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Contradicting Opinions Arise

Contradicting Opinions Arise

Magen McMillian, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Six years ago, Adam Lanza took his mother’s guns and entered Sandy Hook Elementary school, killing twenty six children and staff within eleven minutes. As of June 28, 2018, 154 schools experienced school shooting incidents (starting the second semester of the school year). Since 2013, an average of 442 ...

More Diversity Desired

More Diversity Desired

Nathan Martin, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

During the summer, I enrolled in an intensive French course at L’Alliance Française de Dallas. This institute was my only access to a reliable language course. After weighing the pros and cons, I decided not to continue once school started, due to the distance and the time it takes up during the ...

Wired for the Future

Wired for the Future

Eden Jones, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Bells became popular during the Industrialization era. In the early 1900’s the government decided to use bells in schools. This way, children became well acquainted with the bells early on, rather than later when they entered factories as workers. These bells, commonly referred to as the “fa...

To Infinity and Beyond

To Infinity and Beyond

Haleigh Hurst, Staff Writer

September 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The space race started in 1957 and ended in 1975, but White House officials confirmed that in 2020, President Trump’s plan to assemble the so called “Space Force” begins. The Space Force fronts President Trump’s re-election campaign. This idea leaves voters wondering why people need a Space Force,...

Deciphering the Wacky Weather

Deciphering the Wacky Weather

Nathan Martin, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Although Texas’ weather goes all over the place, recently it seems more abnormal than usual. The month of February typically contains characteristics of spring, with blooms all around. This season became an exception, with crazy ice and very deep fog. Many speculate this perplexing weather ...

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...

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