Breaking Blue

Extra! Extra! This is Fake!

Extra! Extra! This is Fake!

Marija Rakovic, Writer

March 24, 2017

To illustrate the amount of attention this topic has been receiving lately, you merely need to look at the word the Oxford Dictionaries selected as the word of the year: post truth – an adjective defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping...

Growing Up With Depression

Growing Up With Depression

March 13, 2017

Mental illness is a terrible, terrible thing. It has countless beginnings but no ending. I have struggled with depression and anxiety for about seven years. I was eleven years old when I felt a storm brewing inside my head, and thoughts that I couldn’t control began to take over. It felt like I wa...

Are Consoles Dying?

Are Consoles Dying?

Gary Baker, Editor

March 1, 2017

Gaming has changed throughout its history. It’s no longer just a bunch of token machines found in an arcade or a few pixels moving around the screen. It has evolved over time, and a big shift has been made in recent years. Many, including myself, have switched over from consoles to PC gaming. It ...

Smartphone: Dumb Move

Smartphone: Dumb Move

Kiki Chandler, Writer

March 1, 2017

We see it every day. We witness our peers walking down the hallway staring at their phone screens, avoiding conversations. We can see moms standing in line at the supermarket scrolling through online coupons or Facebook with their index finger. We notice people talking on their phones while driving not...

Origin of Spring Break

Origin of Spring Break

Jianni Adams, Writer

February 27, 2017

Whether you plan to hit the beach or hit the couch, we all look forward to a relaxing week in the sun. So close to the end of the year, students all over the nation take part in this celebratory week. We count down the days and thank our lucky stars when it arrives. Everyone looks forward to the week long ...

The Final Stretch

The Final Stretch

Jianni Adams, Writer

February 17, 2017

As the class of 2017 approaches their final trimester, emotions are flying high. Some students stroll down memory lane with their friends and put on nostalgic songs as they see the their youth fleeting, while many others are looking forward to branching out and having new experiences. Whichever side...

A teacher’s thoughts on Betsy DeVos

A teacher’s thoughts on Betsy DeVos

February 8, 2017

One of the great things about the United States is our public education system. Is it perfect? Far from it. Standardized testing, and the emphasis therein, loss of teacher autonomy, political bureaucracy (just to name a few) are some of the looming problems evident in our system. So does something n...

Martinsville High School’s New Football Coach

Martinsville High School’s New Football Coach

Lucy Hall, Writer

January 26, 2017

This week Martinsville High School introduced new football coach, Carter Whitson. Whitson, who lives in Bloomington, previously coached at Indiana University for six years. Though he was mainly working with wide receivers and quarterbacks at IU, Whitson plans to coach the Martinsville High School fo...

Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night and The Modern Gaming Industry

Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night and The Modern Gaming Industry

Isaiah Sherfick, Print Editor

January 9, 2017

I don’t know about the rest of the social, responsible, or interesting world, but I spent a good 60% of my Winter break playing unhealthy amounts of video games. I dabbled in my usual escapes: World of Warcraft, Dark Souls, Metroid, and Super Smash Bros., but I also played two games that I had never...

Seaworld

Seaworld

Chloe Holliday, Writer

December 16, 2016

On March 17th, 2016 Seaworld announced to officially stop breeding orcas after years of backlash and protests to try and save these creatures. They have also planned to stop killer whale shows in the near future, but have yet to release a date when this action will take place. While Seaworld is finally...

Class Officers of 2017

Class Officers of 2017

Autumn Maurice, Writer

December 15, 2016

Tuesday, December 13th held the showcase of the 2017 senior class office candidates. Presidential candidates are Joseph De Rossett, Alyssa Lahrman, and Mercedes Demoss. All three candidates had the opportunity to give a speech and attempt to convince the senior class to vote them for president. Vi...

Who was Castro?

Who was Castro?

Gary Baker, Editor

December 9, 2016

Fidel Castro, one of the most influential world leaders of the 20th century, died at the age of 90 on Friday, November 26th, 2016. His name is one that many people instantly recognize all around the world, but who really is Fidel Castro? Castro started his rule by overthrowing Fulgencio Batista, the m...

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