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Holiday Tips and Tricks

Holiday Tips and Tricks

Peyton Smith, Writer

December 9, 2019

It’s December and you know what that means...the temperatures go down and the green and red decorations go up! It’s the holiday season and ‘tis the season to be stressed. Shopping, family, cooking, and decorating all happening at once. Do not worry though, here are some tricks and tactics to get ...

A Sea of Red

A Sea of Red

Ken Casey, Writer

December 9, 2019

On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, 20,000 teachers, students, and parents rallied together at the statehouse for the Red for Ed movement. As people flooded towards the statehouse, the view above looked like “The Red Sea” with a swarm of protesters speaking out on behalf of students and teachers. ...

Blizzard Blitz

Blizzard Blitz

Macie Crawmer, Editor

December 6, 2019

Ready to run?! Saturday, December 7th, MHS is holding its first annual Blizzard Blitz event. The entry fee is $20, and all proceeds go towards the school’s student fund. If you don’t feel like running, walking is always an option! First and second-place finishers of both genders will receive a med...

How To Stay Safe When Walking Alone

How To Stay Safe When Walking Alone

Dylan Archer, Writer

December 3, 2019

Walking by yourself, especially at night, can be frightening and even dangerous. It is almost inevitable that at some point, most people will have to walk by themselves. Here are a few tips that will help you be safe when you’re walking alone...  First and foremost, walk with confidence and p...

Gift Giving for Happier Holidays

Gift Giving for Happier Holidays

Maggie Coffey, Writer

December 2, 2019

Some children wake up on Christmas morning to dozens of gifts, while others wake up to grumbling bellies and frozen fingers. There are millions of homeless people in the United States who struggle to provide for their everyday needs. In the harsh, unforgiving climate of the holidays, they must combat ...

Red For Ed at the Indiana State House

Red For Ed at the Indiana State House

Ken Casey, Writer

November 18, 2019

Tomorrow, November 19th, over 14,000 teachers and concerned community members from Indiana will meet at the statehouse to stand up for the #RedForEd movement. Over 80 teachers in the Martinsville school district will be attending this major event. Many schools in surrounding areas have closed for the event...

POV of a Pub Student

POV of a Pub Student

Millie Foley, Writer

November 11, 2019

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a publications student looks like? Are you curious about whether or not you would enjoy the class? Day to day events vary every now and then, but here is a peek inside room 301A from 1:35-2:40.  The bell rings and fifth period begins. Mr. Perry calls the clas...

Students and Trick-Or-Treating

Students and Trick-Or-Treating

Alice Pickering and Ken Casey

November 5, 2019

To some, trick-or-treating is for children. In movies such as Monster House, there always seems to be an ever-present worry that one is “too old” to trick-or-treat, but at what age are you supposed to stop? Believe it or not, many high school students across the country still go trick-or-treating...

A New Start

A New Start

Anna Foley, Writer

October 29, 2019

This 2019-2020 school year has been a year full of changes for the MHS staff and students. Below are some of the many new additions:  Three years ago, the MSD of Martinsville decided it was time to go tech, so students and teachers received Chromebooks. This year, the contract for the Chromebo...

State Bound!

State Bound!

Ash Olson, Author

October 25, 2019

The MHS Marching Artesians have marched their way to ISSMA state finals for the first time in four years! Their show, “The Deadline,” is about a journalist who is procrastinating, but has a deadline to meet for the latest newspaper issue. The setting is a 1960’s newsroom; during the show, the ...

Football Injuries

Football Injuries

Olivia Ostler, Author

October 22, 2019

Friday night football games are some of the most popular events to go to in Martinsville during the first months of the school year. The MHS football team has worked extremely hard this season and have had to make several adjustments due to injuries. This year has been one for the books when it comes...

Part 1: The Root Problem

Part 1: The Root Problem

Styel Mechling, writer

October 9, 2019

Hair is an interesting thing. It can be curled, straightened, crimped, braided, twisted, and even shaved in the most peculiar ways. But, there is a certain type of hair that constantly gets questioned, pushed to the side, and treated unfairly. Well, for those who have any questions about their crazy...

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