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Bistro Open for Business

Eagle Cafe

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

Now that the campus bistro, the Eagle Cafe, reopened, students and staff visit the library for a quick on the go meal before class starts. When the bistro opened mid September, students realized they were only serving a limited selection of food.  “I felt like school was incomplete [wit...

Game Days Lack School Spirit

Student Section

Chris Lopez, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

This school year, more than any other, brings and keeps on bringing more and more restrictions. These restrictions seem annoying to students, but they serve a very important purpose amongst the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to safety precautions Decatur High School cancelled any events this year, pep...

Decatur Dismantles the Cats

Lady Eagles vs Bridgeport

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

The Lady Eagles remain undefeated on Friday after they redeemed themselves versus the Krum Lady Cats. Krum beat Decatur in last year’s playoff run and the win gave the Lady Eagles a little redemption from that game last season.  “It feels good to beat Krum because they ended our season ...

Tardy Prevention

Tardy Policy

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

September 2, 2020

As the 2020-2021 school year begins, the new administrative team implements a new tardy system in order to reduce the amount of student tardies. In previous years, teachers repeatedly paused their instruction for students who arrived late, but endured no visible consequence for their lateness. This year,...

The Great Divide

Split Lunches

Allie Tribe, Staff Writer

August 31, 2020

Dr. Jadie Matthew, principal, and the rest of his administrative team made the call to split the lunch periods during the first full week of classes. Basically, one group of students remain in the cafeteria during the first half of the lunch periods and the other group sits in the gym, awaiting the lo...

Musicians March On

Band members practice with their sections during their first Monday night rehearsal of the school year on August 17. Photo by: Lindsay Gogniat

Christopher Lopez, Staff Writer

August 24, 2020

On July 23 of this year Band Director, Eric McNiel informed the band members that UIL ordered to cancel any and all forms of Summer Band. UIL mandated this rule due to the risk of spreading Covid-19 to students. UIL decided to take this precaution for the better of the students to prevent and ...

Senior Season Setbacks

Photo credit Lindsay Gogniat

Lindsey Gogniat, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

Senior Year. A transition period. The last thing before becoming an adult. All taken away overnight.  The rapid rise of COVID-19 in the US changed all academic plans and prohibited any group of more than ten people together in an enclosed area, including school systems. The traditional idea of...

Panic Purchasing

Photo credit Kayla Gonzalez

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

During the month of March, Wise County experienced a mass panic due to the Coronavirus pandemic. During that panic, the majority of people visited their local grocery stores and began stockpiling toilet paper and other necessities, and those, among others, ran out on store shelves. The whole pandemic ...

From the Frontlines

Photo credit Caitlin Archa

Lindsey Gogniat, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

As of March 13, President Trump declared the Coronavirus a pandemic within the United States. Communities all across the country see the effects of the outbreak of this contagious respiratory virus. Locally, all businesses follow strict operation guidelines and must follow essential precautions, especial...

Science Department Earns Grant

Photo credit Mrs. Micinski

Nathan Martin, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2020

Earlier this semester, the Decatur High School science department received a $500 grant from the Exxon Mobil Corporation. The grant provides more hands-on learning for students as physics teacher Audrey Micinski put the grant to use in her classroom the week before spring break started. “The money was us...

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