Monday, December 12, 2022

MHS Q2 Exam Schedule

                MHS Q2 Exam Schedule

             This year’s first semester exams start this Friday. Preparing is a necessity and is one of the most important factors to keeping a good grade or improving a previous one. There are three different days for the exams. Here’s the exam schedule. Good luck!

Monday, December 5, 2022

"Munker" Allen Profile - Kade FIsher

                Profile: “Munker” Allen     

    Many students at this school have charismatic personalities, but one of the most is Zacheriah “Munker” Allen. Zacheriah Hamilton Allen is Munker’s full name. Allen’s name is Zach but his nickname that everyone calls him and what he prefers to be called by is Munker. Munker’s nickname apparently came from baseball, but nobody knows the true meaning of his nickname. 

Going to the batting cage is one of Munker's favorite pastimes. Munker is a member of the MHS baseball team and loves to play baseball for leagues outside of school. 

“Bad, but I’m going to try my best and put in a lot of effort,” Munker said when asked about how he thinks his baseball performance will be this year. 

“I play 2K, my favorite color is blue, and I used to be really obsessed with John Deere.” Munker said when we told him to describe himself. Munker is very dedicated to playing Madden, some say that he could earn a scholarship to college for playing 2K professionally. 

“They would probably say that I’m annoying and enthusiastic,” said Munker when asked how his friends would describe him. Munker is a very enthusiastic person, he always brings a lot of energy whenever he’s in a class or just talking with his friends. Not only being a very social person, but he also excels in honors and AP classes. Allen also told us he dreams of working a 9-5 being an accountant 10 years from now.

Hopefully, this story could tell how much Munker is athletic, smart, and energetic. Students like these are what make MHS so great and a fun place to be at. There are many more students like this, but there are too many for just one story. Hopefully telling about this student can describe some of the students that go here and how lucky it is to have Munker at school. 

Photo by Olivia Denny

The Santa Clause Reboot - Gracie Holcomb


The Santa Clause Reboot

The cold weather has set in, it's that time of year. Most are ready for winter which means Christmas is right around the corner. People start putting up stockings, decorating, drinking hot chocolate, eating all the Christmas treats that everyone loves, and watching all of the most popular holiday movies. 

This year multiple holiday movies and tv shows were released, the most recent one that was released was The Santa Clauses. The original The Santa Clause came out in 1994 starring Tim Allen and has made millions since being released. The reboot was released on November 16, 2022, as a Disney+ series.

The Santa Clauses starts off the same as anyone would expect. It is Christmas Eve and Santa is making his rounds for the year giving gifts to all the children of the world. On Christmas Eve he realizes that his magic is running low but blows it off as a fluke. Over time he starts to realize that he cannot be Santa Clause forever.

Is this the first time that The Santa Clause franchise has released a movie and or Tv since you have been alive. This is your chance to watch it! The Santa Clauses is out on Disney+ now and is rated for all ages!

This TV show is more for the younger audience. This shows humor is aimed towards younger children that would watch this movie. Once little kids start watching this movie, kids will definitely be a new favorite. Even if this series is not aimed towards the older audiences, go watch it and form an opinion on it.


The Santa Clauses (TV Mini Series 2022) - IMDb

Best Activities in Snow - Suzanna Paul

                               Best Activities in Snow

    It’s that time of year again, hot chocolate by the fire, sledding down steep hills and all-around cheerful spirits. Many different temperatures call for different activities. 

    When there are icy temperatures, it calls for one of the most exhilarating activities that is ice skating. There are many different types of places someone could go to for a good time skating. Two places near Mooresville are Pop Weaver Youth Pavilion and Carmel Ice Skadium.      

    Another major popular thing to do would be making ice snow cones. There are many recipes for making this special snow, but the most important ingredient is of course snow. There are many different recipes that can be found online.

The main snow activities for actually being outside are building snowmen, making snow angels and creating igloos. On top of that, a very popular activity is sledding down steep hills. Aaron Taylor is a Sophomore at Mooresville High School. He likes the season fall the most, but winter is a close second.

“My favorite activity during winter is to make snow forts.” Taylor said.

Lastly is the warm hot chocolate to come home to after a long and frigid winter’s day. Nothing is better than calming down with a warm cup of hot chocolate and relaxing by the fire. Or drinking hot chocolate lounged on the couch watching a Christmas movie.

Lillian Deverick is a Sophomore at Mooresville High School. She’s on the swim team and that tends to take up most of her time. 

“I really like going home from practice and drinking hot chocolate. It’s very relaxing and calms me down for the rest of the night,” Deverick said.

Christmas Decorations and Traditions - Olivia Denny

                         Christmas Decorations and Traditions

As the seasons start transitioning from fall to winter and Thanksgiving now officially coming to a close, the big question arises. Which families have decorated for Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever holiday they celebrate? Many households decorate their homes the second there is a cold burst of wind, but others decide to wait until Thanksgiving is over, or until December. No matter when families decide to decorate, there are still traditions and holiday spirits they hold near and dear to their hearts. Here are some MHS Students' families take on this.

We start decorating before Thanksgiving because we want to get it over with before it gets too cold. Setting up the Christmas tree is my favorite Christmas decoration. A Christmas tradition that I cherish is a pickle ornament that is hidden around the house at Christmas and the person who finds it gets $20,” Cordle said. 

“We start decorating for Christmas after Thanksgiving because we don’t feel like it until December. If it were in my power, I would start near the middle of November or beginning. The lights are my favorite kind of decoration and something I look forward to every year is making my baked mac and cheese because it's good,” McCoy said.

  Photo by Suzanna Paul

Monday, November 28, 2022

First Book Review - Gracie Holcomb

                        First Book Review

    Reading can be viewed by teenagers as “boring” or “a waste of time,” yet for some people books can be therapeutic. Books can be a safe space for people to escape the reality they live in. On the other hand, books can be boring, if it is not the right genre for the person. Books can do wonders for a person; it can build knowledge and broaden someone’s imagination. 

    For beginning readers, a book that might be interesting would be, The Fault in Our Stars- The Fault in Our Stars written by Indiana writer John Green, published on January 10, 2012. This book is about a teen who has been struggling with cancer and is put into a support group filled with people who are struggling and going through the same experiences as she is. 

    Little Women- Little Women written by Louisa May Alcott in 1868, is not known by many but those who do generally love it! The book was written 154 years ago, so the book will involve illnesses and basic life struggles that people nowadays are not familiar with. This book is a heartwarming tale about sisters growing up through childhood to adulthood. It involves friendship, love, and overall character development along the way. 

 Click To Get a Link To The Book

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Profile Lylah Theriac - Suzanna Paul

                 Profile Lylah Theriac 

Who is someone to keep an eye on this swim season? Lylah Theriac is a freshman at Mooresville High School. She is a varsity cross country and track runner and is also a varsity swimmer. In middle school she received many school records for swimming including 200 Free, 100 IM, 50 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Free, 400 Free and 100 Breast. She has very high expectations for herself this swim season. 

“I think I have a chance of making it to state in swimming,” Theriac said.

It’s only the beginning of the season, but there are many people with high expectations for her. One being Lilly Deverick, a Sophomore at MHS, who has swam with Theriac for a total of two years. 

“I’m really excited to see her swim in high school. I think she has the potential to break a lot of Mooresville records,” Deverick said. 

Theriac has many different compelling traits, not only with her physical abilities but also her inviting and kind aura. She is noticeably a hard worker with a good drive to complete tasks. 

“I think her best trait is that she is able to still have fun during a really hard practice and support others,” Deverick said.

Moreover, Theriac is the one to watch this swim season. On the very first meet of the year on 11-18-22 she broke two different school records. The first was 100 Butterfly with a time of 59.27 seconds and the other was the 100 Backstroke with a 1:00.32. Catch her swimming next tomorrow at home at 5:30 p.m. against Cascade.

Photo by Rose Freeman

Jesse the Janitor Profile - Kade Fisher


                                             Profile: Jesse the Janitor

One of the most essential parts of a public building is a good custodian. Luckily, MHS has their own very talented Custodian named Jesse Valdez.

“It’s pretty fun, we all have a good time here, don’t we?” Valdez said.

General ideas of what a custodian does around this school is probably just sweeping and mopping the floors, or wiping the windows; however, Valdez does much more than that. 

Valdez said he works on everything. From door glass, to redoing the floors, electrical, a little bit of plumbing, general cleaning, so basically everything. 

There’s a lot of important things this head custodian does and the other custodians at MHS that often don’t get noticed or appreciated. This holiday season, make sure the next time someone like a custodian, lunch lady, etc. make sure they’re thanked for what they do around this school. 

Photo by Kade Fisher

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Food Drive and Student Resources - Olivia Denny

                            Food Drive and Student Resources

The Mooresville food drive race has begun! The grade that donates the most non-perishable foods is given a reward of free admission to the powder puff volleyball game, and to purchase a raffle ticket with the opportunity to pie an administrator in the face. This gives students motivation and usually results in a wonderful turnout.

 Here's how someone can help! Donating cereal is a great way because it is the most needed food item. Cash Kidwell is a Freshman, and he’s the student council treasurer. “Boxes of cereal are especially needed because it is easy for little kids to get for themselves if they are home alone over the break,” Kidwell said. School food drives are a fantastic way to engage kids in their communities by expanding access to food and teaching them how to organize a community event. Help stock the shelves for people that need it, especially this time of year. 

The Student Body Vice President is Holly Conner. “The canned food drive is very important because it gives back to people that need it in this hard time,” Conner said. The food drive will continue until November 18, which is when the food will be delivered to churches in mission. “Everything that we collect is going to be combined with the elementary and middle school and feed our kids through the breaks because sometimes the only food these students have are what they have at school,” Mills said. The goal is to see the crates overflowing. Working together to make the holiday season easier for so many others.

Photo by Olivia Denny

Monday, November 14, 2022

Top Things MHS Students Are Thankful For - Suzanna Paul

          Top Things MHS Students Are Thankful For

It’s becoming that time again; the leaves begin to change colors and then eventually fall off. Then towards the end of November is the big day to spend time with loved ones and eat lots of food. The day in reference is of course Thanksgiving. While there are so many delicious foods to eat, there is one big important factor that the season should be focused towards more. This is of course the thankful aspect of the holiday. 

There was a survey done to see what top three things MHS students were most thankful for this season. There were many completely different ideas of what to be thankful for. Some of the most common were family, food, religious figures, pets, and friends. 

Freshman Magnus Thorstenson this season has quite a few things to be thankful for. One including his well-off family. “Having a good family with parents with solid jobs and solid lives,” Thorstenson said. He also was thankful for having a good head on his shoulders.

Photo submitted by Magnus Thorstenson

Mooresville occasionally has exchange students coming through the school to experience a different perspective in life. One of the few is Jennifer Latino; she has a unique thanks this year. “To my parents for letting me do my exchange year.” Latino said.  She also said she was thankful for her grandparents undying love for her and her best friends back home in Italy for giving her motivation, love and support every day.

Photo submitted by Jennifer Latino

Senior Matthew Hochstetler had very thoughtful responses to this question. “Being able to have food to eat, with the rising food prices, it is much more difficult to find food that won't make you broke,” Hochstetler said. He is very thankful for many different people including his parents supporting all of his endeavors and having a nice home to stay in. 

Photo submitted by Matthew Hochstetler

Now for a look at a teacher’s perspective, Elizabeth Burke is an MHS history teacher. She’s  excited about one very specific thing this year. “I’m thankful I’ve got to spend more time with my family, since I’ve  moved back home.” Burke said. 

While this time of the year is very exciting because of all of the different food and activities to do, it is important to keep track of what to be thankful for. Listed above was just a small number of the things to be grateful for. Without all of the different important factors in life, there would be nothing to be able to celebrate. Family, biological or not, is such an important part of not only this season, but all of life, so sometimes it’s important to step back and make sure to show thanks for the little things in life.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Mooresville Competition Cheer Team - Gracie Holcomb

Mooresville Competition Cheer Team

 Last week, Mooresville's’ very own Competition Cheer Team placed third in the state! This was the highest score that Mooresville has ever received. Also, Mooresville’s Stunt Cheer Team placed first in state. The Mooresville competition cheer team has been working diligently to move their way up in the Mid State Conference. 

Ruth Parker is a Sophomore, and has been a Competition cheerleader for five years, she has been a competitive cheerleader at Mooresville for one year. Ruth is a flyer on the cheer team, this is a very important role, the flyer provides more energy in the stunt and adds excitement to the stunt. “As a flyer, your main job is to use your strength to maintain your balance so that it is easy for the people beneath you to perform the stunt,” Parker said. Ruth said that she would like to smile more in the upcoming competition. Smiling is very important when cheering, it improves your impression score and is overall something the judges look for.

Daniel Western is a Junior and has been a competitive Cheerleader at Mooresville for one year! Daniel is a back spot support. This makes sure the stunt is stable, which is vital at making sure that the flyer does not get hurt. “We’re working on making sure the stunt hits, and are consistent, and we’re trying to improve on making tumbling and stunting on time and that it hits,” Western said. Overall, it looks like Mooresville's competition cheer team is working hard on their stunts and impressions that will take them further into the competitions. Good luck to the competition cheer team.

Photo Submitted by Kayli Keith

Girls' Wrestling First Meet - Kade Fisher

                  Girls' Wrestling First Meet

    On Saturday, November 12, 2022, The Girls' Wrestling team will have its first meet. This is very interesting and should get brought into light more because this is the first time in Mooresville's history of a girl’s wrestling meet. Junior Mady Law has joined Girl’s Wrestling after previously being a kicker for the football team in the fall. “I think it'll definitely be a learning experience. I think I’ll be okay; it’ll show me what I need to prepare for in future meets,” Law said.

    Coach Daniel Mikesell has been preparing the girls for their first meet in the best way he can by training hard, giving them good words, and just trying to get them in a good mindset for their first meet. “I’m excited about our first meet, it’ll give us a great chance to really show what the girls have been working hard for and to show everyone out there what we can do,” Mikesell said.

    Saturday, MHS will be wrestling at this meet, this meet gives the opportunity to show what MHS can do and how well Mooresville takes pride in taking care of their athletes. The Girl’s Wrestling team has been working hard for this moment to show their strength and that even with the team being brand new, it doesn’t mean that they can’t pull off a victory for Mooresville.

Photo by Kade Fisher

Monday, October 24, 2022

Chicago World's Fair Presentations - Suzanna Paul

                         Chicago World's Fair Presentations

     The Freshmen in Honors English just had an existing project. The project was over the seemingly most inventive concept of the time period, and it was all based off of the reading of "The Devil in The White City." There were many completely wide ranges of projects that students chose. For instance, Dorian Dudley did his project on the Ferris Wheel just solely based on the fact that he thought it was such an original idea.     "Nobody has ever created anything like it before, it is the definition of innovative. Everything ever created was an advancement of something different, but the Ferris Wheel was completely new." Dudley said.    Another student Avery Boes, decided to choose the hydrogen balloon. "I chose the hydrogen balloon because it's very similar to the modern-day air balloon." Boes said.    Tyce Viles had a leading argument on why his gum was the best with bringing in factors of how other things like light bulbs and washing machines, there were already inventions to help with those necessities. "I chose gum because I think it was the most innovative out of all of the inventions created because it had many uses, unlike a Ferris Wheel that you can only ride once." Viles said.

Photo by Suzanna Paul

Photo by Suzanna Paul
Photo by Suzanna Paul

Monday, October 17, 2022

Popular Fall Foods, According to MHS - Kade Fisher

             Popular Fall Foods, According to MHS

As the fall season approaches rapidly new foods begin to come in season. No longer are the popular party foods burgers, hotdogs, chips, and other American summer foods. Now is the season for roasted turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and many more, see what MHS students say are their favorite fall foods. 

Pumpkin Cheesecake, I've loved it since my mom first bought it for me when I was a kid. It's been a tradition ever since. We only eat it on Halloween though.” Faith Cordle said. Desserts are an essential staple of fall foods that come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but many MHS had similar favorite fall desserts, such as pumpkin pie, apple pie, caramel apples, and other apple desserts. 

“My favorite fall food is probably chili because when it's cold outside it warms you up.” Jacop Raines said. Dinner foods are also a very important thing of fall because many dinner foods can be seen across different dinner tables on Thanksgiving and also just for dinner on a cold fall or winter evening. 

Caramel Apples. As a snack they give the sweet flavor of caramel with the flavor of an apple that makes the perfect snack, in my opinion.” Matthew Hochstetler said. A good snack is always appreciated year-round, but a caramel apple is always good especially in the fall season, when they’re most popular and are fresh from the harvest.

Best Inexpensive Fall Break Activities - Suzanna Paul

   Best Inexpensive Fall Break Activities

In the fall season there are so many fun different activities to participate in! There are lots of different festivals going on and a vast number of pastimes to take part in. Some inexpensive ideas for the spooky season are haunted houses, carving pumpkins, trick or treating on Halloween, and decorate spooky cookies. 

The first place that would be fun to take a younger sibling or friend would be the Halloween Hike. This is at Pioneer Park from 3 to 4 on October 29th. It’s going to be a mile long trail around the park with 20 different stations passing out candy.

Another idea for an activity is going to a neighboring Apple Orchard. There are a few within 30 minutes of the main Mooresville area. One popular orchard is Anderson Orchard, here there are countless apples to choose from and a notorious hayride to the pumpkin patch. At the front of the orchard there are big sales of pumpkins and apples and other fall treats to purchase.

Beasley’s Orchard is another very popular place to buy pumpkins, for a good fall decoration. The admission fee for this fall orchard ranges from $10.00 to $14.00. They sell a vast range of different fruits and vegetables in their homegrown farm. 

One of the spookiest Halloween-time activities would have to be going to a haunted house. There are quite a lot near and in the Mooresville area, ranging from Indianapolis to Bedford Indiana. One that seemingly has very great reviews that is pretty close, is only $25 admission per person. This specific place is called Hanna Haunted Acres. MHS Sophomore Zaiah Crites in specific had a good experience with this haunted house. "I really enjoyed the haunted house and it had very exciting jump scare throughout the course of it." Crites said.

Obviously on the actual day of Halloween, there is the biggest activity of all, Trick or Treating. Just because someone is in high school, it doesn’t mean they should have to lose the fun experience of dressing up and getting free candy. The students with younger siblings can easily “take their little sibling out for trick or treating,” but in reality, also get some good finds themselves. 

Here were just a few of the many different ways to celebrate the fall season ahead. With all of this in mind, the conclusion can be drawn that there is no price limit on a good time. With many varying prices of activities for fall, cheaper options are always available, to still enjoy the season.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Homecoming Dance Overview - Olivia Denny

             Homecoming Dance Overview

    The dance was held in the cafeteria and lasted from 7pm-10pm. The school had Hawaiian leis and a photo area set up with a photographer by the door when students arrived.  All photos were posted on Mooresville High School’s Facebook page. There were cookies, lemonade and water provided. Students formed dance circles, there were kids break dancing and crowd surfing. The DJ the school hired was DJ Troy Miller, he travels to different schools for events like homecomings, proms and weddings. The winner of the homecoming prince and princess was Abby Miller and Eli Phillips. The senior Queen and King were Nick Patterson and Caia Moore. They were crowned at the homecoming football game during halftime. 

Photo by Libby Young

Photo by Libby Young

Photo by Libby Young

Photo by Libby Young

Photo by Libby Young

MHS Takes a Tough Loss on Homecoming - Kade Fisher

     MHS Takes a Tough Loss on Homecoming

     It was a tough fight against the Franklin Community Grizzly Bears, but in the end, Franklin took the victory. With an excellent defensive line from Franklin, they were able to keep pressure on Nick Patterson and other quarterbacks on Mooresville’s side. They managed to make some good plays against Mooresville’s offense. 

On a lighter note, the MHS homecoming court did well and had a great time during halftime and at the parade. The prince and princess for Homecoming 2022 were Junior Eli Philips and Junior Abby Miller. Homecoming 2022 King and Queen were Senior Nick Patterson and Senior Caia Moore.

Mooresville’s Homecoming Dance was the day after the game and the students had a great time. DJ Troy Miller made an appearance in Mooresville and provided MHS students at the dance with some great music and provided them have a good time.

Photo by Rose Freeman



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