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Someone receives a Covid-19 vaccine

Vaccination Clash

Drew Nesbit, Writer September 7, 2021

With the recent introduction of the Covid-19 vaccine, the city of Martinsville has become divided.  It’s safe to say that each and every one of us has been impacted by the virus in one way or another....

The Infamous Controversy

The Infamous Controversy

Alex Clark and Charity Shepherd September 7, 2021

When thinking of the confederate flag, the word “controversial” is probably one of the first things to come to mind. Though most people have heard about it due to the fact that it is one of the most...

Common items such as hamster wheels and balls can be dangerous for small pets on account of their size.

Pitiful Pets Not Pampered: The Horrible Truth about Pet Stores 

Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt March 9, 2021

It is a well known fact that many large incorporations have one goal: obtaining the most money possible. The pet store industry is no different. Though these stores claim to have the animals’ best interest...

Corona virus shot

It’s Just the Beginning

Lexy Bryant , Writer January 22, 2021

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, vaccines have been developed and are now being provided. The vaccine has caused a lot of controversies; many people have had both negative and positive thoughts...

Student drug test at a high school in Central Texas.

Drug Testing

Jaysie Merry, Writer April 28, 2020

For the past four years, my school has drug tested students from a pool of students who drive to school or who are involved in any extracurricular activities. However, from day one, I have had a problem...

Two teens walk around during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Why Aren’t Teens Staying Inside?

Ken Casey, Writer April 28, 2020

The whole world has been consumed by the Coronavirus pandemic. In the midst of all of this chaos, there is one group of people who are acting different than everyone else: teenagers.  During this crisis,...

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Should Women Be Drafted in the War?

Ken Casey, Writer March 12, 2020

Women have been fighting for equal rights for decades, so, when they heard rumors of a potential World War III after the Iranian attacks, why did the fight for these rights stop abruptly?  In January...

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Part 2: Mix and Match

Styel Mechling, Writer November 11, 2019

This week’s issue is about a topic that I have been pondering lately. Me, a biracial female with a white father and a black mother, love seeing people of different races in a relationship when I walk...

At safe trick-or-treat, a young boy decides on what candy to get out of the bowel.

Students and Trick-Or-Treating

Alice Pickering and Ken Casey November 5, 2019

To some, trick-or-treating is for children. In movies such as Monster House, there always seems to be an ever-present worry that one is “too old” to trick-or-treat, but at what age are you supposed...

Is Homework Really A Teachers Best Friend?

Is Homework Really A Teachers Best Friend?

Abby Salak, Author October 22, 2019

Homework. Teachers love it, students hate it. That’s the stereotype, right? Well, I asked some teachers at MHS how they really feel about homework, and whether or not they think these stereotypes are...

Pineapple on pizza.

Pineapple on Pizza

Sasha Brown, author October 21, 2019

What food is eaten by 13% of the population every day, with 3 billion sold each year? If you were thinking pizza, then you are correct. The word ‘pizza’ originates back to Italy in the year 997. Pizza...

Styel Mechling poses for the camera, displaying her beautiful hair.

Part 1: The Root Problem

Styel Mechling, writer October 9, 2019

Hair is an interesting thing. It can be curled, straightened, crimped, braided, twisted, and even shaved in the most peculiar ways. But, there is a certain type of hair that constantly gets questioned,...

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