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Tribe Talk: Girls’ Tennis [video]

Posted on 30 April 2015 by admin

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Tribe Talk: Girls’ Tennis [video]

Posted on 30 April 2015 by admin

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Mr. Semler: A+ for Education [video]

Posted on 26 March 2015 by admin

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Tribe Talk: Wartburg Indoor Meet [video]

Posted on 10 March 2015 by admin

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Tribe Talk: Girls’ Regional Finals [video]

Posted on 24 February 2015 by admin

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Tribe Talk: Boys’ Districts [video]

Posted on 23 February 2015 by admin

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Needles, blood, and free snacks

Posted on 30 October 2014 by Alex Coleman

Ashley Lappe @frappelappe [Ads Editor]

Each year Marion High School hosts a blood drive to give students the opportunity to donate whole blood or platelets. It’s for a great cause, and many people participate in the event. For those students who choose not to participate, it is often due to a fear of needles or blood; sometimes both. For the students who don’t mind seeing the bags of red liquid and the large needle entering their arms, it is a great chance to get out of a class and help out a sick person in need of blood.

Bobby Vanderlin, junior, started doing the blood drive last year as a sophomore. Although he may not be nervous this year, he was last year. “Someone passed out right before I was about to give blood,” he said. After how smoothly things went last year, he is sure there will be nothing to worry about.

Everyone participates in the drive for different reasons, some want to help by donating their blood, others want to get out of class, and then there are the few people who do it to get a free snack and drink. For Vanderlin it was for two reasons. “It’s for a good cause and I get out of class,” he stated. No matter what a person’s reasons may be for participating in the Marion blood drive, it is a great way to help out a person in need in our community.

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Media Associate takes library by storm

Posted on 21 October 2014 by Alex Coleman

Emma Hartman @Steal_Your_Hart [Staff Writer]

A new school year brings new changes. With new classes, news students, and new schedules, there is one change we might have overlooked. Mary Brandhurst, the new library media associate, is not truly a newbie to the job considering she had worked at the high school for seven years. Brandhurst has been working in the Marion district for 17 years in various positions. She worked at Emerson for seven years, at Vernon for two, and has worked as a Special Ed teacher.

Coming back to work at the high school was really no problem for her. “I knew Apra and other teachers, it was a nice change.,” Brandhurst commented. The media associate says she never pictured herself as a school librarian. “I just thought at this point in my life, it might be a nice transition. I really enjoy working with kids,” Brandhurst explained. She has a degree from William Penn college in K-12 P.E.

Brandhurst is married to her husband Jay, and they have two adult children. Their son Casey is married to his wife Lindsey, and they have a two year old daughter named Reid. Their other son, Sean, is 23 and not married.

Outside of work, Brandhurst enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her friends and family. She also spends some of her time rooting for the Hawkeyes. “They need all the cheering they can get,” Brandhurst said with a chuckle .

Mary Brandhurst said that she does not have a least favorite part about working in the Librarian. “Probably just having to tell students to not eat at the computers,” Brandhurst stated. Her favorite part is being around the students, some she has known since they were little, and being able to help them and talk with them. Mary Brandhurst loves her job at MHS and is happy she made the decision to come back here to work.

Mary Bandhurst, the new media associate in the library, sits behind her desk

Mary Bandhurst, the new media associate in the library, sits behind her desk

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Swamp Fox Parade

Posted on 09 September 2014 by Alex Coleman

Emma Hartman @Steal_Your_Hart [Staff Writer]

Poster for the annual Swamp Fox Parade in Marion

Poster for the annual Swamp Fox Parade in Marion

Looking for a fun way to kick off the beginning of fall activities? The 2014 Swamp Fox festival on September 5th, 6th, and 7th in the Marion Square area is a great way to do that!

The Swamp Fox Parade is just one of the many highlights of this year’s festival and will be held on Saturday, the 6th. Whether it be starting off the day with a tasty pancake breakfast, challenging yourself with a 5k run, or just strolling through the Farmer’s Market – there is something entertaining for everyone! So, grab those walking shoes and don’t miss out on this exciting way to spend time with friends and family at an event everyone is sure to love!

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Michael Sam’s rejection

Posted on 02 September 2014 by Alex Coleman

Gage Miskimen @GageMisky [Opinion Editor]

This past weekend, the NFL team, the St. Louis Rams, cut defensive end Michael Sam. Michael Sam made headlines earlier this year when he opened up about being a homosexual. Sam was the first openly gay football player. Now some people may think this is the reason he was cut from the team, but realistically, it was not.

Michael Sam is indeed a good player. He had a very successful collegiate career with the University of Missouri Tigers, including becoming the SEC defensive player of the year in 2013. But he is still a rookie who was on a team with a very talented and experienced defensive line, including Chris Long and Robert Quinn.

This morning, it was announced that Sam didn’t make the cut for the ten man practice squad as well. But then again, no other defensive end did either. Michael Sam did not make the team, not because he was gay, but because he is a rookie who is inexperienced even though he still has potential. Will another team pick up Sam? Yes for sure. He had a very good preseason which included sacking Brown’s quarterback, Johnny Manziel.

Who will pick up Michael Sam? The possibilities are endless, but there’s no doubt that he will still be a part of a team roster at some point this season.

Snapshot of Michael Sam in uniform taken after a game

Snapshot of Michael Sam in uniform taken after a game

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