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Fit-N-Wise Opens New Facility

Taylor Jayo, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

    The town of Decatur recently welcomed the new and improved Fit-N-Wise on January 9. This redesigned facility brought in over six hundred new members within the first few weeks of opening. The new renovations improve the overall wellness of Wise County, and bring opportunities typi...

FFA Program Creates New Teams

Lauren Dusek, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
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Decatur recruits members for Agricultural Science Department Meat evaluation, one of the new FFA Career Development Event teams recently competed in San Antonio placing 31 out of 68. Decatur competes in 8 career development events, also known as CDE’s, including, Wool, Livestock, Veterinary Scie...

Activities Around Town

Nathan Martin, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Many students at Decatur High School believe that the City of Decatur offers little in the area of recreational activities. However, they simply don’t see all the joyful experiences Decatur offers its residents and visitors. From wacky restaurants to fashionable shops, the town possesses potential to ho...

Cheer Competes at U.I.L.

Harper Lowery, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
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Spirit fills the arena and chants come in from every side; spotlights shine on the faces of a bright cheer squad, and the room overflows with pep. The UIL cheer competition offers the thrill of competing in front of other squads from all around the state, and many coaches put the opportunity on a high...

Student Shares Spy Story

Madison Scroggins, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Many kids never even dream of writing a book, much less publishing it. However, earlier this year Taryn Holmes wrote and published her own book, accomplishing what most adults never get the chance to do.   “In 6th grade I formed the idea of wanting to write a book, and then in 8th grade it wa...

Tasting Restaurant Life in the Classroom

Tasting Restaurant Life in the Classroom

Nate Carr, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
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For the first time, students possess the ability to take a culinary arts class, a class focused strictly on the preparation, presentation, and the handling of goods in the exact same way that many restaurants operate. Culinary Arts teacher, Kelly Eaton, covers everything in great detail. The class...

Teenager Leads Debate Team

Teenager Leads Debate Team

Nate Carr, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
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Not a sound in the room, everyone inside with hands hovering over their laptops’ keyboard and track pad. All the competitors take in deep breaths, then exhale, and then... beep. The madness ensues, as junior Lindsey Peña reads the documents she meticulously spent allsummer researching and wri...

Holiday Consumerism

Holiday Consumerism

Faith Myers, Photography Editor/ Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Every holiday is intended to celebrate something significant in history. Easter is intended to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Christmas his birth, and Thanksgiving to express gratefulness for the fulfillment of needs- like food- for the commonwealth. Despite this truth, many Americans h...

Pokémon Go Sweeps the World with Mixed Reaction

Pokémon Go Sweeps the World with Mixed Reaction

Nate Carr, Staff Writer
October 19, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Top Stories

On July 1 of this year, the Pokémon Company in collaboration with Niantic released their long awaited mobile game, Pokémon Go. It was met with a reaction even the developers didn’t anticipate. It surpassed Candy Crush as the number one downloaded app within the first week. However, even with ...

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...

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