Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Christmas, but When?


Once Halloween night passes, the gift-giving and family-based holidays are coming right up. Some start celebrating Christmas on Halloween night, while others may believe in waiting until Thanksgiving. Every person has their own time preference as to when to start celebrating Christmas, but what really is the perfect day to start celebrating? 

 During Halloween time, many enjoy decorating and preparing for the holiday, but when it is over people become sad and without having anything to look forward to, life becomes boring. By beginning to celebrate Christmas the day after Halloween, there is no time to be bored by typical life, as you have a new holiday to look forward to. 

   Christmas is a big holiday to celebrate for many Mooresville citizens, so there are typically plenty of things to prepare for in the time before Christmas. 

   Some may argue that Thanksgiving should be celebrated first, but there are not nearly as many Thanksgiving themed things to celebrate as there are Christmas. Thanksgiving is a mostly food and family based holiday, so there are not many things you can start celebrating until the actual day. There also are not many decorations to buy and decorate with, which is a large tradition before Christmas that many spend a very long time preparing. 

   “Christmas should be celebrated after Thanksgiving, because if you do it before Thanksgiving you’re letting off some bad luck,” senior Cheyenne Gregory said. 

   If Christmas gives people something to look forward to, maybe it isn’t so wrong. 

Gravity Falls


Mooresville's Secrets( Gravity Hill )

   Officer Billy Snyder first heard about Gravity Hill in the 70s and says that Gravity Hill has been known to pull cars uphill for decades. People would drive to the exact hill in between 710 Keller Hill Rd and 708 County Hill Rd to put their car in neutral. Then, the car would start being pulled uphill. Some say that the heavier the car the faster it goes. Some also say that it matters if the car is facing east or west. It definitely works though and was even on an episode of MythBusters. The hill is actually a very convincing optical illusion, so even today people still visit it.

    “I think everyone should try it. It's really cool how you look like you're being pulled up a hill,” Snyder said.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Lainie Woodward's Photo Story

Senior Max Rutherford works on his dual project in photoshop for Photography 1 and AP Art. Rutherford’s art is inspired by dark and bloody feelings. “Mrs. Avery is the best part of this class point blank period,” Rutherford said.

Freshman Sinna Zheng lays on the floor for a picture. Zheng had lots of fun modeling for the photo. “The creativity going on in the class is the best part,” Zheng said. 
Junior Alex Cooper gets assistance from teacher Allyson Avery. Cooper enjoyed using photoshop. “Photoshop is cool, it's like coloring,” Cooper said.
Senior Max Rutherford holds and models the string lights for a photo. Rutherford helped model for his fellow classmates' photos. “We were taking pictures of the different kinds of light while trying to emphasize the shadow,” Rutherford said.
Junior Alex Cooper works on her emphasis photoshop project. Cooper took the photo of a bridge in Peoria, Illinois. “The difficulty of this class is my phone storage,” Cooper said.
Freshman Brynnely Gilliam helps classmates create artificial light. Gilliam had to retake the photos because they did not turn out to her standards. “My mom inspires my photos. She is always taking photos and made me realize I wanted to take a photography class,” Gilliam said. 
Freshman Sinna Zheng helps a classmate take a photo with a lamp. Zheng loved to help her classmates. “I get inspiration from the example slides Mrs. Avery shows us,” Zheng said. 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Abbi Price's Football Photo Story


Quarterback Nick Patterson hands the ball off to Gideon Brimmage. Patterson started on Varsity as a sophomore and is starting this year as a junior as well. “The field at Lucas Oil was a lot bigger and it gave me the sense of being on TV,” Patterson said.


Senior Gideon Brimmage runs the ball into the endzone for a touchdown. Brimmage scored 2 out of the 5 touchdowns MHS had against the tigers. “I realized how badly I wanted to be back on Lucas Oil in November for the state championship,” Brimmage said. 


Wide Receiver John Clampitt catches the ball thrown to him by quarterback Nick Patterson and runs toward the end zone. Clampitt is a senior on the team and has been playing since grade school. “This was my first game at Lucas Oil and it was cool to experience that with my teammates,” Clampitt said. 

Maxwell Fishel, Brady Johnson, and John Clampitt run out onto Lucas Oil field for the season’s first game. The MHS played against the Lebanon Tigers on August 20th for the Horseshoe Classic. “It was mind-blowing to be on Lucas Oil Field, it’s where all the great played," Brady Johnson said

Sophomore Levi Dorn holds onto the ball as Lebanon’s defense attempts to bring him down. Dorn is the JV quarterback and was put in during the fourth quarter. Dorn had two completions during his time on the field. 

Senior Brain Houk attempts to kick an extra point after a touchdown. Houk is the kicker for the team and played mostly Varsity during his junior year. MHS won against Lebanon 35-7.

Mooresville’s offensive line starts on the scrimmage line. Chase Price, a junior, is an offensive lineman. “This was my first game starting on varsity, and I was just really excited,” Price said.