Breaking Blue

Senior Quotes

Senior Quotes

Macie Crawmer and Macey Staley, Editor

February 11, 2020

Despite what many may think, the reasons for taking senior quotes out of the yearbook go deeper than the surface. In the past, students have tried to incorporate inappropriate quips in their senior quotes. Most are caught by the yearbook adviser or editors, but some slip through and are published. They...

Kobe Bryant Dead In Tragic Accident

Kobe Bryant Dead In Tragic Accident

Peyton Smith, Writer

January 28, 2020

January 26th, in Calabasas, California, basketball legend and two-time Olympic gold medalist Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash along with his thirteen-year-old daughter- Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant- and seven others; all on board were involved in Bryant’s basketball academy in some way, whether th...

How Far Will it Go?

How Far Will it Go?

Ken Casey, Writer

December 19, 2019

On December 19th, 2019 the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump. He was accused of “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress.” Contrary to what many might believe, being impeached does not mean President Trump will be removed from office. The next step i...

Plasma Donation: Is It Safe?

Plasma Donation: Is It Safe?

Alice Pickering, Writer

December 17, 2019

What is plasma? Plasma is a straw-colored liquid in everyone’s blood that can be extracted after removing the other components of blood (red and white blood cells, platelets, and other cellular things). It is 90% water and transports a variety of necessary things throughout the body. Given all of this ...

A Sea of Red

A Sea of Red

Ken Casey, Writer

December 9, 2019

On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, 20,000 teachers, students, and parents rallied together at the statehouse for the Red for Ed movement. As people flooded towards the statehouse, the view above looked like “The Red Sea” with a swarm of protesters speaking out on behalf of students and teachers. ...

Red For Ed at the Indiana State House

Red For Ed at the Indiana State House

Ken Casey, Writer

November 18, 2019

Tomorrow, November 19th, over 14,000 teachers and concerned community members from Indiana will meet at the statehouse to stand up for the #RedForEd movement. Over 80 teachers in the Martinsville school district will be attending this major event. Many schools in surrounding areas have closed for the event...

Amazon Boycott

Amazon Boycott

Ash Olson, Writer

November 18, 2019

Over 500 musicians have pledged to boycott Amazon because of their connection with I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).  Earning its title as “the backbone for the federal government’s Immigration and law enforcement dragnet,” Amazon hosts biometric databases for the government to hun...

Santa Clarita, California, high school shooting leaves multiple people injured

Santa Clarita, California, high school shooting leaves multiple people injured

November 14, 2019

Story from NBCNews.com (link) By Elisha Fieldstadt Multiple people were injured, at least three of them critically, in a shooting at a Southern California high school on Thursday morning, officials said. About an hour and a half after the shooting was reported at about 8 a.m. at Saugus High School in Santa Clarit...

President Trump Impeachment Hearings

President Trump Impeachment Hearings

Ken Casey, Writer

November 13, 2019

Today, November 13th, 2019, the public hearings for President Donald Trumps’s impeachment have begun. As of 1:53 P.M., lawmakers are questioning witnesses. As the nation is divided, people are anxiously watching their computers.  “A crucial witness offered a dramatic new testimony on Wednesd...

Strange Martinsville House

Strange Martinsville House

Dylan Archer, Writer

November 11, 2019

In the last few weeks of October, a Martinsville home gained a lot of attention from the community. The house at 4690 Upper Patton Park Rd is a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom home built in 1974, owned by Lela J. Quillen until it foreclosed in 2019. So, what’s so odd about this house? It has six smaller...

President Trump Impeachment

President Trump Impeachment

Ken Casey, Writer

November 6, 2019

With the 2020 election coming up, parties have turned against one another. Impeaching President Donald Trump is an idea that has been tossed around since being elected, but now that process is officially underway.  The process started after someone allegedly said, “President Trump, and other to...

Thirty-three People Have Died from Vaping-Related Lung Disease

Thirty-three People Have Died from Vaping-Related Lung Disease

Dylan Archer, Writer

October 29, 2019

As of Monday, October 21st, thirty-three people have died from vaping-related lung disease according to the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC). They also report that there have been more than 1,479 possible cases of lung illnesses associated with vaping spread across 49 states. The Center for Disease...

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