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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 became popular in the United States after soldiers stationed in Italy, during World War II, bro...

The Root Problem

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, pushed to the side, and treated unfairly. Well, for those who have any questions about their crazy...

A Scoop Or A Freeze?

A Scoop Or A Freeze?

October 4, 2019

Who doesn’t love ice cream? Whether it’s for an after school treat, a birthday party, or a celebration following a game, ice cream seems like a universal indulgence. It is a tradition that transcends all generations. There are two main frozen treat establishments in Martinsville: the Inside Scoop ...

The Teacher’s Test

The Teacher’s Test

Styel Mechling, writer

October 4, 2019

Every so often, teachers have to go through a process of evaluation. Most of the time, the evaluations are done by higher ups like the principal. Recently, the question of whether or not this method is effective has risen.  Some schools have started using students as their main evaluators for more ...

Why Only Women?

Why Only Women?

Ken Casey, Writer

September 12, 2019

On September 6th, 2019, Martinsville High School held its first convocation of the school year. The students were misled that the convocation would focus on bullying, as it usually does. Instead, the convocation mainly drew attention to sexual assault and harassment, with a 3-minute talk on cyber-bullyi...

Standardized Test or Standardized Stress?

Standardized Test or Standardized Stress?

Olivia Ostler, Author

September 10, 2019

About three or more times a year, we as students are forced to take standardized tests over math, english, social studies, and science. We drag ourselves out of bed that morning dreading the hours of constant testing to come. We are told the night before to get some sleep and eat a good breakfast, so we...

Presidential Address

Presidential Address

Savannah Baugh, Writer

May 9, 2019

On January 8th, President Donald Trump addressed the nation on most major news channels regarding border security and his proposed border wall. The President partially shut down the government on December 22 in an attempt to get his agenda passed. The government was shut down for a total of 35 days,...

Broly: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Broly: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Alice Pickering, Writer

April 4, 2019

Warning: There will be spoilers for those who want to see this movie. From 1986 to now, the Dragon Ball franchise has aired its shows on TV: Dragon Ball from 1986 to 1989, Dragon Ball Z from 1989 to 1996, and, most recently, Dragon Super starting in 2015. Due to how long this series has run, there have been...

The Rainbows of the Red and Blue

The Rainbows of the Red and Blue

Alice Pickering, Writer

February 25, 2019

In March of 2018, the inspirational movie Love, Simon was released. The movie is just like every other coming-of-age story, but it told a story that we don’t typically see on the big screen. Based on the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, both center around a gay teen finding his way through ...

Shots Fired

Shots Fired

Alice Pickering and Rebecca Clark

February 25, 2019

The NRA's recent statement for doctors has raised concern across the country. In their recent Twitter post, the NRA stated that "Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, h...

James Charles Makeup Pallet

James Charles Makeup Pallet

Ken Casey, Writer

February 7, 2019

Internet sensation James Charles has recently released a pallet that is taking the makeup industry by storm. Having sold out nationwide in twenty-four hours, everyone who could not receive the pallet is wondering just how good can this pallet get? While I was at school during the release, that did not stop me f...

Thoughts On: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Thoughts On: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Alexa Shrake, Writer

December 6, 2018

On October 26, 2018, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a reboot of Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, was released across the nation on Netflix. Creepy timing before the main characters sixteenth birthday on Halloween. Netflix is being sued for $50 million against a religious group that goes by “Sata...

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