Marquette Messenger The news site of Marquette High School Sun, 15 Nov 2020 16:23:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cautious Optimism: The National Nightmare Is over Sun, 15 Nov 2020 16:23:21 +0000 I cried tears of joy. I took a breath for the first time in months. For four years, I adapted to living in a nightmare of anxiety for my future, my family and my beloved marginalized, minority communities. I exhaled with those dancing in street parties in Los Angeles, honking horns in rejoice in New...]]> 0 Editorial Board: Keep the Quarantine Fri, 13 Nov 2020 23:44:03 +0000 Yesterday, Governor Mike Parson announced that the current quarantine guideline in place for schools would be relaxed, so that people who are exposed to a COVID-19 case, but wear a mask, won’t have to quarantine for 14 days. This comes after numerous school districts, like Wentzville and Mehlville, have had to revert to online learning...]]> 0 Girls Tennis Season Ends Wed, 11 Nov 2020 19:18:33 +0000 Girls tennis ended its season, shortened due to a late start, with an 8-3 record and second place at Districts Wednesday, Oct. 7.  Despite being a low-contact sport, the tennis season was not immune to the effects of COVID-19. Social distancing was required between teammates, yet Clare White, junior, was still able to take pleasure...]]> 0 Records on Repeat Wed, 11 Nov 2020 05:17:19 +0000 The Messenger asked students about their favorite music released or discovered during quarantine.    Amelia Rose, freshman: “I really liked Taylor Swift’s Folklore, and my favorite song would have to be ‘Betty.’ But I would say I found a lot of music over quarantine. I had so much free time to really develop a music...]]> 0 Friday Fives: Quarantine Snacks Fri, 06 Nov 2020 22:40:32 +0000 As virtual learning comes to a close for some students, the Messenger staff have reflected upon popular snacks from quarantine over the past 8 months. Here are the top five quarantine snacks as ranked by the Messenger staff.   1. Whipped coffee Whipped coffee, originally made in South Korea, was popularized over quarantine through TikTok....]]> 0 MHSNews | Night Lights: Sky Lantern Festival Review Fri, 06 Nov 2020 17:55:12 +0000 Night Lights Sky Lantern Festival is a memorable once in a lifetime experience in which thousands of lanterns are released into the sky simultaneously, creating an amazing view.]]> 0 Don’t Walk Blindly into AP Exams Thu, 05 Nov 2020 16:55:51 +0000 With the new quarter-based schedule this semester, students are faced with the registration process for Advanced Placement (AP) exams without much experience with their second quarter courses.  At the beginning of the year, Rockwood imposed a quarter-based schedule during virtual learning for the first semester. During the first quarter, students participated in only their odd...]]> 0 Girls Volleyball Wins First District Championship Since 2013 Fri, 30 Oct 2020 03:41:00 +0000 ]]> 0 Editorial Board: RSD: Hear Us Now Thu, 29 Oct 2020 02:30:43 +0000 Today is the final day for students and parents to decide the hazy fate of their children’s education for the next two and a half months.  An email was sent to parents Friday, Oct. 23, asking them to indicate whether their child would return back to school Thursday, Nov. 12, or if they would stay...]]> 0 Virtual Learning Takes a Toll on Freshmen Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:01:09 +0000 For students transitioning from middle school to high school such as freshman Kennedy Payne, an increased workload is to be expected, but the fast pace of classes on a quarter system has added even more. MHS students returned to school this fall with classes moving much faster to fit in all the subject material within...]]> 0