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New Policy Promotes School Spirit

New Policy Promotes School Spirit

Mickey Drewry, Staff Writer
November 6, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

Dress up, be on time and pass your classes. That’s how you become a spirit winner. Vice Principal Sheila McCollum explains how she and her fellow administrators pick the grade level as the spirit winner of the week. “It’s actually so simple, it’s all in a rubric,” McCollum said. The... Read more »

Funding the Eagles

Funding the Eagles

Jake Warren, Staff Writer
October 19, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

There’s an indoor practice facility being built at the High School, and the Eagle Band just landed a snazzy new semi truck. However, these things cost money, and that money has to come from somewhere. That’s what bonds are for. Bonds are essentially loans that the school district receives from... 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
Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

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 »

Cutting Back

Cutting Back

Angelica Lopez, Staff Writer
February 2, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

From just a year ago the price of gas has dropped significantly, now under two dollars. Families are expected to save up to 750 dollars just at the pump, according to Sam Frizell’s article, Most Americans Are Spending Less Than $2 Per Gallon for Gas, in Time magazine. “It actually helped me save... Read more »

Just Like New

Just Like New

Nancy Torres, Editor-in-Chief
January 22, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

Before the New Year, Decatur ISD renovated the theater’s look by covering the pit. “As far as I know, Decatur ISD decided to build the cover,” Theater Arts teacher, Mallory Bryant-Gawne said. After the school board members decided upon the construction of the cover, renovation began. “Cons... 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 »

Fishing For More

Fishing For More

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
January 12, 2015
Filed under News, Sports, Sports News, Top Stories

What started out as just a poll became the real deal this school year. The fishing team was more of a suggestion, but junior Ricky Dunkin helped make it a reality. “I couldn’t play football this year,” Dunkin said. “I got injured freshman year and got re-evaluated and they told me that it was... Read more »

Game Over

Game Over

Mercedes Rivera, Staff Writer
November 10, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

Last month, the school board voted on a new GPA program that allows students more freedom in picking their classes. “The feeling was that this is a better GPA program,” said Counselor Neal Hall. “We would’ve added everyone into this new program, but stopped at sophomores because they haven’t... Read more »