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  • Teenager Leads Debate Team

    Teenager Leads Debate Team

    Nate Carr, Staff Writer

    March 7, 2017

    Not a sound in the room, everyone inside with hands hovering over their laptops’ keyboard and track pad. All the competitors take in deep breaths, then exhale, and then... beep. The madness ensues, as junior Lindsey Peña reads the documents she meticulously spent allsummer researching and wri...

    Pictured: Lindsey Peña Photo credit: Faith Myers

  • Holiday Consumerism

    Holiday Consumerism

    Faith Myers, Photography Editor/ Staff Writer

    February 10, 2017

    Every holiday is intended to celebrate something significant in history. Easter is intended to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Christmas his birth, and Thanksgiving to express gratefulness for the fulfillment of needs- like food- for the commonwealth. Despite this truth, many Americans h...

    Photo credit: Faith Myers

  • Pokémon Go Sweeps the World with Mixed Reaction

    Pokémon Go Sweeps the World with Mixed Reaction

    Nate Carr, Staff Writer

    October 19, 2016

    On July 1 of this year, the Pokémon Company in collaboration with Niantic released their long awaited mobile game, Pokémon Go. It was met with a reaction even the developers didn’t anticipate. It surpassed Candy Crush as the number one downloaded app within the first week. However, even with ...

    Photgrapher- Faith Myers

  • New Club at DHS

    New Club at DHS

    Alejandra Ruiz, Staff Writer

    October 18, 2016

      Lauren Smith, the AVID advisor, is leading more and more students to the path of success. Last year, Smith introduced Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, to Decatur ISD with the help of Principal Jeff Russell. Throughout the past year, this program has proven to be helpful to many students...

    Photo credit: Faith Myers AVID Students Hard at Work

  • Small Traditions for Small Town Living

    Small Traditions for Small Town Living

    Carson Read, Editor-in-Chief

    October 18, 2016

      The woodpile is stacked, firefighters and policemen are in position, hot dogs are fresh off the grill, cheerleaders, Eagle Dolls and football players stand ready to begin one of the most anticipated nights of the year. The Battle of Big Sandy bonfire. It’s a tradition, and it’s a big one.   ...

    DHS Bonfire

    Photographer- Morgan Lamance

News

Playing It Smooth

Playing It Smooth

Rachael Ussery, Editor-in-Chief

After many months of practicing, making sure every note, rhythm and dynamics are on beat and correct, ten students will advance to the State Solo and Ensemble contes...

April 19, 2016No Comments

  • From Wall to Masterpiece April 12, 2016
  • Debate Team Soars High March 4, 2016
  • Interpretation Team Steps Up Game March 2, 2016

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Teenager Leads Debate Team

Teenager Leads Debate Team

Nate Carr, Staff Writer

Not a sound in the room, everyone inside with hands hovering over their laptops’ keyboard and track pad. All the competitors take in deep breaths, then exhale, and th...

March 7, 2017No Comments

  • New Club at DHS October 18, 2016
  • Small Traditions for Small Town Living October 18, 2016
  • Community Comes Together October 4, 2016

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Sports

Spring Sports are Homeruns

Spring Sports are Homeruns

Maclaine Lowery, Staff Writer

Baseball coach Brian Tickell and softball coach Carly Cloud have their teams prepped and ready for the upcoming season. Tickell is starting his second season as h...

April 12, 2016No Comments

  • Video: Eagles Sports Update March 20, 2015
  • Basketball Update February 3, 2015
  • All-Star Athletes -Macen Stripling February 3, 2015

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Opinion

Holiday Consumerism

Holiday Consumerism

Faith Myers, Photography Editor/ Staff Writer

Every holiday is intended to celebrate something significant in history. Easter is intended to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Christmas his birth, and Thanks...

February 10, 2017No Comments

  • College 101 April 28, 2016
  • Prom Pressures April 12, 2016
  • Scheduled for Change April 5, 2016

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