Breaking Blue

Thoughts On: Mamma Mia

Courtesy of Francesca Finney

Alexa Shrake, Writer

December 7, 2018

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

Student author Leah Fraser works on writing a story.

Alice Pickering, Writer

November 27, 2018

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

Aviana walking in NYFW for Pyer Moss.

Makayla Capilla, Writer

October 31, 2018

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

Ms. Murray working on an art project.

Alice Pickering, Writer

October 31, 2018

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

Photo Courtesy to @AwesomeArties on Twitter.

Delaney Collier, Macie Crawmer, Writers

October 30, 2018

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

Styel Mechling, 2018.

Styel Mechling, Writer

October 26, 2018

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...

Goodbye Quizlet?

Homepage of

Hannah Johnson, Writer

October 25, 2018

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

Photo courtesy to senior Emmah Keller.

Alexa Shrake, Writer

October 24, 2018

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

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Sophia Jackson, Writer

October 22, 2018

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

Exchange students Chia-Pei Chen, Punyaporn Patthaveesrisutha, and Jessica Immel walking through the woods.

Makayla Capilla, Writer

October 22, 2018

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

Naviance homepage.

Avril Richardson, Writer

October 22, 2018

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

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...

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