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Growing Up is Scary, and I’m Terrified

Growing Up is Scary, and I’m Terrified

Jianni Adams, Writer

April 20, 2016

 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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

New laws to create new changes

Shayla Morgan

February 17, 2016

To be completely honest, these new gun laws could go either way, depending on how things work out. However, I believe they will cause positive changes to occur in the future. Sure, people will still attempt to get around the background checks and such, but the fact of the matter is it will be much ...

Here’s a Tip:

Here’s a Tip:

Olivia Clunie, Writer

February 11, 2016

In many places around the world, tipping your server at a restaurant is not necessary, whether it be that it’s already included in the bill or it’s simply offensive in that culture. And it wasn’t always expected in America. During the Great Depression, restaurants couldn’t afford to pay their ...

Dos and Don’ts

Dos and Don’ts

Lydia Rector, Writer

February 10, 2016

  Two words, Valentine’s Day. This holiday has the power to make you cringe in dread or jump in delight. Regardless of whether or not you enjoy partaking in this day, there are some definite “dos” and “don’ts” that everyone should abide by. So sit down, pull out that cheap chocolate t...

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