Friday, November 22, 2019

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 between hick night and hawaiian night. They were both super fun, which is probably why they’re a fan favorite each season.

Q: Compared to previous student section leaders, how do you feel like you and Sam have done at the job?
A: I think we’ve done a decent job. I’m proud to be in the final two for the Zone 8 banner.

Q: What is your favorite part of the job?
A: My favorite part of the job is being able to lead such a big group of people, and being able to cheer for my friends on the field.

Q: What is one of your favorite moments from this season’s student section shenanigans?
A: My all-time favorite moment from this season is definitely when we painted “EAST  CENTRAL STINKS” on a table and then jumped through it from the bed of one of the trucks that was there for tailgating.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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.

Monday, November 4, 2019

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: