Breaking Blue

Ways to Help Your Community

Ways to Help Your Community

Lucy Hall, Writer

January 23, 2017

A common feeling most teenagers experience during their high school years is the desire to leave home. They claim to hate their town and they can’t wait to move away. This is especially true in Martinsville, a small Indiana town, where things to do seem hard to come by. But what if we as teenagers...

Ignoring Tobacco

Ignoring Tobacco

Hannah Traylor-Doyle, Writer

December 19, 2016

Some teens like to venture out and try things through their years. The most common thing for teens to try is tobacco products such as cigarettes, chew, and snuff. It's more common for males to try chewing tobacco while it's more likely females will smoke. While some teens may try to ignore the serious e...

Christmas Every Day

Christmas Every Day

Andrea Rahman, Writer

December 16, 2016

The sentimental atmosphere, the feeling of anxiety to open presents, the chilly air with warm sweaters, a hot home-cooked meal, the opportunity to spend time with friends and family-Christmas time is looked forward to for weeks (and for some like me, months) in advance. Christmas is a time for joy and...

Winter Spirit Days

Winter Spirit Days

Gary Baker, Editor

December 13, 2016

The last five days of school before winter vacation are closing in. To celebrate, many are participating in some holiday spirit days. Thursday - Festive Flannel Friday - Christmas Spirit Monday- Christmas Pajamas Tuesday - Christmas Characters Wednesday - Ugly Christmas Sweaters...

Seniors: How to Save Money for College

Seniors: How to Save Money for College

Jianni Adams, Writer

November 17, 2016

Seniors, college is approaching. Most of us are getting ready for college and making vital decisions on what our career path will be. A big stresser amongst future college go-ers is how to pay for your future education. Most people work summer jobs while others work all year round. How can you start s...

Autumnal Destinations in Indiana

Autumnal Destinations in Indiana

Andrea Rahman, Writer

November 4, 2016

A cool wind blows orange and brown leaves past you while you sit outside in a cozy sweater and carve pumpkins with your family. One great thing about the Midwest is that we experience seasons to their fullest. Winters are cold and snowy, summers are hot and humid, spring is mild and green, and fall is ...

Fall Fashion Must Haves

Fall Fashion Must Haves

Lydia Rector, Writer

November 1, 2016

Fall is upon us, and with that comes the fashion trends of the season. 1. Boots     With the season of sandals behind us, boots become a staple item of fall fashion. The styles range from ankle to knee high, and colors vary from neutral to bold. Regardless of the style or color, these shoes ...

Academic Doping: Putting the High in High Ability

Academic Doping: Putting the High in High Ability

Lydia Rector, Writer

November 1, 2016

You glance at the clock as it changes from 11:59 pm to 12:00 am and sigh. Six hours into studying and you’ve barely made a dent in the list of to do’s. You frantically begin to calculate the amount of work you still need to accomplish, along with the minimal amount of sleep that you need to function ...

Starbucks’ Secret Creations

Starbucks’ Secret Creations

October 31, 2016

Regardless of age, size, gender, or occupation, most people in America have been to Starbucks Coffee at least once. For those people who go on a regular basis, the menu may get a little old: cold brew coffees, basic frappuccinos, and flavored teas. There are many delicious creations you can get at Starbu...

Things to do in Fall

Things to do in Fall

October 14, 2016

Transitioning from summer to fall can be an interesting change. It’s still nice enough to be outside, but it’s too cold to swim. You can still hang out with friends, but now you have school during the week. So what is there to do? How can you take advantage of the beautiful (but chilly) fall wea...

Applying to College

Applying to College

September 28, 2016

 

The Wheat Retreat

The Wheat Retreat

Andrea Rahman, Writer

September 14, 2016

Last December, I had some blood tests done to make sure my mom’s family didn’t pass on any heart problems to me and to decide what was causing some very minor health issues. For at least a month I couldn’t stay awake in the afternoon, even though I was getting a ton of sleep and I drank a lot ...

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