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A Night of Stunning Stars

A Night of Stunning Stars

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under A & E

On the evening of Friday, February 17, 2017, Midlo's choral groups took the stage for the annual Night of Stars. City Lights, Rhythmic Drive, Pitch Perfect, and Just For Show, accompanied by Show Choir Band, showcased their competition performances. The auditorium, filled with ecstatic students and ...

A Peek Inside the White House

A Peek Inside the White House

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Student Life

During Christmas season,  I got to experience the opportunity of a lifetime when my mother and I toured the East Wing of the White House. On that Friday, my mother and I traveled to Washington D.C. early in the morning to catch our tour at nine. I was so ecstatic to see where President Barack Obam...

More Than Just Strings and Bows

More Than Just Strings and Bows

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

On October 21 and 22, 2016, Midlothian orchestra students, including: Sujeet Alwin, Liza Hopper, Jinwoo Kim, Daniel Choe, Jacob Cantor, Clay Webb, Olivia Eggleston, Merrill Livingston, and Sydney Vannostrand, ventured to Cosby High School to participate in All County Orchestra. At this event, orchestra st...

Endless Talent

Endless Talent

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under A & E, News from the Classroom

During second period on Friday, May 27th, the students of Midlothian High School witnessed magic performed by the choral and band students. The students walked inside of the auditorium and were immediately greeted with the lovely sounds of Midlo’s own talented students.  The assembly began as Midlo...

First-Year Teacher Spotlight

First-Year Teacher Spotlight

Sydney Van Horn and Merrill Livingston, Staff Writers

April 19, 2016


Filed under News from the Classroom

1)  When you aren’t teaching, what is your favorite activity to do outside of school? When I am not teaching, I like to read a lot. I also like to go hiking a lot when I have free time. Normally, I like to catch up on my sleep usually lost from the school week. 2) If you could be anywhere in ...

Evan Arents Selected for All-Virginia Band

Evan Arents Selected for All-Virginia Band

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

1) What inspired you to join band? I was inspired to join band because my parents performed in band when they were younger, and my family had a long musical background, so it seemed natural that I become educated in that musical field. Also, a lot of my friends joined as well. 2) What kind of music...

Paul Covert Selected for All-County Jazz Band

Paul Covert Selected for All-County Jazz Band

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under A & E

1) What inspired you to join Jazz Band? I really like music, and it has always been my passion. I decided to join Jazz Band to expand my music library and immerse myself in the world of jazz music.  Joining Jazz Band was by far one of the best decisions I have made in my life. 2) What kind of...

First-Year Teacher Spotlight

First-Year Teacher Spotlight

Sydney Van Horn and Merrill Livingston, Staff Writers

March 23, 2016


Filed under News from the Classroom

1) When you aren’t teaching, what is your favorite activity to do outside of school? As a first year teacher, I don't find myself with a lot of free time, and what free time I do have is mainly consumed by coaching the varsity girls soccer team, which I love. On the weekends, however, I like to...

Superior Sounds

Superior Sounds

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

Every year, both the orchestra and band groups from Midlothian High School venture to their graded performance assessment to perform the music each group has practiced for the past semester. Each group is graded and judged during its performance. After the performance, they travel inside a sight-read...

Choral Students Shine Brightly

Choral Students Shine Brightly

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer

February 21, 2016


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

On Friday, February 19, 2016, Midlothian Chorus hosted its annual Night of Stars Scholarship Fundraiser. Midlothian choral groups, City Lights, Pitch Perfect, and Just For Show premiered their competition performances with a night filled with  cheer and delight. The performances were supported by the Show C...

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