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Marisa Takes on Manhattan

Marisa Takes on Manhattan

Sarah Moskovitz and Caitlin Woods

February 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spotlights

During the weekend of February 1st through 3rd, Marisa Ruotolo explored the Big Apple. Her journey started by taking a bus from Richmond straight to Times Square. To make things even more interesting, she bravely ventured into the great New York City alone. When she arrived in New York City at 6 am, not much was open,...

Midlo Students Work Hard Outside Of School

Midlo Students Work Hard Outside Of School

Caitlin Woods and Sarah Moskovitz

October 23, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Midlothian High School carries a reputation for students who excel academically and maintain involvement in a variety of extracurricular activities. In addition to sports, school, community service, and clubs, many students also work hard at after school jobs.  When asked about favorite workplace memori...

Love Wins at Brown’s Island

Love Wins at Brown’s Island

Nour Goulmamine and Marisa Ruotolo

September 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Special Features

On September 22, 2018, an estimated 30,000 eager participants flooded Brown's Island to take part in the annual RVA PrideFest. As they walked across the bridge, decorated with colorful balloons,  the sight of  rainbow colored vendors, flags, and people greeted them. Dozens of organizations from all...

Remembering Columbine

Remembering Columbine

Nour Goulmamine and Marisa Ruotolo

April 25, 2018


Filed under Student Life

On April 20, 1999, the tragedy that occurred at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, shocked the nation. On Friday, April 20, 2018, marking the nineteenth anniversary of the tragedy, students nationwide rose from their seats at 10 AM and walked out of their classes to remember those who lost...

Spotlight on: Marta Lotero: La Reina de España

Spotlight on: Marta Lotero: La Reina de España

Marisa Ruotolo and Nour Goulmamine

February 21, 2018


Filed under Spotlights

Junior Marta Lotero Gimenez was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. As part of a student exchange program, she will live in Midlothian for 10 months, experiencing American culture. Q: How did you learn to speak English fluently? A: I started learning it in school when I was four. The English that we learn is a...

Honoring English Scholars

Honoring English Scholars

Anna Chen, Midlo Scoop Staff

December 8, 2017


Filed under News from the Classroom

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the National English Honor Society inducted 27 new members in the Closed Commons at 2:30 pm. To be inducted, students were required to have a 3.6 GPA in English classes, a 3.0 GPA overall, and have contributed to Midlo's English community. Congratulations New NEHS Indu...

5K for Flint Supports Clean Water Initiatives

5K for Flint Supports Clean Water Initiatives

Nour Goulmamine, Midlo Scoop Staff

September 29, 2017


Filed under PTSO, Special Features

For over three years, the city of Flint, Michigan, has lacked clean water. On April 24, 2014, the government of Flint changed the water source from Lake Huron to the historically dirty Flint River in an effort to save money. However, they did not anticipate the effects of Flint River’s acidic water...

Spreading Holiday Joy With Song

Spreading Holiday Joy With Song

Anna Chen, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Carols originated thousands of years ago in Europe, sung during Winter Solstice celebrations, which often took place on December 22nd. Before caroling groups were made popular, official singing groups called waits entertained the masses. Local leaders led bands of people to sing in towns and villages. To this d...

Guess Who?

Guess Who?

Anna Chen, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under News from the Classroom

On Friday, November 11, the Honors World History II class put on an exciting and historic Enlightenment Salon project. Students dressed up as historic figures from the Enlightenment Age, played in character and guessed who played whom over a small dinner party. The party went on, and everybody enjoyed ...

A Pumpkin-Picking Frenzy

A Pumpkin-Picking Frenzy

Anna Chen, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016


Filed under Student Life

The Swift Creek Berry Farm & Greenhouse, once a small family vegetable garden, has now transformed into an expansive, fun-filled farm open to the public. Selling blueberries, pumpkins, pansies, and more, this destination draws crowds this time of year. At 15, the Berry Farm provides an exciting ...

Chasing Her Dream

Chasing Her Dream

Anna Chen, Staff Writer

October 15, 2016


Filed under Spotlights

Basketball? Soccer? Football, golf or tennis? No thanks, Marisa Ruotolo would rather train for triathlons. Ruotolo dreams of surpassing her personal records and representing the United States in the Olympics competing in the triathlon competition, a three part race comprised of swimming, cycling, and lon...

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