Breaking Blue

Gift Giving for Happier Holidays

Tree with ornament

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 logo

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

Sasha Brown

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

At safe trick-or-treat, a young boy decides on what candy to get out of the bowel.

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

This ´Do Not Cross' sign is located outside of the band parking lot at the high school.

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!

The MHS band is state bound, celebrating with a poster in the band hall.

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

Weston Pemberton talks with his teammate while watching the game.

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

Styel Mechling poses for the camera, displaying her beautiful hair.

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...

How To Apply For FAFSA

How To Apply For FAFSA

Abby Salak, Author

October 7, 2019

Worried about how to pay for college? Don’t be. You can get free money from the government that applies to every household, no matter your income, from a program called FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You fill a form out along with your tax returns and the government decides how much...

Getting into the Swing of Things

Sophomore Grace Reynolds cheers her team on after scoring a point.

Anna Foley, Author

October 1, 2019

This season, the volleyball team has started off strong. The girls easily accomplished a win during their home opener against Indian Creek. Shortly after that game, the team took down Columbus North, Mooresville, and Greenwood. So far, varsity’s record is 8-2! This is the girls’ second year with Coach ...

New Drum Major in Town!

Drum Major Annabelle Lambert conducts.

Ken Casey, Writer

September 25, 2019

The Martinsville Marching Artesians’ new season is well underway as their new drum major, Annabelle Lambert, takes charge.  For the past two years, the Drum Major was Julia Rito, a 2019 graduate. Being the first time in two years that the drum major has changed, there is a whole new vibe withi...

New and Improved

Emma-Kate Allen smiles as she works an assignment on her new Chromebook.

Alice Pickering, Writer

September 25, 2019

At the end of last school year, rumors of new Chromebooks floated around. Fast forward to the first day of the 2019-2020 school year: rumors were confirmed! According to Artie Intel director Will Miers, there are a lot of improvements in the new Chromebooks. “[The screen resolution] is better. If you h...

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