First Round of ISTEP Brought Jitters

First Round of ISTEP Brought Jitters

Claire Vorhies, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017


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ISTEP testing is something that most students have dreaded since elementary school. The test is given statewide by the Indiana Department of Education and measures a student's ability in English/Language Arts, Science and Mathematics. This past week, sophomore students were given the ISTEP+, and this...

Spring Break Money Saving Tips for Students

Spring Break Money Saving Tips for Students

Kennedy Park and Jon Motenko

March 13, 2017


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Many high school students go on vacation for spring break. Largely, the most popular spring break destinations among MCHS students are many cities and beaches in Florida and Alabama. We surveyed 100 MCHS students and asked them if they were going anywhere for spring break. Our results are presented in th...

The Homecoming Court and the History of Homecoming

The Homecoming Court and the History of Homecoming

Latasha Vasquez and Samantha Lanham

February 16, 2017


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Madison High School’s winter homecoming of the 2016-2017 school year will take place at Connor K. Salm gym on Saturday, February 18th. This homecoming will feature the boys junior varsity and varsity basketball games against Shawe Memorial High School. In between the two games, Madison’s Mr. and ...

Editorial: Student Rally was Meaningful and Impactful

Editorial: Student Rally was Meaningful and Impactful

Jaleesa Elliott, Student Editor

February 3, 2017


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America is a country founded on the civil and sometimes not so civil disobedience of its citizens. It is a major part of our history that has impacted a great deal of decisions. Without the voices of citizens, how is the distress and disapproval supposed to be heard?  Keeping silent is not productive or is ...

Boys Golf Coach, Wilcox, Resigns

Boys Golf Coach, Wilcox, Resigns

Landon Connor, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


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On Monday, January 23, after coaching various sports for Madison Consolidated Schools since 1971, Al Wilcox resigned from coaching boys golf for the Madison Cubs due to family illness. Wilcox had coached football, track, and golf for 46 years, and his esteemed coaching career has come to an end. ...

Frazier, Students Address Controversial Decision to Attend School on January 5th

Frazier, Students Address Controversial Decision to Attend School on January 5th

Claire Vorhies and Lydia Wright

January 19, 2017


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On Thursday, January 5, Kentuckiana had a severe weather alert due to snow and ice. Most schools in the region were closed or had a delay due to road conditions. Madison Consolidated Schools was the only school system in session for a full day within a fifty mile radius. Parents and students were conce...

MCHS Library Nearing Completion

MCHS Library Nearing Completion

Jon Motenko and Kennedy Park

January 11, 2017


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The renovation for Madison Consolidated High School’s new and improved library, now referred to as the Learning Commons, is rumored to be ready for use by March 2017 according to Director of Quality Systems, Operations, and Auxiliary Support Mike Frazier. The previous library was located at the end ...

‘Tis the Season – 12 Days of Giving For Salvation Army

‘Tis the Season – 12 Days of Giving For Salvation Army

Latasha Vasquez, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


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With Christmas quickly approaching, MCHS Rotary Interact, along with Anchor Club, JAG, and Madison FFA have put together a 12 Days of Christmas donation drive for the Salvation Army. Lists were created with an edited version of the 12 Days of Christmas song, urging students to donate and compile the exact...

Senior Avid Students Shatter Scholarship Record, Raising over $4 Million

Senior Avid Students Shatter Scholarship Record, Raising over $4 Million

Latasha Vasquez, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


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The AVID Seniors of 2017 have reached a record high of $4.2 million in scholarship money. The seniors started applying to colleges in August and since then have accumulated money from over 70 different schools. The MCHS class of 2017 seniors had a goal of beating the class of 2013, which received $1.6 mi...

Are Semester Finals a Good Measurement of Learning?

Are Semester Finals a Good Measurement of Learning?

Samantha Lanham, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


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With the end of the semester approaching, students are making final touches, turning in assignments, and preparing for those three stressful days of finals. Finals at Madison High School will take place on December 16th, 19th, and 20th. Finals are meant to test students on everything they have learned...

Dr. Bolinger, Lawhead Address E-Learning Days

Dr. Bolinger, Lawhead Address E-Learning Days

Renee Walker, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


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E-learning days have been going on for four years now, and while the concept is still the same, many feel that they have evolved into something different over time. There have been many rumors around MCHS that e-learning days are on the decline due to the lack of productiveness shown by the students. Whether ...

Re-elected Imel, Newly Elected Dugle Comment on Present and Future for MCS

Re-elected Imel, Newly Elected Dugle Comment on Present and Future for MCS

Claire Vorhies, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016


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On election day, November 8th, Madison elected two school board members: one incumbent and one challenger. MCS board members have many policies to consider from dual-enrollment classes to new and improved school buildings. Renovations to the high school started over the summer and progress is being ma...

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