Breaking Blue

Thoughts On: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Courtesy of Netflix

Alexa Shrake, Writer

December 6, 2018

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

Student author Leah Fraser works on writing a story.

Alice Pickering, Writer

November 27, 2018

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

Shane Dawson (right) and Jeffree Star (left) pose

Ken Casey, Writer

November 8, 2018

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

Mr. Yount works with class on sight reading examples.

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

Scenes from To All The Boys I've Loved and Sierra Burgess Is A Loser

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

Aviana walking in NYFW for Pyer Moss.

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

Ms. Murray working on an art project.

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

The ceiling at the Palacio de Musica Catalana.

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

Photo by Claire Runkel

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

Young Aretha Franklin in an undated photo.

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...

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