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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


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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


Filed under News, Top Stories

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 ...

Blasting to New Heights

Blasting to New Heights

Taryn Holmes, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2018


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Entering the 2018-2019 school year, many changes occurred on the high school campus. From the physical appearance of the cafeteria to an expansion of courses, DHS continues to grow. Intro to Engineering, taught by Mickey Morgan, seems like a promising addition to the school. Students jumped at the ch...

2018 Baseball and Softball Seasons

Cate Young, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under News

Decatur softball and baseball players tried out for varsity and junior varsity teams on January 19, and January 26, respectively.  Coaches chose players based upon their performances during tryouts. The seasons officially began, and both teams practice every day.  “We do a lot of different dr...

Regal Stakes Claim at State

Regal Stakes Claim at State

Nate Carr, Staff Writer/Webmaster

February 16, 2018


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On January 21, Aidan Cottrell placed 2nd Place at the State of Texas Mascot Competition, with a score of 257, just three points shy of first place. Most mascots that compete in statewide competitions must audition before they get the ability to compete. However, a U.C.A. (Universal Cheer Associati...

Illnesses Cause Attendance Issues

Illnesses Cause Attendance Issues

Lauren Dusek, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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Falling ill and missing school becomes inevitable with recent flu outbreaks, and students endure punishment for it with an absence, which most find unfair. The absences hurt the most when finals roll around, often making it impossible to exempt. Penalizing students for their lack of attendance when ...

Apple’s Newest Creation

Apple’s Newest Creation

Cate Young, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under News

Apple announced their new iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, on September 12.  The release of the iPhone 8 and 8S occurred on Friday, September 22, and many ordered theirs immediately.  Pre-orders of the iPhone X begin on October 27, and then release November 3.   This year marks 10 years of...

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