Sheer Ignorance: The Dangers of Lax Safety Rules, A Proposal to Fix Them

In the times of the COVID-19 Pandemic, schools need to ensure the safety of both students and the community. While, for the most part, this has been successful, there is one detail that needs to be addressed: sheer ignorance by the masses. First, I will state my concerns and their implications. Then, I will give my proposal to (hopefully) solve this situation at DSHS. Now, … Continue reading Sheer Ignorance: The Dangers of Lax Safety Rules, A Proposal to Fix Them

Female Virtuosity: Reminiscence of Attainment

From the earliest records of history to the world today, the role and rights of women remain ever changing. From becoming high priestesses and worshipped as high deities, to facing restrictions of what to wear and transformed to facing subjection, especially by maintaining domestic spheres in the household, women have always adapted to the inconsistent expectations that society has imposed. Because various daring women have … Continue reading Female Virtuosity: Reminiscence of Attainment

Drill Teams to Compete at Vista Ridge Saturday

photo by Will Taylor The Hi-Steppers, Dazzlers, and SSMS dance teams are competing in their first competition this season at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday.  Watch the livestreams at the links below. Main Gym Link Performances (Passcode: dance)  Small Gym Link Performances (Passcode: dance)    Schedule of performances: Small gym Duet Wells-Ruiz 5:36 PM Solo Samantha Heltzel 5:40 PM Solo Leah Thompson 5:44 PM Solo … Continue reading Drill Teams to Compete at Vista Ridge Saturday

The Debated Origins of Valentine’s Day

photo by Kayla Childress There are many theories about how and why Valentine’s Day became a holiday. Many people today believe that Valentine’s Day was created by greeting card companies. However, Valentine’s Day was a holiday long before greeting card companies even existed. In fact, the first “Valentine’s” day was celebrated in 496, but before this, it was originally called Lupercalia. Lupercalia was a festival … Continue reading The Debated Origins of Valentine’s Day

HOSA Qualifies 8 for State

The Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) students competed in tests and a variety of virtual competitions with the top three finishers qualifying for state. State Qualifiers: Health Care Issues Exam: top 10% advance to State: Trevor Burk, Tirth Patel Mia Perez- Extemporaneous Writing 1st place Natalie Chavez- Prepared Speaking 1st place Cassie Argento Bird- Veterinary Science 1st place  Ella Smith- Physical Therapy 3rd place  … Continue reading HOSA Qualifies 8 for State