Showing posts from 2020

Issue 2


Issue 1


Plants, Animals, and Farmers Oh My by Arionna Moore

Plants, Animals, and Farmers Oh My by Arionna Moore

How MHS Athletes are Handling Adversity by Kimmy Turley

Since the student athletes at MHS are unable to have their daily workouts with Coach Ray, and they are unable to get into any gym at this time, Ray has been providing them with new ways to workout at home. He has been providing two workouts every day along with their daily Speed and Agility workout. One of those workouts is for students that have access to equipment at home, and the other workout is for students that do not have access to equipment.  “Providing two separate workouts for them and creating ways they can be innovative with resistance training has allowed them to make the most of their workouts at home,” Ray said.  The MHS Athletic Department has created a Canvas page during this time to provide all the athletes with workouts that are being posted by Ray. These workouts are being received by all student athletes through the Canvas page, and all of the coaches are receiving the workouts through their emails.  “In my opinion, the hardest thing for the athletes has been time ma…

Mr. Damron Had a Baby!! by Abbigail Price

Mr. Damron Had a Baby!! by Abbigail Price

Adopt-A-Senior by Noah Justus

Adopt-A-Senior Mooresville’s community bands together to show support for the graduating class by Noah Justus

An Inside Scoop on Lives During the Pandemic by Arionna Moore

Tornado Tragedy by Kimmy Turley

On Wednesday April 8, 2020, a major storm hit downtown Mooresville and caused serious damage. There were many trees that had fallen because of the wind and the tornado that had come through, and many businesses had lost parts of their buildings.      I had gone to downtown Mooresville about 20 minutes after the tornado had passed because my mom has her office right on the corner of Main Street. Thankfully, her office, Fairway Independent Mortgage Company, was one of the few that had received no damage from the storm; however, almost every building around hers had experienced building damage such as roofs being torn off or hit, windows being shattered, and even the fronts of some buildings had come off.     It has been almost a month since the disaster and between the firefighters, police officers, power companies, business owners, and the town of Mooresville, the town is being rejuvenated. The streets of downtown Mooresville had just opened back up on Saturday April 25, 2020 after be…

Mooresville Alumni: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due by Noah Justus

Mooresville Alumni: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due                                                                               by Noah Justus

Peering at the Pandemic by Arionna Moore

With the coronavirus growing on the media and spreading locally, panic has grown among citizens. This panic is causing people to quarantine themselves, or worry about what will happen if they were to have to quarantine themselves. Just in case people have to quarantine, they are preparing by buying supplies, and the stores are in chaos. People are buying canned foods, disinfecting wipes, and toilet paper. Stores are now having a hard time keeping all of these items in stock. The stores are quickly running out of supplies and can make some pretty ridiculous sights. Upload your craziest pictures from the store to our Google Form link below.
Below is a blog that I created on March 17

She’s Finally Home by Abbigail Price

MHS alumnus Katie Price was studying abroad in the arabian country of Jordan. Sending my sister to Jordan was heartbreaking for my family. We drove up to Chicago and sent her off. She’s kept in touch with us, but it has been difficult because of the seven hour time difference.  Many of her friends over there were coming home because of COVID-19, but she had decided to stay. The CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) had decided to send all of their students home.  I was not happy about her coming home because it meant she had to give up something that made her so happy. It was difficult to get here home because we did not have the money for a flight. So, the CIEE paid for her to fly to the United States. She was flown into New York at JFK airport.  She had a delay in London and this was right before the travel band. Her flight into JFK got in at 8 p.m. but the next flight from JFK to Indianapolis was not until the next morning.  My mom did not want to leave her alone all nig…

Seniors Missing Out by Noah Justus

Missing Out Senior’s Thoughts and Feelings on Current School Cancellations
by Noah Justus

Things To Do During Quarantine by Kimmy Turley

This is one of the hardest time periods and events that Americans have faced; however, there are
many things that people are able to do in order to keep themselves occupied while being quarantined
at home. 

Watch Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, etc.  This seems like one of the more obvious things that people can do, but it is one of the easiest.
All people have to do is sit back, relax, and watch a new tv series or binge watch movies. 

Try new recipes  Obviously people are trying to avoid the grocery store unless they absolutely need to go, but
there are very simple recipes that someone can make with a few ingredients lying around
their house. One of those recipes being pasta. Pasta only requires anywhere from four to five
ingredients depending on the recipe, but the main four are eggs, flour, salt, and olive oil. 

Go on walks or runs  Many people are trying to avoid going out of their houses; however, nature is a major stress
reliever for most, and getting some fresh air after being cooped up in t…

Covid-19 What We Know by Maranda Flannery

Covid-19 What We Know by Maranda Flannery  photo from

Daily E-Learning Questions by Abbigail Price

Daily E-Learning Questions by Abbigail Price 

photo by Abbigail Price

Corona-Virus and Grocery Stores Part 1 by Arionna Moore

Corona-Virus and Grocery Stores Part 1
With the corona-virus growing on the media and spreading locally, panic has grown among citizens. These panics are causing people to quarantine themselves, or worry about what will happen if they were to have to quarantine themselves. Just in case people have to quarantine, they are preparing by buying canned foods, disinfecting wipes, and toilet paper, and stores are having a hard time keeping all of these supplies in stock. The stores are quickly running out of supplies and can make some pretty ridiculous sights. Upload your craziest pictures from the stores to our Google Form below.

Riley Dance Marathon by Arionna Moore

photo by Brooke Heavrin

Situational Awareness by Noah Justice

Situational Awareness photo by Noah Justice 

There are many valuable skills to be learned when transitioning from the sheltered days of youth into the harsh reality that is the real world. Each skill is valuable in its own way. Budgeting will keep you sheltered, cooking will keep you fed, and taxes will keep you out of prison. There is, however, a life skill that is rarely discussed. That skill is situational awareness and it is the one  that will keep you alive.  By definition situational awareness is the understanding of the factors of one’s environment with
regards to time or space, what the factors mean, and the possible consequences of these factors.
This skill is essential for understanding surroundings and how you need to interact with it in a safe
and thoughtful manner. 
Tips for situational awareness
Predict possible events that can take place based on existing factors in your surroundings
Have faith in your basic instincts
Be aware of the amount of time that has passed

Twice as Nice Prom Dresses by Abbigail Price

Twice as Nice photo by Abbigail Price Twice as Nice is a service organization that sponsors a prom resale program. Used prom dresses are sold to students at a discounted price. Their goal is to supply students with cheap prom dresses, in hopes that more students attend prom. Funds raised go towards Mooresville charities.  “As this is a nonprofit organization, it is really about providing students with the opportunity to attend prom versus raising funds,” Mrs. Jennifer Brunette said. Jennifer Brunette was twice as Nice’s old sponsor. Mrs. Lepore will be taking over this year. Dresses will go on sale Saturday, February 22 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dresses will cost $20.00. If a student returns the dress after prom, they get a $10.00 voucher for next year’s dress. Any MHS student is eligible to buy a dress. 

2020-2021 Scheduling by Abbigail Price

Scheduling by Abbigail Price

Scheduling is upon us  Scheduling is coming up soon for eight graders, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. During the
week of the 13th, guidance counselors will be going around the school letting kids know about
what courses are available.  The school will be offering classes that will be taken at Ivy Tech Mooresville. Solar System
Astronomy as well as Stellar and Galactic Astronomy will be offered at Ivy Tech. These classes
will be offered at Ivy Tech Mooresville during first period, and students will have to find their
own transportation to Ivy Tech and back to Mooresville for second through seventh period.  They are also offering Ivy Tech classes via distance learning. This means that the classes that
are offered will be taught at MHS but it will be taught over a screen.  “We are now offering statistics and calculus II via distance learning,” Mrs. Sarah Iams said.  Graduation pathways are now offered to students who didn’t pass ISTEP, or to freshmen who

WTHR Student Athlete of the Month by Payton Batchelor

WTHR chooses one student-athlete of the month who demonstrates “excellence in athletics, academics, or clubs/co-curricular school related hobbies”. This student-athlete is announced on WTHR’s station. Hannah Hopkins has received a Student Athlete of the Month award for her performance in Unified Flag Football. Hopkins was very surprised about the award
and had received messages of congratulations from her family members and coaches.  “I felt really honored that I was nominated for the award and was just very grateful and joyful to have received it,” Hopkins said. The Unified Flag Football team was able to work together and come home with a state championship this year. The school district and the team are very proud of their hard work and dedication to the game. “I think we had a better understanding of the game and we were ready to win at least one game,” Hopkins said, “Then with all of the new members this year that came, really contributed to our success and we were able to pull off a…

Area 31 Information by Maranda Flannery

Area 31 Area 31 is a program at Ben Davis High School that Mooresville High School students as well as other schools in surrounding areas can attend. Students at Mooresville get on a bus to travel to Ben Davis for their classes. Depending on whether students go in the afternoon or morning they must be able to work with the different times and be able to drive if late for the bus. Students get one class for three hours that will take all of their electives in most cases so they get to have real life experience with teachings and opportunities for future jobs. Many students have said there is a lot of work and dedication that goes into the classes and students need to be passionate to do it.  “You need to understand how serious these classes are. For example, EMS students can be a certified EMT’s by the end of their program,” senior Ariana Halstead who takes Criminal Justice class, said. Many students like senior Charles Moran who takes Automotive services, an Area 31 course, had a career p…

New Year, New MHS Students by Noah Justice

As the student body is introduced to the new decade and the new year continues on, the attempts at self-betterment are in no short supply. The tradition of New Year's resolution is very popular among the students at MHS. “There’s no point in starting off the decade on a bad note. Might as well try to be better,”  junior Blake Maher said. The following have agreed to have their goals and objectives shared for this new year.
Junior Blake Maher: “My goal is to grow a full 10 inches.”
Senior Jacob Vaughan: “I want to lose some weight this year, now that football is done.”
Junior Sydney Gercak: This year I really want to work on my organizational skills and time management.”
Senior Madison Smither: “This year my main goal is to find a job to work somewhere.”
Sophomore Brenner White: “This is the decade of the gamer. I owe it to myself to get better.”
Senior Emilie Reynolds: “I haven’t given out enough hugs. I’m gonna give out more hugs before everyone leaves.”
Junior Jaxon Crews: “I wanna get s…