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Mealtime Mayhem

Mealtime Mayhem

Lindsay Gogniat, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Due to multiple incidents, the administration decided to remove off-campus lunch privileges as of August 2018. They added another lunch period and provided more available seating in the lunchroom. As a result of more people needing space at lunch, they increased the seating capacity. Although they added ...

Objection to the Highest Court

Objection to the Highest Court

Haleigh Hurst, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Top Stories

In today’s society, it’s not about what people know, it’s about who people know. This theory proved its accuracy when Brett Kavanaugh gained approval to join the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh replaced one of the most crucial judges on the Supreme Court, Anthony Kennedy, who often considered himself t...

History of Decatur

History of Decatur

Eden Jones, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Zachary Taylor established Taylorsville in 1856, around the time ​Henry A. Wise established ​Wise County. However, the local bishop, a man of great power in the town, disagreed with the name because he disliked Zachary, the man who owned Taylorsville. Zachary then renamed the town Decatu...

Impromptu ‘Fall Break’

Impromptu ‘Fall Break’

Taryn Holmes, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

From September 21 through September 30, a monsoon descended upon the inside of the high school. Streams of water flooded through the hallways and substantial damage occurred mainly to the office and first floor tiles. While families gathered in the school cafeteria to participate in the a...

Contradicting Opinions Arise

Contradicting Opinions Arise

Magen McMillian, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

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 ...

Show Season Preview

Show Season Preview

Lindsay Gogniat, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Upcoming show seasons bring new emotions into the lives of FFA members. They become anxious because of the impending competition. Students involved within the agriculture program look forward to bringing their new animals home, training them and then getting into the ring and taking pride...

Failed Feminism

Failed Feminism

Nathan Martin, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Top Stories

At the start of the school year in a Houston middle school, a quote that supports a sexist point of view from received mounds of criticism from Twitter, resulting in the removal of the Sydney Biddle Barrows quote. It read: “The more you act like a lady, the more he’ll act like a gentleman.” Feminism...

Take a Knee

Take a Knee

Haleigh Hurst, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Top Stories

The National Anthem and American flag stand for equality and unity. In 2016, Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem to protest the racial injustice against African-Americans in today’s society. His movement impacted the NFL in different ways. Now, he fronts for Nike’s 30th-anniversary...

Lions, Tigers, Lemurs…Oh My!

Lions, Tigers, Lemurs…Oh My!

Taryn Holmes, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

The Center for Animal Research and Education, better known as C.A.R.E, resides in Bridgeport, Tex. From tantalizing tigers to lovable lions and learned lemurs to beautiful bobcats, C.A.R.E provides safety for a wide variety of animals. Their mission: ​to provide a safe, permanent and loving h...

AP vs Dual Credit

AP vs Dual Credit

Cate Young, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Top Stories

Schools offer two options for higher achieving students to gain college credit. AP Courses assist students in earning college credit through the AP test at the end of the school year, where a high enough score earns the student college hours. DHS also offers Dual Credit courses  available through Weatherford Colle...

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