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A Race for Political Power

A Race for Political Power

Alexa Shrake, Writer

March 20, 2019

Early afternoon, on Sunday, January 27, around 100 people came to hear what Republican Kenny Costin had to say as to why he is campaigning for mayor of Martinsville. Walking into the SCI REMC Community Room, everyone was wearing a name tag, and to the right of the room, there were t-shirts and camp...

18-Year-Old Found Fatally Shot in Peru, IN Home

18-Year-Old Found Fatally Shot in Peru, IN Home

Dylan Archer, Writer

March 14, 2019

At 7:18 a.m. on Sunday, February 3rd, someone called the Miami, Indiana emergency dispatch to report that a person was fatally shot. The crime scene was located in the 3100 block of North Mexico Road, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies and state police arrived at the scene to find Nathan...

Budget Changes

Budget Changes

Macie Crawmer and Macey Staley, Writers

February 25, 2019

Due to an ongoing decrease in enrollment rates, Martinsville is starting to see a little bit of change. Each year, schools receive a certain amount of money depending on how many students are in the district. Since Martinsville is considered “rural,” we are somewhat geographically limited. Schools...

New Chapter At MHS

New Chapter At MHS

Becca Clark and Leah Fraser, Writer

February 25, 2019

Every page in a book has to end, just like a book has an end. But, the end of a page starts a new chapter, and the end of a book is the start of a new series. Libraries are changing, and right in the midsts of this change is Martinsville High School’s own IMC. The change began with librarian Lois DeHo...

Shots Fired

Shots Fired

Alice Pickering and Rebecca Clark

February 25, 2019

The NRA's recent statement for doctors has raised concern across the country. In their recent Twitter post, the NRA stated that "Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, h...

A Worldwide Scandal

A Worldwide Scandal

Savannah Baugh, Writer

February 7, 2019

Over the past several years, many members of the Catholic Church have been caught up in sexual abuse scandals causing the Pope to be under fire for negligence. The Pope has recently taken measures to show the world that he is taking these accusations very seriously. As of December 12, 2018, two cardinals...

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory

Ellie Beers, Writer, Print Editor

January 29, 2019

These extreme temperatures bring up the concern of catching hypothermia or frostbite.

Communities Work Together to Help Grieving Family

Communities Work Together to Help Grieving Family

Alexa Shrake, Writer

January 18, 2019

On Sunday, January 6, 2019, a violent house fire in Bloomington took the life of a 2-year-old boy. Despite the tragic death of such a young life, two adults and four children were able to escape the fire. The start of the fire was unintentional, but the family was unaware of the situation due to ...

Danger Ahead

Danger Ahead

Becca Clark and Sophia Jackson, Writer

January 11, 2019

It's nearly three in the morning, and you're on your way to work. It's early, and despite being used to this, you're still groggily sipping your Starbucks as you move down State Road 37 when you hear a loud noise screeching against your eardrums. This is unlike any noise you've ever heard, and looking ...

A Deadly Re-Emergence

A Deadly Re-Emergence

Becca Clark, Writer

January 11, 2019

Before vaccines, there was one virus in the US that Americans truly feared. This virus was highly contagious, it was deadly, and it caused paralysis. With the introduction of vaccines, the United States was able to get rid of this terrible virus -- until now. This virus was poliomyelitis, commonly kno...

The World Is Changing

The World Is Changing

Becca Clark, Writer

January 11, 2019

Imagine: Walking through lush forests, buzzing with mosquitoes the size of beetles and flies as big as bees. The plants have grown large and heavy, much like the images of dense rain forests you see in school. Only, these aren’t those images. This is the same old Indiana you’ve always known. ...

Legalizing Weed in New Places

Legalizing Weed in New Places

Hannah Johnson, Writer

January 11, 2019

Over the course of about a month, the controversial drug, marijuana, has found legalization for medical purposes in a few more US states and the UK. Medicinal marijuana was legalized in Missouri, Michigan, and Utah in the recent midterm elections, and the UK passed the law on November first. Canada also...

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