Breaking Blue

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...

Safe Trick-or-Treat!

Safe Trick-or-Treat!

Macie Crawmer and Macey Staley, Editors

October 24, 2019

It’s fall ya’ll! Who wants candy?? Kids of all ages are welcome to participate in MHS’ annual safe trick-or-treat night on Saturday, October 26th. Ranging from face-painting to carnival games, you will be everything but bored. Students have volunteered their time and would like to give kids a n...

Football Injuries

Football Injuries

Olivia Ostler, Author

October 22, 2019

Friday night football games are some of the most popular events to go to in Martinsville during the first months of the school year. The MHS football team has worked extremely hard this season and have had to make several adjustments due to injuries. This year has been one for the books when it comes...

Combustbooks?

Combustbooks?

Dylan Archer, writer

October 9, 2019

Monday, September 30th, all MHS students were called out of their 5th-period class and told to report to their homeroom. Students soon found out there was a safety concern regarding the new Chromebooks. A student's Chromebook battery overheated causing it to catch fire. Most computers have lithium-ion...

Amazon On Fire

Amazon On Fire

Ken Casey, Writer

October 4, 2019

Throughout this year, the beloved Amazon Rain Forest has continued to degrade because of several fires that have blown up. Though only getting attention during August, the fires started in January. Two-point two million acres burned down this year taking away 20% of the world’s oxygen supply with it....

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