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New Sports Periods

New Sports Periods

September 13, 2019

Kicking off the new school year, administration added a new spring sports class period during 8th for tennis and soccer.  “This will give the athletes sport specific coaching time and time to improve their strength, skills and abilities,” boys' soccer coach,  Christopher Benjamin, said.&n...

News on the Blue and Gold

News on the Blue and Gold

Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2019

As most students relaxed over summer, relishing in a break from school, FFA members kept going strong. These FFA students attended leadership camps, planned for the upcoming school year and drove to Fort Worth for the annual FFA State Convention. A select few members even walked on stage to receive the ...

Arising Class Opportunities

Arising Class Opportunities

Lindsay Gogniat, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

As of 2019, the Career Technical Education department added a new EMT class to the available electives for seniors. Students interested in the class pay $700 at the beginning of the year, $600 goes to tuition and $100 pays for their uniform. The Decatur Fire Department comes in to teach the course, ...

Seniors Rock September

Seniors Rock September

Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2019

With last year’s seniors gone, only half of the normally large group of NHS members promote their organizational goals, while sponsors and counselors work to compile their list of junior class inductees. This year, the returning members, now seniors, and sponsors start a plan to encourage kindness an...

School Spirit Soars

School Spirit Soars

Eden Jones, Staff Writer

August 29, 2019

Student Council welcomed students to the new school year with an uplifting collage of posters in the hallways. These posters feature the clubs and organizations around the school that anyone participates in, in fact they encourage the students to join the clubs. Melissa McCoy and Raegan...

Celebrities Empower Fellow Women

Celebrities Empower Fellow Women

Magen McMillian, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

The 61st annual Grammy Awards started with a bang. Five celebrated stars walked onto the stage; the host Alicia Keys, former First Lady Michelle Obama, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, as well as performers, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez. They spoke boldly about how music empowered them as young women and the impor...

Why the DEFY Media Scandal Matters

Why the DEFY Media Scandal Matters

Nate Carr, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2019

On November 6, the multi-channel network (MCN), DEFY Media laid off all of their employees, froze their assets, and left over a million dollars in limbo. The money now sits in the possession of a bank called Ally Bank. Numerous other media outlets covered this ordeal, however, the end of DEFY brought numero...

Local Business Closes Its Doors

Local Business Closes Its Doors

Nate Carr, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2019

In December, Noah’s Ark Pets and Supplies, Decatur’s local pet store,  announced that they planned to close their doors on January 26. Following the post, the company extended the sale of fifteen percent on all goods, initially intended for the holiday season, but also limited the sale to o...

Hurricane Florence Creates Problems for Animals

Hurricane Florence Creates Problems for Animals

Eden Jones, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

Hurricane Florence hit shores this past September bringing mass chaos and causing overcrowding. People struggled to get away safely and animals struggled to survive the harsh weather. Because of the storm’s massive size, many citizens and their pets lost their homes. Rescue workers and vol...

Something Sweet on the Way

Something Sweet on the Way

Nate Carr, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2018

During the past few months, little by little, Dainya Park and Laura Highlander, with the help of many students relocated hundreds of books, several shelving units, a handful of tables and chairs to the right hand side of the library in preparation for a new bistro. Builders currently plan to begin constr...

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