The Journal Online

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...

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...

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...

Cheer Competes at U.I.L.

Harper Lowery, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


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Spirit fills the arena and chants come in from every side; spotlights shine on the faces of a bright cheer squad, and the room overflows with pep. The UIL cheer competition offers the thrill of competing in front of other squads from all around the state, and many coaches put the opportunity on a high...

Tasting Restaurant Life in the Classroom

Tasting Restaurant Life in the Classroom

Nate Carr, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


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For the first time, students possess the ability to take a culinary arts class, a class focused strictly on the preparation, presentation, and the handling of goods in the exact same way that many restaurants operate. Culinary Arts teacher, Kelly Eaton, covers everything in great detail. The class...

Playing It Smooth

Playing It Smooth

Rachael Ussery, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2016


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After many months of practicing, making sure every note, rhythm and dynamics are on beat and correct, ten students will advance to the State Solo and Ensemble contest in Austin next month, May 28. The soloists who advanced are seniors Hayes Waterman on bass clarinet, Everett Noel on string...

From Wall to Masterpiece

From Wall to Masterpiece

Nate Carr, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016


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Art teacher Mrs. Sarah Burdett applied for a grant to be used for a school mural. “There will be a mosaic that will represent the entire school as a whole. Every department, club will be able to be a part of it because art isn’t just painting or drawing, it can be anything,” Burdett said. ...

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