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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 The Well has been replaced by the outside eating area, and a lot of students who used to sit at the Well feel pretty strongly about this new arrang...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. ...

Dear freshmen

Dear freshmen

Jaden Lester, Print Editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

  Dear freshmen,   It gets better; I swear. Personally, freshmen year of high school was awful. I was, by no means, prepared for the abundant amount of homework I would encounter freshmen year during my 8th grade year. I went from having a half an hour of homework each night to ha...

High School Miserable

High School Miserable

Piper Nesbit, Writer

April 5, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion

Don’t lie. You know you have every word memorized to “We’re All in This Together” from High School Musical, and when a song from the movie comes on Pandora, you find yourself singing along. I don’t know about you, but the High School Musical trilogy was a huge part of my childhood. So, when ev...

Daylight Saving? More Like Daylight Losing

Kiki Chandler, Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It is first period and you are sitting in Algebra II finding yourself unable to stop yawning. Your eyelids are growing heavier and heavier until you feel your head quickly drop. All of sudden, Mr. Mathteacher yells your name and tells you, “I’m tired too, but you have to stay with me.” You try to ...

Spring Break Safety

Abby Martin, Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As the spring break countdown progresses from weeks to days, the anxiety of reaching the spring break destination becomes almost tangible. As the clock runs out, most of the city of Martinsville instantaneously funnels out to find a warm destination. Groups of families and children head to the more p...

Channel “Fun”

Channel “Fun”

Austin Ryan and Gary Baker

March 16, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion

Since the dawning of middle school, we have been forced to watch the vile news station known as Channel One. Boring, cheesy, and always two weeks late with its news, Channel One has proven over the years that it is nothing more than a waste of 12 minutes. Students arrive at school and have to report...

Wasted Time for Wasted Scores

Wasted Time for Wasted Scores

Autumn Maurice, Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Standardized testing has been around for what has seemed like ages. So why are so many tests administered to us students? Are they only given out to determine if teachers are doing their jobs? Who decides what teachers have to teach? The answer to that question is a simple three words: your state government. From...

The Worst People of The Hallway

The Worst People of The Hallway

Isaiah Sherfick, Print Newspaper Editor

March 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Hallway DJ In 1958, John C. Koss, a jazz musician from Milwaukee, invented the first stereo headphones. Ever since then, we have been graced with the ability to enjoy our music quietly without being a public nuisance. The Hallway DJ cares not for this gift to society. The Hallway DJ lets y...

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