Breaking Blue

Pope’s Views on Climate Change

Becca Clark, Writer

October 12, 2017


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“Man is stupid, a stubborn, blind man,” as the Old Testament says, and apparently, the Pope agrees. With the recent disaster, Hurricane Irma, many have questioned the role of climate change in the barrage of storms hitting the coasts. Already, there have already been fourteen hurricanes to hit t...

Elon Musk: “World War III Will be Fought Over AI.”

Elon Musk: “World War III Will be Fought Over AI.”

Allison Beliles, Writer

September 28, 2017


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Artificial Intelligence is a topic confusing to many. According to Merriam-Webster, Artificial Intelligence is “a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers; the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior.”  Some people believe that A...

DACA Dillema

DACA Dillema

Andrea Rahman, Writer

September 27, 2017


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In 2012, President Obama implemented a program entitled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This made it so that children brought here by illegal immigrants would be allowed to stay in the U.S. As long as those kids, known as Dreamers, came into the country before the age of 16 an...

New bus company causes turmoil in district

New bus company causes turmoil in district

Ellie Beers, Writer

September 26, 2017


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The bus route change, which was thought to have a positive impact on the school and community, took a turn for the worse.The idea to change bus routes originated from a committee of 12 last January that consisted of administrators, teachers, parents, and staff. The bus concern was introduced by the American...

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


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  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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