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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...

Netflix Changing TV

Netflix Changing TV

Styel Mechling, Writer

November 8, 2018

In this day and age, if you ask anyone ‘What’s your favorite movie on Netflix,’ chances are they’ll have an answer. With 118 million people subscribed, Netflix continues to create powerful content for every demographic. One of the main audiences these influential movies touch is of a younger au...

Being Biracial In Martinsville

Being Biracial In Martinsville

Styel Mechling, Writer

October 26, 2018

When I found out I was moving to Martinsville last summer, my first question was, “What’s Martinsville?” Once I referred to my family, they all told me stories and fiction of what Martinsville was really like. Being the Sherlock Holmes that I am, I Googled Martinsville and came up with the same resul...

To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate?

To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate?

Becca Clark, Writer

September 26, 2018

Vaccines: an integral part of our society. As students of a public school, vaccines are a requirement which we are all constantly made aware of. Lately, the question of whether or not to vaccinate has become a hot topic among the United States and among our own Martinsville High School. For senior Lea...

Do TV Talent Shows Work?

Do TV Talent Shows Work?

Sophia Jackson, Writer

May 15, 2018

Ever heard of Matt Terry? Well, neither have I. However, he won the X Factor in 2016. The common denominators in shows such as the X Factor are similar. The performers have heart-wrenching tales, the judges are funny, and there are some terrible performers that audition in front of thousands, maybe millions, of p...

The Natural Disaster That Was 2017

The Natural Disaster That Was 2017

Andrea Rahman, Writer

February 7, 2018

Last year marked the most expensive year on record regarding the costs of natural disasters in the United States. Totaling $306 billion, these expenses shattered the 2005 record of $215 billion. To add to the initial costs of the disasters, the prices of gas, water, and food almost always inflate as w...

John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down Review

Piper Nesbit, Yearbook Editor

December 1, 2017

Nearly six years after the release of his last book, The Fault in Our Stars, John Green is back, and yep, he did it once again. Just like he always does, Green managed to create the perfect mixture of friendship, romance, and heartache, and somehow, magically put it into words for his latest young-adult n...

#NotMyRodrick

#NotMyRodrick

Kiki Chandler and Kodey Williams, Writers

May 11, 2017

April 1, 2007: the day a legacy was born. We can all remember running into our elementary school book fair and picking up the latest book of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The “cheese touch," Fregley, and Rodrick’s band “The Loaded Diaper” are all things Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans wish they could’ve e...

A teacher’s thoughts on Betsy DeVos

A teacher’s thoughts on Betsy DeVos

February 8, 2017

One of the great things about the United States is our public education system. Is it perfect? Far from it. Standardized testing, and the emphasis therein, loss of teacher autonomy, political bureaucracy (just to name a few) are some of the looming problems evident in our system. So does something n...

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