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Maintaining the Mascot’s Image

Maintaining the Mascot’s Image

Nathan Martin, Assistant Editor

September 18, 2019

At the end of last school year, long time mascot of three years, Aidan Cottrell, graduated, leaving big shoes to fill. With his departure, sophomore Emma Boatright earned the coveted role of Regal Eagle. She seems quite excited to fill this position, and takes notice of the importance of her role at ...

Welcome Week Boosts Morale

Welcome Week Boosts Morale

Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2019

As the school year drags on forever, students sometimes feel sucked into the monotonous pattern of classes, homework and perpetual tiredness. Without a friendly face and a kind word to help students survive each day, it only brings increased difficulties and negative feelings.  “If one person was just nice to a struggli...

New Opportunities Available

New Opportunities Available

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Administrations announced in the middle of summer break that they added a new foreign language option for students. Starting this school year a new hire, Zachary Zamenski, is teaching two sections of French, as well as a few sections of economics.  Coming to DHS from Bastrop ISD, outside of Austin, ...

The Competition of a Lifetime

The Competition of a Lifetime

Eden Jones, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

VASE, a visual arts scholastic event, allows for anyone to express their creative side through competition. Judges inspect the art through a personal interview. Once the interview ends, the judges score the artwork on a scale from one to four. Four means the artwork exceeds expectations...

When in Doubt, Restart

When in Doubt, Restart

Nate Carr, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2019

She starts the day like any other staffer at this school. She wakes up, gets ready for work, clocks in and checks into her office. Only instead of managing a few hundred kids or grading gratuitous amounts of papers throughout her day, her responsibilities include managing the network for every single u...

Scoliosis Struggles

Scoliosis Struggles

Magen McMillian, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

Scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, affects a substantial sum of people around the world. Although the severity of the condition depends on the individual, generally it causes back pain and sometimes muscle spasms. Students with scoliosis face struggles such as moving around, carrying their bags an...

Living With a Heavy Heart

Living With a Heavy Heart

Nathan Martin, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

When junior Kylie Raymond first entered the world, she came out blue. Not caused by a skin condition, but by a heart problem called Tetralogy of Fallot. In 2001, Raymond’s mother gave birth to her in Germantown, Tennessee. After delivery, doctors sent her on an emergency helicopter to Vanderbilt Unive...

Senior Ranked Superior

Senior Ranked Superior

Nate Carr, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018

He sat dressed in black from bottom to top: a collared dress shirt, slacks and dress shoes that reflect the ceiling lights above. He stands up from his chair, runs his hands down his torso, down his legs and walks in front of his three judges. Senior Aidan Cottrell performs his music piece, “Bright Sid...

Lions, Tigers, Lemurs…Oh My!

Lions, Tigers, Lemurs…Oh My!

Taryn Holmes, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2018

The Center for Animal Research and Education, better known as C.A.R.E, resides in Bridgeport, Tex. From tantalizing tigers to lovable lions and learned lemurs to beautiful bobcats, C.A.R.E provides safety for a wide variety of animals. Their mission: ​to provide a safe, permanent and loving h...

Guiding Students in the Right Direction

Guiding Students in the Right Direction

Nate Carr, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2018

At the end of the last school year, former high school counselors, Lauren Smith and Diane Russell left their positions as DHS counselors. During this past summer, administration hired Kristy Phipps and Catherine Kelly to fill the positions. While this school year marks the beginning of Kelly’s career...

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