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Why You Should Be Excited For March

Why You Should Be Excited For March

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life March 1, 2024

Happy March Spartans! March can be easily forgotten and not seen as a great month and I am here to remind you why it is so great! First off, March is the first month that can be considered spring! Our...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Benefit Show Announcement!

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor December 1, 2023

The benefit show concert will be on December 19th at 7pm in the school auditorium. It will feature music of a variety genres. The proceeds from the event will go to the organization of Med-life. If you...

Wisconsin Winter Activities:What To Do In Winter!

Wisconsin Winter Activities:What To Do In Winter!

Chris Buscher, Genevieve Buscher, and Chloe Reeser December 1, 2023

Madison is a great place to be during the colder months of the year offering a lot of activities, from festivals and events to indoor entertainment and winter sports. Madison gets a lot of snow but despite...

What Does Snow Mean For Parking?

What Does Snow Mean For Parking?

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor December 1, 2023

Parking problems continue and will worsen with the upcoming snow. As we know by now, seniors are given parking passes right away and juniors are entered in a lottery to get parking passes. People without...

Two Student Editors Discuss Inspiration, the Writing Process, and How to Deal With Writers Block

Two Student Editors Discuss Inspiration, the Writing Process, and How to Deal With Writer’s Block

Max Knight and Sophia Jiang December 1, 2023

As the Opinions Editor for S&S, I know that as rewarding and satisfying as creative writing can be, it can just as often be a grueling, exhausting process. Whether you’re writing for a class, a club,...

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