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Justice For Lieutenant Aaron Allan

Justice For Lieutenant Aaron Allan

Allison Beliles, Writer

September 14, 2017


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The individual accused of killing lieutenant Aaron Allan, a Southport police officer, may face the death penalty. Jason Brown is held responsible for shooting Officer Allan a total of 14 times after flipping his car at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Maynard Drive. Brown was charged with murder f...

Artie Hour

Artie Hour

Lydia Rector, Writer

September 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

  With the 2017-2018 school year comes a number of changes for both students and faculty. One of the biggest changes for Martinsville High School is the lunch schedule. Instead of the ABC lunch system used in years past, lunch is now an hour with two lunch options. This designated lunch hour is r...

Brian Kil

Brian Kil

Destinee Clayton, Writer

August 30, 2017


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On December 17th, 2015, Plainfield schools closed early for winter break. This seemingly joyous occasion was marred by online threats of a “blood bath” by Facebook user Brian Kil. The Plainfield Police Department worked hand in hand with the FBI to find out who was behind the facade.   ...

Charlottesville, Virginia Hate Crime

Charlottesville, Virginia Hate Crime

Ally Staley, Online Editor

August 12, 2017


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Recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have sparked many questions and concerns regarding racism and white nationalism throughout the country. On Saturday, August 12th, this southern college town was the scene of what seems to be a hate crime. The “Unite the Right” rally was scheduled to take pla...

Reducing Crime

Reducing Crime

Andrea Rahman and Allyson Staley

May 11, 2017


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Last year, murder rates reached a new record high in Indianapolis. There were 145 murders, surpassing the previous year’s record of 144 at the end of December with the death of a 48-year-old man. To put this number into perspective, only 2 people have been murdered since 2001 in Martinsville. Indianapo...

Neil Gorsuch: Supreme Court Justice

Neil Gorsuch: Supreme Court Justice

Andrew Walker, Writer

April 20, 2017


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Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch had been subject to confirmation hearings two weeks before he was finally confirmed as the next supreme court justice, effectively replacing the late Antonin Scalia. He was at the mercy of the 100 member congressional body of the senate. Gorsuch had just revealed more ...

States’ Rights Regarding Marijuana

States’ Rights Regarding Marijuana

Marija Rakovic, Writer

April 20, 2017


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As Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis proclaimed, "It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.” Now, after being...

Facebook Killer

Facebook Killer

Hannah Traylor-Doyle, Writer

April 20, 2017


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On April 16, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio, Steve Stephens shot and killed Robert Godwin Sr. while streaming it on Facebook live.  Stephens asked Godwin to say the name “Joy Lane” and then once Godwin did, Stephens shot him. Joy Lane was Stephen's ex-girlfriend, and she is believed to be the stressor ...

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Marija Rakovic, Writer

April 19, 2017


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“I will credit my father, he invented — this wasn’t for the restaurant, but he did it anyway — green eggs and ham. He did it two ways. The easy way was he would put green food coloring in. ‘Green eggs and ham’ was my favorite book as a little boy. You can actually do it — the food coloring...

Budget Cuts for the 2018-2019 School Year

Budget Cuts for the 2018-2019 School Year

Hannah Traylor-Doyle, Writer

April 12, 2017


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  The M.S.D. of Martinsville has recently announced that it will be making a $1.6 million budget cut for the 2018-2019 school year. When it comes to money, often times people do not understand how the funding works, where it comes from, or even how it gets there. To help minimize the confusion,...

Terror in London

Terror in London

Marija Rakovic, Writer

March 24, 2017


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London police had identified Khalid Masood as the instigator of the terrorist attack on Parliament that occurred on Wednesday, March 22nd. The fifty-two-year-old drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, effectively killing two individuals and injuring over twenty people - seven of w...

Special Edition Red iPhone

Special Edition Red iPhone

Madison Chapman, Writer

March 22, 2017


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On March 21, Apple revealed a new special edition Red iPhone. With 128GB and 256GB, the new aluminum colored iPhone was a collaboration with 10 year partner, Red, in designing a phone with a special purpose in the fight against AIDS. Currently, Apple is the world’s largest corporate donor to the Global...