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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2019

Across America, students and teachers annually participate in a ‘Red Ribbon Week’ with efforts to dissuade drug use. Started in 1985 by California to honor the death of a Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent murdered by drug traffickers, the week long awareness continues to affect peopl...

Judging Kindness

Judging Kindness

Eden Jones, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Everyone feels lost sometimes. Everyone suffers from long, stressful days. Everyone feels afraid. However, it makes for a dangerous mix when all three of these come together at one time. This happened in the case of Amber Guyger, formerly a Dallas police officer. Guyger sat in the courtroom fighting...

King-Sized Tribute

King-Sized Tribute

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

During the Christmas season, families gather around and kids enjoy various holiday themed activities. For some families, the radio plays a mix of old and new Christmas songs. For sophomore Moses Snow’s Christmas experiences growing up, he turned on the karaoke machine, chose Elvis Presley’s song, “Blu...

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...

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