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  • Shorthanded texting: sometimes K, sometimes not

    Shorthanded texting: sometimes K, sometimes not

    By Clara Tam, Round Table reporter

    “K.” Sasha Smith cringed at the sight of this one letter response. After spending 10 minutes detailing a structured and coherent argument, he had replied with one measly and insignificant letter. This one little letter immediately sent Smith into a spiraling abyss, overthinking the meaning behind it. “Is he mad at me?” thought Smith, “Or maybe he is writing a longer response now? Or maybe he doesn’t care and has gotten over it?” After... READ MORE »»

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  • Changes in standardized testing spread

    Changes in standardized testing spread

    By Lucy Kiefert, Round Table reporter

    It’s annoying. It’s depressing. It stresses out students across the nation. It’s standardized testing. Since its creation in 2001, the No Child Left Behind Act has been requiring schools to issue and take a state-provided standardized test every year in an attempt to show how their scores have improved over time. On Dec 10, it was replaced by the Every Student Succeeds Act, which lifted a substantial weight this method of testing previously... READ MORE »»

    A student takes a standardized test during second block.

    Photo by Anna Ramsey

  • Journalism Honor Society visits Orlando

    Journalism Honor Society visits Orlando

    By Aniston Morris, Round Table entertainment editor

    Middletown High School’s Quill & Scroll International Honorary Society recently went on a trip to Orlando, Florida. The group was there to attend the JEA/NSPA Journalism Convention. After the convention, they took a trip to Disney World. On Nov. 12 the students flew to Orlando. Upon their arrival, they went to The Dolphin Hotel to listen to the keynote speaker, Sports Illustrated reporter Andy Staples. “I’ve never liked anything... READ MORE »»

    Students from across the country visit Florida for the JEA National Journalism Convention

    Photo by Adrienne Lowery

  • Coach Colsh thanks MHS community

    Coach Colsh thanks MHS community

    By Jeff Colsh, MHS boys varsity soccer head coach

    Thank you, Middletown. After our state semifinal victory, I walked outside my front door the next morning only to find my way blocked by a dozen pumpkins. Before we could return home after the state championship, I had to wait because dozens of students were joining the team in an impromptu “Thor’s Hammer” celebration. These memories, and a thousand others, will make me smile for the rest of the life. Most of all, I will always cherish... READ MORE »»

    The Middletown boys varsity soccer team lines up for a quick group picture after their state championship win against La Plata.

    Photo by Isaac Hoehn

  • Media center debuts Kindles

    Media center debuts Kindles

    By Josy Gutter, Round Table reporter

    Middletown High School students now have the opportunity to rent Kindles in the library and avoid carrying heavy books. “Students were able to borrow Kindles at just a few high schools last year,” said MHS Media Specialist Rebecca Reickel. MHS administrators wanted to offer this opportunity to their students and purchased five Kindles paid by the instructional budget. Reickel cannot remember the exact price but states they were “around $150... READ MORE »»

    Photo by Hannah Prensky

  • Counter-protest more successful than KKK rally

    Counter-protest more successful than KKK rally

    By Harry Plunkett, Round Table reporter

    It is Halloween time again, but ghosts and ghouls might not be your only fear. The Ku Klux Klan rallies in Braddock Heights and they’re not handing out candy. Braddock Heights resident Rick Paxton said, “There’s a history of this happening in Braddock that’s almost unbelievable.” Any resident of Braddock Heights knows about its previous dilemma with Ku Klux Klan, but everyone who found out about the most recent protest was shocked. The... READ MORE »»

    Protestors of the KKK carry creative signs

    Photo by Harry Plunkett

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MHS students react to the new cafeteria smoothies

MHS students react to the new cafeteria smoothies

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The Middletown High School cafeteria has recently started selling fruit smoothies to students during all lunch shifts. Students have mixed feelings on the drinks, but they...  Read More »

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Elton John’s new album came out in one “Wonderful Crazy Night”

Elton John’s new album came out in one “Wonderful Crazy Night”

By Liam O'Byrne, Round Table reporter

Music icon Elton John has pleased fans yet again by releasing his newest album “Wonderful Crazy Night.” His classic piano sound is back with a modern spin. This gives ...  Read More »

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Footloose auditions are here, use these tips for some help

Footloose auditions are here, use these tips for some help

By Kenzie Dumars, Round Table reporter

Get prepared for the moving and grooving of a lifetime with Middletown's spring musical: Footloose. This musical is full of rocking 80’s music, killer dance moves, scen...  Read More »

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Ruth B’s song “Lost Boy” is attracting attention

Ruth B’s song “Lost Boy” is attracting attention

By Sam Beltran, Round Table reporter

Ruth Berhe, also known as Ruth B, made her appearance in the world of music earlier this year when her song, “Lost Boy” went viral. The 20 year old vine star composed ...  Read More »

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