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A fireman respond to the second fire alarm this week at  Martinsville High School.
Mr. Armstrong Did it Again: Second Fire Alarm This Week
Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt May 6, 2021
President Joe Biden speaks to the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, from the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The U.S's New Climate Commitment
Maddie Greenwell, Writer • May 4, 2021
Fire fighters standing outside of MHS after investigating the source of the smoke.
This is Not a Drill: Fire at MHS
Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt May 3, 2021
A fuel pump at a Marathon Petroleum Speedway gas station in Huntington, West Virginia, on Oct. 18, 2016. (Luke Sharrett / Bloomberg)
What to Blame for Rising Gas Prices
Maddie Greenwell, Writer • April 6, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine
Katie Reeves, Writer • March 9, 2021
Comparing the Riots
Comparing the Riots
Katie Reeves, Writer • March 9, 2021
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Pitiful Pets Not Pampered: The Horrible Truth about Pet Stores 
Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt March 9, 2021

It is a well known fact that many large incorporations have one goal: obtaining the most money possible. The pet store industry is no different. Though these stores claim...

It’s Just the Beginning
Lexy Bryant , Writer • January 22, 2021

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, vaccines have been developed and are now being provided. The vaccine has caused a lot of controversies; many people have had both...

Drug Testing
Jaysie Merry, Writer • April 28, 2020

For the past four years, my school has drug tested students from a pool of students who drive to school or who are involved in any extracurricular activities. However, from...

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Mr. Lund lounges in the hallway on the last day of school.
Lund's Last Lecture: The Backstory of Mr. Lund
Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt May 27, 2021

After thirty-five years at MHS, Mr. Eric Lund is, unfortunately, retiring this year. With thousands of students taught, Mr. Lund certainly has...

The pileup at the start of the 1958 Indy 500. Image courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Tragedy at the Start: The Story of the 1958 Indy 500
Elijah Roberson, Writer • May 21, 2021
“We were both concerned about Elisian and the rest of the front row. Pat told me ‘The only thing I’m worried about is getting through the first lap without a spin.’”
Sprint cars in action at Jungle Park. Image courtesy of the IndyStar
Ghost Towns and Abandoned Attractions of Indiana: Pt. 2
Elijah Roberson, Writer • May 21, 2021

In our last part of the Abandoned Ghost Towns and Attractions in Indiana, we took a look at a couple of ghost towns that can still be visited...

The pileup at the start of the 1958 Indy 500. Image courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Tragedy at the Start: The Story of the 1958 Indy 500
Elijah Roberson, Writer • May 21, 2021
“We were both concerned about Elisian and the rest of the front row. Pat told me ‘The only thing I’m worried about is getting through the first lap without a spin.’”
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Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie star in the Marvel TV show The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Review
Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt May 27, 2021

Hello Marvel lovers! Welcome to (or back to) our column. Today, we are going to be sharing some of our thoughts on Marvel's new show, The Falcon...

A collage of Disney stories
The Dark Derivation of Disney: The Original Tales From Which They Came
Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt May 27, 2021

Hello movie lovers and welcome to (or back to) our column! Today we will be discussing Disney once again. Disney is famous for its upbeat movies...

By banning books, we are turning a blind eye and erasing history.
Opportunities Off the Shelves: Banned Books
Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt May 27, 2021

Book banning, burning, and censorship have been around since written languages have existed. From oppressive rulers, governments, and churches...

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