Recap: Track

Recap: Track

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
April 16, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Top Stories

Both boys and girls placed second overall as a team the district 9-3A Championships. Those who placed in events will advance on to the Area track meet, which will be held in Argyle Thursday April 17. The girls team will send 15 to Area which includes: Bailey Berry, Darci Billmire, Haley Dennard, Lily... Read more »

Recap: Golf

Recap: Golf

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
April 15, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Top Stories

Yesterday April 14 and today April 15 the golf team competed at regionals at the Tanglewood Golf Course in Pottsboro. “I’m nervous but excited because it’s regionals and there are going to be tougher and more advanced people that I’m going to be competing against,” junior Kaylee Higdon said. Higdon,... Read more »

All Star Athletes: Sarah Alling

All Star Athletes: Sarah Alling

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
April 5, 2014
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All Star Athletes: Destiny Whitworth

All Star Athletes: Destiny Whitworth

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
March 28, 2014
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All Star Athletes: Chad Layton

All Star Athletes: Chad Layton

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
March 25, 2014
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All Star Athletes: Katey Rowden

All Star Athletes: Katey Rowden

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014
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All Star Athletes: Trey Dale

All Star Athletes: Trey Dale

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
February 21, 2014
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Shifting Lines

Shifting Lines

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
February 21, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Top Stories

UIL released next year’s realignment for football and basketball. Football has been moved to district 4-4A Division I. The district includes Burkburnett, Gainesville, Graham, Mineral Wells and Wichita Falls Hirschi. “It will be tough competition every Friday night,” head football coach Kyle... Read more »

All Star Athletes: Murphy Graham

All Star Athletes: Murphy Graham

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
February 15, 2014
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All Star Athletes: Paul Walker

All Star Athletes: Paul Walker

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
February 7, 2014
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Got Credit?

Got Credit?

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
February 5, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

For students wanting to take college courses next school year, here is an opportunity that shows how to sign up for them, where to sign up, and other helpful information on the courses. To earn college credits, students must request the dual credit course when completing a schedule request for next... Read more »

All-Star Athletes: Wade Laughlin

All-Star Athletes: Wade Laughlin

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
January 31, 2014
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12 Things You Should Know 12 Hours Before The State Tournament

12 Things You Should Know 12 Hours Before The State Tournament

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports Feature, Top Stories

“Going in to the state tournament, we have to keep a good mind set, and go out there and play the best to our ability and leave it all on the court.”- junior, Makayla Mayfield, varsity volleyball player “We appreciate everyone’s support and the louder you are the better... Read more »

All-Star Athletes: Wade Laughlin

All-Star Athletes: Wade Laughlin

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
November 15, 2013
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All-Star Athletes: Morgan Haney

All-Star Athletes: Morgan Haney

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
November 14, 2013
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“All-Star Athletes” is an opportunity... Read more »

All-Star Athletes: Austin Poole

All-Star Athletes: Austin Poole

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
November 13, 2013
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12 Things You Should Know 12 Hours Before The Last District Game

12 Things You Should Know 12 Hours Before The Last District Game

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
November 8, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Top Stories

“The seniors appreciate all of the support that the school has given the football team and we hope we’ve played well enough to please our fellow students.”- senior, Mason Del Castillo, varsity football player “We are going to do anything and everything possible for us to... Read more »

All-Star Athletes: Makayla Mayfield

All-Star Athletes: Makayla Mayfield

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
November 6, 2013
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Movie Review: Gravity

Movie Review: Gravity

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
October 21, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney is phenomenal movie! A definite must see. Viewers who interested in science movies will love this and those who are not will enjoy it just as much as I did. It not only exposes sad parts that brought me to tears but it also portrays moments... Read more »

From Different Worlds: Foreign Students Attend DHS

From Different Worlds: Foreign Students Attend DHS

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
September 30, 2013
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

From the land of famous Brazilian soccer player Pelé to Spain’s most known player Messi, two students from different countries migrate to Texas. Previously living in Barcelona, Spain to living in Texas for the past four years, junior Angel Ayala Verdugo joins the DHS student body. “I enjoy... Read more »

History teacher co-writes POW book

History teacher co-writes POW book

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
April 22, 2013
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World War II was closer to Texan homes than anyone ever imagined. History teacher Christopher Chance personifies this through a book that he co-wrote called “Camp Huntsville The First German POW Camp in Texas” about a Nazi Prisoner of War (POW) camp in Huntsville, Texas. The book consists of day-to-day... Read more »

300 words: Stephanie Navarrete

300 words: Stephanie Navarrete

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
March 27, 2013
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Helping others in the community is something that senior Stephanie Navarette always wanted to do. Fighting fires meets the job description. “I find myself sometimes pumped up whenever I see an accident or someone hurt because I’d like to help them out, but then again I don’t have any experience... Read more »

Internet suspension causes confusion

Noehlia Ortiz , Staff Writer
March 4, 2013
Filed under News

Recent problems with the computer’s Internet caused an inconvenience for students. Several students visited the Mac Shack with Internet problems throughout the weeks. “I didn’t like it; it wouldn’t let me get on the Internet to finish my homework,” sophomore Ivie Hacker said. According... Read more »

19 questions with new theatre director Kris Lilley

19 questions with new theatre director Kris Lilley

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
January 31, 2013
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Q: Where did you go to college? A: I graduated from Texas Woman’s University   Q: How many years did you go to college? A:  I went four years for my undergrad.   Q: What is your degree in? A: Theatre   Q: How many years have you worked as a theatre director? A:... Read more »

20 questions with athletic trainer Sheree Colson

20 questions with athletic trainer Sheree Colson

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
January 18, 2013
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

1. Where did you move from? I was at Texas Women’s University. 2.Why did you move to Decatur? I’ve known Brett Braziel, Tammy, and Fernando Escobar at Fit N Wise for quite a while and we chatted and talked about an opportunity to work here. 3.What made you interested in becoming a trainer? Sports... Read more »

Staffer reflects on lunch issues

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
December 10, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Recently, administration set forth new rules for students during lunchtime. Bringing in food or drinks onto the campus during lunch is no longer allowed. Students pay a lot of money for food and some gulp down their food or avoid eating altogether because they try to make it back on time. They try not... Read more »

Hit the ground running: Coach overcomes obstacles

Hit the ground running: Coach overcomes obstacles

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
December 7, 2012
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She was running down the street on a normal day when all of a sudden a car hit her. Kristina Bird, biology teacher and cross-country coach was 21 when she was hit by a car not once but twice during her college years. “The first accident was a hit and run,” Bird said. “I hurt my L1, L2, lower... Read more »

Six weeks testing brings new grading changes

Six weeks testing brings new grading changes

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
October 31, 2012
Filed under News, Top Stories

Two weeks ago, high school students were introduced to six weeks tests. In the past, students became accustomed to nine weeks tests, but that changed. “I hate having to take tests. It fries my brain,” said sophomore Melissa Lira. “If I would have had more time to prepare for my tests I think... Read more »