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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...

An Alternative to Caffeine

An Alternative to Caffeine

Lydia Rector, Writer

February 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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...

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 ...

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