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Trends Survey

Trends Survey

Olivia Allen, writer

November 8, 2017


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What’s the most trendy place to go to in Martinsville? What’s your favorite app? Tell us your thoughts here in just two questions. Thanks! Click Here!!!  

Leg Hair 500

Leg Hair 500

Alexa Shrake, Writer

October 13, 2017


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“FTK! FTK! FTK! FTK!” For the past three years Martinsville High School students have been chanting FTK (For The Kids), and will be for many years to come. Students who are involved in Dance Marathon fundraise year round for Riley Children’s Hospital and end the year with a six hour dance in ...

College Crunch

College Crunch

Crystal Bailey, Writer

September 6, 2017


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From experiencing the excitement of a new country on exchange, joining the greek life on campus, or cheering on your team at your first college basketball game, college is considered the best four years of your life. It's a time where high schoolers begin  adulthood. However, it can also be one of ...

No Paper, No Impact

No Paper, No Impact

Jianni Adams, Writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Student Life

You walk down the halls and spot a student lugging their broken backpack and their broken dreams by the strap while steadily humming old hymns of better, happier times. You approach them to see if they’re alright. The poor student simply looks up with bloodshot eyes, grabs you by the collar, pulls ...

Sneaking in a Healthy Diet

Sneaking in a Healthy Diet

Delaney Nunn, Writer

March 23, 2017


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There are many ways to involve healthy, vitamin-rich foods in your diet without torturing your tastebuds. By adding coconut oil to a recipe in place of butter, you can knock off tons of fat and calories. By using ground cauliflower to make tortilla shells or pizza crust instead of flour, you can eliminate...

Comprehensive Studying Guide

Comprehensive Studying Guide

Liz Cheatham, Writer

March 23, 2017


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Does your teacher question you about tear stains on your test? Do you stay up all night cramming, yet you still seem to forget the information when it matters most? Chances are you know the material, but you just freak yourself out. Test anxiety is something that affects most students, but can be mitig...

Smartphone: Dumb Move

Smartphone: Dumb Move

Kiki Chandler, Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

We see it every day. We witness our peers walking down the hallway staring at their phone screens, avoiding conversations. We can see moms standing in line at the supermarket scrolling through online coupons or Facebook with their index finger. We notice people talking on their phones while driving not...

An Alternative to Caffeine

An Alternative to Caffeine

Lydia Rector, Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Long days and little sleep: this combination leads to a reliance on the quick fix of caffeine. While the immediate boost is much needed in some situations, it quickly wears off and leaves one back in the hands of fatigue. Overall, caffeine does not restore energy or ward off emotional fatigue. The only...

Origin of Spring Break

Origin of Spring Break

Jianni Adams, Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Whether you plan to hit the beach or hit the couch, we all look forward to a relaxing week in the sun. So close to the end of the year, students all over the nation take part in this celebratory week. We count down the days and thank our lucky stars when it arrives. Everyone looks forward to the week long ...

Freedom of Assembly

Freedom of Assembly

Autumn Maurice, Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Many people think our country is falling apart because of the recent presidential election. Whether they're right or not, everybody under the 1st Amendment of the Constitution is free to peacefully protest against what they think is unjust and unconstitutional. With the recent executive order passed that ...

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Kiki Chandler, Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Life

A Wii, a CRT T.V., and a GameCube controller are the only things you need to play one of the best games that was ever made, Super Smash Brothers Melee (SSBM). SSBM is a fighting game that was developed by HAL laboratory and published by Nintendo. It was created by Masahiro Sakurai and Shigero Miyamoto an...

Ways to Help You Love Yourself

Ways to Help You Love Yourself

Andrea Rahman, Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Student Life

In a society that is always trying to criticize everything and bring you down, staying positive and above the influence is extremely important. It’s so easy to let the negativity from the media and other people make you feel bad about yourself. Loving yourself for who you are is essential to your ha...

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