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Celebrities Empower Fellow Women

Celebrities Empower Fellow Women

Magen McMillian, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

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


Filed under News, Top Stories

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


Filed under News, Top Stories

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


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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


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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...

Mealtime Mayhem

Mealtime Mayhem

Lindsay Gogniat, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Due to multiple incidents, the administration decided to remove off-campus lunch privileges as of August 2018. They added another lunch period and provided more available seating in the lunchroom. As a result of more people needing space at lunch, they increased the seating capacity. Although they added ...

Impromptu ‘Fall Break’

Impromptu ‘Fall Break’

Taryn Holmes, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

From September 21 through September 30, a monsoon descended upon the inside of the high school. Streams of water flooded through the hallways and substantial damage occurred mainly to the office and first floor tiles. While families gathered in the school cafeteria to participate in the a...

Show Season Preview

Show Season Preview

Lindsay Gogniat, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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Upcoming show seasons bring new emotions into the lives of FFA members. They become anxious because of the impending competition. Students involved within the agriculture program look forward to bringing their new animals home, training them and then getting into the ring and taking pride...

Guiding Students in the Right Direction

Guiding Students in the Right Direction

Nate Carr, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

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...

Opportunities Emerge in AVID

Opportunities Emerge in AVID

Lindsay Gogniat, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


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In the 2015-2016 school year, Decatur schools introduced the AVID program. AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, focuses on the future of the students. This program created a chance for students to gain further knowledge about college and even a chance for them to get into college.  Even through limited resources, some find help ...

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