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Burning The Competition

Burning The Competition

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Track and field season is underway with all of its high flyers, fast runners and all around athletes. The year, although young, already brings excitement. In the second meet of the season at Richland, senior Triston Read broke the Decatur 800 M record running a 1:54:63. “Breaking the record was definitely a b...

Jumping forward in Earth’s Orbit

Jumping forward in Earth’s Orbit

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

Growing up, many people never receive an explanation about why February gains an extra day every four years. Each year, the Earth spins for about 365.25 days. Every four years, February needs that one day to make up for that extra day we missed within those years in order to keep the balance. Confusing? Most peo...

Bringing Front to the Front Stage

Bringing Front to the Front Stage

Nathan Martin, Assistant Editor

March 6, 2020

The DHS Theater Department fine-tunes their production of Front by Robert Caisley for the UIL One Act Play District Competition this Saturday, March 7. Senior Kaitlyn Lane plays the role of stage manager for the production. “Auditions went on pretty early in the year, right after the musical,” L...

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...

The Road to Playoffs Starts Here

The Road to Playoffs Starts Here

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Regular season play just ended for the Eagles and Lady Eagles and it seems to the players and fans alike that the journey has just begun. Both teams look to shake things up a bit in the highly anticipated 2020 playoff season.  Lady Eagles already took care of business in their first playoff game...

Keep Your Paws to Yourself

Keep Your Paws to Yourself

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Recently, authorities announced that they need the public’s help in finding the culprits who committed animal cruelty offenses, including a dog in Wise County cut in half and thrown out on a random county road and multiple reports of cattle being shot in Montague County.  Animal cruelty happ...

Kicking Into Gear

Kicking Into Gear

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

The 2020 Soccer season is underway and the Eagles and Lady Eagles have started the year strong. The Lady Eagles began the season 3-2-1. Both teams start district play February 14 against Argyle.  “This year will be a challenge for sure,” freshman Miranda Mares said. “It will be tough for...

Art Meets Science

Art Meets Science

Nathan Martin, Assistant Editor

February 12, 2020

Regardless of background, art always holds the ability to bring people together. Exactly this happened between science teacher Christine Carreno and former DHS student Katelynn Cimini. Carreno asked Cimini to make her a piece for the classroom, and this brought the alumned art student back to her roots...

Weighing In on the New Year

Weighing In on the New Year

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...

Old Traditions, New Spin

Old Traditions, New Spin

Nathan Martin, Assistant Editor

January 14, 2020

The Babylonians remain known as the culture that started the New Year’s resolutions, which occurred over 4,000 years ago. In that time, the people of Babylon made resolutions to gods, setting them to pay back debts in the upcoming months. While the calendar started in March for them, modern day American...

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