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  • Las Vegas concert turns to nightmare with deadly mass shooting

    Las Vegas concert turns to nightmare with deadly mass shooting

    Joi Scruggs, Staff Writer

    October 11, 2017

    On October 1, 2017, an outdoor concert, the Route 91 Harvest Festival, turned deadly when at 10:05 P.M., a man named Stephen Paddock started shooting at the crowd of 22,000 from the 32d floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Before the police could get to him 59 people were dead, including the shooter, an...

  • Indians make history with a 22 game winning streak

    Indians make history with a 22 game winning streak

    Joi Scruggs, Staff Writer

    October 9, 2017

    The Cleveland Indians set the MLB American League record of most consecutive games won with their 22-game winning streak. The streak ended with a loss to the Kansas City Royals on September 15. Prior to that, they hadn't lost a game since August 23. For more than 100 years, American League tea...

    CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: A Cleveland Indians fan holds up a sign prior to the Major League Baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians on September 14, 2017, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

    Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

  • Hurricane Irma causes massive damage to the Caribbean and Florida Keys

    Hurricane Irma causes massive damage to the Caribbean and Florida Keys

    Vaishnavi Nayak, Staff Writer

    October 8, 2017

    Hurricane Irma recently hit  the Caribbean and parts of southern United States. Irma caused catastrophic damage. It was the most powerful storm to strike the United States since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It caused 61 deaths and was the strongest tropical hurricane in the world. Irma developed as a storm of the coast of the Cape Verde Islands on August 30, 2017. It then quickl...

  • Can Students Listen to Music While Studying?

    Can Students Listen to Music While Studying?

    Gigi Shirazi, Staff Writer

    October 5, 2017

    Have you ever wondered how listening to music while studying affects  individual's studies? Listening to music may increase energy levels and lift one's mood, thereby improving mental processing abilities. But at the same time, the brain must still set aside some resources to digesting the music,...

  • The One and Only: Mr. Carlson

    The One and Only: Mr. Carlson

    Jenny Fu, Staff Writer

    September 28, 2017

    Everyone knows Mr. Carlson, the eighth-grade math teacher on team Ignite. His six years experience include three at Mayfield and before that, a stint at a local private high school--math for tenth and eleventh grade. He describes himself as a laid-back person that likes to joke around from time...

  • You Tube: A History

    You Tube: A History

    Vaishnavi Nayak, Staff Writer

    September 19, 2017

    When in need of any video resources, from music entertainment to trailers and movies, most of us would most likely think of one site: YouTube. Though started only twelve years ago by three men, it has now become the largest video sharing platform. Some "YouTubers" have even built up large communities...

  • The End of Cassini

    The End of Cassini

    Abhi Siri, Staff Writer

    September 19, 2017

    You probably have read about the Cassini spacecraft at least once. You might have read an article about its discoveries or maybe an article summarizing all the discoveries made by Cassini until that point. The whole Cassini mission lasted for thirteen years but went out with a bang (literally) at 7:30...

  • Should Mayfield Serve Up Breakfast?

    Should Mayfield Serve Up Breakfast?

    James Calipetro, Staff Writer

    September 17, 2017

    According to the Healthy Children website, about 12 percent of school-age children skip breakfast, and among adolescents it jumps to 30 percent. That would mean that at MMS, which serves about 900 students, there could be about 300 kids coming to school hungry. Should Mayfield Middle School sell breakfast? First,...

Middle School Band to Take the Field with “Pride of Mayfield”

Middle School Band to Take the Field with “Pride of Mayfield”

Meg Linsky, Staff Writer

The MMS band seventh and eighth-grade band will be joining the high school band on the field on Thursday, September 28 at 6:30 during the Mayfield vs. Kenston football game. The middle school has been participating in this tradition for eleven year...

September 26, 2017

Photography Club Booms

Photography Club Booms

Avery Fish, Staff Writer

In September, Photography Club started up again. Facilitated by Mr. Paydo, one of the school guidance counselors, the club is open to anyone from sixth through eighth grade who has a passion for photography. This year brought record interest, with...

September 26, 2017

Team Revolution Ventures to Camp Hi

Team Revolution Ventures to Camp Hi

Avery Fish and Nakyla Kelly, Staff Writers

On August 18, the eighth-grade Revolution team at Mayfield Middle School took a field trip to Camp Hi in Hiram, Ohio to canoe. The camp teaches students the skills necessary to be on the river and offers bonding and life-long memories. Team Revolution t...

September 2, 2017

Team Hele Works on Communication and Team Work on First Field Trip

Team Hele Works on Communication and Team Work on First Field Trip

On Friday, August 25, the eighth-grade Hele Team ventured to Chapin Forest, where they engaged in team challenges to foster effective communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. The roughly one hundred students were divided into eight teams,...

August 27, 2017

Vocal Dimensions Earn Honors at Cedar Point Competition

Vocal Dimensions Earn Honors at Cedar Point Competition

Jessie Johnson, Staff Writer

Vocal Dimensions competed at the “Music in the Park” competition held at Cedar Point on Saturday, May 13,2017, taking first place in their division out of twenty-five other schools. The group, led by David Bright, sang and danced to four songs. "...

June 18, 2017

Saying Goodbye to MMS’ Eighth Graders

June 6, 2017

It’s Time to Find Mayfield’s Brightest Star

May 16, 2017

Career Day Comes to Mayfield Middle School

May 15, 2017

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Deadly Earthquake Strikes Mexico City

Deadly Earthquake Strikes Mexico City

Nakyla Kelly, Staff Writer

On September 19, a deadly 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City killing more than three hundred according to CNN and causing damage over 140km. Rescuers searched through broken down buildings...

October 16, 2017

The equifax hack exposes 143 million people to the risk of identity theft

The equifax hack exposes 143 million people to the risk of identity theft

Vaishnavi Nayak, Staff Writer

The company Equifax is one of the three big credit agencies alongside Experian and Transunion. It recently announced that it went through a major data breach and nearly all adults in the United States will...

October 3, 2017

What’s all the Fuss About Thorium Reactors?

What’s all the Fuss About Thorium Reactors?

Abhi Siri, Staff Writer

Nuclear power is clearly failing. Power plants just cost too much, and with Westinghouse’s bankruptcy earlier this year, the number one producer of nuclear reactors is gone. On top of that, many ...

September 17, 2017

Hurricane Harvey’s Effects

Hurricane Harvey’s Effects

September 12, 2017

How Mayfield Schools Experienced the Solar Eclipse

How Mayfield Schools Experienced the Solar Eclipse

August 30, 2017

Stress: The Role it Plays in Our Busy Lives

Stress: The Role it Plays in Our Busy Lives

May 19, 2017

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Human Interest

Student Teacher Hired for Mayfield Schools District

Student Teacher Hired for Mayfield Schools District

James Calipetro, Staff Writer

Have you ever had a student teacher in your class? A student teacher is a college student who is looking for experience in the field of teaching and acts as a intern for a teacher in the field that they are stud...

October 4, 2017

Why Do Teachers Choose To be Teachers?

Why Do Teachers Choose To be Teachers?

Bibby Boclear, Staff Writer

Every student at one point in their lives has had this one burning question: what made their teacher want to become a teacher? There are many factors that may have caused a student to ask this question, like how they...

May 19, 2017

Danita Harris: An Amazing Anchor on News Channel Five

Danita Harris: An Amazing Anchor on News Channel Five

Alexis Thomas, Staff Writer

One of Cleveland's most inspiring and powerful women is Danita Harris, an anchor on News Channel 5. Danita has endured a lot in her past, but she has become a great example for female adolescents and has contributed to...

May 17, 2017

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  • The Heart Of Mayfield Middle April 24, 2017
  • All About Ms. Valenti March 20, 2017

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Opinion

Marriott Leaves 35 Stranded in the Path of Hurricane Irma

Marriott Leaves 35 Stranded in the Path of Hurricane Irma

Abhi Siri, Staff Writer

You've probably stayed at a Marriott hotel once. Maybe you have even gone out to the Caribbean for a stay at a Marriott resort. As you probably know, some islands in the Caribbean area have suffered damage...

October 8, 2017

A Closer Look at the MMS Dress Code

A Closer Look at the MMS Dress Code

Meg Linsky, Staff Writer

Ever wondered what's really included in the school dress code? It's tucked away on the Mayfield site, buried in a thirty-six page electronic student handbook.  Some of the rules on the Mayfield dress...

September 12, 2017

Behind the Scenes: How the Food You Eat Affects Your Body

Behind the Scenes: How the Food You Eat Affects Your Body

Molly Xiao, Editor

  Would you still eat McDonald’s if you knew it could last the lifespan of an ant in hydrochloric acid? How about frequently eating bacon if you knew that it could increase your chances of co...

June 14, 2017

Should Students Give Feedback on their Teachers?

May 19, 2017

It’s Official: Skittles Are Better Than M&M’s

May 19, 2017

Would you Like a Side of Obesity with That?

May 4, 2017

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