Breaking Blue

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

Inside the Life of Jeffree Star

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...

Mr. Yount works with class on sight reading examples.

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...

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

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...

Aviana walking in NYFW for Pyer Moss.

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...

Ms. Murray working on an art project.

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...

The ceiling at the Palacio de Musica Catalana.

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...

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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,...

Young Aretha Franklin in an undated photo.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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