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Senior Season Setbacks

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Weighing In on the New Year

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Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Powerlifting season is underway and once again Coaches Scott Warner and Ty Lang lead the teams through each meet. The Eagles sent three people to state last year, and they hope to repeat the success again this year. “Last year we sent three to state, and we think they can return to that stage agai...

Red-Nosed Trouble

Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

January 3, 2020

Since the movie appeared on television in 1964, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” continues to charm audiences with the heartwarming story of a little reindeer learning to appreciate his unique nose, something we all need to learn. Unfortunately, this treasured classic recently received an onslaught ...

Political Unrest Sparks Conspiracy

Nathan Martin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

People took to Twitter last month in order to express their grievances that come along with a growing population of people protesting certain issues. It remains hard to list all the countries that face this political and social discontent, and one map on Twitter exceeded just over 25 countries that held si...

Wise County Boo Bash

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Eden Jones, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The 2019 Boo Bash took place on Sunday, October 27. Many people in the community participated by dressing up and handing out candy. While walking around, photographers took pictures of everyone wearing a costume, including the dogs. Many ‘characters’ attended the boo bash, including Cleopatra,...

Fall Homecoming Festivities

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Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

It’s that time of year, when the DHS fall sports teams teams take center stage for the 2019 homecoming festivities. Eagle Nation welcomes this year’s events with the football game, the volleyball game and the new bonfire this year to homecoming week. The bonfire and cookout begins on Wednesday at...

New Sports Periods

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September 13, 2019

Kicking off the new school year, administration added a new spring sports class period during 8th for tennis and soccer.  “This will give the athletes sport specific coaching time and time to improve their strength, skills and abilities,” boys' soccer coach,  Christopher Benjamin, said.&n...

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