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Fentanyl Deaths Rise More Than 1000% in the Past Six Years

Fentanyl Deaths Rise More Than 1000% in the Past Six Years

Dylan Archer, Writer September 10, 2019

Within the past decade, the extremely potent opioid fentanyl has increasingly played a part in fatal overdoses in the United States. According to a new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report, Fentanyl-related...

A Student from the Student Section supports his team.
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Operation Football Sunrise!

Ken Casey, Writer September 5, 2019

With football season underway, Channel 13 News will be visiting Martinsville High School on September 6th, 2019, for their weekly Operation Football Sunrise. Students will meet on the football field at...

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam in blackface in yearbook, on right.

Blackface Controversy

Savannah Baugh, Writer May 9, 2019

Recently, the governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, has been under fire for photos that have resurfaced of him with his face painted black from a 1984 medical school yearbook. In the photos, he seemed to...

A new vaccine for Ebola shows promising results in the current testing phases.

Ebola on the Rise

Becca Clark, Writer May 9, 2019

It’s back, bloody, and mobile. Ebola is on the rise and spreading fast. However, there’s hope for humanity: a potential cure that comes in two waves. The first option is to prevent Ebola, and the second...

Actor Luke Perry

The Memory of Luke Perry

Ken Casey, Writer April 5, 2019

Television actor Luke Perry sadly passed away on Monday, March 5th, 2019. At only 52 years old, Perry suffered from a stroke on Friday, March 1st, 2019. He was surrounded by friends and family the day...

Pil Ju Kim, a North Korean defector.

Breaking Out of Isolation

Makayla Capilla, Writer April 4, 2019

North Korea is a small country above South Korea and next to China. It is one of the most isolated countries in the world; no one knows what goes on inside except for its citizens. Each year, there is...

History Repeats Itself

Alexa Shrake , Writer April 4, 2019

In a frenzied fight for freedom, many people have died and lost their family members while reaching for an almost seemingly impossible dream. Thousands die each year in an attempt to cross the border into...

The Ferocious Murder of Sylvia Likens, the TRUE story

The Tragic Case Of Sylvia Likens

Alice Pickering, Writer April 4, 2019

In January of 1949, Sylvia Likens was born, making her the third child of five to her carnival working parents. The family was poor, her parents had a rocky marriage, and her younger sister, Jenny, had...

Macro shot of bed bug.

Pesky Pest Problem

Becca Clark, Writer March 21, 2019

There’s a plague spreading over Indiana. It swarms the state with small, red bodies and six little legs, but their size does not make them an unworthy opponent of the state. These little pests are bed...

Standing in front of a large audience, Costin announces his plans for Martinsville.

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...

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,...

Martinsville High School

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....

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