Breaking Blue

MHS Mpire

MHS Mpire

Emma-Kate Allen, Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

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

Leaving a Legacy

Delaney Collier, Macie Crawmer, Writers

October 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

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

Being Biracial In Martinsville

Styel Mechling, Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

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?

Goodbye Quizlet?

Hannah Johnson, Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

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

When The Unexpected Happens

Annie Sichting, Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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

#Metoo Knows No Gender

Anonymous Contributor, Writer

September 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase

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...

Take Your Shots!

Take Your Shots!

Becca Clark, Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

You’re sitting in the doctor’s office, and your knees are shaking against each other as you anxiously await the contact of the sharp needle against your flesh. Needles are most certainly not your thing, but the school requires you be vaccinated. Keeping your head turned away so as not to spot the drea...

It Happens More Than You Think

It Happens More Than You Think

Anonymous, Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase

Have you ever thought to yourself that you were the only one who this happened to? You hear the stories and the accusations, you see the people on television and online saying that no one understands what they’ve gone through - and you know exactly how they feel, because it happened to you, too. And...

Turning Struggles into Determination

Spencer Skaggs, Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

School isn’t always enjoyable. It is stressful, grueling, and sometimes boring; but it is very important. The grades that you make today can determine the colleges you can get into, which determines what kind of jobs you are qualified for, which can then determine the kind of life that you live. But...

Winter Drumline Win

Winter Drumline Win

Stoney Hayden, Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Martinsville High School’s Indoor Winter Percussion scored a first place win on Saturday, February 17th at their first competition at Franklin Central High School. Martinsville placed with a score of 71.6 in B class on week one. The group, consisting of 22 people overall, performed at 1:45 p.m. on Satur...

The Natural Disaster That Was 2017

The Natural Disaster That Was 2017

Andrea Rahman, Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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 to the initial costs of the disasters, the prices of gas, water, and food almost always inflate as w...

Spike out cancer

Spike out cancer

Spencer Skaggs, Writer

January 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

“No School!” For most students, those words are a dream come true. But missing school has been no stranger to sophomore Bridget Balcerak. For her, missing school means getting shots, getting blood drawn, and virtually injecting poison into her body. High school students are busy. They hav...

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