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Virtual reality

Sophomore Asa McCann was quarantined twice after being exposed to COVID-19. Despite his close proximity to multiple infected individuals, McCann never tested positive for the virus.
Students overcome quarantine obstacles
December 28, 2020

The first time sophomore Asa McCann was told he had been exposed to COVID, it felt surreal. He stood in the tennis hallway at the beginning of fourth period, waiting for practice to start. Nothing...

Leaping ahead

Senior Tristan Finn performs a contemporary piece, her favorite genre of dance, at the Marquettes Spring Show her sophomore year. Joining the Marquettes helped Tristan find a love for dance again after leaving a ballet studio.
Student rediscovers love for dance in Marquettes
December 19, 2020

Pure anger coursed through senior Tristan Finn’s veins as she pushed through her solo for the fifth time. She was 14, too sick to stand up straight, but she had to keep dancing. She was being punished...

Changing tune

Orchestra Director Allison Washler executing beats and tempos.
Performing arts adapt to COVID-19
September 29, 2020

Like many other school departments, the performing arts will be making changes to their curriculum for COVID-19 to ensure student safety and productivity. “We are doing what we can to make this...

Going virtual

English teacher Ashley Gandy spends each day in her empty classroom teaching virtual classes.
Students, teachers manage switch to online classes
September 28, 2020

English teacher Ashley Gandy has taught classes full of students for the last 14 years. However, this year she sees an empty classroom as she gets ready for her day. The desks are stacked and pushed...

Crafts for a cause

Junior Maddie Felan (left) recently started the non-
profit organization All in for Children with her brother, Nick Felan (center), and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Garcia Creighton (right). The group sews masks for children in hospitals.
Junior starts non-profit to sew masks
April 28, 2020

Similar to many students in quarantine, junior Maddie Felan has been keeping herself busy with new projects. However, instead of spending her free time finding new hobbies, she’s decided to create...

Live out loud

Head Softball Coach Christy Tumilty and her daughter, senior Kamdyn King, at the 2019 Marquette Christmas show.
Coach reflects on being part of LGBTQ+ community
April 28, 2020

A couple walked the waxed white floors of the mall as the scent of over-salted pretzels wafted through the air. In the bustle of it all, they held hands without rings as their kids joined the overall commotion,...

Beyond the location

Junior Maggie Ku's father, who also experienced the SARS outbreak, says the lockdown caused by COVID-19 has been significantly more strict relative to regulations during the SARS outbreak. He has been unable to leave his house except to grab essential items like food and water and has had to have his temperature checked at every building he enters.
Coronavirus impacts junior's family
April 27, 2020

Junior Maggie Ku sat in her classroom, listening to her friends’ conversation while working on her assignment. They were discussing how the Corona beer stock dropped when the topic of coronavirus...

Life outside ‘the bubble’

Officers Angela Abraham, Fiona Chung, Destiny Simpson, Renee Gomez, Neha Yawalkar, and sponsor Kaitlyn Wilson stand together. They discussed education in third world countries during the February meeting.
Club strives to teach current events
March 15, 2020

Junior Angela Abraham’s mind was clouded with worries as she sat on the couch. The TV flashed images of her family’s flooded hometown, Kerala. Citizens were trapped, left to either starve in their...

Over hurdles and fences

Senior Ashleigh Jooste guides her horse, Max, over a jump at a 2019 competition. She plans to study to become a large animal vet in the future.
Senior bonds with competition horses
March 13, 2020

The Bridlewood stables were filled with horses. Senior Ashleigh Jooste, then 10, held on as her horse jumped over a fence in the ring. But she suddenly realized her body wasn’t in the right position,...

Mirror image

Graduate Ryann Taylor hated her nose since she was 6 years old. She begged for a rhinoplasty for years before getting the procedure at 15.
Graduate reflects on her cosmetic surgery
March 12, 2020

Staring at the face in the mirror, tears rolled down Ryann Taylor’s cheeks. Her eyes continued to well up as she thought of the cute, button-nosed girls she’d seen in her classes. They were perfect....

Finding hope without a home

Paper snowflakes decorated with encouraging messages hang on the ceiling of Kyle’s Place during Christmas.
Community works to uplift homeless teens
February 4, 2020

Leah* never thought she would find more safety in her car than her home. She was parked in the middle of the pitch black Walmart parking lot, laying in the back seat of her truck with only a pillow...

Starting a new chapter

English teacher Mindy Sample has been in education for 25 years, 18 of which were as a Marauder. Some of her favorite memories are from her time on campus.
English teacher retires after 18 years on campus
January 31, 2020

For the past 18 years, Marcus has been like a second home for English teacher Mindy Sample. In addition to working with students, she watched her daughters graduate and her husband coach the football team...

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