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SOS hosts 41st annual senior citizen day

April 15, 2011
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For senior citizen day, students ventured across the street to Atlantis Banquet Hall on April 15 and participated in an event that created lasting memories. Senior citizen day brings together students and senior citizens from the area and feeds them a Continental breakfast and lunch. It gives studen...

'Hersey to the Max' provides opportunity to donate

'Hersey to the Max' provides opportunity to donate

April 14, 2011
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There will be a blood drive held in the Titre Room on April 16. According to the event newsletter, "This drive will help keep the local blood supplies at acceptable levels." The blood drive was created to support sophomore Max Bestvina. Bestvina was recently diagnosed with a rare blood disease calle...

District 23 referendum threatens program cuts

April 14, 2011
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Parents in District 23, a Hersey feeder school district which includes MacArthur Middle School, voted against a referendum on April 5 to continue high standards of fine arts and sports programs. According to CitizensForDistrict23.org, taxpayers were being asked to pay an approximately 35 cent increase...

Best-selling author to visit students, book club

Best-selling author to visit students, book club

April 14, 2011
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Since 1942, the New York Times has provided its readers with a concise listing of the top selling novels of each week. The preeminent list has seen many literary legends such as Truman Capote, James Patterson, Danielle Steele, John Grisham, and even the Beatles. For an author to make the list, he or ...

Environmental concerns yield new guidelines

April 8, 2011
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Sophomore Elizabeth Odegard walks to class with her backpack, books, and a few scraps left from lunch in tow. Though this may seem completely normal, the food that Odegard carries causes much debate and environmental strife in the community. The sophomore continues on to her class, and on the way ...

Rummage Sale offers discounted formal wear

March 19, 2011
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The average prom dress can cost from about 100 to 300 dollars. This expense, in addition to the cost of prom tickets, a limo, etc., can really break the bank for high school students. On Saturday April 9, the First United Methodist Church is holding a formal dress sale with formal wear sold at a discounted...

Science teacher Mary Kemp puts head on the line

March 15, 2011
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  Science teacher Mary Kemp has put her hair on the line in order to raise money for the annual St. Baldrick's day event. She announced at the March 11 pep assembly that if everyone manages to raise $6,000 by Thursday, she will shave all of her hair off. Which she did on March 17, during fourth hour lunch. Kemp has been considering encouraging donations from the school to shave he...

Pep assembly brings excitement, awareness

March 14, 2011
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The annual assembly to promote St.Baldrick’s Day as well as the spring fling dance was full of excitement and competition. There was a dodge ball game between the two winners of Thursday night's dodge ball tournament. Along with that was the tug-of-war in which the seniors won against all the other...

Earthquake and tsunami strike Japan

Earthquake and tsunami strike Japan

March 11, 2011
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Disaster struck the Pacific when Japan was hit with an 8.9 magnitude earthquake on Friday. It occurred near the east coast of Honshu and triggered a disastrous tsunami. The wall of water swept across the country, drowning hundreds of people; the death toll is still growing. “I was completely shocked when I heard about the earthquake. I thought the person who told me about it was kidding. It’s ter...

School mourns loss of senior

March 10, 2011
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Senior Brendan Zieker was known by his friends to be energetic, outgoing, and proud. “He was friends with everyone. Whenever he’d walk the hallways, you could hear people shouting out ‘Zieks!’ He was such a friendly guy, and got along with everyone,” senior Mallory Eichhorn said.“He really...

'Mr. Huskie' passes away, leaves legacy throughout school

'Mr. Huskie' passes away, leaves legacy throughout school

March 10, 2011
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Former associate principal Pete Titre was known for not only his commitment to education, but his genuine love for Hersey and its students. He died in his home on Mar. 5, leaving behind not only his family, but a legacy in the school not soon to be forgotten. Mr. Huskie left behind a spirit that will remain at the school for years to...

'The Best of the Midwest:' Band takes on the Big Apple

'The Best of the Midwest:' Band takes on the Big Apple

March 10, 2011
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Carnegie Hall, built over 120 years ago, has been a performance venue for many famous acts including the Beatles, Gustavo Dudamel, and Robin Williams. The Concert/Cadet and Symphonic Bands got the chance to perform on that same stage on Mar. 4. Between the bands and the William Mason High School Bands, about 1,800 tickets were sold for the concert. Over...

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