General Information

Q. How long has The Medinamite been around?

The Medinamite was established in 1941. Spring of 2015 marked the beginning of the online edition. Spring of 2017 marked the return of the print edition. For the 2018-2019 school year, The Medinamite will have two print editions that will be sold in March and May.

Q. What can I expect to see on The Medinamite?

The website is a combination of journalistic stories, news updates, and entertainment centered around MHS culture. 

Q. Who updates The Medinamite/How often is The Medinamite updated?

MHS students make up the staff, and manage the content and layout of The Medinamite. It’s updated daily with new information ranging from stories, sports scores, announcements and more. 


Writing Style

Q. Does The Medinamite follow MLA or AP style?

Overall, The Medinamite follows AP style (common guidelines used in news writing) and tries to remain consistent. Therefore certain grammar rules (such as capitalizing all nouns in a title, the use of the Oxford Comma, etc.) do not apply when writing in AP Style.



Q. How can I contact The Medinamite with potential story topics?

Adviser Mrs. Jennifer Oehler can be contacted at [email protected] .

Q. How can I become involved in The Medinamite?

The Medinamite (also known as Journalism/News Production) is a year-round elective at MHS. Students must sign up for this class through the registration process. Introduction to Journalism is a prerequisite to be eligible.

Keep an eye out for contests throughout the year, such as a letter to the editor contest and a review contest. Readers can also contribute to polls posted weekly. Finally, readers may submit a letter to the editor to be published online; The Medinamite reserves the right to edit for length and clarity.

Q. Can I follow The Medinamite on any social media platforms?

On Twitter @MHSMedinamite , we tweet whenever a new story is published. 


Our Logo 

In the 2015-2016 school year, Staff Writer Katie Salai designed our logo for an assignment in MHS’ Digital Graphic Communications class.

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