in Maryland streets, Outside the Red Key Tavern in Indianapolis and downtown downtown Greensburg to name a few. It consists of a vinyl record for a base, magnetic tape for hair, four guitar picks for teeth, a reflector for an eye and a pair of earbuds plugged into an mp3 player that plays nine original songs created by the unknown artist.   The song found on the mp3 in Mooresville is a low consistent drum and a distorted voice backed by some ambient noises. The mp3 player …

Avery Eats: King Gyro by Avery Hoffman

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In the past few years, many new dining establishments are popping up in Mooresville. How exciting! When pondering on a brisk fall Saturday afternoon in Mooresville, “What am I going to do for lunch?,” consider King Gyro as a promising choice. King Gyro is a chain restaurant usually found in more urban type areas with two locations in Indianapolis. It has now opened up in Mooresville in early September. They offer their Greek-American cuisine in a building that was formerly a Long John Silver’s; however, don’t be fooled: the new restaurant has been completely refurbished from the old. Upon entry, the smell of lamb and beef fills the corridors of the dining establishment. Automatically, there is a very homey environment. A meal at King Gyro is comparable to a extremely fancy top notch concession stand. If you like the more baseball game/urban feel to your meals, King Gyro is a fine choice. Junior Ethen Lehr visited King Gyro on the grand opening night. Ethen purchased a Gyro plate.  “It’s r…

Bran n’ Shorts Coffee House column by Drew Denton

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Thirsty? Been looking for a cozy spot to either finish work or to just relax? Bran n’ Shorts, a coffee house downtown Mooresville, is the right spot just for those needs. Bran n’ Shorts offers many different beverages and cuisine. Some of these items including different types of coffee, iced or hot, freshly baked pies, muffins, scones, ice cream, all of the world’s bakery desires. The origin of this coffee house started in Shelbyville, Indiana. The openers grandfather, Orville Nail, raised his first six children. Nail met a woman by the name of Lilly Mae Pearson. After having 13 more children this made the family quite large. While enough money was pretty hard to achieve at this time, a neighbor offered to share horse food with the family. This feed being called Bran and Shorts. Pearson decided to use this feed for making pancakes for the whole family. This coffee shop is focused on kindness and hard work. Want to find more about Bran n’ Shorts backstory? Visit them on bran-n-shortscof…

Tips For Applying To College by Josh Hansel

Let's face it, when junior and senior year roll around everyone thinks the same things, Almost done here, and what college to choose.   Here is how to apply for a college in a few steps. First take the SAT/ACT. Then apply to as many colleges as possible.   For juniors, thinking about how junior year affects senior year is a major step. A bad choice going into senior year is choosing classes that are more difficult than one can handle.   Junior year and senior year have both hard and exciting choices. If a more academic view is taken there is all the AP classes, but also we have more choices such as Work based learning. In which a student can go and explore the working world, it all depends on the classes taken by the student, such as junior Franklin Zook taking some more academically inclined classes.   “They’re easy, but I’m excited for [senior year]”  Zook said.   First things first, although many schools, such as Ball State and New York University, do not requiring the SAT…

2018 Season in Review by Peighton Noel

Stats sourced by mhspioneers.com Lebanon (Away) The Pioneers kicked off the season on Aug 17 with a 46-7 win against Lebanon.   Mooresville began the away game with a fired up offense, and an equally superior defense.  “We’ve prepared really well. We all worked really hard over the summer,” senior Jon Eineman said.   Eineman put three touchdowns on the board. One of Eineman’s touchdowns was ran for 63 yards.   The season opener set a good foundation for the rest of the season for the Pioneers. Danville (Away)    A week after the season opener, the Pioneers carried the momentum from their first victory to Danville, Indiana.   Mooresville’s defense held their ground in a head-to-head battle with the Warriors, keeping Danville in an even scoring match.   Junior Brayden Evans showed his power through a 60 yard touchdown. Shortly following, senior Karson Goodman connected with Evans on a 57 yard pass for another Pioneer touchdown. The final score was 28-26. Plainfield (Away)   The next har…

Bohemian Rhapsody: A Preview. column by Avery Meyer

Bohemian Rhapsody is a biopic film from director Bryan Singer, and written by Anthony McCarten that comes out November first. It’s a film about the famous English rock band “Queen”, and its lead singer, Freddie Mercury.   This film will cover the story of the band and Freddie Mercury over the course of 15 years from its inception, to Freddie pursuing a solo career, to their last performance at Wembley Stadium.  This is a movie that has been talked about by 20th Century Fox since 2011 and many had high hopes. The film’s director, Bryan Singer, has done many of the X-Men films and directed several episodes of House. Singer is a very interesting director because he often makes such weird and bold choices.   As the director of many of the X-men comic book movies he had made some pretty bizarre choices as director, such as setting the opening scene of X-men in Auschwitz. It was borderline tasteless and it didn’t settle well with some, but it just was such a controversial scene and dire…

Editorial: Academics and Anxiety

A general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying is defined by anxiety. Anxiety is a common disorder found in many children, teens, and adults.   Anxiety can be caused by many things such as stress, genetics, medical factors, brain chemistry, and use or withdrawal from addictive drugs. Symptoms of anxiety include sweating, dizziness, increased heart rate, and worrying.   According to adaa.org the most common type of anxiety is generalized anxiety disorder, also known as GAD. GAD can occur at any age and requires a medical diagnosis. The disorder can be treated by a medical professional through counseling and medication. Symptoms of GAD include constant worrying, restlessness, and trouble with concentration.   According to adaa.org. anxiety has been known to affect 25.1 percent of kids between the ages of 13 and 18. One of the main reasons these kids experience anxiety is because of school. Many of these kids take seven classes, whether …
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September 20, 2018 Thursday: Throwback Thursday 
Left to Right: Seniors Katelyn Piche, Carlin James, Patric Bailey, Sally Blackburn, and Jenna Crafts

Class Colors

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Sept 19. 2018 Wednesday Spirit Day: Class Colors

Seniors: Blue and Gold  Alex Dirickson (Left) Zach Shaffer (Right)

Juniors: Carolina Blue  Cole Eakle (Left) Riley Poe (Middle) Autumn Hearon (Right)


Sophomores: Orange Frank Perkoski (Left) Sydney Rockefeller (Middle) Baleigh Smith (Right)

Freshmen: Green Abby Bryant (Left) Carter Howard (Right)
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Sept 18, 2018 Tuesday Spirit Day: Pajama Day  Juniors Ty Smith, Shane Pennington, and Danny Gibson
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Sept 17, 2018
Monday Spirit Day: USA

Senior Sam Theiser



Sophomore Taylor Sconce Sophomore Trey Addair

Indy Star Player of the Week : James Mabry

Running back and defensive back James Mabry was named Indy Star’s football player of the week. But, this isn’t the only achievement Mabry has had this season.   Not only going 4-0 with his team, Mabry has gone four consecutive games with over 100 rushing yards. According to Indy Star, in game one against Lebanon, Mabry had 107 rushing yards. Then in game two the following week against Danville, Mabry had 162 rushing yards. In week three, Mabry had 181 rushing yards against Plainfield. Finally, Mabry put up 113 rushing yards against Greenwood in game four.   “I wouldn’t have been able to be Indy Star’s football player of the week without help of my teammates, especially the offensive line.” Mabry said.   Mabry has accomplished so much in just the first four games, but there is only more to come.

Answers to New Teachers

1.  japan 2. 120 3. St. louis cardinals 4. Meryl streep 5. St louis 6. Robert 7. Cleveland indians 8.mrs. hill 9. ms. frank 10. Mr. stewart 11.mr. dodds 12.ms. frank 13.mrs. lyell 14.mr. stewart 15.mrs. scammacca 16.mr. smith

1.D 2.A 3.C
4.B