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MAMMA MIA Coming to Theaters Near You

MAMMA MIA Coming to Theaters Near You

Delaney Collier, Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Life

Mamma Mia, the musical inspired and based on the songs by ABBA, set in a Greek paradise, is about a 20-year-old girl named Sophie, whose one wish is to have her father walk her down the aisle. Unfortunately, she doesn’t know who her father is, and frankly, neither does her mother, Donna. After find...

The Queen of Soul

The Queen of Soul

Dylan Archer, Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds,” Franklin’s family said. The g...

Do TV Talent Shows Work?

Do TV Talent Shows Work?

Sophia Jackson, Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion

Ever heard of Matt Terry? Well, neither have I. However, he won the X Factor in 2016. The common denominators in shows such as the X Factor are similar. The performers have heart-wrenching tales, the judges are funny, and there are some terrible performers that audition in front of thousands, maybe millions, of p...

Keeping Up With: The Obamas

Keeping Up With: The Obamas

Alexa Shrake, Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The first African-American President caught the eyes of many and received a lot of backlash when he was first elected in 2008. Americans were skeptical of change, but as his presidency went on, America came to like this comedic, sympathetic, and interesting man. People loved the slight humor he used to lig...

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."

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...