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McDowell Gives Back

  Poverty, homelessness, and unemployment have been a growing epidemic in the city of Erie as well as Millcreek Township. During the month of November, two McDowell teachers have teamed up along with Student Council to help make a difference in the city of Erie and the Millcreek communities. One …

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GSA Club Offers Safety For All

The Gay/Straight Alliance club has recently been re-established here at McDowell. First founded at McDowell by Daelynn Roach, it was removed from the school district policy for not being “school appropriate.” However, this year it has been re-established at McDowell, due to the support of many students. Gay/Straight Alliance clubs …

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Teachers Offer Renovation Input to Millcreek

  During a November 5 in-service meeting, McDowell teachers had an opportunity to share their cares and concerns with Millcreek administrators regarding the upcoming MIHS building renovation and expansion project. The project, which is anticipated to begin in 2013, is expected to cost over $100 million dollars. The first step …

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McDowell Renovation: First Step

By: Eldena Selimovic Talks and studies about the renovation or construction of a new McDowell High School have been in consideration for years. As reported in WICU News.com School Board President Mike Palermo said; “I think people really need to realize that the building needs help.” “I know they are saying …

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Local Group Helps Raise Funds For Breast Cancer

By Rachel Frantz As most people would know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.This is the time of year when organizations that raise money for breast cancer work to get more people involved with the cause. One organization that is doing just that is Linked By Pink. The president and …

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Family Loss Prompts Anti-Drug Walk

by Julia Keefer A Run Drugs Out of Erie County walk will be held in memory of McDowell alumni Collin Eisert-Wlodarczyk on October 14. The Eisert-Wlodarczyk family lost their son Collin when he overdosed on heroin on March 28, of 2012, and the event will take place on his 21st …

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Deadlock: McDowell Voters Key in Crucial Election

by Nikitha Rai With increased coverage of the election year, many McDowell students are asking themselves, “Who is running and what do they stand for?” McDowell has many prospective voters in the senior class, and voter turnout is incredibly important in Pennsylvania. A key reason that voter turnout in Pennsylvania …

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