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Top Influential People of 2018

Top Influential People of 2018

Makayla Capilla, Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

1. Shane Dawson Shane Dawson has been on the internet since YouTube was first created. He has been through numerous controversies throughout his years, however, over the past few years he has overcome those. Especially in the last year and a half, Dawson has done multiple mini-documentary style series ...

Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Review

Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Review

Ken Casey, Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? That’s the question Queen fans around the world asked when the new Bohemian Rhapsody movie hit theaters November 2nd, 2018. Queen, formed in 1970, was a rock band consisting of musicians Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon. The fil...

Thoughts On: Mamma Mia

Thoughts On: Mamma Mia

Alexa Shrake, Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Life

Almost every seat filled with peers, loved ones, and fans of Mamma Mia, it was a full house. On Friday November 16th, the show did not start on time due to the line being out the doors. A huge crowd gathered to watch one of the first high schools in the country perform the well-known musical. Work...

Thoughts On: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Thoughts On: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Alexa Shrake, Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion

On October 26, 2018, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a reboot of Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, was released across the nation on Netflix. Creepy timing before the main characters sixteenth birthday on Halloween. Netflix is being sued for $50 million against a religious group that goes by “Sata...

A Work In Progress

A Work In Progress

Alice Pickering, Writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Life

Books and writing from authors surround us every day. They are in classes, stores, and homes. Here, at Martinsville High School, we do our fair share of writing in class. Four people in particular are going beyond that and being authors of more than just poems for English class. Sophia Jackson is our...

Inside the Life of Jeffree Star

Inside the Life of Jeffree Star

Ken Casey, Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Shane Lee Yaw, better known by the name Shane Dawson, has been taking the internet by storm. With his YouTube career starting back in 2007, his channel has skyrocketed in the past eleven years. He started out his channel by doing comedy skits, but his channel grew in 2013 when he started his conspiracy ...

MHS Mpire

MHS Mpire

Emma-Kate Allen, Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

This year, choir director Mark Yount has made many changes to the MHS choir program, Mpire. Along with simple changes as to how he runs his daily classes, Yount has added a new group to the program; pop acapella, a collaborative group that sings without the use of instruments. In addition to pop acapella,...

MGK VS. Eminem

MGK VS. Eminem

Dylan Archer, Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The two rappers went into a feud after Eminem dissed Machine Gun Kelly in his song “Not Alike” from his new album “Kamikaze.” Eminem dropped his new surprise album at midnight on August 31st. The album is about how he wishes the new age rappers would get out of his territory. In his song,...

Netflix Changing TV

Netflix Changing TV

Styel Mechling, Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion

In this day and age, if you ask anyone ‘What’s your favorite movie on Netflix,’ chances are they’ll have an answer. With 118 million people subscribed, Netflix continues to create powerful content for every demographic. One of the main audiences these influential movies touch is of a younger au...

From Small Town to the Runway

From Small Town to the Runway

Makayla Capilla, Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Life

There is a perception that coming from a small town can be a detriment to your future. However, a former student from Martinsville High School, Aviana McClish, proved that to be wrong. During the 2018 New York Fashion Week, Aviana walked for Vogue while wearing Pyer Moss. This was one of the biggest mom...

Hidden Gem: MHS Jewelry Class

Hidden Gem: MHS Jewelry Class

Alice Pickering, Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Life

At Martinsville High School, there is a large array of classes. From Creative Writing to Agriculture, there is a class for every kid, no matter their interest. So, it’s no surprise that we have a Jewelry class. Taught by the interesting Ms. Murray, a woman with bats above her desk and art everywhe...

Bienvenidos A Casa, Señora Jewart

Bienvenidos A Casa, Señora Jewart

Alexa Shrake, Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Bucket

Thrilling excitement rushed through Ashley Jewart’s veins as she boarded the plane. Four thousand four hundred and thirty-eight miles across the Atlantic Ocean. Gorgeous buildings. Paella mixta. Cafe Cortado. An extraordinary opportunity to revisit a place that feels like home. She left on June 22. “I...

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