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New York Abortion Laws

New York Abortion Laws

Taryn Holmes, Assistant editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019

On January 22, New York passed the Reproductive Health Act concerning the abortion laws of the state. The previous laws regarding abortion restricted the time required to get an abortion to 24 weeks after pregnancy with exceptions deriving only from extreme medical problems threatening the...

Government Sparks Ripple Effect Amid Closure

Government Sparks Ripple Effect Amid Closure

February 10, 2019

Amidst the partial government shutdown that took effect December 22, people continue to grow impatient with the circumstances. As the shutdown progresses, multiple agencies close and this results in a ripple effect to other businesses throughout the United States. The prolonging of the government...

Reactions to Reflections

Reactions to Reflections

February 6, 2019

Thanks to modern technology, videos and stories quickly spread with the click of a button. Among the plethora of online videos, cats reacting to their reflections prove popular. These videos receive much attention, but despite the appearance of mindless antics, they actually reflect scie...

Inhale, Exhale

Inhale, Exhale

Taryn Holmes, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2018

Historically, people often smoked both habitually and recreationally, unaware cancer and other health problems resulted from the action. Although the general public now knows these facts, many still choose to appease their tobacco addiction through smoking. Once hooked on the powerful drug...

Objection to the Highest Court

Objection to the Highest Court

Haleigh Hurst, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

In today’s society, it’s not about what people know, it’s about who people know. This theory proved its accuracy when Brett Kavanaugh gained approval to join the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh replaced one of the most crucial judges on the Supreme Court, Anthony Kennedy, who often considered himself t...

Failed Feminism

Failed Feminism

Nathan Martin, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

At the start of the school year in a Houston middle school, a quote that supports a sexist point of view from received mounds of criticism from Twitter, resulting in the removal of the Sydney Biddle Barrows quote. It read: “The more you act like a lady, the more he’ll act like a gentleman.” Feminism...

Take a Knee

Take a Knee

Haleigh Hurst, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

The National Anthem and American flag stand for equality and unity. In 2016, Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem to protest the racial injustice against African-Americans in today’s society. His movement impacted the NFL in different ways. Now, he fronts for Nike’s 30th-anniversary...

AP vs Dual Credit

AP vs Dual Credit

Cate Young, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Schools offer two options for higher achieving students to gain college credit. AP Courses assist students in earning college credit through the AP test at the end of the school year, where a high enough score earns the student college hours. DHS also offers Dual Credit courses  available through Weatherford Colle...

School Security Updates

School Security Updates

Magen McMillian, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018

As of this school year, many things around DHS continue to change. Along with the cafeteria makeover, the doors remain locked at all times and students must ring a bell to enter the school. These changes, made mostly for safety purposes, make up the ones most obvious to students. Many students find...

The Great Spring Break Debate

Harper Lowery, Staff Writer/Social Media Guru

May 2, 2018

The second most anticipated break of the spring semester, after summer, keeps students pushing through their tests, working hard in off season and turning in the last of their assignments. The spring break buzz fills the hallways and consumes students’ minds as the countdown gets smaller and smaller. Ther...

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