Breaking Blue

10 Ways To Keep On Track This Tri

10 Ways To Keep On Track This Tri

Styel Mechling and Makayla Capilla

December 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Sports, tests, friends, family, multiple hours of homework, and even outside-of-school work are all factors in making a high school student tense. Sometimes it can feel as though we can’t even conjure up the time to care for ourselves and overall just relax. Here are ten ways to make sure you don...

Internet Sensation

Internet Sensation

Makayla Capilla, Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Most kids and teenagers nowadays can’t remember a time without having a cell phone. They are in our hands almost every moment of every day. If they aren’t in our hands, they are right by our side. While many can see this as a bad thing, others feel it has its perks. Tons of teens all over the...

Thoughts On: Mamma Mia

Thoughts On: Mamma Mia

Alexa Shrake, Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Life

Almost every seat filled with peers, loved ones, and fans of Mamma Mia, it was a full house. On Friday November 16th, the show did not start on time due to the line being out the doors. A huge crowd gathered to watch one of the first high schools in the country perform the well-known musical. Work...

A Work In Progress

A Work In Progress

Alice Pickering, Writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Life

Books and writing from authors surround us every day. They are in classes, stores, and homes. Here, at Martinsville High School, we do our fair share of writing in class. Four people in particular are going beyond that and being authors of more than just poems for English class. Sophia Jackson is our...

From Small Town to the Runway

From Small Town to the Runway

Makayla Capilla, Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Life

There is a perception that coming from a small town can be a detriment to your future. However, a former student from Martinsville High School, Aviana McClish, proved that to be wrong. During the 2018 New York Fashion Week, Aviana walked for Vogue while wearing Pyer Moss. This was one of the biggest mom...

Hidden Gem: MHS Jewelry Class

Hidden Gem: MHS Jewelry Class

Alice Pickering, Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Life

At Martinsville High School, there is a large array of classes. From Creative Writing to Agriculture, there is a class for every kid, no matter their interest. So, it’s no surprise that we have a Jewelry class. Taught by the interesting Ms. Murray, a woman with bats above her desk and art everywhe...

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 ...

Emmah Keller Advances to State Finals

Emmah Keller Advances to State Finals

Alexa Shrake, Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Seniors, Sports, Student Life

Putting her way to IHSAA Golf State Finals, Martinsville High School senior Emmah Keller stood out from the rest at State Finals. Being the only member from Martinsville, Keller may have seemed intimidated by teams that advanced, but that is far from the truth. Keller confidently competed at state a...

Applying for College

Applying for College

Sophia Jackson, Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Student Life

The college application process can be terrifying. Between the common application, filling out your FAFSA, writing your college admission essay, and scholarship applications, it can be daunting at best. Here to help simplify the process a bit is a step-by-step guide on how to tackle the beast that is...

Foreign Lands

Foreign Lands

Makayla Capilla, Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Traveling out of your comfort zone can be frightening for some, but leaving your home country to live with strangers and speak an unfamiliar language is much more terrifying. Exchange students all over the world experience this feeling every year. They go to an unknown land where everyone looks, speaks...

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