• November 29No School on January 21th, Martin Luther King Jr Observance.

  • November 29Girl’s Basketball @ Home on January 22nd from 4:30-5:30pm at MSHS.

  • September 4Wrestling Meet @ Home on January 25th from 4-6pm at MSHS (Senior Night).

  • August 24Neon Dance on January 19th from 8-11pm at MSHS.

Puppy mills and the real story behind pet store puppies

Puppy mills and the real story behind pet store puppies

Lizzy Anderson, Writer

March 20, 2015


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Puppy mills have been around for years, but why do we still continue to let them to operate, when they break most animal cruelty laws? When walking by pet stores, most people watch the dogs wrestling and playing, however most of these dogs are hiding a deep dark secret. Those cute puppies come from...

The controversy over sex ed, and why it needs to change

The controversy over sex ed, and why it needs to change

Lily Reavis, Senior Writer

March 13, 2015


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Sex ed, or sexual education, is a high school course has been a controversial topic for as long as it’s been around. Parents who oppose it often  believe that it promotes sexual activity within their teenagers. Teenagers believe that it’s a waste of time. Teachers can feel awkward and wary to indulge...

Protips: The do’s and dont’s of applying for college

Protips: The do’s and dont’s of applying for college

Leland Spangler and Isabel Dufford

March 11, 2015


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CollegeDegrees360 (Flickr) Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, we understand: college is a long way away, isn’t it? You don't have to worry about all that yet. It's fine. Well, that's what many of us seniors thought as well, once upon a time. Unfortunately, we've since realized that our partially-dev...

Feminism vs the 21st Century

Feminism vs the 21st Century

Lily Reavis, Senior Writer

March 9, 2015


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Video: The Prospector's Lily Reavis interviews (in order of appearance): Savannah Riley (12), Brennan McLaren (11), Sean Crossno (12), Valerie Karr (11), social studies teacher Mr. Jones, Sam Bishop (11), Noah Sobeck (9), Maddie Dayhoff (11), Mikayla Hobbs (12), Aubrey Hall (9), Mia Elliott (11),...

Excelling through the arts

Excelling through the arts

William Dillinder, Writer

March 5, 2015


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  Upon passing by the band room on an early Tuesday morning, one may be serenaded by the sounds of complete chaos: randomization of scales, eardrum shattering attempts at “high C’s” in the trumpet section, and the flamboyant display of percussive obnoxiousness can all culminate into a cataclysm...

Slam what?! A review of Maggot Colony’s new album you didn’t know you needed until now

Slam what?! A review of Maggot Colony’s new album you didn’t know you needed until now

Max Jonas Knaver, Writer

March 5, 2015


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This week's album can be streamed below via either Spotify or YouTube. Largely due to reasons pertaining to musical taste, these reviews have a tendency to mention by name a particular musical niche called slam. As yet, there has not been a proper review of an album fully in the slam idiom in...

American Sniper, 50 Shades of Grey, and the responsibility of storytellers

American Sniper, 50 Shades of Grey, and the responsibility of storytellers

Isabel Dufford, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2015


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“It’s just a movie.” This past Sunday, February 22, 36.6 million people tuned in to the 87th annual Academy Awards to look back at this year’s biggest films and most memorable moments in cinema. If nothing else, that number - which was an even higher 43 million in 2014 - is an indicator of the important role that movi...

The case against Sadie Hawkins

The case against Sadie Hawkins

Wyatt Vanderheyden, Contributor

January 14, 2015


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To many students, the idea of a Sadie Hawkins dance (a type of dance where the girl asks the boy to go) may seem harmless, but to some this type of dance makes them feel uncomfortable. While not all students will feel this way regarding a school dance, there are many reasons why some feel this style...

South Africa: Just What I Did(n’t) Expect.

South Africa: Just What I Did(n’t) Expect.

Ted Weiss, Reporter

January 9, 2015


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I've been fortunate to travel throughout my 15 years on this Earth to a variety of places, from Europe, Asia to central, South America and within the United States. During this last winter break of 2014/2015, I, Ted Weiss, decided to venture off to South Africa. Okay, so me being the naive Ameri...

Black Friday: Not worth it

Black Friday: Not worth it

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter

December 5, 2014


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My very peaceful, quiet Thanksgiving evening could have been extended for several more hours. Instead, it was cut short at around 8:00 due to my desire to score some great deals during the Black Friday sales event. Sacrificing the rest of my Thanksgiving night came at small cost, I thought. The onl...

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