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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un attends a paramilitary parade held to mark the 73rd founding anniversary of the republic at Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang in this undated image supplied by North Koreas Korean Central News Agency on September 9, 2021.    KCNA via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA.

Slim Jong Un

Eli Wyer, Writer October 22, 2021

In early April, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un disappeared from the public eye. He missed multiple events, including a military parade. Because of this, many began to speculate about what happened to...

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The Larry Nassar Gymnastics Case

Hayley Jeffries, Writer October 22, 2021

Larry Nassar is finally getting what he deserves after years of asking for hope and help from former and current gymnasts. In 2014, gymnast Amanda Thomashow told Michigan State University (MSU) that Larry...

Recent Vandalism At Martinsville High School

Recent Vandalism At Martinsville High School

Madelyn Stantz, Writer October 4, 2021

Martinsville High School has seen a spike in vandalism since the beginning of the school year. Social media trends have played a big role in the spike, though vandalism was prevalent before the trends...

An Afghan child sleeps peacefully under the warmth of an Air Force soldier’s uniform.

Afghanistan: The Aftermath

Vincentia Thatcher, Writer September 22, 2021

Shortly after 9/11, the United States pushed Taliban fighters back a few paces and began making efforts to restore Afghanistan, resulting in a war that spanned for two decades. This war has claimed the...

Football at midfield.

Martinsville High School Speaks Out On Social Media Gang-Related Accusations

Madelyn Stantz, Writer September 22, 2021

Martinsville High School released an official statement regarding alleged gang symbols on two senior football players' banners. This statement opened up a discussion about what the symbols truly represented.  On...

Efficient Fire Drill

Efficient Fire Drill

Piper Henson, Author September 14, 2021

This year, Martinsville High School changed its requirements for their fire drill. In the past, the fire alarm would go off, and each class would immediately exit the building orderly. It has not gone...

The U.S. is pulling troops out of Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Why We Went and Why We Are Leaving

Eli Wyer, Writer August 31, 2021

Violence and chaos are breaking out in Afghanistan as the Biden administration continues its withdrawal from the region. The U.S. withdrawal marks the end of a twenty year conflict between the U.S. and...

A fireman respond to the second fire alarm this week at  Martinsville High School.

Mr. Armstrong Did it Again: Second Fire Alarm This Week

Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt May 6, 2021

Mr. Armstrong did it again! Today, at 11:00 on Thursday, May 6, 2021, Mr. Rick Armstrong accidentally set off the fire alarm for the second time this week. Already Snapchat famous for his first incident...

President Joe Biden speaks to the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, from the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The U.S’s New Climate Commitment

Maddie Greenwell, Writer May 4, 2021

The United States has a new commitment for fighting climate change. They have decided to cut down their greenhouse gas emissions by 50%-52% relative to 2005 levels.  This new target is meant to signal...

Fire fighters standing outside of MHS after investigating the source of the smoke.

This is Not a Drill: Fire at MHS

Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt May 3, 2021

At 10:58 a.m. on Monday, May 3, 2021, the fire alarm went off at Martinsville High School. Assuming that the alarm was just another monthly fire drill, students calmly and promptly exited the building...

A fuel pump at a Marathon Petroleum Speedway gas station in Huntington, West Virginia, on Oct. 18, 2016. (Luke Sharrett / Bloomberg)

What to Blame for Rising Gas Prices

Maddie Greenwell, Writer April 6, 2021

Recently, gas prices have been rising rapidly. This is because of supply, demand, and the winter storms that swept across the United States back in February. According to an analyst, gas prices will probably...

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine

Katie Reeves, Writer March 9, 2021

With the new COVID-19 vaccine being out on the market, former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton have said they will get it immediately. They have all volunteered to take it publicly...

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