Breaking Blue

IS Claims Responsibility for Brussels Bombing

IS Claims Responsibility for Brussels Bombing

Andrew Walker, Writer

March 22, 2016

Update as of 1:25 PM, March 23, 2016: New information was uncovered about the men that could have been responsible. The two brothers were the masterminds of the bombings yesterday, and they have been identified as Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui. The brothers were Belgian nationals. Both of the brot...

What it’s like to be a foreign exchange student

What it’s like to be a foreign exchange student

Anastasiya Fadyeyeva, Writer

March 17, 2016

What's it like to be a foreign exchange student? This question has been on my mind for a while. I have been watching vlogs of other students who speak about their exchange year. I have made friends with them and have even met up with them in different cities. I was so excited to find out what to exp...

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...

Feminism and the Wage Gap

Feminism and the Wage Gap

Ethan Kidwell, Writer

March 15, 2016

Type “wage gap” in Google and look at the first search suggestion it gives you. This is what appears on your screen:“Wage gap myth”. Current day feminism is like a snowball of beliefs that turn out not to be true, and now it’s too big of a thing to stop as it rolls downhill (like some other...

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...

Donut Dash: FTK Fundraiser 2K16

Donut Dash: FTK Fundraiser 2K16

Lydia Rector, Writer

March 7, 2016

  Donuts, delicious and deep fried, possess the power to make anyone happy. Not only do you have the opportunity to make yourself happy by consuming some delectable donuts, but you also have the opportunity to contribute to an influential cause. This year, NHS will be hosting the first eve...

Sunshine and Chicken Shakers

Sunshine and Chicken Shakers

A.J. Ryan, Writer

February 11, 2016

It’s a beautiful day outside. The sun is shining, and the people of Martinsville are out and about. Or at least that’s what you can tell from the window of your Algebra class. You wish you could be outside taking in the fresh air and sunshine, but you instead find yourself sitting, bored beyond ...

Land of the free, home of the offended

Land of the free, home of the offended

Anonymous, Writer

February 10, 2016

What happened in 2015 that you may remember? It’s highly possible you could reflect on spending a lot of time on your cell phone just scrolling through social media sites, and there’s a high chance that something more than likely offended you every time you scanned your screen, even if you were o...

Through a Mother’s Eyes

Through a Mother’s Eyes

Ally Staley, Online Editor

December 16, 2015

“Looking back, I never imagined that I would become one of those parents. You always hear people say, ‘I had no idea’; well, that was me. I truly had no clue,” said English teacher Mrs. Carri Randall. Drugs are deadly monsters that become so addictive that they can completely dictate someone’s ...

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