Breaking Blue

Corona Virus Closes Schools

A person holds their hand out, trying to keep from getting the Coronavirus.

Shelby Craig, Writer

March 13, 2020

Corona is headed our way, and the students and teachers at Martinsville High School are doing their best to prepare for the worst. In these last few days, the sickness has been getting progressively worse, making Martinsville families very worried. Dr. Jay Arthur sent out an announcement on the even...

Senior Quotes

Pictured above is a stack of yearbooks from over the years.

Macie Crawmer and Macey Staley, Editor

February 11, 2020

Despite what many may think, the reasons for taking senior quotes out of the yearbook go deeper than the surface. In the past, students have tried to incorporate inappropriate quips in their senior quotes. Most are caught by the yearbook adviser or editors, but some slip through and are published. They...

The Good and the Bad of MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. looks ahead in a candid photo.

Maggie Coffey, Writer

January 21, 2020

On the third Monday of January, students are liberated from the responsibilities of school. This is great news for many students, but why exactly are students allowed to enjoy a school-free Monday on this particular day? This Monday is a federal holiday meant to celebrate the life and accomplishments of...

Santa Clarita, California, high school shooting leaves multiple people injured

Santa Clarita, California, high school shooting leaves multiple people injured

November 14, 2019

Story from (link) By Elisha Fieldstadt Multiple people were injured, at least three of them critically, in a shooting at a Southern California high school on Thursday morning, officials said. About an hour and a half after the shooting was reported at about 8 a.m. at Saugus High School in Santa Clarit...

Part 1: The Root Problem

Styel Mechling poses for the camera, displaying her beautiful hair.

Styel Mechling, writer

October 9, 2019

Hair is an interesting thing. It can be curled, straightened, crimped, braided, twisted, and even shaved in the most peculiar ways. But, there is a certain type of hair that constantly gets questioned, pushed to the side, and treated unfairly. Well, for those who have any questions about their crazy...

Student Section Themes 2019-2020

First football game of the season!

September 3, 2019

Check out these theme nights and make sure to come out to the games to support the school and our community.

MHS Mpire

Mr. Yount works with class on sight reading examples.

Emma-Kate Allen, Writer

November 8, 2018

This year, choir director Mark Yount has made many changes to the MHS choir program, Mpire. Along with simple changes as to how he runs his daily classes, Yount has added a new group to the program; pop acapella, a collaborative group that sings without the use of instruments. In addition to pop acapella,...

Leaving a Legacy

Photo Courtesy to @AwesomeArties on Twitter.

Delaney Collier, Macie Crawmer, Writers

October 30, 2018

Those who knew Mr. Hawkins remember him as a man who always wore a smile, was patient, understanding, and inclusive of all people.

Being Biracial In Martinsville

Styel Mechling, 2018.

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...

Goodbye Quizlet?

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Hannah Johnson, Writer

October 25, 2018

Many students rely on Quizlet for studying needs, but what would happen if they couldn’t? Word has been going around the school that Quizlet will supposedly be blocked because of cheating. There has been no official evidence of this, but students have been talking about the agony of having to go back ...

When The Unexpected Happens

Mrs. Presley at the Homecoming pep-session being honored with a PRIDE award.

Annie Sichting, Writer

October 3, 2018

In life, anything could happen, good or bad. Julie Presley knew from the beginning that life wasn’t going to be easy, but she knew she would be strong enough to go through anything, no matter how terrible the situation. May 25, 2018 may have just been a normal day for most people, but on that day ...

#Metoo Knows No Gender

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Anonymous Contributor, Writer

September 25, 2018

I may have been four or five years old. It started one night with a babysitter. My parents, on a much needed night out without me pulling on their heels, headed out for a date night. I was left with a trusted female neighbor. She was probably 13 or 14 years old. At the door as my mom and dad left, I rememb...

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