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Objection to the Highest Court

Objection to the Highest Court

Haleigh Hurst, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Top Stories

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


Filed under Editorial, Top Stories

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


Filed under Editorial, Top Stories

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


Filed under Editorial, Top Stories

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


Filed under Editorial, Top Stories

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


Filed under Editorial

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...

Deciphering the Wacky Weather

Deciphering the Wacky Weather

Nathan Martin, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Although Texas’ weather goes all over the place, recently it seems more abnormal than usual. The month of February typically contains characteristics of spring, with blooms all around. This season became an exception, with crazy ice and very deep fog. Many speculate this perplexing weather ...

Time for a change

Time for a change

Harper Lowery, Staff Writer/Social Media Guru

March 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial

In all the years of its history, DHS always chose to host a “closed prom.” The school’s closed prom policy means that strictly juniors and seniors that attend this school may attend, and no one else. The majority of other high schools allow juniors and seniors to go too, however these students...

The Importance of Academic Integrity

The Importance of Academic Integrity

Nathan Martin, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Around 1,000 students at DHS go to school five days a week with the purpose of learning. A growing amount of these students try to find the easy way out when faced with difficult tasks in challenging classes. When people cheat, they put their grade on the line, along with their educational credibility....

STAAR Stressers

STAAR Stressers

Lauren Dusek, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial

The STAAR a series of state mandated standardized tests used in Texas public schools. Texas requires high school students to take 4 of theses assessments: Biology, English 1, English 2, and US History. Teachers and parents work hard all year preparing students. Some students risk failing the test be...

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