Breaking Blue

Scantron pictured with a pencil on it.

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...

Trump giving National 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...

Dragon Ball Super: Broly Rage

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...

Pride flag in MHS halls.

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...

Nursing student Makayla Findley gets #StayInMyLane written on her hand.

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....

The James Chalres x Morphe 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...

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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...

Scenes from To All The Boys I've Loved and Sierra Burgess Is A Loser

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...

Styel Mechling, 2018.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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