Breaking Blue

Climate Change

The result of being rough on the environment, and we can prevent it from happening.

Dylan Archer, Writer

April 28, 2020

The idea of man-made climate change has existed for nearly 45 years now dating back to 1975 when Wally Broecker published “Are we on the brink of a pronounced global warming?” in Science Journal. How have things changed since then, and what kind of an effect has global warming had on our climate...

Board Meeting on Zoom?

MSD of Martinsville's five school board members smiling for the camera.

Macey Staley, Editor

April 28, 2020

The life we are living right now is unprecedented in every way. We are finding new ways to do everything, and this includes monthly school board meetings. MSD held its first virtual board meeting via Zoom. The Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, all five board members, many staff members of the distr...

Myths and Facts of the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus viewed under a microscope seeing what the virus really looks like.

Levi Suter, Writer

April 28, 2020

By now, everyone has heard about the infamous Coronavirus. There are many myths and rumors being told that are simply not true, though. The first case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) was reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019. Since then, the virus has spread to over 180 countries in the world, i...

Corona Virus Closes Schools

A person holds their hand out, trying to keep from getting the Coronavirus.

Shelby Craig, Writer

March 13, 2020

Corona is headed our way, and the students and teachers at Martinsville High School are doing their best to prepare for the worst. In these last few days, the sickness has been getting progressively worse, making Martinsville families very worried. Dr. Jay Arthur sent out an announcement on the even...

Mats For the Homeless

Emily Crabb, president of the club, cuts plastic bags into sections for mats.

Emily Crabb, Writer

March 12, 2020

The new Crochet and Knitting Club is doing a plastic bag drive and will make mats out of the bags collected! When finished, the mats will go to the homeless citizens of Martinsville.  The drive started on 2/27/20 and will continue until 3/31/20. All plastic bags will be dropped off in Mrs. Grant’s ...

One of the Greats

Mrs. Clodfelter stands at her beloved Purdue podium as she teaches the class.

Maryn Frazier, Writer

March 12, 2020

Mrs. Judy Clodfelter is more than just a teacher; she is a role model and a well-respected member of this community. She has impacted many MHS students for the better, but, sadly, her teaching career is coming to an end.   Clodfelter’s teaching career started in 1991 making this school year her 29th.  Sh...

The March Madness Bracket

A student shot a basketball into the hoop at the Martinsville High School gym.

Levi Suter, Writer

March 10, 2020

Not only is March the beginning of Spring, but it is also an important month for college basketball fans as well!  March Madness, the college basketball tournament, is an event that captivates a national audience.   Fans from every NCAA Division 1 college team all over the country spend countles...

How to Vote and Why

A girl votes at her polling place in her hometown.

Alyssa McGauley, Writer

March 10, 2020

Voting can be seen as complicated, stressful, and even tedious. Many Americans feel that they don’t have enough time to vote or that voting isn’t even worth it. Others do not even know how to register or why it is so important to be involved in the process. There are three requirements if you wish to ...

Rewind Competing in IASB

Photo of rewind 4k camera and IASB rules and regulations form

Ash Olson, Writer

March 6, 2020

The MHS Radio and Television (RTV) students are competing in the annual Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) contest on Monday, March 9th. The MHS Rewind class is one of fifty-two high schools and career centers competing in this competition; the purpose of the competition is to highlight...

The Scoop Opens

Photo of The Scoop ice cream shop in Maritinsville, Indiana

February 27, 2020

March 1st, at 1 P.M., the Inside Scoop will be officially open for business! They will be serving all the favorites with some new monthly additions from 1-9 P.M. Tonight, the “Scoop” will open at 6 p.m. for a “test and taste.” Soft serve, flurries, shakes, and hand-dipped ice cream will all be fr...

Australia Is Burning

Australia Is Burning

Abby Salak, Writer

February 25, 2020

For six months, Australia has burned. Hundreds of thousands of families have been forced out of their homes. On New Year’s Eve, many sought refuge on beaches to escape the raging fires. Starting in late July of 2019, more than 17 million acres and 12,000 homes have been destroyed due to the raging...

Senior Quotes

Pictured above is a stack of yearbooks from over the years.

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...

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