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MHS Mpire

MHS Mpire

Emma-Kate Allen, Writer

November 8, 2018

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,...

Netflix Changing TV

Netflix Changing TV

Styel Mechling, Writer

November 8, 2018

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

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

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

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...

MAMMA MIA, the Musical, Coming to a Theater Near You

MAMMA MIA, the Musical, Coming to a Theater Near You

Delaney Collier, Writer

September 14, 2018

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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...

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