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Opportunities Emerge in AVID

Opportunities Emerge in AVID

Lindsey 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


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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


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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...

DHS Population Skyrockets

DHS Population Skyrockets

Taryn Holmes, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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Students probably noticed that after the summer of 2017, the halls shrank. Rather than walking freely throughout the campus, movement now involves shoulder to shoulder contact. Students began taking a seat on the floor due to a lack of desks, and teachers became overwhelmed with how to handle so...

Night at the Emmys

Night at the Emmys

Lauren Dusek, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


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The Emmys Awards Show took place on September 17. The Emmys, a special night for the television industry, celebrates actors and actresses for their accomplishments throughout the year. At such an exclusive event, people expect the best behavior, especially from the former White House Press...

Fit-N-Wise Opens New Facility

Taylor Jayo, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


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    The town of Decatur recently welcomed the new and improved Fit-N-Wise on January 9. This redesigned facility brought in over six hundred new members within the first few weeks of opening. The new renovations improve the overall wellness of Wise County, and bring opportunities typi...

FFA Program Creates New Teams

Lauren Dusek, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


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Decatur recruits members for Agricultural Science Department Meat evaluation, one of the new FFA Career Development Event teams recently competed in San Antonio placing 31 out of 68. Decatur competes in 8 career development events, also known as CDE’s, including, Wool, Livestock, Veterinary Scie...

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