The Student Journalism Site of Millard South High School

We Are Millard South

The Student Journalism Site of Millard South High School

We Are Millard South

The Student Journalism Site of Millard South High School

We Are Millard South

Freedom from the pad-triarchy
Freedom from the pad-triarchy
Rylee Newman, Staff Reporter • May 23, 2024

At the beginning of the legislative season, a bill was introduced that would have created a program in which free menstrual products would be...

I was asked whip up this tornado right before deadline, I gladly took the opportunity. I really just let my mind do the work on this, I only used a trusty mechanical pencil because I really thought to grey tones were perfect for the piece
Tornadoes wreak havoc on Midwest families
Josilynn Prokupek, Staff Reporter • May 18, 2024

On April 26, 2024 at least 19 tornadoes slammed Nebraska’s Northwest, and south regions leaving many homes torn apart, cars damaged, and left...

Artist Statement: All I was really thinking about was a teacher who was really stressed, so I drew that. I decided to show that she was thinking about all the stuff she has to worry about. Its more rushed than my other pieces because, ironically enough, Im also stressed with finals. I would have really liked to change the shading on her face so that it doesnt look like she got beaten by an angry student. I used ibisPaintX with a stylus.
Teachers face many stressors from inside and outside the classroom
Jamison Hanway May 18, 2024

The bell rings, signaling the start of another day. Behind the scenes of lesson planning and student guidance, teachers juggle numerous responsibilities....

Future Plans: Ali plans to begin working as a dental assistant
Summing it up with art
Ali Arias, Artist • May 17, 2024
Artist Statement: Making review art with the musicians in photonegative / silhouetted against the background is a concept that Ive been kicking around in my head for a while now. I got to two separate images of the members of the Black Keys (Pat Carney on the left, Dan Auerbach on the right), put them on the same canvas, made them semi-transparent, filled in their forms with dark colors, and outlined the details in white. Created, as always, with digital illustration tools in Photoshop, which was especially helpful in isolating and manipulating the layers so I could get the desired effect.
'Ohio Players' walks razor's edge between quality and mediocrity
Chase Zagurski, Staff Reporter • May 1, 2024
I decided to use blue because I feel like it was a very popular color, and the stanleys spilling out the top represent just how obsessed people are with them. I used a refence picture for the large Stanley, but I pulled the little ones out of my imagination, and I decided to use colored pencil because I could get the right shades for the colors I needed I know I love my Stanley and many people love theirs too.
water bottle collections raise question of a fad or true sustainability
Jamison Hanway Mar 29, 2024
Artist Statement: I wanted to use a newer photo of Stevie Nicks instead of an older one since this wasnt Fleetwood Mac, it was just her.
Stevie Nicks showcases lasting vocals
Katelynn Benker, Staff Reporter • Mar 27, 2024
Artist Statement: I used pencil for this drawing so that I could accurately shade the dimensions.  I used a reference photo of the main character.
Dune Part 2 Exceeds Expectations
Zoey Buthorne, Managing Editor • Mar 27, 2024
II started drawing this in a sketchbook, with the idea of having a gamer playing video games, and putting esports in the main computer screen, and NSAA? in a smaller monitor since it was another big statement in the article. I outlined it in black so it was clean and used a combination of colored pencils and markers so the image would pop and be solid. The idea of the way I set this up was original.
ESports potentially levels up to NSAA sport
Dylan Wiese, Sports Editor • Mar 22, 2024
Getting Physical
Getting Physical
Chase Zagurski, Staff Reporter • Mar 22, 2024
This is a piece of art representing the two main types of menstrual products and showcasing them under a big “For Free sign. This goes with our Editorial on the new bill being passed to make menstrual products free for students. This is a digital piece I created from a blank page creating my own patterns and colors to show the most used period products. I hope this helps improve my art and people enjoy it even if it’s a little strange.
Staff Editorial: Bill finally provides free menstrual products to students
Mar 1, 2024
Artist Statement: A lot of the promotional material and packaging surrounding Ohio Players has a big old school bowling alley motif, so I wanted my art to go along with that. I ended up taking some bowling ball clip art I found, put it together with the Black Keys logo off of the new LP cover, and drew over them. It ended up being a nice little exercise in shading for me. All of my art is created with digital illustration tools in Photoshop, which makes manipulating layers and altering fine details far easier for me, especially compared to physical pencil and paper mediums.
Black Keys single forecasts worrying trajectory for upcoming album
Chase Zagurski, Staff Reporter • Feb 14, 2024
Artist Statement: I wanted to incorporate something about college in it, but I wasnt sure how. I had to dull down the colors a bit since the colors were very bright after importing it from the drawing program that I use.
FAFSA failures frustrate future freshmen
Alexa Leiting, InDepth Editor • Feb 9, 2024
Artist Statement: This artwork is a representation of the event called Mr. Millard South transitioning to The Ultimate Patriot, which is nonexclusive and can have girls now. I used colored pencils and black marker to create this piece. I choose the different fonts because I wanted to use a more bold straight font for the Mr. Millard south because its more of a stern font, while on the girls side its more light and free, just to show its becoming something new.  I learned that since I scan my artwork, yellow colored pencil is not the best for a background since it  looks patchy. If I added more I would add more people in the background, and change the colored pencil to marker.
Traditional Mr. Millard South rebrands to include everyone
April Reiss, Editor-in-Chief • Feb 9, 2024
Artist Statement: The first volunteer work I thought of was volunteering at a food pantry.  I decided to use pencil since its easier to layer shadows and highlights.
Community SERVE-ice
Avery Patdu and Grace Perkinson Feb 9, 2024
I was asked to draw a snowflake of any kind, I had no idea what one to do, so I drew 6 of them and let the writer have options. I wanted to make the snowflake simple and plain so I just used a blue marker and went straight into it. I took many tries, and if I learned anything it would be to take tie with a pencil first.
What Goes on on Snow Days
Avery Patdu, Staff Reporter • Feb 9, 2024
Artist Statement: When sketching out the calligraphy I wanted it to have a feeling of fancy animalistic. With sharp points at the top and bottom acting as horns and fangs. The S morphing into a tail. The background is composed of pink flames representing their chaos.
Musical 'Mean Girls' Remake Fails To Excite
April Reiss, Editor in Chief • Feb 9, 2024
The consequences of caffeine
The consequences of caffeine
Shelby Neeley, Online Editor in Chief • Feb 8, 2024
Artist Statement: My artwork is a whimsical scene you’ve seen in almost a million fairytales, representing the story of the first valentine sent. I started with a blank digital page (on Ibis Paint X) and used preset brushes to convey paint, charcoal, and a burnt page. Lastly I applied colored noise and faded the opacity to give the impression it’s on a real page. All of this took 39 minutes and 55 seconds (per my app) to give the allusion of a dulled old page. I hope this will help me improve future art and that people can envision my creative scenes.
The history of Valentines Day: showing love for centuries
Anna Samuels, staff reporter • Feb 8, 2024
Oscar? Whos He?
Oscar? Who's He?
Robert Baker III, Entertainment Editor • Feb 8, 2024
Artist Statement: I used blue for the igloo so that it looked a little more like snow/ice.
An Icy relationship with snow days
Josilynn Prokupek, Staff Reporter • Feb 8, 2024
Art by Anna Gurciullo
Society unfairly judges young men in child care roles
Dillon Stice, Social Media Editor • Dec 19, 2023
Teachers Joanne Miller and Lula McCaskill prefer their diet sodas to teacher Jordan Pullens pour-over coffee.
A couple of caffeinated choices:
Alexa Leiting, In Depth Editor • Dec 15, 2023
Artist Statement: My first outing into making art for the newspaper, created with digital illustration tools in Photoshop. Started with a blank white canvas, found clipart for the two integral elements (an outline of the state of Texas and a guitar) off of Google Images, and put them together. Turned down the opacity on both of them and sketched the basic outline of the whole thing, with the neck of the guitar running into the pandhandle. The coloration was relatively easy on the state outline, but I had to follow more closely along with the clipart on the guitar section. I ended up tracing the clipart at first, but had to do a lot of resizing, manipulation, and original coloring to get it to smoothly transition into Texas. Made it look like the guitar was growing out of the state by using the blending tool on where the two sections met. The strings were pretty difficult, as I couldnt get them straight enough drawing freehand. I ended up settling with the basic line tool, but that meant I couldnt layer them under the frets or blend them out at the bottom. Whole thing took about 2-3 hours.
Vincent Neil Emerson's 'The Golden Crystal Kingdom' tells tales of nostalgia, country, and what once was
Chase Zagurski, Staff Reporter • Dec 15, 2023
Artist Statement: After reading the story and speaking with the story writer, we both decided to go with a visual representation of a student trying to study but not being able to due to apps costing money. I hadnt used any references for this piece, I sketched out ideas on what I wanted to do. After the sketches I again spoke with the writer of the story to ask if they had wanted me to add or change anything before I began to outline with a fine tip pen. I had drawn the student with a discontent expression as they brought focus to their computer opened up to a studying app that was now not needing payment to be able to continue. On the board the words test and study are written and on the table and a pile of notes are sprawled out needing to be filled out. After outlining, the piece was scanned and rendered. If i could change anything, I would add more onto the board, there is a lot of blank space that could have been filled in. I am happy with my decision to add exclamation points atop the computer alerting the student of the new update.
Staff Editorial
Dec 15, 2023
Clothes and Codes
Clothes and Codes
Alexa Leiting, In Depth Editor • Nov 22, 2023
Artist Statement: I thought it would be more authentic to make the real iPhone color pink since that is the actual color.
The death of USB-C
Charleen Darra, Staff Reporter • Nov 20, 2023
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