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Flu Shot Season

Flu Shot Season

Alexa Shrake, Writer

November 27, 2017

You walk into the doctor's office or clinic and feel goosebumps crawl up your body as the chilly air surrounds you. The nurse wipes the skin on your arm with the wet sterilizing wipe then pierces your skin with the needle. This is the scene of the dreaded flu shot. Often times, however, a question aris...

Don’t Decide Yet! Test it First.

Don’t Decide Yet! Test it First.

Sophia Jackson, Writer

November 27, 2017

When it comes time to decide between colleges, picking the right one can be very difficult. Figuring out where you want to go can be hard when you don’t have a real experience. Well, you’re now in luck as you can “test the college.” Colleges are providing more and more ways to do just that. ...

The Evolution of Makeup

The Evolution of Makeup

Alexa Shrake, Writer

November 27, 2017

The history of makeup dates way back into the time of the Egyptian rule. Women would burn matches and use the ashes to darken their eyes, smash berries for lipstick, and use little boys’ urine as a foundation to cover their freckles. Like everything, as humans have evolved, so has makeup. In the 1800s,...

The History of Fall Back

The History of Fall Back

Alexa Shrake, Writer

November 14, 2017

The skinny red line moves ever so slowly on the circle that keeps a tight grip on our everyday lives, but as we reached 2:00 A.M. on Sunday, November 5th, the clock fell behind an hour.   Daylight saving time was first introduced in 1784 when Benjamin Franklin wanted to change the time pe...

English Book Survey

English Book Survey

Tara Cunningham, writer

November 9, 2017

We would love to hear what your favorite required English book is. Answer one question and done - as easy as that. Thanks! CLICK HERE!!!!!!!!!

Trends Survey

Trends Survey

Olivia Allen, writer

November 8, 2017

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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...

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