Marquette Messenger The news site of Marquette High School Tue, 20 Oct 2020 06:48:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 RSD Announces Plans to Reopen Secondary Schools Tue, 20 Oct 2020 06:48:20 +0000 As of today, Principal Dr. Steve Hankins said MHS reopening plans are finalized but have not been announced in detail due to the reviewing process and the need to possibly tweak plans over the next week. By Friday, Oct. 23, Dr. Hankins will have the information about start and end times for school, the duration...]]> 0 Speak Out: MHS Students and Staff Reflect on Virtual Quarter System Sun, 18 Oct 2020 01:21:46 +0000 With RSD switching to a quarter system rather than the traditional semester system, the Messenger asked students and staff: What are your thoughts on the new quarter system? What are some perks or problems you’ve encountered?]]> 0 Keeping Zoom Cameras On is a Student’s Decision Sat, 17 Oct 2020 23:51:46 +0000 Virtual learning through Zoom gives students an unaccustomed choice: whether to show their faces in class. And that decision is left up to the student.  In these first few months of online school, I have noticed other classmates and myself tend to keep cameras off for the entirety of the period. Most of my classes...]]> 0 Religious Institutions Begin Re-Opening After COVID-19 Lockdown Sat, 17 Oct 2020 23:28:33 +0000 Due to COVID-19 guidelines, many religious congregations had to be shut down. St. Louis county has opened up in phases allowing more people to gather in a space, so some institutions have gathered once again.  Sophia Marciano, junior, attends the Holy Infant Catholic Church. During the lockdown, her church held online Masses. Now, her Church...]]> 0 RSD Spectator Guidelines Allow Only Family To Attend Fall Sports Competitions Sat, 17 Oct 2020 21:53:29 +0000 From masks to limited spectators to competing outside the county, fall sports competitions during the 2020 season have experienced little normalcy. However, recently updated spectator guidelines add a little regularity to the season. Activities Director Shane Matzen released updated spectator guidelines on Twitter Wednesday, Oct. 7, stating that the St. Louis County Health Department approved...]]> 0 Vice Presidential Debate: The Reality of Racism isn’t Debatable Sat, 17 Oct 2020 21:32:25 +0000 Television brightness illuminated my pooling tears of frustration. The historic vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7 agitated my apprehensive vision of the future, backdropped by the impending general election.  Sen. Kamala Harris, the first Black and South Asian American woman vice presidential candidate, entered attempting to balance on the tightrope of race and intersectionality. Foreign...]]> 0 MHSNews | Students Adopt Pets in Quarantine Sat, 17 Oct 2020 19:30:22 +0000 Many students adopted furry companions to keep them company during quarantine.]]> 0 MHSNews | How to Solve Common Tech Problems During Online Learning Fri, 16 Oct 2020 03:19:06 +0000 ]]> 0 MHSNews | Speech and Debate Members React to the Presidential Debate Fri, 16 Oct 2020 03:00:14 +0000 ]]> 0 Students Create Clothing Business Amid Pandemic Fri, 16 Oct 2020 02:43:09 +0000 With the emergence of COVID-19, many students have had extra time to pursue other hobbies and interests. For two students, the spare time provoked a jump start to entrepreneurship and business experience. Alex Hohlen, junior, and Christian Springer, junior, are the co-founders of Shop Prep STL. The company, operating out of Hohlen’s basement, resells high-end...]]> 0