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Decatur Dismantles the Cats

Lady Eagles vs Bridgeport

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

The Lady Eagles remain undefeated on Friday after they redeemed themselves versus the Krum Lady Cats. Krum beat Decatur in last year’s playoff run and the win gave the Lady Eagles a little redemption from that game last season.  “It feels good to beat Krum because they ended our season ...

New School Year, Fresh Goals

Associate Principal Brett Phipps catches up with Coach Kevin Thomas during the lunch rotation on September 11.

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

With a new school year, comes expected change. This year, with expected change, comes a whole administrative team. Two of the principals look forward to the new opportunities they hope to find within the school. Their main goals focus around student and teacher success and their future within the high...

Bounce Back Blowout

Senior wide receiver, David Juarez warms up to take on the Alvarado Indians Friday, September 4.

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

  What a difference a week of practice can make. After the sting of an Argyle punch of 56-9, the DHS Eagles responded in a big way with no response from the Alvarado Indians. Decatur put up 47 unanswered points to the Indians last Friday, and looks to do the same tonight against the Midlothian He...

Run It Back

Two Mile Trial

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

After another successful season last year, the cross country teams make their return with new runners and a new identity. The boys team lost leaders from the past few years when runners Gabe Embree, now at Abilene Christian University, Tristan Read, now at Oklahoma State and Lennon Blanco graduated....

Program Takes New Turn


Allie Tribe, Staff Writer

September 8, 2020

Whether they played or not, the students of DHS buzzed with anticipation at the arrival of the new volleyball coach, after the sudden departure of the previous head coach. The team wants to return to the court stronger than ever and the change in coaches allows them to make an impressive entrance...

Tardy Prevention

Tardy Policy

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

September 2, 2020

As the 2020-2021 school year begins, the new administrative team implements a new tardy system in order to reduce the amount of student tardies. In previous years, teachers repeatedly paused their instruction for students who arrived late, but endured no visible consequence for their lateness. This year,...

The Great Divide

Split Lunches

Allie Tribe, Staff Writer

August 31, 2020

Dr. Jadie Matthew, principal, and the rest of his administrative team made the call to split the lunch periods during the first full week of classes. Basically, one group of students remain in the cafeteria during the first half of the lunch periods and the other group sits in the gym, awaiting the lo...

No Rest for the Weary

Football Scrimmage

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

August 26, 2020

Despite all of the obstacles with the Covid-19 virus.  Despite weariness inflicted by everchanging UIL rules and regulations. Despite the doubt that crept into many Texans and football fans’ minds, football season begins.  Just when the players and coaches began to feel control ove...

Musicians March On

Band members practice with their sections during their first Monday night rehearsal of the school year on August 17. Photo by: Lindsay Gogniat

Christopher Lopez, Staff Writer

August 24, 2020

On July 23 of this year Band Director, Eric McNiel informed the band members that UIL ordered to cancel any and all forms of Summer Band. UIL mandated this rule due to the risk of spreading Covid-19 to students. UIL decided to take this precaution for the better of the students to prevent and ...

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