In's and Out's of Year-Round Schooling

No more summer vacation. No more two weeks of winter break, no more Thanksgiving break; no more road trips or family vacations. This is what the average student would face if year-round schooling were to be put in place, but the academic advantages may outweigh the loss of these breaks.   As standardized tests have proven, students have trouble retaining information over extended breaks like summer … Continue reading In's and Out's of Year-Round Schooling

POETRY: Clouds Poem

The clouds dance and float across the blue, Ever shifting shape, reflecting passer-bys. An amalgamation of shapes on a barren flat, To who owns the infinite blue?  The clouds of grey shroud the star’s glint, Wisps break and fragmentize from the mass. The strokes of color paint the sky’s personality, A timeless trip of the planet’s life. By Clay Patterson, Contributor Patterson writes, “I’ve always … Continue reading POETRY: Clouds Poem

DJ It's 2020, Blow My Speakers Up: A Decade in the Music Industry

 It’s just after dinner, you take your Nintendo DSi off the charger and sit down in the living room. You pull your iPod out and place your earphones in your ears, you turn it up and blast Party in the U.S.A. Life is good. A decade has passed since these events might have happened and by 2020, much of the music we consume has changed … Continue reading DJ It's 2020, Blow My Speakers Up: A Decade in the Music Industry

Debate Takes 15 Students to State

An unprecedented 15 state qualifiers from speech and debate are going to state. In order to qualify, students must place in the top rankings at TFA approved tournaments and gain a total of twelve points. The state competition will be held in El Paso, Texas from March 5-7. State Qualifiers: Eli Craddock – Humorous Interpretation Amanda Davis – World Schools Debate Patrick Englehart – Public … Continue reading Debate Takes 15 Students to State


“Test #1743. Subject Name: Samantha Horice. Age of 23. Convicted for the murder of long time friend Terrence Smith and her husband Eric Horice.” Samantha winced at this. She couldn’t kill Eric. She loved him so much and was heart broken when he commited suicide. It was just unfortunate that he jumped out the window when she shot Terrence. Very bad timing inher opinion. The … Continue reading SHORT STORY: The Hallex

Student Film Group Makes it to UIL Film Semifinals

Almond Milk Paradise Production, a video production group here at DSHS, has made the state semifinals in UIL Film. This is how far the group made it last year. At this stage, 32 films are remaining, with only six making the finals. On the 18th of February, the team will find out if they made the state finals, with the champions announced later. They are … Continue reading Student Film Group Makes it to UIL Film Semifinals