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  • Student Spotlight

    Student Spotlight

    Izzy Morgan, Staff Reporter

    January 17, 2017

    Not many Millbrook students can say that they are nearly trilingual, but junior Loujain Al Samara can. Arabic being her first language, Loujain learned English in fifth grade. She is now well on her way to mastering her third language, Spanish. She has been studying Spanish since sixth grade and is a mem... READ MORE »»

    Posing with friends at movie night, Loujain enjoys attending school-related events. This is just one of many events that Loujain helps MEB put on.

    Provided by: L. Al Samara

  • Taking the school by storm, MHS dance team

    Taking the school by storm, MHS dance team

    Mikayla Davis, Staff Reporter

    January 15, 2017

      For the 2016-17 school year, eight talented dancers were chosen to be a part of the Millbrook High School Dance team. The school dance teacher, Mrs. Cummings, coaches the team. The ladies perform in front of the Maniacs at pep rallies, football games, and basketball games.  Tryouts for the t... READ MORE »»

    Performing at the school pep rally, the Millbrook Dance team never fails to excite the crowd. These girls are both very hardworking and talented.

    G. Copeland

  • Westbrook’s stat sheet domination

    Westbrook’s stat sheet domination

    Evan Houze, Sports Editor

    January 12, 2017

      2016 was an extremely hectic year for Russell Westbrook and his team, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Losing superstar Kevin Durant to the rival Golden State Warriors over the offseason was a huge blow to the team. Many believed it would derail the entire organization. Westbrook was expected to demand a trade... READ MORE »»

    Stealing the ball from superstar Kyrie Irving, Westbrook is perfectly adept at the defensive end of the floor as well. If his triple double average lasts this entire season it would be a feat accomplished only once before.

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  • Celebrating artistry and controversy at the Golden Globes

    Celebrating artistry and controversy at the Golden Globes

    Laura Conoly, Features Editor

    January 11, 2017

    The 74th Golden Globes certainly did not fail to deliver in drama, glamour, and controversy; between dynamic speeches focusing on diversity and the upcoming inauguration, big wins for La La Land, and Meryl Streep's kudos to Carrie Fisher, this awards show was not one to miss. Going into the award show... READ MORE »»

    One of the most iconic and elegant shows this year, The Crown has been a huge success. The show brought home Best Series, Drama as well as Best Actress, Drama from the eventful 2017 Golden Globes.

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  • Reviewing fashion and makeup trends of 2016

    Reviewing fashion and makeup trends of 2016

    Jocelyn Marshall, Staff Reporter

    January 7, 2017

      The year 2016 was full of new ideas, creativity, and innovative technology. Fashion and makeup statements also changed a good amount as well. Heavy, dramatic makeup looks became much more common among teenage girls, and most people were able to develop their own unique styles. Many inspirations ... READ MORE »»

    Sporting dramatic eye makeup, aspiring makeup artist Janna Edgar shows off her uniqueness and creativity with this look. Makeup like this became very popular in 2016.

    Janna Edgar

News

California organization moves to secede from the United States

Adam Griffith, Staff Reporter

What would 38.8 million people leaving the United States look like? What about an economy worth trillions of dollars? Or 55 electoral votes? A political group in California has requested a bill that wo...  Read More »

Jan 13 • No Comments

Mother and daughter reunited in death

Mother and daughter reunited in death

January 1, 2017

 As everyone was enjoying their Christmas gifts and celebrating the end of another year, tragedy swept through the air, giving the world one last bit of terrible news before 2017. On December 27, just four days after going into cardiac arrest, the beloved Carrie Fisher passed away. To make matters mo...  Read More »

Governor Rethinks HB2

Governor Rethinks HB2

December 27, 2016

  House Bill 2, also known as the “Bathroom Bill,” was passed on March 23, 2016. This bill prohibits people from using a restroom that is not labeled with the gender on their birth certificate. Also, it prevents local governments from creating anti-discrimination policies for the estimated ...  Read More »

The evils of outsourcing surrogacy

The evils of outsourcing surrogacy

December 19, 2016

In the United States, the cost of surrogacy for hopeful parents can be upwards of $100,000. For this reason, many infertile or same-sex couples are desperate to find a more affordable option for starting a family. Outsourcing surrogacy to India has been a growing trend in the past decade. Instead of...  Read More »

Wildcats, Be Aware!

Wildcats, Be Aware!

December 14, 2016

  According to the Pew Research Center, 92% of Americans celebrate Christmas every year. Out of that number, 52% celebrate it for religious reasons,  while 32% consider it more of a cultural holiday. Only 9% decided that they do not have an opinion either way on whether or not Christmas is a cultural...  Read More »

Political Junkie

Political Junkie

December 13, 2016

  When the news hit the world that Donald Trump would be the next United States president, many people were not shy about sharing their disdain on the result. From major news sources, to YouTube stars, to actors and actresses, people have taken to the internet to express their outrage.   Recently...  Read More »

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Features

Lessons learned from Lessons of Vietnam

Lessons learned from Lessons of Vietnam

Jessica Urbanski, Editor-In-Chief

 The Lessons of Vietnam class is a vital tradition rooted within our school’s history. Mr. Grow began teaching the course in 2010 after Mrs. Lindy Poling left Millbro...  Read More »

Jan 7 • No Comments

Culture Collaboration

Culture Collaboration

December 21, 2016

How To

How To

December 14, 2016

Critic’s Corner: Living Kitchen

Critic’s Corner: Living Kitchen

December 6, 2016

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Entertainment

Wiley  the Wildcat

Wiley  the Wildcat

Wiley and Wendy head to Crabtree Valley Mall to see Santa!

Dec 21 • No Comments

Music Now

Music Now

December 13, 2016

What disappointing gift will you receive this Holiday season?

December 5, 2016

Gilmore Girls revival comes to Netflix

Gilmore Girls revival comes to Netflix

December 1, 2016

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Editorials

The Mandela Effect: your mind may not be playing tricks on you

The Mandela Effect: your mind may not be playing tricks on you

Emma McDonald, Staff Reporter

  We all wish we could escape from reality once in awhile, but what if we have? The idea of an alternate universe, or reality, is known as the Mandela Effect. Named afte...  Read More »

Dec 2 • No Comments

Poverty will end when gender equality begins

Poverty will end when gender equality begins

November 15, 2016

Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions

November 12, 2016

Waging against the wage

Waging against the wage

November 7, 2016

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The student news site of Millbrook High School
The student news site of Millbrook High School