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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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Marija Rakovic, Writer

April 19, 2017


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“I will credit my father, he invented — this wasn’t for the restaurant, but he did it anyway — green eggs and ham. He did it two ways. The easy way was he would put green food coloring in. ‘Green eggs and ham’ was my favorite book as a little boy. You can actually do it — the food coloring...

Budget Cuts for the 2018-2019 School Year

Budget Cuts for the 2018-2019 School Year

Hannah Traylor-Doyle, Writer

April 12, 2017


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  The M.S.D. of Martinsville has recently announced that it will be making a $1.6 million budget cut for the 2018-2019 school year. When it comes to money, often times people do not understand how the funding works, where it comes from, or even how it gets there. To help minimize the confusion,...

Terror in London

Terror in London

Marija Rakovic, Writer

March 24, 2017


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London police had identified Khalid Masood as the instigator of the terrorist attack on Parliament that occurred on Wednesday, March 22nd. The fifty-two-year-old drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, effectively killing two individuals and injuring over twenty people - seven of w...

Special Edition Red iPhone

Special Edition Red iPhone

Madison Chapman, Writer

March 22, 2017


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On March 21, Apple revealed a new special edition Red iPhone. With 128GB and 256GB, the new aluminum colored iPhone was a collaboration with 10 year partner, Red, in designing a phone with a special purpose in the fight against AIDS. Currently, Apple is the world’s largest corporate donor to the Global...

“Because I Felt Like It”

“Because I Felt Like It”

Lydia Rector, Writer

March 21, 2017


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A dispatcher responds to an emergency call that begins with the suspect exclaiming that he had murdered someone; that someone being his mother. “Why did you kill somebody?” “Because I felt like it.” Oliver Funes Machada, an 18-year-old living in Louisburg, North Carolina, calmly dialed 911 not long af...

Surviving and Thriving

Surviving and Thriving

Jianni Adams, Writer

March 13, 2017


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The IMC has been a beloved part of Martinsville High School for as long as students can remember. In the mornings, many go there to start their day with their peers or hurriedly rush in during lunch for a few extra minutes of studying. The IMC has served both as a sanctuary and as a quiet study place for ...

Environmental Gag Order

Environmental Gag Order

Andrea Rahman, Writer

February 22, 2017


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On Tuesday, January 24, President Donald Trump issued an unofficial gag order on two scientific governmental branches: the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Agriculture. He instructed employees of both groups not to post on social media or hold press conferences discu...

CoverGirl’s First CoverBoy

CoverGirl’s First CoverBoy

Destinee Clayton, Writer

February 16, 2017


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Picture this: School photos are today so you wake up extra early to make yourself look as presentable as possible. This photo will be plastered in a yearbook that your peers will look back on for years to come. The lights flash and you swear that you blinked but the photographer says you look fine. As you walk...

McDonald’s Around the World

McDonald’s Around the World

Kiki Chandler, Writer

February 16, 2017


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We all remember those sweet days of childhood when our parents took us to McDonald’s where we ran around the playground while we waited for our apples and chicken nuggets. I think I speak for all of us when I say we have all had our fair share of McNuggets, McChickens, Big Macs and french fries, but...

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