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The actresses of Steel Magnolia run through rehearsal before opening night.

Curtain Rises Once Again

Theatre returns with Steel Magnolias
Torin Steil, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

Decatur Theatre puts on their first production of the school year: Steel Magnolias. Decatur’s production theatre class rehearses the show nearly every day since the start of the year to deliver the best...

Old versus New

Filmmakers miss the mark as they continue to remaster, reimagine old movies
Magen McMillian, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

    Over the years since the invention of film, movie producers have made long strides to make movies better in different ways. They added sound, color, computer-generated imagery (CGI),...

Masked Performers Advance

Masked Performers Advance

One Act Play places at district, moves on to regional rounds
Allie Tribe, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

  After a year of cancellations and closings, the theater lights finally clicked back on. Since November, the DHS theater department has been preparing for the UIL One Act Play competition....

Another Dance Down 

Another Dance Down 

Eagle Dolls advance in competition with confidence
Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

  Eagle Dolls competed in the ShowTime International dance competition on Mar. 27 and received Best in Category for the following: Pom Routine, Novelty Routine and Contemporary Routine. While...

Decatur Alumna publishes second book

Decatur Alumna publishes second book

After first novel freshman year, 2020 graduate writes second story
Magen McMillian, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Decatur High School alumna Taryn Holmes wrote her second book this year in her freshman year at A&M called “The Blue Jacket.” The story follows an FFA jacket through the journey of being...

Rejection Spurs Success

Rejection Spurs Success

Alumna follows lifelong passion publishing thriller novels
Allie Tribe, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

  In any library, books line shelf after shelf. Author’s names pop off of the various covers, but each seems like nothing more than a faceless name. To most, the names hold little importance....

Online Shopping

Less Chaos in Retail

Increased virus numbers cause consumers to shop cautiously this season
Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

With Christmas around the corner, consumers shop for the perfect gifts to give family and friends this season. Traditionally, Thanksgiving night, stores open and shoppers line up around buildings to...


Perseverance Pays Off

Arthur's journey to publishing proves worthwhile
Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

One day, thirteen years ago, art teacher, Cristina Arthur, began brainstorming an idea for her book. She put her thoughts and ideas aside when life with a toddler and infant began to catch up to her....

Streaming Services

Streaming Supports Entertainment Need

Consumers subscribe to various online services to stay busy during shutdowns
Chris Lopez, Staff Writer October 26, 2020

With the threat of spreading Covid-19, the local government, and later the U.S. Government, enforced citizens to stay home, essentially creating a lockdown, and encouraging the avoidance of social...

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Bringing Front to the Front Stage

UIL One Act Play crew takes production on road for competition
Nathan Martin, Assistant Editor March 6, 2020

The DHS Theater Department fine-tunes their production of Front by Robert Caisley for the UIL One Act Play District Competition this Saturday, March 7. Senior Kaitlyn Lane plays the role of stage manager...

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