Breaking Blue

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...

Graduated MHS student works on assignments from home on her laptop.

Staying Safe Online

Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt December 17, 2020

This year has brought many more people to the internet to pass the time spent in quarantine while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it be Animal Crossing, Minecraft, Among Us, Instagram, Snapchat,...

To Stand or Not to Stand: Should students stand for the Pledge of Allegiance?

To Stand or Not to Stand

Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt November 19, 2020

Students have been standing for and reciting the American Pledge of Allegiance for decades. Since then, the pledge has become a nationwide tradition. However, standing for the pledge is not a requirement,...

Student holding a my vote counts sticker.

How to Register to Vote

Maggie Coffey and Reilly Gaunt October 22, 2020

When they were constituting our government, our founding fathers created a unique system of voting that allowed the citizens of the United States to provide their input on who would govern our country....

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