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Maintaining the Mascot’s Image

Maintaining the Mascot’s Image

Nathan Martin, Assistant Editor

September 18, 2019

At the end of last school year, long time mascot of three years, Aidan Cottrell, graduated, leaving big shoes to fill. With his departure, sophomore Emma Boatright earned the coveted role of Regal Eagle. She seems quite excited to fill this position, and takes notice of the importance of her role at ...

Welcome Week Boosts Morale

Welcome Week Boosts Morale

Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2019

As the school year drags on forever, students sometimes feel sucked into the monotonous pattern of classes, homework and perpetual tiredness. Without a friendly face and a kind word to help students survive each day, it only brings increased difficulties and negative feelings.  “If one person was just nice to a struggli...

The Boys Begin the Long Haul

The Boys Begin the Long Haul

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Football returned in a big way Sunday,Sept.8, as the new and improved Dallas Cowboys dismantled the New York Giants 35-17, and continued with their win against the Redskins 31-21 on Sept.15.  Dallas came into the season with the highest expectations after a successful and promising 2018 campaign. ...

New Sports Periods

New Sports Periods

September 13, 2019

Kicking off the new school year, administration added a new spring sports class period during 8th for tennis and soccer.  “This will give the athletes sport specific coaching time and time to improve their strength, skills and abilities,” boys' soccer coach,  Christopher Benjamin, said.&n...

Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

As cross country season hits and teams prepare for the long season, Decatur aims to continue their success and make it to the State Championship again.  The boys cross country team runs into the new season to defend their state championship, while the Lady Eagles work to overcome their second plac...

News on the Blue and Gold

News on the Blue and Gold

Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2019

As most students relaxed over summer, relishing in a break from school, FFA members kept going strong. These FFA students attended leadership camps, planned for the upcoming school year and drove to Fort Worth for the annual FFA State Convention. A select few members even walked on stage to receive the ...

Arising Class Opportunities

Arising Class Opportunities

Lindsay Gogniat, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

As of 2019, the Career Technical Education department added a new EMT class to the available electives for seniors. Students interested in the class pay $700 at the beginning of the year, $600 goes to tuition and $100 pays for their uniform. The Decatur Fire Department comes in to teach the course, ...

Violence in Video Games

Violence in Video Games

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...

Seniors Rock September

Seniors Rock September

Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2019

With last year’s seniors gone, only half of the normally large group of NHS members promote their organizational goals, while sponsors and counselors work to compile their list of junior class inductees. This year, the returning members, now seniors, and sponsors start a plan to encourage kindness an...

New Opportunities Available

New Opportunities Available

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Administrations announced in the middle of summer break that they added a new foreign language option for students. Starting this school year a new hire, Zachary Zamenski, is teaching two sections of French, as well as a few sections of economics.  Coming to DHS from Bastrop ISD, outside of Austin, ...

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