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Thinking Out Loud

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Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2020

As an avid writer and reader, I should love all this self-isolation. Time no longer stands as an issue, all distracting events are cancelled anyway and sometimes it seems as though the world peacefully sleeps. Except, even the lure of a stress free learning environment, sleeping in and wearing comfort...

Reading to Escape

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

This world that stresses the majority of teens out needs room for them to escape into another world for a few hours. In the next few weeks, Irving, Texas plans the annual North Texas Teen Book Festival. This book fair allows teens who need to escape the world for hours at a time to meet the people w...

Violence in Video Games

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Magen McMillian, Staff Writer

September 4, 2019

The long history of video games began in 1958 with the release of Pong, a simple tennis game. Entertainment progressed to arcade games about shooting aliens or jumping over barrels, and eventually to modern day first-person shooter and adventure games. With the increase of violence among younger chil...

Lack of Lockers

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Taryn Holmes, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2019

From pencils and notebooks to teachers and homework, certain objects represent integral parts of attending school. Another example of a school icon lies in the generic locker, one aspect of school obviously absent from DHS. Although the list of advantages versus disadvantages seems never en...

Gifted, Talented and So Much More

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February 4, 2019

Many students remember their days in a Gifted and Talented class all throughout elementary and middle school. In recent developments, talks of introducing a GT program into the high school shows promise. In Rachel Bonham’s Pre-AP English I class, students take actions to promote a high sch...

Practically Perfect Performance

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Lindsay Gogniat, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

Beginning in early October, the theatre department started working on producing a new musical, Mary Poppins Jr. The show took place this past week and provided many people with the opportunity to see the hard work this department put into the musical. Based around the Disney movie, Mary Poppins, the m...

Heaps of Help for Health

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Alejandra Ruiz, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Sicknesses surround everyone as the fall months arrive. Attendance problems continue for students, and with the inevitable spread of the flu, the faculty expect attendance problems to worsen.  When students take appropriate action, the spread of the flu becomes more preventable. Before the sea...

Contradicting Opinions Arise

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Magen McMillian, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018

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

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Nathan Martin, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

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

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Eden Jones, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018

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...

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