Breaking Blue

Winter Drumline Win

Winter Drumline Win

Stoney Hayden, Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Martinsville High School’s Indoor Winter Percussion scored a first place win on Saturday, February 17th at their first competition at Franklin Central High School. Martinsville placed with a score of 71.6 in B class on week one. The group, consisting of 22 people overall, performed at 1:45 p.m. on Satur...

Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Geniuses

Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Geniuses

Hannah Johnson, Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

You may think some of the people you see on TV or your computer do not really know how to do anything other than their job. This assumption is not always true. Certain celebrities are known for their pretty faces or amazing acting, but their hidden talents and brains sometimes go unnoticed. Today, actors, si...

Black Panther and the Social Issues

Black Panther and the Social Issues

Alexa Shrake, Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

On Friday February 16, 2018, the Disney’s Marvel movie, Black Panther, premiered in theaters across the United States. Breaking the ticket presale record, people excitedly went to see the movie to learn about the superhero’s background story before he is seen again in Marvel’s Infinity War. T...

What’s Up With the Kardashians

What’s Up With the Kardashians

Hailey Hodges, Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Chances are, unless you don’t have access to television, a cell phone, or any source of media, you have at least an idea of who the Kardashians are. Whether it be because you use a product on Kylie’s makeup line, were interested in the Caitlyn Jenner gender transformation, or you just love the family dra...

Logan Paul Goes Downhill

Logan Paul Goes Downhill

Hannah Johnson, Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

After being one of the most popular social media influencers on the internet for the past couple years, YouTuber Logan Paul has demolished his image as an influential celebrity. Paul recently took a trip to Japan with his fellow vlogging friends and decided to videotape the whole experience. He and hi...

Catt Sadler Talks The Wage Gap

Catt Sadler Talks The Wage Gap

Destinee Clayton and Sophia Finney

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

"I had expected things to turn out differently."

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Thoughts on Kiss Me, Kate

Thoughts on Kiss Me, Kate

Alexa Shrake, Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The recent MHS production, Kiss Me, Kate, was a show within a show. Throughout, scenes from the Shakespearean play, Taming of the Shrew, are mixed in with aspects set in the 50s throughout acts one and two. Walking into the auditorium of MHS, the first thing one notices are the props on both sides of the stage...

Black Mirror Reflects A Possible Future

Black Mirror Reflects A Possible Future

Callie Musgrave, Crystal Bailey, Writers

February 8, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Imagine a world where you can only live in a neighborhood if you have the social ranking of a 4.5 or higher and the only way to achieve that rating is by other people evaluating what you post or how you interact with them. Maybe you give some cookies to everyone in the office and your score goes from...

What’s Up With The Room?

What’s Up With The Room?

Allison Beliles, Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

For more than five years during the mid-2000s, a billboard loomed over Highland Avenue in West Hollywood. It was an ad for a movie; it had a black and white background and it said three things: THE ROOM, RSVP, and a phone number. The lack of information on the billboard was hard to digest. What was ...

Social Media Stars VS. Hollywood Stars

Social Media Stars VS. Hollywood Stars

Hannah Johnson, Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Have you noticed that your favorite singers or actors might have been out famed by social media influencers with no real acting or singing careers? Since the rise of social media, ordinary people on Instagram, musical.ly, and other social networking apps have risen to fame simply because of the thin...

10 Easy Last Minute Costume Ideas

October 30, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

We’re in high school, so of course we procrastinate. We all wait until the last minute to do everything. Halloween is soon and you may not have your costume ready yet, but I got your back. Here are 10 easy, last-minute costume ideas.     Where’s Waldo You will need a re...

Look What We Made Her Do!

Look What We Made Her Do!

Andrea Rahman, Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Taylor Swift’s music video for her newest song, “Look What You Made Me Do,” received the most views on a Youtube video within 24 hours. Almost three years after her last album, country-singer-turned-pop-star Taylor has landed back on top with her most recently released single from her upcoming album,...