Following In His Footsteps

Following In His Footsteps

Angelica Lopez, Staff Writer
February 28, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

The pounding of weights and the grunts of dedication is something junior Jesus Gam is all too familiar with. Gam’s father was a 1997 and 1998 powerlifting state champ and that influenced him into joining powerlifting three years ago. “My dad’s a judge now and usually judges my meets,” he... Read more »

Double-Sided

Double-Sided

Racha'el Ussery, Staff Writer
February 27, 2015
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Cassie and Cara Denton Q: What would be your daily casual outfit? Cassie: I would wear jean shorts with a cute 80s shirt and sandals. Cara: I’d wear shorts with a crop top and sandals.   Q:... Read more »

Opportunity Busts Down A Door

Opportunity Busts Down A Door

Lexie Chapman, Staff Writer
February 26, 2015
Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

An idea turned to a club; a club turned into a new idea. That idea turned into a plan, and now that plan is becoming a reality. William Gilbert, Algebra 1 teacher, started planning a project around Christmas to build a disc golf course on the high school campus. One man could never do this alone,... Read more »

Testing Out

Testing Out

Mercedes Rivera, Staff Writer
February 26, 2015
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Between extra curricular activities and intense testing, finals week takes a toll on students. However, new plans for final exemptions may relieve stress and motivate students in class. “There’s a group of students who serves as an advisory board for Mr. Townsend and they brought up how they would... Read more »

Danger Below

Danger Below

Rachael Ussery, Staff Writer
January 29, 2015
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Diving deep into the Atlantic Ocean, he feeds some of the worlds most feared sea creatures: sharks. Freshman Braden Snow first began shark feeding at the young age of ten. “Growing up, my dad used to always dive and feed sharks and I’ve always wanted to do it, so he just kind of inspired me... Read more »

Flying Through the County

Flying Through the County

Lexie Chapman, Staff Writer
January 22, 2015
Filed under Feature, News, Sports, Sports News

Align. Throw. Score!! Disc golf, an “in the shadows” sport, is finally making its debut at DHS and becoming more popular in communities and schools. It is just what the name suggests; you play golf with a flying plastic disc, similar to a Frisbee. The object is to throw this disc into a basket while... Read more »

Cuban Student Joins DHS

Cuban Student Joins DHS

Lexie Chapman, Staff Writer
January 14, 2015
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Full name: Isichel Jose Perez Rivero Age: 17 Why did you come to Texas/America? When I first got out of Cuba I went to Mexico like an escape out of the oppression but the violence rose so we left and came here. How long have you lived in America/Texas? Almost 5 years Where did you live before... Read more »

Tis the Season to Give

Tis the Season to Give

Angelica Lopez, Staff Writer
January 13, 2015
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Christmas is the time of giving and Students for Social Justice (SSJ) are embracing the spirit. They started their Christmas fundraiser two weeks ago. “We did a candy cane gram which is basically buy a candy cane and send it with a sweet ‘gram’,” senior and SSJ president Karen Rodriguez... Read more »

An Angel for Protection

An Angel for Protection

Taylor Yates, J1 Writer
January 13, 2015
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On Jan. 6, 2013 at her apartment in Decatur, her whole world turned upside-down. The majority of her stuff was ruined, from her bed to her clothes. The sound of her iPad shattering as it hit the ground was not important at that moment. Her mind was fixated on her custom-made angel statue. “It... Read more »

Choices

Choices

Faith Myers, J1 Writter
January 13, 2015
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Noise resonated off the bedroom door while she rushed to complete the mass amount of assignments before Monday. After a long week of cross-country in the mornings, basketball in the afternoons, and helping with volleyball practices later after school, she manages to get only a slight amount of... Read more »