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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...

Merry Swishmas

Merry Swishmas

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

Hoops season begins with district play later this month, and both teams bring high aspirations for the 2019-2020 season. Decatur mens, and women’s teams both began the season strong in late November with two top ten rankings.  “I think that our schedule is tough for sure,” junior Samuel Wr...

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...

Eagles Soaring High

Eagles Soaring High

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Rolling through the season with a 9-0 record, the Eagles refuse to slow down anytime soon. Tonight at Eagle Stadium they put their undefeated record on the line against the 8-1 Gainesville Leopards.  “I’m excited to play because we are having a really good season,” sophomore Karter Houchin said...

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2019

Across America, students and teachers annually participate in a ‘Red Ribbon Week’ with efforts to dissuade drug use. Started in 1985 by California to honor the death of a Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent murdered by drug traffickers, the week long awareness continues to affect peopl...

Fears – A Walk and Talk

Lindsay Gogniat, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Lindsay Gogniat discovers the fears of Decatur students and staff

Wise County Boo Bash

Wise County Boo Bash

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,...

Judging Kindness

Judging Kindness

Eden Jones, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Everyone feels lost sometimes. Everyone suffers from long, stressful days. Everyone feels afraid. However, it makes for a dangerous mix when all three of these come together at one time. This happened in the case of Amber Guyger, formerly a Dallas police officer. Guyger sat in the courtroom fighting...

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