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Motivation Close To Home

Motivation Close To Home

Delaney Nunn, Writer

September 23, 2016

From the south side of Indianapolis to the urban life of California, he has made a return to Indiana to give back. Showing what motivation and hard work can do, 25 year old rapper Mark A. Battles paid a visit to Martinsville High School on September 14, 2016. During his visit, Battles took photos with...

The Wheat Retreat

The Wheat Retreat

Andrea Rahman, Writer

September 14, 2016

Last December, I had some blood tests done to make sure my mom’s family didn’t pass on any heart problems to me and to decide what was causing some very minor health issues. For at least a month I couldn’t stay awake in the afternoon, even though I was getting a ton of sleep and I drank a lot ...

Carrying the Torch

Carrying the Torch

Chloe Holliday, Writer

September 6, 2016

Whether it’s sentimental or down-right weird, there’s no denying that when team traditions are put into place, it’s a memorable experience for everyone involved. Most teams have many unusual traditions that no other team could replicate. This is because each sport contains so many different qual...

Veggie-ism

Veggie-ism

Autumn Maurice, Writer

September 2, 2016

When the words “vegetarian” and “vegan” cross your mind, you instantly think of weird, animal-loving hippies who worship at the altar of PETA and tell everyone that meat is murder. While the desire not to harm animals may be a major motive for cutting animal products out of a diet, many people choo...

Concert Etiquette

Concert Etiquette

Jianni Adams, Writer

May 20, 2016

As divided as the world is today, we can all be united by a common love for a universal topic. That’s right! I’m talking about music. It doesn’t matter what kind of tunes you choose to blast through your earbuds, be it  rap, country, pop, or some really cool indie band that like, nobody has prob...

On Coming Out

On Coming Out

Mya Freed

May 9, 2016

Right from when we are babies, we are raised with heteronormativity pressed against our tiny shoulders. From seemingly insignificant comments such as referencing a male baby and saying, “He’s such a ladies man! Already looking at girls!” to more major things like to telling your ten year old gi...

“I Am Only 16 Years Old”

“I Am Only 16 Years Old”

Madelyn Guinn, Writer

May 5, 2016

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...

A Monetary About-face

A Monetary About-face

Lydia Rector, Writer

April 27, 2016

The $20 bill that we all know and love will soon undergo a makeover. Andrew Jackson is retiring from his position as the face of the bill, and Harriet Tubman will be taking over. Harriet Tubman, a former slave, is best recognized for her courage with transporting thousands of slaves to freedom. Sh...

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...

Mr. Bernard Sanders: A Detailed Look

Mr. Bernard Sanders: A Detailed Look

Andrew Walker, Writer

April 13, 2016

I imagine Mr. Bernard Sanders sitting in his luxury townhome in suburban Vermont with his morning coffee and daily newspaper. He is seeing a headline written touting his victory in Vermont. Bernie smiles at this and calls his wife in the room and says triumphantly, “Look honey! We’re winning!”, to ...

Facing Harsh Facts

Facing Harsh Facts

Delaney Nunn, Writer

March 23, 2016

Whether you have slept with multiple partners, or have made a commitment to stay a virgin until marriage, nobody is oblivious to the amount of promiscuity during our high school years. Teenage pregnancy rates have shot up dramatically throughout the past decade, and sexual activity has became more popul...

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