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Melania’s Focus

Melania’s Focus

Delaney Nunn, Writer

February 2, 2017


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Melania Trump, the United States of America’s current first lady, has set her focus on a serious issue that affects many people in our country on a daily basis. Melania plans to target cyberbullying and find ways to put an end to it. She has not released any specific plans or shown any actions to...

Updating the Homework Policy

Updating the Homework Policy

Lucy Hall, Writer

February 2, 2017


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As high school students, homework has become a daily staple in our lives. From the time we entered kindergarten, we learned to accept that extra bit of work that we are expected to complete on our own time at home. The older we got, the more time we spent doing the homework that gradually became harder...

The Martinsville Decathlon Team Wins District 2017

The Martinsville Decathlon Team Wins District 2017

Autumn Maurice, Writer

February 2, 2017


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Saturday, January 21st was the annual district competition for academic decathlon. The Martinsville team headed over to Madison High School at 5:30 am for a day of competing against several other high schools in central Indiana. After multiple hours of testing, essays, speeches, and interviews, the Marti...

Secretary of Education

Secretary of Education

Chloe Holliday, Writer

February 2, 2017


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President Donald Trump chose Michigan businesswoman, Betsy DeVos, to lead the Department of Education. DeVos has many plans, and some of them have raised concern from the public. One such critique is regarding her lack of experience in public education. DeVos comes from a wealthy, conservative family....

Martinsville High School’s New Football Coach

Martinsville High School’s New Football Coach

Lucy Hall, Writer

January 26, 2017


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This week Martinsville High School introduced new football coach, Carter Whitson. Whitson, who lives in Bloomington, previously coached at Indiana University for six years. Though he was mainly working with wide receivers and quarterbacks at IU, Whitson plans to coach the Martinsville High School fo...

Fort Lauderdale Shooting

Fort Lauderdale Shooting

Delaney Nunn, writer

January 24, 2017


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After stepping off of his flight on Friday, January 6, 2017, and calmly approaching his desired baggage claim in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, twenty-six year old Esteban Santiago picked up his single piece of checked luggage, removed a handgun from its case, and began rapidly...

School Renovations

School Renovations

Delaney Nunn, writer

January 24, 2017


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Many eyebrows have raised and word has flown around about the renovations being made during the next few school years at Martinsville High School. People have been wondering, “How will I69 effect our school?”, “What is going on with this new siding?”, and “What other changes are we going to s...

Prom Meetings

Prom Meetings

Delaney Nunn, writer

January 17, 2017


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It is that time of year again...the one where plans for prom are getting set in stone and thrown into action. Every Wednesday after school until three, Mr. Cox and Ms. Wilking will be holding prom planning meetings open for all juniors to attend. The juniors decide everything about prom, from the crown the ...

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

Autumn Maurice, Writer

January 13, 2017


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Located off the coast of north-eastern Australia, the Great Barrier Reef has been present for about 25 million years and contains over 3,000 individual reef systems, over 100 different islands, and over 600 types of coral. There, one can find several species of marine animals including fish, turtles...

Gas Leak on Morgan

Gas Leak on Morgan

Lucy Hall, Writer

January 12, 2017


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Some students yesterday, January 11th, may have found it difficult to get home. Firefighters, policemen, and Vectren employees worked diligently to control a gas leak on Morgan street. Orange cones blocked off the street from the Inside Scoop all the way to the second entrance of Shireman. According to...

Sea ice and why it matters

Brad Perry, Adviser

December 19, 2016


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There was a time when I wanted to deny that climate change is happening. It feels better to not consider the repercussions for your actions, but the sad truth is it’s happening, and we’re feeling the affects of it on a scale we’ve not experienced in evolution of our species. Is it being led by...

What is the Alt-Right?

What is the Alt-Right?

Lucy Hall, Writer

December 19, 2016


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Since the 2016 election began, President-elect Donald Trump has faced much scrutiny over certain views, stances, and choice words. At this point we have all heard Trump’s questionable comments, most notably calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” and “criminals” and his degrading comments about...

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