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School Security Updates

School Security Updates

Magen McMillian, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Top Stories

As of this school year, many things around DHS continue to change. Along with the cafeteria makeover, the doors remain locked at all times and students must ring a bell to enter the school. These changes, made mostly for safety purposes, make up the ones most obvious to students. Many students find...

Opportunities Emerge in AVID

Opportunities Emerge in AVID

Lindsey Gogniat, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

In the 2015-2016 school year, Decatur schools introduced the AVID program. AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, focuses on the future of the students. This program created a chance for students to gain further knowledge about college and even a chance for them to get into college.  Even through limited resources, some find help ...

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...

Blasting to New Heights

Blasting to New Heights

Taryn Holmes, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Entering the 2018-2019 school year, many changes occurred on the high school campus. From the physical appearance of the cafeteria to an expansion of courses, DHS continues to grow. Intro to Engineering, taught by Mickey Morgan, seems like a promising addition to the school. Students jumped at the ch...

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,...

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