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10 Valentines Gift Ideas

10 Valentines Gift Ideas

Nina Zhu February 5, 2024

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to show our appreciation for our loved ones, whether it’s a friend or a special someone. Here’s a list of fun and unique gift ideas to make...

College Check In

College Check In

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor February 1, 2024

Even though the second semester, the cold, and school may feel overwhelming right now there are still many exciting things happening! One of them being, college letters coming out!!! If you applied early...

Fun February Activities!

Fun February Activities!

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor February 1, 2024

Winter can feel like it goes on forever and you may frequently find yourself thinking, “what should I do?” Even though the activities that require warmth are no longer possible there are many activities...

New Semester, New You!

New Semester, New You!

Jonathan Buscher, Operations Editor February 1, 2024

Monday, January 29, 2024 marks the start of second semester (third quarter) for MMSD schools, and with first semester grades finalized on February 2nd, early February is the perfect time to reflect on...

TWIRP INFO!!!

TWIRP INFO!!!

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor February 1, 2024

TWIRP aka The Mid Winter Dance is coming up soon! It will take place Saturday, February, 17 from 8 pm to 11 pm in the main gym at Vel Phillips Memorial! Tickets will be sold the week of the dance at lunch/flex....

Paper heart decoration for Valentine's. Original public domain image from Wikimedia Commons

Let This Valentine’s Day Be The Best One Yet!

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor February 1, 2024

It's that time of year again…..Valentine's Day is coming up! It is cold and gloomy and wet out, but instead of dreading Valentine's Day this year, turn it into something enjoyable! Even if you don’t...

Getting to Know the Cast of The Addams Family

Max Knight, Opinion's Editor February 1, 2024

The spring musical is just around the corner! After construction reduced the size of the musical for the single set, musical medley All Night Strut last year, VPM Drama is back in full force with multiple...

Buy Memorial Art Gear! Support the Art Department!

Buy Memorial Art Gear! Support the Art Department!

January 22, 2024

LINK TO BUY MERCH!

DOL Schedule and Study Tips

DOL Schedule and Study Tips

Jonathan Buscher January 1, 2024

As the end of semester approaches, it is increasingly important to maintain and improve your grades, especially with Final Demonstrations of Learning (DoL) replacing Bridge Week this year to round out...

Demonstration of Learning,(D.O.L.) 2024

Demonstration of Learning,(D.O.L.) 2024

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor January 1, 2024

For the past three years we have had 'Bridge Week.' During this week students were able to meet with their teachers/classes and makeup work and tests. This year we will begin doing 'Demonstrations of Learning'...

Checklist to start the school year!

Stop Stressing About End of Semester!!

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor January 1, 2024

The semester is coming to an end and the pressure of ending with good grades is getting heavier and heavier. This year is a little different from the past three years. Instead of 'Bridge Week,' this year...

New Years Resolutions: The Key to Success

New Years Resolutions: The Key to Success

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor January 1, 2024

Each year when this time comes around, the well known saying, "New Year New Me," is being said by almost everyone. Even though many our successful, there is still many people who seem to 'forget' they...

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