Let’s Eat

Let’s Eat

The Journal Staff, Staff writer
October 7, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Offering two different lunch periods improves traffic delays and offers more time. With the new lunch times, lines at fast food places and even the cafeteria are shorter. Students wait less for their food therefore getting more time to eat. The schedule also gives them an extra five minutes. Since... Read more »

Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home

Racha'el Ussery, Staff Writer
October 2, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

When I walk into the Decatur High School band hall, I’m welcomed with open arms… and instruments. A sense of protection radiates here that nowhere else in the school can compete with. But within the band hall, there is a certain place I like to hide away and relax. I share this place with my drums.... Read more »

All In

All In

Racha'el Ussery, Staff Writer
September 25, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Top Stories

After being defeated the first game of the season 49-21, the football team kept their heads held high and the Eagles moved on to play at the Battle of Big Sandy. The first game took place in Springtown, and unfortunately the odds were not in our favor. “I felt like in the first half we left 21... Read more »

Video: What Would You Bring On An Island?

Video: What Would You Bring On An Island?

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
September 25, 2014
Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

Eagle Fight Never Dies

Eagle Fight Never Dies

Lexie Chapman, Staff Writer
September 25, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports Feature, Top Stories

When offered the opportunity to come to a smaller community, to become the athletic director and head football coach, Mike Fuller packed up his family and moved to the little town of Decatur, Texas. “I was excited for the new opportunity and thrilled to be part of the community, high school, and... Read more »

New Eagle Takes Over The Nest

New Eagle Takes Over The Nest

Nancy Torres, Editor in Chief
September 25, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Jeff Russell becomes principal, hopes to introduce goals With a new year underway, the school welcomes Jeff Russell as our new principal. Thanks to a friend, he decided to take the opportunity. “I was offered the job by the superintendent, but the board still had to approve me. I found out I... Read more »

12 Things You Should Know 12 Hours Before Homecoming

12 Things You Should Know 12 Hours Before Homecoming

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under Feature, Sports, Sports Feature, Top Stories

“It’s going to be a good game. We beat them last year so we are going to be playing hard. “- Freshman Mario Reyes “Be ready to watch us whoop up on Ranchview.”- Senior Aaron Shetter “Despite all of the distractions, we are going to play our best and not worry about the homecoming... Read more »

Video: Senior Slideshow 2014

Video: Senior Slideshow 2014

McKenna Waddill, Webmaster
June 3, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories, Video

Click here to download a copy of the slideshow. To obtain a DVD copy or a different format, direct your emails to mckenna@mckennagraphics.net.

Looking Back

Looking Back

Nancy Torres, Staff Writer
May 30, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Murphy Graham: I “mustache” you a question. Did you know you are the reason I watch Glee? Follow people on Twitter? Got a Facebook? Thank you for keeping me in the 21st century. Your quick sense of humor and desire to get the job done have served you well since junior high. Now,... Read more »

A New Game Plan

A New Game Plan

Maddi Colson, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Sweat. Hustle. Teamwork. Integrity. That’s what sports are all about, and the new athletic director, Mike Fuller is excited to see what the Eagles are capable of as he transitions from Colleyville to Decatur. “I love Decatur so far; everyone I’ve met has told me my family will love it here,”... Read more »