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What They Don’t Know

Christine Zhu, Guest Writer

November 7, 2015

Blue, pink and ragged, a cloth doll lays on the ground. In the morning light, its threaded eyes seem almost gray. But I know. I know what lies behind the clouding dust motes. In 1999 I know that the ripped fabric of its b...

Gun Reform Sounds Scarier Than It Should

Brandon Roebuck, Reporter

November 4, 2015

Another public shooting has occurred in which Umpqua Community College was attacked by a man now identified as Christopher Harper-Mercer. Now Oregon faces its largest massacre in modern history. And, of course, guns were invo...


Griselda Maya, Reporter

November 3, 2015

Neat. That’s how I am. People are impressed at how clean my room is. However, if they would take apart my room, they would find “trash” everywhere. If they were to look under my bed, they would find a black box filled w...

Potential Within the Cracks

Griselda Maya, reporter

November 1, 2015

Cracks, scribbles on the walls, and stains on the stairwell. That’s what most people choose to focus on. However, McNeil is more than the small things people tend to look at. The school’s charm is made of more than its appear...

What’s All the Commotion? Senior Year

Amrin, Madhani

October 19, 2015

Senior Year is Chill Laid-back Stress Free None of the Above   The right answer? None of the Above.     A common goal that is unanimously desired among the bustling hallways of every high school is th...

Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not

October 15, 2015

Restroom Remodel Needed

Ekko Clish, Reporter

October 10, 2015

McNeil High School is definitely not known for its beautiful, porcelain restrooms. Deep green stalls with gender-coded floor tiles: nude pink for females, nude pink and mint green for males. Fluorescent lights taper onto creamy...

The Great Parking Lot Escape

Brandon Roebuck, Reporter

September 24, 2015

The first day of school was tiring as always. You’re exhausted, itching to get home, settle down, and chill out. You climb into your ride and lay your head back, dreaming of the shut-eye you can get now that the day is done. E...

Senior Year: Best and Worst Year

Sam Collins, Reporter

June 3, 2015

While we seniors are counting down the remaining days of school, the class of 2016 is looking forward to their last year at McNeil and already beginning to panic. The idea of the senior year is as terrifying as it is exciting. Throughout...

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