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Drug Epidemic Near Us?

Drug Epidemic Near Us?

Dylan Gregory and Kodey Williams

October 24, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Indiana residents reported higher rates of prescription pain medication misuse than the national averages this past year. It occurred across all age groups  with 8.2% of 12-17 year olds, 13.9% of 18-25 year olds, and 4.0% of 26 and older. National rates were 6.5%, 11.9%, and 3.4% respectively. Indiana...

New iPhone 7 & 7 Plus Release

New iPhone 7 & 7 Plus Release

Kaitlyn Bowles, Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

There has been quite the buzz for the newest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus that were released on September 16 of this year. They were both revealed on September 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Rumours were swirling  about the style and features of the iPhone, with a great portion of them true. T...

Super Gonorrhea

Super Gonorrhea

Autumn Maurice, Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Gonorrhea: a bacterial infection that can only be contracted through sexual contact and can cause anything from urinary discomfort to thick, yellow pelvic discharge constantly exiting the body. It is not exclusive to adults, either; gonorrhea can be passed to a child in pregnancy. There are many se...

Cody Miller: An Inspirational Olympian

Cody Miller: An Inspirational Olympian

Lydia Rector, Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The Olympics, a worldwide series of competitive events, dating back to ancient Greece, occur every four years and have captured international attention for centuries. This awe-inducing event is highly praised, and the athletes that participate are the crème de la crème of athletes. However, these profe...

Motivation Close To Home

Motivation Close To Home

Delaney Nunn, Writer

September 23, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

From the south side of Indianapolis to the urban life of California, he has made a return to Indiana to give back. Showing what motivation and hard work can do, 25 year old rapper Mark A. Battles paid a visit to Martinsville High School on September 14, 2016. During his visit, Battles took photos with...

Car Giveaway Update

Car Giveaway Update

Emily Krulik, Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under News

Picture yourself sitting in a hot stuffy gym, surrounded by hundreds of sweaty high schoolers, all with one thought in mind. Who will get the new car? It may be you, but the best way to find what your odds would be is to take a little stroll to the front office in the coming weeks and take a gander ...

Patio Debut

Patio Debut

Isaiah Sherfick, Print Editor

April 29, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

The newest addition to the Artie’s Cafe, MHS’s new patio, will be replacing The Well on May 2, 2016. The construction of the patio can be seen from the cafeteria and the breezeway. The patio will be another location for students to sit and enjoy their lunch. Principal Dr. Nick Sears says the patio w...

NAA FOUNDATION STUDY SHOWS POSITIVE LINK BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM PROGRAMS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

NAA FOUNDATION STUDY SHOWS POSITIVE LINK BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM PROGRAMS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

April 29, 2016


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High school students who participate in school journalism programs earn significantly higher grade point averages, score better on college entrance exams and demonstrate better writing and grammar skills in college compared with students who had no involvement with their school’s newspaper or yearbook, according to a study of more than 31,000 students released today by the Newspaper Association of America Foundation.

A Monetary About-face

A Monetary About-face

Lydia Rector, Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The $20 bill that we all know and love will soon undergo a makeover. Andrew Jackson is retiring from his position as the face of the bill, and Harriet Tubman will be taking over. Harriet Tubman, a former slave, is best recognized for her courage with transporting thousands of slaves to freedom. Sh...

Mr. Bernard Sanders: A Detailed Look

Mr. Bernard Sanders: A Detailed Look

Andrew Walker, Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

I imagine Mr. Bernard Sanders sitting in his luxury townhome in suburban Vermont with his morning coffee and daily newspaper. He is seeing a headline written touting his victory in Vermont. Bernie smiles at this and calls his wife in the room and says triumphantly, “Look honey! We’re winning!”, to ...

Facing Harsh Facts

Facing Harsh Facts

Delaney Nunn, Writer

March 23, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase, Student Life, The Bucket

Whether you have slept with multiple partners, or have made a commitment to stay a virgin until marriage, nobody is oblivious to the amount of promiscuity during our high school years. Teenage pregnancy rates have shot up dramatically throughout the past decade, and sexual activity has became more popul...

IS Claims Responsibility for Brussels Bombing

IS Claims Responsibility for Brussels Bombing

Andrew Walker, Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Update as of 1:25 PM, March 23, 2016: New information was uncovered about the men that could have been responsible. The two brothers were the masterminds of the bombings yesterday, and they have been identified as Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui. The brothers were Belgian nationals. Both of the brot...

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