Guest Editorial: Cheating, Another Student’s View

Jim Nagle, Guest Writer

December 17, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Cheating, as much as AP tests and competitive sports, is an integral part of the modern high school experience. While I don’t condone cheating, it is so prevalent, so easy, and in some cases, so necessary to cheat, that it almost...

Tragedy in Murder- Suicide in Kansas City

Maura Fennelly, Feature Editor

December 6, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Sports

This past Saturday, a true tragedy took place in Kansas City when Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Chiefs, committed suicide in front of head coach Romeo Crennel and General Manager Scott Pioli at Arrowhead Stadium. Fifteen minu...

Spirit Squad: Support or Sexism?

Audrey Rowland, Writer

October 22, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Girls cheer, stuck on the sidelines, providing snacks and support while the guys play. This may look like a scene out of the 1950s, but it’s the twenty-first century at Madison High School. Spirit Squad is a system set up for seniors t...

The Danger of Whales in Captivity

Mark Langan, Writer/Social Media Editor

October 12, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Sea World may be doing more harm than good for the animals in captivity. When you think of Sea World, you probably think families, laughter, excitement, and entertainment. But what about what the whales think? Fear, anger, confusion,...

The Cons of Common Lunch

Kayla Fennelly, Copy Editor

October 2, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Although many students are enjoying the new block schedule, the common lunch is proving to be quite a hassle for some, especially members of the senior class. Many seniors are feeling pressure from MHS faculty to leave for...

The Reality of Teenage Drinking: Madison and the World

Maura Fennelly, Features Editor

September 20, 2012

Filed under Feature, Opinion

Since the days of D.A.R.E. class in 5th grade, students have been taught, or strongly instructed, that nothing good comes from underage drinking. Phrases such as “nothing good happens after 10 P.M.” and the constant reminder n...

Block Scheduling: Meeting or Exceeding Expectations?

Mark Langan, Social Media Director

September 20, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Last year, rising seniors were introduced to the idea of block scheduling. Generally, when senior year comes around, High School is nothing new, almost second nature. However, to some, the first week of senior year felt like freshman...