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Winning an Espey

Winning an Espey

Helen Sullivan, editor

November 9, 2018

Jackson Espey is an award-winning cinematographer who has a undying passion for making movies and short films.  Raised in in Minnesota, there was not a whole lot of opportunities for this aspiring Scorcese to grow as an artist. Like any nine-year-old boy, Espey was obsessed with Star Wars. He began...

Why is “The Bean” so Significant?

Why is “The Bean” so Significant?

Madi Lowe, Editor

November 7, 2018

If you have ever been to Chicago, you have probably been to The Bean. The Bean is located in Millennium Park in Chicago and was designed by the European, Anish Kapoor. Now have you ever thought of why The Bean was created or why it is so significant to Chicago? As I have came back from Chicago recently,...

Inside the Auto Shop

Jacey Brown, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

Three words: funny (“I think”), outgoing, and dependent - that’s how Murray High School’s auto shop teacher describes herself. To enter Jackie Martin’s classroom/garage is to be transported out of Murray High. As I walked through her classroom for the first time - a quiet senior Flex class s...

An Unexpected Journey: Scott Wihongi’s Path to MHS Principal

An Unexpected Journey: Scott Wihongi’s Path to MHS Principal

Caleb Black, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

If you feel like Principal Wihongi is checking out your teeth you may be right. In a different world he would be looking at your teeth in a different way, perhaps as your dentist! We are glad he is our principal, a role that he loves to do. Teaching is his trade, administering is a joy, and he draws on a lar...

Another Life

Akiko Ishikawa, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

Have you ever wondered what it is like to go to a different country with new experiences? Murray has many foreign exchange students every year. One of our foreign exchange students, Kazuki Hayashi, is currently enrolled as a sophomore at Murray High and is from Saitama, Japan which is located just northw...

A Dancing Matter

A Dancing Matter

Charmayne Sam, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

Lee-Chin has been teaching high school students for five years and community college students for to years. Lee-Chin has been a biochemist for four years as well.  She is from Los Angeles, California where she obtained her masters degree in biology from Loyola Marymount University.  She decided t...

Mystery Date

Mystery Date

Bentley Hansen, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

Murray High erupted when Spartan Vision announced there would  be a mystery date to accompany one lucky Spartan girl to homecoming; no one was certain who the guy was, but many shared their thoughts of who it could’ve been throughout the exciting endeavor. Ethan Larsen is your average senior trying t...

Troubled Youth Rises Above

McKenna Moeinvaziri, Writer

October 5, 2018

From a glance, maybe you’d expect just another ordinary person, a couple of exciting stories and experiences, and possibly a bit more. Looking further, maybe one could make a quick assumption and maybe even drop a stereotype. After an interview with Ms. Hogan’s student teacher, John Smith,...

The Teacher Who Likes Living the High School Life

Merrick Webb, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

I don't know a lot of people that would even think about going back to high school. But Mr Bravo, or Joshua Bravo to be exact, was super excited to jump on the opportunity to come to a high school and teach. Joshua said that he, “Felt it was time for change, never taught in a high school before,"...

Drum Roll Please!

Drum Roll Please!

Asheby Kearns, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Jordan Beckstrand is mainly a percussionist. For those that don’t know, percussionists usually play instruments more hands on. Percussion instruments consist of the drums, timpani, gongs, and many more. Jordan Beckstrand has been a percussionist for twenty-three (23) years. His favorite instrument ...

Student Spotlight: Soraya Sivongsa Miss Laotian New Year 2018

Student Spotlight: Soraya Sivongsa Miss Laotian New Year 2018

Brienna Haro, Editor/Writer

May 18, 2018

On April 22nd, 2018, Murray's very own junior, Soraya Sivongsa, was crowned Miss Laotian New Year 2018 for Wat Laos Sandy Temple. The tradition of this pageant surrounds itself around the old Laotian king, Kabinphoam. There are seven contestants that represent his seven daughters that were in line...

“Old Teachers Never Die, They Just Lose Their Class”

“Old Teachers Never Die, They Just Lose Their Class”

Kyler Simmons, Editor

May 8, 2018

Many students would agree that spending three years at Murray High School is not nearly enough.   Monte Christensen must agree with this sentiment, because he has spent the last 26 years teaching at Murray High School. He has taught everything from Electronics, Architecture, Design Technology, and ...