Evolution of Christmas Lists

Evolution of Christmas Lists

As your desired gifts increase in price, make sure your appreciation increases too ‘Tis the season to get out the pen and paper, and to put your thinking cap on to come up with what to want Santa to bring you this year. There were easier times, times when our lists would max out at $250, full of little gimmick toys that cost around $20 each. It was much easier for both us, and our parents’ wallets. I remember being five or six, making my first Christmas list, filling it…

We Are United

We Are United

As a result of the election, tensions have risen between Americans throughout the United States including DHS. By Nick LeBlanc We’re not robots. Seems like an obvious statement. We have a heart, legs, and arms.  The outstanding thing is that, with our advanced minds, we have the ability to learn about the world around us in ways no other creature can. We can aspire to be anything we want. However, such a mind can lead to thoughts that are detrimental to its beauty.  Hate, division, arrogance to name a few.  After…

Thanksgetting

Thanksgetting

Is Thanksgiving weekend about spending time with family or saving money on gifts? Black Friday has earned its reputation for bringing all of the crazy people out of their homes for one night. There are two types of people that go out on Black Friday: crazy people and people watchers. The crazy people mark this day on their calendars as the day they will buy all the items they’ve had their eyes on all year. Within the crazy people there are several different groups. The first group is the gamers….

Previewing a Trump Presidency

Previewing a Trump Presidency

President-elect Donald Trump’s policies lack attention towards one of the most important issues: the environment By Megan Sarns In the words of Hillary Clinton, “…whoever wins this election, the outcome will be historic. We’ll either have the first female president or the first president who started a Twitter war with Cher.” As of November 8, 2016, America voted to elect the latter. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you know Trump has, to put it kindly, some pretty radical ideas for how he wants to…

Stand Up

Stand Up

Instead of attempting to make a real difference in the world, many professional athletes are protesting during the National Anthem There are certain things that you sit down for: watching television, eating dinner, doing homework, driving a car, but the national anthem shouldn’t be one of them. Usually the announcer will say something along the lines of “please rise as we honor our country with the playing of the national anthem, gentlemen please remove your caps,” and most Americans will stand and act accordingly. In August, San Francisco 49ers back-up…

Too Old To Trick-Or-Treat?

Too Old To Trick-Or-Treat?

Tyler draws the line between acceptable and unacceptable ages to trick-or-treat on Halloween By Tyler Valentine It’s getting to be that time again. The leaves are starting to fall, football season is in full swing, and the age-old question arises: what do we as high schoolers do for Halloween? There are two types of people when it comes to Halloween; those that dress up to trick-or-treat, and those that attend social gatherings. But who is to say which is more age appropriate? Is it frowned upon for us high schoolers…

OUR VIEW: Homecoming Needs to Change

OUR VIEW: Homecoming Needs to Change

Administration attempts to appease both parents and students as a lack of participation kills homecoming spirit Every year, the school is a venue for students to celebrate the end of their homecoming weekend. The original idea for the dance was to host a formal for all students ranging from freshmen to seniors. In the beginning, it seemed to fulfill attendees expectations: low lighting, music up, and minimal staff interaction. In the past few years, for some, time moves slowly at the dance, and for others it’s not worth a mere…

Dewey Scott Teaching: Flipped Classrooms

Dewey Scott Teaching: Flipped Classrooms

Switching around the way lectures are taught gives students the opportunity to ask questions about homework, rather than the lesson By Truman Stovall Mr. Dewey Scott, a math teacher at DHS, teaches a little differently than most. Four years ago, he decided to try out a “flipped classroom” in his AP Calculus class. This teaching style has been made possible by the expanded access to the internet outside of school for students in recent years. In a flipped classroom, a lesson is prerecorded and posted on the teacher’s website so that…

ALFK: Periods

ALFK: Periods

It’s not that big deal. Period. By Claire Ward Every girl knows the pain of that dreaded time of the month. Aunt Flow, the Crimson Wave, Shark Week, Code Red, Bloody Mary, Leak Week, TOTM. No matter what you call it, it’s still a period. Accompanied by cramping, bloating, mood swings, acne, appetite changes, muscle aches, backaches, headaches, trouble sleeping, and trouble with concentration, the worst week of the month ensues at the end of your cycle. Every woman, or 49.6% of the world’s population, experiences it during her life. So, why is…

Millennials: #Voters Be Informed

Millennials: #Voters Be Informed

Young people need to look beyond social media platforms while formulating political opinions By Megan Sarns The presidential race is a marketing campaign, and we are the target audience. Although few will be eligible to vote in November, millennials of all ages have been influential players throughout the entire process, from the initial debates and dwindling of candidates to primaries to the Democratic and Republican conventions. Earning the support of young voters has always held significance; in a political landscape where a higher percentage of voters hover around the age…