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New Club at DHS

New Club at DHS

Alejandra Ruiz, Staff Writer
October 18, 2016
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  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... Read more »

Small Traditions for Small Town Living

Small Traditions for Small Town Living

Carson Read, Editor-in-Chief
October 18, 2016
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  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.   ... Read more »

Community Comes Together

Community Comes Together

Taylor Durham, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
October 4, 2016
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Blue Ribbons tied around mailboxes, car antennas, light posts, and even strips of masking tape forming a blue line across a rear window flood the visions of those running around town with their family and friends.  Some citizens never notice those blue strips of cloth, while others, aware of them, never... Read more »

Long Time Cheer Sponsor Retires from Position

Long Time Cheer Sponsor Retires from Position

Madison Scroggins, Staff Writer
October 3, 2016
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Cheers and sounds of beans clanking against tin cans fill the air, and each class fights to be the loudest. The band plays the school and fight songs while the Eagle Dolls dance. The cheerleaders chant on the gym floor, but someone is missing. Kanetha Hicks, Decatur cheer coach of 7 years, recently... Read more »

A Budding Success

A Budding Success

Carson Read, Staff Writer
April 18, 2016
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A person may never know where they will find inspiration. They might find it in a book, in a favorite song or in a classical movie. Or, they just might find it in nature. Junior Caraline Cowdrey has diligently worked on a project inspired by her horticulture class for the better part of two m... Read more »

AVID Opens Opportunities

AVID Opens Opportunities

Taylor Durham, Staff Writer
April 14, 2016
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Scholarship applications fill many seniors’ plates, and trying to hunt scholarships down is time consuming. Seniors spend most of their time preparing for graduation and the stress of finding scholarships is another item on their list of things to worry about. AVID, a college readiness pr... Read more »

Heart of a Champion

Heart of a Champion

Carson Read, Staff Writer
April 4, 2016
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In 2007, seven and eight year old Lauryn and Lyndi Luttrull attended their first 4-H meeting in a church basement. Now, the sisters are inspiring many all over Wise County. Third generation 4-H members Lyndi and Lauryn Luttrull follow in their ancestor’s footsteps through eight years of work ... Read more »

Partners for Life

Partners for Life

Mickey Drewry, Staff Writer
February 29, 2016
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Long hours, brutal practices, and worn out pointe shoes consume the lives of these inseparable dance partners. That’s Hannah and Cara Solis- dancers by heart and sisters by blood. “She’s my best friend and we do everything together,” junior Cara Solis said. The Solis sisters, who... Read more »

Babies on the Way

Babies on the Way

Maclaine Lowery, Staff Writer
November 12, 2015
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December brings chilly weather, Christmas carols and winter break, but for head volleyball coach Claire Gay, December means the arrival of motherhood. Gay is expecting twins, a boy and a girl. “The little girl’s name is Emerson Mae Gay, and the little boy is Matthew Riggins Gay,“ Gay said. Family... Read more »

Comfort Across the Atlantic

Comfort Across the Atlantic

Lexie Chapman, Staff Writer
October 7, 2015
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The thought of leaving the simple town of Skien, Norway was exhilarating but scary. After a few discussions with her parents, Vilde Sorlie finally got an application to come to America as a foreign exchange student. “I told them first when I was thirteen that I wanted to be a foreign exchange student,”... Read more »

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