Breaking Blue

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...

Planning For The Future: Naviance

Planning For The Future: Naviance

Avril Richardson, Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Martinsville High School (MHS), after two years of debating and researching, they have decided to use a new program, Naviance. A site where students can learn more about themselves, and what they want to do when they are older. Students can find out information on colleges they want to go to, and they ca...

Painted Parking

Allison Johnson

October 1, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Not only has there been big changes happening inside of MHS, but recently there have been changes happening outside of MHS in the school parking lot. After years of seniors requesting for Dr. Sears to let them paint their parking spaces, he has finally agreed. “Year after year someone has always a...

MAMMA MIA, the Musical, Coming to a Theater Near You

MAMMA MIA, the Musical, Coming to a Theater Near You

Delaney Collier, Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Life

Mamma Mia, the musical inspired and based on the songs by ABBA, set in a Greek paradise, is about a 20-year-old girl named Sophie, whose one wish is to have her father walk her down the aisle. Unfortunately, she doesn’t know who her father is, and frankly, neither does her mother, Donna. After find...

Uncovering the Truth

Uncovering the Truth

Sophia Jackson and Leah Fraser

May 15, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Imagine living with seven different foster parents scattered all across Indiana from the time you can remember. For Jenna Alexander, this is reality.  Alexander explained that most of the families were kind and civil towards her, but, “...the only ones that weren’t nice were ones that were r...

How Dieting Affects Your Body

How Dieting Affects Your Body

Crystal Bailey, Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Student Life

At one point or another, almost everyone has looked in the mirror and thought, “I could lose a pound or two.” Hundreds of dieting methods exist ranging from various exercises, meal plans, and surgeries. Diets can be a positive method to maintain overall wellness and a healthy weight  and can have...

Turning Struggles into Determination

Spencer Skaggs, Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

School isn’t always enjoyable. It is stressful, grueling, and sometimes boring; but it is very important. The grades that you make today can determine the colleges you can get into, which determines what kind of jobs you are qualified for, which can then determine the kind of life that you live. But...

Bang Bang Goes Your Heart

Bang Bang Goes Your Heart

Alexa Shrake, Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Student Life

The new popular energy drink BANG from VPX Sports has taken its place on shelves all across America. Ranging in a variety of flavors such as Blue Razz, Lemon Drop, Champagne, Power Punch, Star Blast, Sour Heads, Cotton Candy, Black Cherry and Vanilla, BANG is starting to replace the popular Monster drinks...

Sophia Jackson’s Book

Sophia Jackson’s Book

Hannah Johnson, Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Imagine sitting down, a teenager in high school, and writing a book that will soon be published and on its way to the world’s eyes. This is what sophomore Sophia Jackson has been doing for the past year. She spent many hours working on her book, How Little We Know, over the summer and through the first of the s...

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