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Fall Homecoming Spirit Day: Class Colors

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Freshmen Class  Photo by Shelby Swain

Game Day Q&A: Girls Soccer featuring Emily Key by Noah Justus and Payton Batchelor

Why do you like to play soccer? “I like soccer because I get to spend time with my friends, take my mind off things, play the sport in general, and it’s fun.”
How do you think the game will go tonight? “I think we are really going to bring it to them. I think it’s going to be good and senior night will be fun.”
How has the season gone so far?
“It’s gone good. It started out rocky, but each day we are improving and winning."

Fall Homecoming Spirit Day: Jersey Day

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Freshman Class  Photo by Shelby Swain

FRIDAY'S HOMECOMING SCHEDULE!

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Game Day Q&A: Girls Golf featuring Ellie Brill by Noah Justus and Payton Batchelor

What do you like most about your sport? I love how you can compete with yourself, but you still get to be part of a really fun team.

Fall Homecoming Spirit Day: Pajama Day

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Freshmen Class
photo by Shelby Swain

Jonah Cordray by Joshua Hansel

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Junior Jonah Cordray participates in a lot, such as being; the student body president, a tennis player, and a member of Spotlighters and Madrigals.   He became student body president for the year of 2019-2020. He wanted to be president so he could bring new ideas to the student body.   “As president I’m hoping to get more students involved with extracurricular and school spirit  Cordray said.   Corday has been apart of many unique opportunities, one being a member of the “School improvement team for 2019,” which allows Cordray to give students a voice in any changes in the coming year.   Cordray also enjoys Key Club, Chess Club, BPA, Euchre Club, and Unified Track. He considers these to be some of his hobbies. “i like how he is involved in a diverse group amount of activities involved in many things all into high school experience,” Student Council sponsor Aaron Milauskas said.

Senior Alex Sanders Breaks The School Shot Put Record by Kimmy Turley

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Senior and thrower Alex Sanders recently broke the school shot put record with a throw of 39’ 6”.   “I ran to my mom and gave her the biggest hug. Then, my step dad, then just random people. It was the happiest moment ever.”     Sanders has been a part of track for four years, and her favorite thing about being in track is her team because they are her family.   Sanders was able to break the school record because of her coaches, and because they pushed her to do her bet and nothing less.   Congrats on breaking the school record Alex! photo by Jimmy Turley photo by Kimmy Turley

Science Behind Pets by Spencer Guffey

Pets have been around for a long time. They have been human’s companion for several hundred years. According to www.britannica.com, “The history of pets is intertwined with the process of animal domestication, and it is likely that the dog, as the first domesticated species, was also the first pet.” Animal domestication has been going on for so many years, and it's still going on to this day. Animal domestication started over 15,000 years ago according to www.amnh.org, starting with canines. The main reason why animal domestication started was for warriors to get help in hunting with wolves. These warriors would lose some of their people while hunting because of larger prey items. Having wolves made them lose less people but if anyone was lost it was most likely the wolves, which could be bred to make more. In the modern world pets are kept for emotional purposes, medical services, or just to have them. Studies show that having a dog around can release oxytocin in our bodies and the…

Kier's Art Festival by Drew Denton

On May 3, 2019 at 5-7 p.m., an event is being held at Mooresville High School. This art and music festival dedicated to Kiersten Woodward is in honor and in memory of her.   “The whole evening is supposed to be spent celebrating the artist Kiersten is and the inner artist that she inspired in other people.” junior Elizabeth Kasper said.   MHS and Herron High School are asked to perform a song or an art piece that can either be viewed for the evening or auctioned off. All proceeds go to Peyton Manning’s Children’s Hospital.   Auditions were held April 10 for the music portion of the arts festival. Students can sing, dance, and play their favorite instrument.   “Art donation forms can be picked up from Mrs. Summerlot and once those are filled out you can drop off the artworks in Eickhoff’s Room A125,” Sydney Wells said.   NHS has planned this Art Festival and have spent the past couple weeks spreading the word around.

The Memes of 2018-2019: The Defining Jokes of a Generation column by Noah Justus

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Memes. A rising cultural phenomenon that helps define the current generation. Each  year brings a plethora of odd but comical internet inside jokes. This past school year is no exception to this.
August- Johnny Johnny Stemming from the popular children’s channel on YouTube, Million Dollar Surprise, Johnny Johnny took the internet by storm with its off-putting animation and poorly translated dialogue.
Photo by Million Dollar Surprise September- Roblox Kanye and Lil Pump Everything about about this video is meme worthy. The absurd clothing concept, the off color lyrics, and even the catchy chorus. This meme lingered months after its peak due to its starpower. photo by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
October- (Returning Favorite) Spooky Scary Skeleton Every year this meme seems to fight its way to the top of the October memes. This meme features a low quality clip of a man dressed as a pumpkin dancing to the song “Spooky Scary Skeleton”. photo by Channel 4 (THE CW)


November- Surprised Pikachu

Our Spring Refreshments: How students at MHS quench their thirst column by Avery Hoffman

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It’s warming up outside. This spring, students and teachers at school want to quench their thirst with tasty refreshments.   Many delicious liquids and tasty treats come to mind, such as fruit smoothies, juices such as orange and apple, with cranberry as an honorable mention; also, beverages and treats combined, the infamous root beer float.   Junior Ariana Halstead enjoys strawberry or mango-peach smoothies most of all.   “These smoothies are very sweet, and texture of the ice is very cooling” Halstead said.    Sophomore Mackenzie Morgan’s favorite drink to sip in the summer is grapefruit juice.   “I like how strong the flavor is” Morgan said. Math teacher Ms. Vaughn has a particularly special beverage of choice: the dairy queen lemon lime freeze, a combination of ice cream and a slushy. “They are my favorite!“ Ms. Vaughn said.

College Tips by Abby Cox

For most seniors at Mooresville High School, college is coming up fast. The overwhelming feeling of childhood coming to a close can spread like wildfire around the school when someone announces the number of days till graduation. Then seniors could stop and think, “Am I prepared of college.” There are numerous checklists all over the web to print off or download as a safety net when moving out. There may be a few things forgotten until a few weeks into school, however these lists may prevent that. Preparing for college could mean downloading lists and making sure dorms are more home like. Having friends to go through the change with could help. Here is some advice for MHS graduates.
“Connect with people and create social groups because it’ll make {college} easier to bear,” Mooresville High School graduate Aundreya White said.
“If you know someone and want to share text books, it saves money,” Mooresville High School graduate Lacey Watt said.
“Sleep is super important. Yeah you can do th…

Athlete of the Year Finalists by Peighton Noel

Students were given the opportunity to nominate their peers they believed were deserving of the title of “Pulse Athlete of the Year.” The nominations were open for athletes of any age. There will be one male winner and one female winner. This title is not associated with the Athlete of the Year named by Mooresville High School. Robbie Gentry 
  Junior Robbie Gentry has been a name circulating throughout the community in recent seasons.   Gentry played alongside his teammates as a Defensive Lineman, participating in the sectional championship.     More recently, Gentry came out of the wrestling season with a successful record. In the 285 pound weight class, he ended with 27 victorious matches out of 33 total. Gentry also won the title of sectional champ and semi-state finalist in his weight class.   Gentry can be seen as a coachable player with a good work ethic.   “I believe in the coaches and do what they say, and put in a lot of off season work,” Gentry said.   As a junior, …

Misconceptions About Snakes by Spencer Guffey

Fear has been taught to everyone when they were young children. ‘Don't touch that it's dangerous!’ ‘Don't go near that it will bite you!’ Most of this fear is towards animals, reptiles in specific. Snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians are classified as reptiles. Fear surrounding these animals can be a taught behavior. These animals are branded as dangerous, malicious, and evil even before a person meets these types of animals. Most fears are taught at a very young age by people who are around the child. “I started fearing snakes when I was in fifth grade” Shelby Dorsett said. People who have fears in certain animals tend to project these fears onto the people around them. Inexperience with certain exotic animals can cause a fear of them as well. “[People] don't understand how snakes act and so they’re scared of the unknown.” Blaine Yeager said. People tend to fear what is unknown to them, and having no expierence with snakes can be a big cause of fear. Behind spid…

Ask Avery Squared

What advice can you give to someone coping with the transition from high school to college or middle school to high school?
Avery H. - I guess I’m a little weird, I enjoy talking to animals and trees. That’s okay though, I have more fun than most people. What did you want again?
Avery M. - Embrace the freedom you get. Every transition comes with more liberty. Don’t take it for granted, but don’t take advantage of it