Breaking Blue

Blackface Controversy

Blackface Controversy

Savannah Baugh, Writer

May 9, 2019

Recently, the governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, has been under fire for photos that have resurfaced of him with his face painted black from a 1984 medical school yearbook. In the photos, he seemed to be mocking African-Americans by having black face paint on, with fellow medical students surrounding hi...

Ebola on the Rise

Ebola on the Rise

Becca Clark, Writer

May 9, 2019

It’s back, bloody, and mobile. Ebola is on the rise and spreading fast. However, there’s hope for humanity: a potential cure that comes in two waves. The first option is to prevent Ebola, and the second is to attack the virus once it has begun. Both are new options that the outbreak from 2014-201...

The Memory of Luke Perry

The Memory of Luke Perry

Ken Casey, Writer

April 5, 2019

Television actor Luke Perry sadly passed away on Monday, March 5th, 2019. At only 52 years old, Perry suffered from a stroke on Friday, March 1st, 2019. He was surrounded by friends and family the day of his passing. Best known for his roles of Fred Andrews on the CW Riverdale and Dylan Mckay on B...

Breaking Out of Isolation

Breaking Out of Isolation

Makayla Capilla, Writer

April 4, 2019

North Korea is a small country above South Korea and next to China. It is one of the most isolated countries in the world; no one knows what goes on inside except for its citizens. Each year, there is an increasing number of North Korean defectors - people who flee the country in hopes of a better li...

History Repeats Itself

History Repeats Itself

Alexa Shrake, Writer

April 4, 2019

In a frenzied fight for freedom, many people have died and lost their family members while reaching for an almost seemingly impossible dream. Thousands die each year in an attempt to cross the border into the United States. Most recently, in December 2018, a caravan of migrants attempted to cross t...

The Tragic Case Of Sylvia Likens

The Tragic Case Of Sylvia Likens

Alice Pickering, Writer

April 4, 2019

In January of 1949, Sylvia Likens was born, making her the third child of five to her carnival working parents. The family was poor, her parents had a rocky marriage, and her younger sister, Jenny, had polio. Despite this, Sylvia was happy and would often make money ironing or babysitting for family frien...

Pesky Pest Problem

Pesky Pest Problem

Becca Clark, Writer

March 21, 2019

There’s a plague spreading over Indiana. It swarms the state with small, red bodies and six little legs, but their size does not make them an unworthy opponent of the state. These little pests are bed bugs, and once they’ve moved in, they won’t be easily persuaded to leave. According to the ...

A Race for Political Power

A Race for Political Power

Alexa Shrake, Writer

March 20, 2019

Early afternoon, on Sunday, January 27, around 100 people came to hear what Republican Kenny Costin had to say as to why he is campaigning for mayor of Martinsville. Walking into the SCI REMC Community Room, everyone was wearing a name tag, and to the right of the room, there were t-shirts and camp...

18-Year-Old Found Fatally Shot in Peru, IN Home

18-Year-Old Found Fatally Shot in Peru, IN Home

Dylan Archer, Writer

March 14, 2019

At 7:18 a.m. on Sunday, February 3rd, someone called the Miami, Indiana emergency dispatch to report that a person was fatally shot. The crime scene was located in the 3100 block of North Mexico Road, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies and state police arrived at the scene to find Nathan...

Budget Changes

Budget Changes

Macie Crawmer and Macey Staley, Writers

February 25, 2019

Due to an ongoing decrease in enrollment rates, Martinsville is starting to see a little bit of change. Each year, schools receive a certain amount of money depending on how many students are in the district. Since Martinsville is considered “rural,” we are somewhat geographically limited. Schools...

New Chapter At MHS

New Chapter At MHS

Becca Clark and Leah Fraser, Writer

February 25, 2019

Every page in a book has to end, just like a book has an end. But, the end of a page starts a new chapter, and the end of a book is the start of a new series. Libraries are changing, and right in the midsts of this change is Martinsville High School’s own IMC. The change began with librarian Lois DeHo...

Shots Fired

Shots Fired

Alice Pickering and Rebecca Clark

February 25, 2019

The NRA's recent statement for doctors has raised concern across the country. In their recent Twitter post, the NRA stated that "Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, h...

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