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Activities Around Town

Nathan Martin, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Many students at Decatur High School believe that the City of Decatur offers little in the area of recreational activities. However, they simply don’t see all the joyful experiences Decatur offers its residents and visitors. From wacky restaurants to fashionable shops, the town possesses potential to ho...

Holiday Consumerism

Holiday Consumerism

Faith Myers, Photography Editor/ Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Every holiday is intended to celebrate something significant in history. Easter is intended to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Christmas his birth, and Thanksgiving to express gratefulness for the fulfillment of needs- like food- for the commonwealth. Despite this truth, many Americans h...

College 101

College 101

Nancy Torres, Previous Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Hello, seniors! I hope you are all enjoying your last few months of high school before moving onto the next chapter of your life! Take advantage of these last few months in high school. Don’t stress out too much about college right now- enjoy your time with your friends and cherish your high school...

Prom Pressures

Prom Pressures

Madeline Smith, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Prom. A night that’s filled with laughter, dancing, and most importantly, memories with fellow classmates. Many will remember prom for the rest of their lives, and some will only remember it as a small blimp in their teenage years. But with the perfect night comes stress, the occasional tear,...

Scheduled for Change

Scheduled for Change

Madeline Smith, Staff Writer

April 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Recently Decatur has been using the same schedule, but now things might be changing. Students currently attend all classes Monday through Wednesday, but on Thursday and Friday they attend evens, then odds. The school board recently met to discuss the idea of students attending all classes eve...

Money Management

Money Management

Allan Allsbrooks, Webmaster

February 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When receiving my very first paycheck, I was so excited that I had to spend it. I wasn’t aware of the importance of money back then. Now I want to save my money and become independent so I can create a solid financial standing before college. My new strategy called “The Game Plan” has helped me...

New Year, New Me

New Year, New Me

Staff

January 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Lexie Chapman With an old year behind us and a new year in front of us, people usually decide that now is the best time to make “resolutions” to change themselves for the better. I have always been that girl that never made New Year’s resolutions. When I did, I never kept them. This year,...

A New Way to Touch

A New Way to Touch

Allan Allsbrooks, Webmaster

November 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Apple has brought a new way to view and access your desktop: the click-wheel, the multi-touch display, and 3D touch. The new iPhone 6S is the most advanced phone on the market, with a new A9 chip, 3D Touch Retina Display and more. Senior Lucy Doubrava received her new iPhone the week after it was...

Leave Them Be

Leave Them Be

Racha'el Ussery, Staff Writer

April 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

I’ll admit it. In prehistoric times, hunting played an important role in human survival. But come on now, it’s 2015 and the world is more advanced than it ever has been. Is hunting still used for survival or is it just plain wrong? First off, hunting causes pain and suffering to defenseless animals....

All About Love

All About Love

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer

February 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Love is a word that casually gets tossed around time and time again. For instance “I love those shoes” or young couples telling each other “I love you.” I feel that people are just in love with the idea of love. No one really has the slightest idea of what love means. The textbook definition...

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