Marcus High School's Online Newspaper

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Marcus High School's Online Newspaper

The Marquee

Marcus High School's Online Newspaper

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Senior Interviews Show 5/20/2024

May 21, 2024

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Twirling to the tune

Twirling to the tune

Sophomore wins second at dance exchange
Lex Paull, Online Editor February 15, 2024

Silence. The warm glow of red lights bathes the stage as she takes her place. Strums of a guitar begin to fill the air as sophomore Marquette Ashlin Knight turns to face the audience, rolling and swaying...

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Hyperactive reality

Senior speaks on life with ADHD, relation between mental health and social media
K. Reed, Section Editor February 13, 2024

It started sophomore year after a friend had seen posts on social media from people with ADHD talking about signs or doctors going over how it affects different demographics. Sloane Burpo and her friend,...

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Dually Noted “finds joy” in Acatex competition

Dually Noted “finds joy” in Acatex competition

Mixed a capella group Dually Noted places fourth at DFW a capella competition & festival
Mashiyat Khan, Reported December 14, 2023

A mixture of nerves and excitement flood backstage as Dually Noted prepares to go onstage. Members get their mics ready. Junior soloist Allison Moore preparing for the spotlight that’s about to shine...

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A Legend Leaves

A Legend Leaves

Beloved staff member retires after 37 years of teaching
Mashiyat Khan, Reporter December 11, 2023

Four days into the 1987-89 school year, Ira Sherrill stepped into Marcus for his first day of teaching. Ronald Reagan was president and the school was only six years old.  Over the years Sherrill has...

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Hiba carries a Palestinian flag as she protests in Austin on Nov. 12. Her family is originally from Haifa, a city that ceased to exist after the creation of Israel.

Heart of the Conflict

Sophomore shares her family’s history in Palestine
Sameeha Alidina, Reporter December 11, 2023

Rummaging through a box of jewelry, sophomore Hiba* laces her fingers around a gold chain with a small pendant in the shape of Palestine. Fastening it around her neck, Hiba stares at her reflection in...

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Hate related crimes spike after Israel-Hamas War

Hate related crimes spike after Israel-Hamas War

Raksha Jayakumar, Managing Editor December 11, 2023

As the world is drawn into the generations-long battle between Israel and Palestine, waves of unrest have spread. Even US citizens are taking out their frustrations on each other. Three Palestinian college...

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Twins start baking club to raise money for Alzheimer's
Raksha Jayakumar and Imaan Malik October 22, 2023

The familiar sound of clanging keys ring in the empty corridor as twins Rachel and Jennifer enter their grandmother’s apartment. Their minds keep imagining her old house.   They saw memories of...

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Voices of Marcus

Voices of Marcus

Students voice their opinions through podcasts
Mashiyat Khan and Astor Jones October 22, 2023

Introspect of the youth After a long day of school and rehearsal, senior Bella Murtoff and college freshman Elli Scheinman engage in a lighthearted conversation as they pull through the drive-thru for...

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Nine dim lights

Nine dim lights

Jewish student works through feelings of exclusion
Kaelen Reed May 1, 2023

A festive buzz surrounds senior Tiana Mazisyuk, who uses they/them pronouns. Students are anticipating plans for the upcoming winter break. Whispers of putting up Christmas lights, hanging mistletoe and...

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Senior manages type one diabetes

Senior manages type one diabetes

Muna Nnamani and Aishani Raju May 1, 2023

At twelve years old, senior Sadie Thomas danced onstage. Under the glow of the spotlights, she was completely immersed in her routine. It didn’t matter that she’d been in a battle with her body...

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Stepping into the spotlight

Stepping into the spotlight

Sophomore builds community with new step team.
Muna Nnamani April 24, 2023

As sophomore step team captain Jaida Johnson’s boots scuffed against the gym floor, she fought the panic in her stomach. The panic had been rising all morning. At home, when she skipped breakfast...

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