I attending my cousin, Sam's wrestling meet to cheer him on, only to have him shove a bloody tissue in my face after he got a bloody nose.

Opinions: The little things: Up in arms

Dedication and hard work comes from the little things.
Hannah Mellor, reporter March 1, 2017

The University of Missouri held the 2017 Missouri Wrestling State tournament in Columbia, this past weekend. EHS had six state qualifiers this year: Brendan Carter, 220 lbs; Kyle Dickhaus, 182 lbs;...

Tia Wilson, QuestBridge scholar, shows off her favorite book and her University of Notre Dame sweatshirt as she comes closer and closer to college. This time next year she'll be a member of the Fighting Irish.

All in

Tia Wilson (12) earns prestigious scholarship
Hannah Mellor, reporter February 23, 2017

Tia Wilson is a presence in any room. She may be quiet but her accomplishments are very loud. Tia Wilson (12) quietly puts in the time and effort to make big things happen. She seeks out opportunity...

As a reminder to forgive, I wear my concert t-shirt from Beyoncé's

Opinions: The little things: The final form of love

I vow to forgive; to be strong.
Hannah Mellor, reporter February 8, 2017

  Beyoncé announced that her and her husband, Jay Z, are expecting twins, Feb. 1. This announcement comes less than a year after Beyoncé released her album “Lemonade” which chronicled...

Just like the Obama's leaving office, I look back at some of the happiest memories of my life, I'm reminded of the cool, summer evening where I laid on the grass, taking silly selfies and giggling all afternoon with my goofy, humorous boyfriend.

Opinions: The little things: Just a reminder

When I want to give up and it feels like the world is crumbling down on me, I must remind myself of the happy times.
Hannah Mellor, reporter January 25, 2017

Barack Obama was the first president I remember. I know when I was born Bill Clinton was in office. But after my eighth birthday, it is President Barack Obama’s election I remember. My parents and...

The new staff members put one foot in as they welcome their selves to the Hub.

Opinions: The little things: Relationships worth fighting for

The most important people in my life are the ones I fight with the most.
Hannah Mellor, reporter January 11, 2017

The holidays have come and gone and a new semester has begun. As I start my first weeks back to school, I realize a lot of things have changed. The biggest change for me was the new Hub staff....

Enrollment day information

Hannah Mellor, reporter January 6, 2017

Enrollment Day for 2017-2018 schedules will be during fourth hour on the late start day Jan. 9. If students are in a fourth hour class of multiple grade levels, they will be handed a sheet that will...

In a small shop on Pearl Street, in Boulder, CO, I'm reminded to tell someone

Opinions: The little things: Hello, I love you

I choose to never waste these moments.
Hannah Mellor, reporter December 7, 2016

Chapecoense, a first division Brazilian soccer team was flying on a chartered plane on their way to play in the Copa Sudamericana finals when the plane crashed and killed 71 of the 81 passengers, Nov....

One of the many things I'm thankful for, my loving, silly family sharing a moment of laughter that will last a lifetime.

Opinions: The little things: Half full, half empty

Thanksgiving is the time of year when the half-empty cup perspective flips to half-full.
Hannah Mellor, reporter November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving. Family and friends all over the country will be sharing meals and smiles as they evaluate everything they are blessed with. It’s the time of year where the half-empty cup perspective...

Piling on the stress

Piling on the stress

Along with the pressures of a busy schedule comes the downward spiral of stress and anxiety
Hannah Mellor, reporter November 18, 2016

editor's note: *We have withheld the name of a student to protect her privacy and minimize harm. We will refer to that student as Student A. Student A has a diagnosed anxiety disorder.   A downward...

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Opinions: The little things: Seeing clearly

Drugs can turn the most beautiful things into the ugliest
Hannah Mellor, reporter November 9, 2016

Last night’s election determined so many things beyond who our next president will be. For example, nine states had marijuana measures on the ballot. At least seven of those passed with one measure...

Highway 109 is empty on this fall afternoon, but this road is often busy with teenage drivers commuting to and from school. Highway 109 is also the sight of many minor car crashes as a result of students rushing to make the commute.


Hannah Mellor, reporter November 4, 2016

Local Know: A male teenager lost control while driving a car and ran into a light pole on North 18th Street and Parsons Avenue in East St. Louis while running away from the police on Monday, Oct. 31....

At the end of 8th grade, my best friends and I walk across the road hand-in-hand stepping into the next chapter of our lives.

Opinions: The little things: Expiration dates

Some people have expiration dates.
Hannah Mellor, reporter October 26, 2016

You probably have noticed my obsession with the show “How I met your mother” since I keep referencing it in my columns. Last month was the third anniversary of the show’s finale. “How I met...

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