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Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night and The Modern Gaming Industry

Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night and The Modern Gaming Industry

Isaiah Sherfick, Print Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I don’t know about the rest of the social, responsible, or interesting world, but I spent a good 60% of my Winter break playing unhealthy amounts of video games. I dabbled in my usual escapes: World of Warcraft, Dark Souls, Metroid, and Super Smash Bros., but I also played two games that I had never...

Fly the W

Fly the W

Brad Perry, Adviser

November 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I've been converted. I used to hate watching baseball. It was boring. It was slow paced. It was uneventful. I had a hard time finding a way to stay involved...until this series. Until this series, my wife and I were apathetic about baseball. We decided to watch game one together; this was my first...

A Cynics Guide to Fall

Mya Freed, Writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Take your boyfriend to a pumpkin patch The opportunity is here to do the things everyone looks forward to - the fall staples of pumpkin patching and apple picking! Bringing your boyfriend along is perfect. Have him foraging for the ideal pumpkin, and go get yourself some apple cider. Don’t forget...

Debate Drama

Debate Drama

Jianni Adams, Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Reality television can be quite addicting. Between the Kardashians and the Little Women of LA, people all over the country can watch the flashy drama take place on screen. Now, when the chaos is taking place in a grandiose mansion in the hills where people blow their nose into 20 dollar bills, it can be...

Hillary’s Trump Card

Hillary’s Trump Card

Kiki Chandler, Writer

September 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are actually BFF’s and guess what? Trump might be winning the election for her! One of the most popular theories of the 2016 election could mean just that. Being arguably the two most famous political figures in the world right now, presidential candidates Dona...

Veggie-ism

Veggie-ism

Autumn Maurice, Writer

September 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

When the words “vegetarian” and “vegan” cross your mind, you instantly think of weird, animal-loving hippies who worship at the altar of PETA and tell everyone that meat is murder. While the desire not to harm animals may be a major motive for cutting animal products out of a diet, many people choo...

Love Trumps Violence

Love Trumps Violence

Dylan Gregory, Writer

May 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Seniors

Donald J. Trump, the soon to be republican candidate, is known for many things; his businesses (successful and failed), his celebrity apprentice show, his unflattering hair, or maybe Trump University. But most importantly, you might know him by his harsh and hateful visions to make America “great” aga...

In (God) We Trust

In (God) We Trust

Ty Vinson, Writer/Photographer

May 13, 2016


Filed under Graduates, Opinion, Seniors

(Video by Drew Walker) The debate on whether the government should support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on national monuments, buildings, and money, which is found in the First Amendment, has more than likely been an issue ever since the amendment was made. ...

“I Am Only 16 Years Old”

“I Am Only 16 Years Old”

Madelyn Guinn, Writer

May 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Seniors, Showcase

I am only 16 years old. The sexualization of my body is not my problem; it’s yours. If you look at me and think, “She’s too young to be wearing that!” then I’m too young to be sexualized. You should not be teaching me that my shoulders, bra straps, belly button, legs or back are a...

Fare-Well

Fare-Well

Autumn Maurice and Olivia Clunie

May 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With the introduction of the patio, several students are losing the area they have eaten in since they became a Martinsville High School student: the Well. The Well has been replaced by the outside eating area, and a lot of students who used to sit at the Well feel pretty strongly about this new arrang...

Growing Up is Scary, and I’m Terrified

Growing Up is Scary, and I’m Terrified

Jianni Adams, Writer

April 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

 It’s that time of year where it seems like every time you go on the internet, listen to the radio, or turn on the television, it’s always about the same thing: politics. Yes, that’s right! The time of year where the nation divides to chose a leader who will lead us as a whole. Democracy is a b...

Strategies for success

Strategies for success

Delaney Nunn, Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Many teachers are scared to branch out and try new methods of teaching, yet when they do it, it creates something positive for them and their students. Switching things up and trying new methods can put a fun twist on learning; however, many teachers get stuck on one method throughout their whole career. ...

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