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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...

Comparing the Riots

Comparing the Riots

Katie Reeves, Writer March 9, 2021

Over the past several months, riots of different races and sizes have occurred all over the U.S. for many different reasons. Two of the most controversial riots have been a result of the Black Lives Matter...

Students sit in the dark waiting for the lights to come back on and the WiFi to reconnect.

Downtown Martinsville’s Recent Power Outage

Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt February 12, 2021

On Monday, February 8th, MHS was suddenly plunged into darkness. Little did the staff and students know, we were not the only ones affected. Roughly 1300 residents in downtown Martinsville also dealt with...

This is a college student from UC getting a Covid test.

Covid Vending Machines

Emma Gonzales , Writer February 12, 2021

The students of the University of California have a quicker and easier way to get the coronavirus test than a lot of others. On the campus, there are vending machines that dispense the test. The campus...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a news conference about the coronavirus in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Washington.

Friends or Foes

Madilyn Greenwell , Writer February 12, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence refused President Donald Trump’s demands to overturn the confirmation of President-Elect Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Trump claimed that...

Former Presidents Talk About The National Tragedy

Former Presidents Talk About The National Tragedy

Quincee Collier, Writer January 28, 2021

Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all had something to say about the breach of the Capitol building. All of their statements can be found on Twitter. Jimmy Carter, U.S. president...

Detained Muslims sit waiting in a reeducation camp in China.

Reeducation Camps in China

Katie Reeves, Writer January 22, 2021

For several years “reeducation camps,” specifically for Muslims, have been implemented in Xinjiang, China. The Chinese government has claimed that these camps are simply for voluntary training and...

Foreign exchange student Nico Bicand Fernandez in front of American Flag

A Foreign Look at American Politics

Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt January 22, 2021

On January 6, 2021, a group of US citizens stormed the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. There have been various reactions by different political groups in the US on how to respond to this event. The...

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