Breaking Blue

Behind The Play

Behind The Play

Styel Mechling, Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under Student Life

High school basketball, soccer, football, and volleyball players all have one thing in common: they are students before they are athletes. This idea is something that continues to rattle through many student-athletes as they face the ultimate hardship of balancing the two major parts of their lives....

When One Part Becomes Two

When One Part Becomes Two

Ken Casey, Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Mrs. Casey’s Human and Social Services class is getting a new look for next school year. Instead of offering one trimester and making the second optional, the class will now consist of two parts; part one of the class will be two mandatory trimesters, and part two will be an optional one trimester. T...

Martinsville Chess Competition

Martinsville Chess Competition

Ken Casey, Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Martinsville High School is known for many different things. Chess, however, is not one you usually hear. On March 23rd, 2019, the National Chess Competition will be held in the MHS gymnasium. “We currently estimate that there will be around 600 players and 1,200 parents and coaches, but we expect a li...

Cancer Awareness Week

Cancer Awareness Week

Ken Casey, Writer

December 19, 2018


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The Martinsville High School student body had their annual Cancer Awareness Week in October. Teacher Kristi Casey has been putting together this week for the past two years. Her class is used to encourage students to go out and change the world, treat others with kindness, and to all around be a great pe...

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...

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