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New Year, New Me

New Year, New Me

Staff
January 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Lexie Chapman With an old year behind us and a new year in front of us, people usually decide that now is the best time to make “resolutions” to change themselves for the better. I have always been that girl that never made New Year’s resolutions. When I did, I never kept them. This year,... Read more »

A New Way to Touch

A New Way to Touch

Allan Allsbrooks, Webmaster
November 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Apple has brought a new way to view and access your desktop: the click-wheel, the multi-touch display, and 3D touch. The new iPhone 6S is the most advanced phone on the market, with a new A9 chip, 3D Touch Retina Display and more. Senior Lucy Doubrava received her new iPhone the week after it was... Read more »

Babies on the Way

Babies on the Way

Maclaine Lowery, Staff Writer
November 12, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

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 »

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 »

Comfort Across the Atlantic

Comfort Across the Atlantic

Lexie Chapman, Staff Writer
October 7, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

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 »

Make Way for AVID

Make Way for AVID

Rachael Ussery, Editor-in-Chief
October 5, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

​The school’s motto is “Enter to learn- go forth to serve,” and with this new program, students will now be able to live up to those words in the fullest way possible. ​The new program, AVID, is taught by Lauren Smith and currently has 52 freshmen enrolled. It stands for Advancement Via Individual... Read more »

The Freshmen of Fall

The Freshmen of Fall

Maclaine Lowery, Staff Writer
October 5, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Friday nights are filled with football games and volleyball matches and the weekend wakes up with cross country meets. Playing this season are two varsity freshmem athletes, volleyball player Satasha Kostelecky and football player Zane Hickey. Kostelecky is #2 for the Lady Eagles volleyball team.... Read more »

Taking Home the Gold

Taking Home the Gold

Mickey Drewry, Staff Writer
September 30, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

In North Richland Hill’s Special Olympics, Carmelo Palacios took the gold in bocce doubles on Aug. 2. “I was really excited when they called my name,” Carmelo said. Wise County’s first ever Special Olympics team, Made 2 Thrive, brought home seven gold and three silver medals. Bocce, an Italian... Read more »

Paying Tribute to Those Who Served

Paying Tribute to Those Who Served

Mickey Drewry, Staff Writer
September 17, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Decatur High School will introduce a Military Hall of Honor as a tribute to DHS graduate veterans. It is set to make its debut at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. DISD Director of Communications, Holly Fuller began brainstorming in January with a committee of five other community members - Tim... Read more »