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Exam Schedule by Payton Batchelor

MHS Quarter 2 Exam Schedule

Hot Meals by Noah Justice

Hot Meals Around The Corner Although Christmas time is inherently thought of as a period of luxury and joy, not everyone is fortunate enough to experience those comforts. A recent study conducted by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has revealed that an estimated 5,258 citizens are experiencing some form of homelessness. A warm place to rest and a full stomach could mean the world to someone, but places to get it aren’t always well known. The following establishments are not only open to the public on December 25, but also places to volunteer if someone was interested in giving back to the community this season.

Polar Express Showing by Maranda Flannery

Polar Express showtimes at IMAX Theatre at the Indiana State Museum December 11 at 6:45 pm December 12 at 10:00 am December 13 at 12:20 pm December 14 at 10:00 am and 12:20 pm December 15 at 10:00 am and 12:20 pm Get Tickets at   by Maranda Flannery

The Back Bone of Pioneer Pride by Noah Justus

This season’s student section has been the most energetic it has been for a while. A large portion of this Pioneer pride can be attributed to Student Section Leader Donavon DeVault. I recently interviewed him over what has made this season such a success in terms of student body participation.  Q:  What are your thoughts on this year’s turnout for all of the games? A:  I’ve been extremely impressed with this year’s turnout. Everyone has really done their part to this season as fun as it can be so far. Q:  How early in advance do you tend to plan for Friday nights? How much have you spent? A:  I usually plan for each game about two to three days ahead of time. It helps me to not stress out over whether I think I’m prepared or not. I have spent a little over 500 dollars on this season alone. You have to have the cash if you want to make sure everyone can participate. Q:  What has been your favorite theme overall this season? A:  My favorite them is a toss-up

Food Drive by: JazzLynn Fields

Food Drive  Photo by: JazzLynn Fields

Winter Play at Mooresville High School by: Maranda Flannery

Winter Play at Mooresville High School  by: Maranda Flannery   Photo by: Maranda Flannery

Julius Caesar by Abbi Price

Photo by Abbi Price  Mrs. Eickoff’s class is acting out Julius Caesar . Her students had been working on the play for about a month. “Being able to act Julius Caesar out is an amazing experience,” sophomore Autumn Roe said. 

Mooresville High Schools Hosts Jump-A-Thon by Payton Batchelor

Photo by Valerie Summerlot

Wagon Trails Performers by Shelby Swain and Arionna Moore

Photo by Shelby Swain

Wagon Trails Revue by Kimmy Turley and Shelby Swain

Photo by Shelby Swain Keegan Adams performs in the dress rehearsal for Wagon Trails. Adams had performed in the show since his freshman year. "I'm excited for people to get to see our show for the first time," Adams said. Wagon Trails is Thursday November 7 and Saturday November 9 at 7 p.m. Buy tickets now at

Meet the Player: Xander Lowry by Noah Justus

I got the chance to sit down and ask senior football player, Xander Lowry, about the season so far and how he has played a role in it.

Día de los Muertos and Ofrendas by Payton Batchelor

On Friday, November 1 the AP Spanish classes honored “ Día de los Muertos”, also known as “Day of the Dead”, which is celebrated throughout Mexico and among many people of Mexican heritage. The point of this holiday is for the families to celebrate and remember the lives of their loved ones who have passed. The students gave presentations over various important people in Spanish culture, such as Selena Quintanilla and Juanes, and made ofrendas, altars, to honor these people which is the tradition for this holiday. In the below picture, Seniors Christianna Lykins and Katy Shaffer are presenting their altar to the class over Frida Kahlo.

E-Learning Day Photos

On October 23, the students at MHS had a practice E-Learning day. Students and teachers now know how to use canvas to access assignments and how to assign assignments on E-Learning days. Here are some photos from the practice E-learning day:  Photo by Noah Justus 

American Studies Field Trip Photos by Kimmy Turley

The American Studies Class, taught by Ms. Gilly and Mrs. Gobel, took a trip to Brown County State Park. The students were learning about transcendental concepts and how they coincide with nature. Here are a few photos from the trip: 

Trunk-or-Treat Photos by Arionna Moore

Trunk-or-Treat took place at MHS on October 24. Trunk-or-Treat allows children and families to come to MHS to get some candy, play games, and have fun. Here are some photos from the Trunk-or-Treat event: 

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Fall Homecoming Spirit Day: Class Colors

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

Freshman Class  Photo by Shelby Swain



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

Freshmen Class photo by Shelby Swain

Jonah Cordray by Joshua Hansel

 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

  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 , “ 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 , 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

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

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)

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

 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.