The Top 3 Best Halloween Costumes for 2023

Reported by Jordan Joyner Halloween has been around for more than 2,000 years. It originated when Celtic people in Europe celebrated the end of the harvest and the start of a new year, which to them was November first. The wearing of costumes came from the belief that supernatural beings, or souls of the dead,…

Halloween Makeup Tips

Reported by Anahi Avalos Everyone has/wants makeup for their Halloween costumes to complete the finished look and bring the costume to life. But there’s few things you need to know before you even consider purchasing cosmetics. Before purchasing face paint be sure to avoid oil based paints as they clog your pores, look out for…

Terrors of Halloween: Mr. Shedd’s Haunted House

Reported by Anahi Avalos Halloween is always celebrated with the haunting spirit of tricks and treats. A teacher on campus used to build a haunted house every Halloween with tricks that would make others scream and run from him, leaving him with all the treats. Mr. Shedd is a physics teacher that would use the…

An Impression Shared

Reported by Carla Schulze   The US and Germany, are two important world powers that often show leadership regarding international disputes and take responsibility for developing advanced constructions in several topics that affect society for the better. Both countries are modern and innovative, and both know the importance of education. As a German exchange student…

Be Careful Who You Click

Reported by Breeze Ruiz   Social media can be dangerous for kids and adults of all ages, but nowadays, you will always find a kid on a phone or device. Adults also spend many hours on their devices and it’s important to be smart and safe while using them. Most kids have a phone by…

Let’s Come Clean

  Reported by Landen Anciso Madison is a dirty school, and we, as students, are not making it any better. The shortage of custodians is a huge problem for our campus. Many custodians have chosen to leave or quit because of how we trash our school. Even worse is that we seldom treat them with…

On Loan from Germany

Reported by Madison O’Driscoll Carla Schulze, an exchange student from Germany, comes from the program Experiment, which takes students around the globe. She is a sophomore and has moved 5,437 miles to come to America. Carla has visited two other countries, Britain and Spain. When she was asked which country she would go to next,…

Setting a New Tempo

Reported by Maya Sosa      A choir is composed of students and teachers who become a family. A family supports, cares for, provides security, and a sense of belonging; making each person feel important, valued, and respected. However, what happens when one of the vital members of this family leaves?             Anyone can relate to at…

Admirable Time

      Reported by James Arellano      May is notorious for its typically uplifting, bright, and saturated weather. It almost brings out a sense of joy, a way to look at the bright side of things. This month, May is National Teen Self-Esteem Awareness Month and gives us a chance to bring awareness…

Unknown but popular

Social media is a global unifier.  Apps like Instagram encourage communication and connection between people. James Madison High School has experienced its own revival of unification through an anonymously run Instagram account entitled “Nocontextjmhs”. The account publishes photographs without captions or explanations, thus providing a “no context” approach to documenting daily life at James Madison…