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Breaking Blue

Kody Brandenburg, Writer

December 6, 2017No Comments

Carol Jenkins, an Indiana born African American, was brutally stabbed to death on September 16, 1968 at the age of 20. Jenkins was on her first day of her new job as ...

Goodbye Toys “R” Us

Alexa Shrake, Writer

November 27, 2017No Comments

New trends in toys and children's interest in electronics lead Toys “R” Us towards bankruptcy. We have evolved as a society and children have strayed away from traditio...

Sophia Jackson, Writer

November 27, 2017No Comments

The United States has officially hit a historic low in fertility rates, with only sixty-two births for every thousand women. Many researchers have speculated why that is,...

Cabinet Indictments

Andrea Rahman, Writer

November 13, 2017No Comments

Paul Manafort, an ex chairman and chief strategist for the Trump campaign, joined the team in March of 2016; he left a few months later after reports surfaced about his poss...

Alexus Hopkins, Writer

November 10, 2017No Comments

Taking a Stand while Taking a Knee Last year during a preseason game for the San Francisco 49ers, quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem to...

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Piper Nesbit, Yearbook Editor

December 1, 2017No Comments

Nearly six years after the release of his last book, The Fault in Our Stars, John Green is back, and yep, he did it once again. Just like he always does, Green managed to create the perfe...


Kiki Chandler and Kodey Williams, Writers

May 11, 2017No Comments

April 1, 2007: the day a legacy was born. We can all remember running into our elementary school book fair and picking up the latest book of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The “ch...

Feminism: Is it Needed?

Autumn Maurice, Mickey Marsh, and Madelyn Guinn

March 8, 2017No Comments

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Breaking Blue is the student online news publication of Martinsville High School in Martinsville Indiana. All stories and content, unless otherwise noted, are created by the students in the Print Publications classes as led by adviser Brad Perry. Stories are not indicative of the opinion of the entire staff OR of the adviser. First amendment rights are valued and exercised with oversight from the adviser as outlined by the Student Press Law Center ( All comments are moderated by the adviser and must be approved before they can be seen on the site. All content on this site is owned by the MSD of Martinsville. We reserve all rights to this material. If you have questions or would like to write a letter to the editors, please email [email protected]

Ally Staley and Delaney Nunn, Online Editor/ Writer

December 8, 2016No Comments

*Update: It was announced today that Kayana Traylor won Varsity Views "National Athlete of the Week."* After scoring her 1,000th point during her third year of high school, and many different scoutings fr...

Carrying the Torch

Carrying the Torch

September 6, 2016

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