Breaking Blue

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Kids Can’t Wait

Charity Shepherd, Writer January 11, 2022

Dance Marathon, created in 1991 by students who attended Indiana University, is a movement that was created due to the tragic death of Ryan White. Dance Marathon consists of year-round fundraising to help...

Ali Burnett poses with baked goods from her business.

Bake It ‘Till You Make It

Madelyn Stantz and Ava Hess, Writers January 5, 2022

Being an entrepreneur at any age can be difficult as you have to take on a lot of responsibilities and risks in order to make your dreams come true. The hard work and dedication that business owners put...

Stressed teenager lays his head down.

Share and Seek Help

Piper Henson, Author September 28, 2021

Mental illness in teens has increased significantly throughout the years. It is caused by many different factors, from home life to school life. Recent events like the coronavirus pandemic have contributed...

Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward

Quincee Collier, Writer September 16, 2021

This fall, designers are trying to create the “new” roaring 20’s. Fashion has changed forever and so have the consumers. While being apart and alone they have tapped into their own style. With the...

Full band shot of the 2021-2022 Marching Artesians.

Marching Into A New Season

Vincentia Thatcher, Writer August 27, 2021

COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the Martinsville Marching Artesians this past year. With limited practice times, having to mask up in 90-degree heat, and no competitions, everyone wondered if there would even...

Some of the earrings made by CoolCreationsByVinny and JustEarTingz.

Student Small Businesses: Earring Extravaganza

Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt March 10, 2021

Students have found many ways to express themselves. Some have even used their creativity to make fun items that they then sell online. Former MHS student Ash Olsen and current MHS student Vincentia...

Some MHS students wearing college gear in the Senior Success Center

AP Courses at MHS

Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt March 10, 2021

For many, the process of preparing for college is very stressful. One way students can take some of the stress of college off their shoulders is taking one, or more, of the many AP, ACP, or Dual Credit...

Students find many clever ways to cheat, including finding answers on websites such as Quizlet.

Cheating: The Growing Issue in Schools

Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt March 9, 2021

Cheating has always been a prevalent problem in schools. Cheating has many names, such as plagiarism, copying, “using your resources”, being “helped” by your friends, or just looking for ideas,...

This is a picture of peanut butter balls. They are easy to make and so delicious!

Easy Recipes: Peanut Butter Bites

Quincee Collier, Writer January 28, 2021

Easy Recipes: Part 1 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bites Difficulty: Easy This 5 ingredient recipe is easy to make, gives you energy, and takes less than 40 minutes to make! It has lots of protein...

Easy Pizza Crackers Recipe

Easy Pizza Crackers Recipe

Shelby Craig, Writer January 22, 2021

Easy Recipes: Part 2 Pizza Crackers Difficulty: Intermediate Ingredients: 10 Ritz crackers (any crackers will work) 10 tsp of pizza sauce 10 pieces of pepperoni ½ cup of shredded...

A computer with internet issues

Internet Issues

Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt January 7, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things, especially in the school system. In order to keep themselves safe, high school students now spend a lot of time at home instead of at school. At home, students...

2020-2021 Foreign Exchange students: 
Front Row (left to right): Enshou Asai (from Japan), Antonio Cano Sarobe and Nicolas Bicand Fernandez (from Spain); 
Back Row (left to right): Martha Chak Yan Yu (from Hong Kong) and Hien Pham (from Germany)

Foreign Friends and Exchange Experiences 

Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt January 7, 2021

COVID-19 has changed and stopped many things this year, but it has not put a stop to the foreign exchange student program. This year, Martinsville High School is hosting seven foreign exchange students...

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