Holiday Vacation Q&A With Sophomore Kira Stankard

Q: What is your favorite vacation spot for Christmas and why? A: “My favorite Christmas vacation spot is probably Indiana in the small town where my family lives because we visit every year and it snows. It feels like Christmas because I’m with my family and cold weather. And I didn’t realize it was my favorite vacation spot until I realized that I would rather … Continue reading Holiday Vacation Q&A With Sophomore Kira Stankard

All in on Among Us: New Game Allows for Socially Distant Bonding

Tiny characters’ footsteps echo throughout the ship. Crewmates finish tasks and try to stay alive. One imposter lies among them. The imposter has lies, schemes, and murder in their hands. Will they find the imposter before it’s too late? Among Us has become very popular for teens. The app has been talked about by the students causing downloads to rise within September of 2020. Among … Continue reading All in on Among Us: New Game Allows for Socially Distant Bonding

Tender Traditions: Looking Back Onto Holiday Traditions, Now Lost

“I remember for Christmas when I was younger, my family and I would always go to church either in the United States or Mexico and we always had Nativity scenes under the Christmas tree,” Spanish teacher Señor Rodriguez said. “All of my family believed in the Three Wise Men. We honored the twelve days of Christmas too; however, we never went to Midnight Mass when … Continue reading Tender Traditions: Looking Back Onto Holiday Traditions, Now Lost

Vaping Impacts Student’s Health Through Targeted Ads

Since July, there has been a warning for the disposable vaping device, Puff Bars, to be taken off of the US market. At the beginning of 2020, the FDA banned all flavored JUUL pods because of their notice that teens were attracted to the flavors. Minty, sweet, and fruity flavors were all outlawed, leaving only the sale of menthol and tobacco flavors. The FDA believes … Continue reading Vaping Impacts Student’s Health Through Targeted Ads

Hoops and Hopes: Senior Caroline Gamble Outlines Experiences as a Student Athlete

The thudding of the basketball, the swish of the net. Shoes squeak on the floor and the heavy breathing of players can be heard. The whistle sounds, practice is over. It’s dark by the time she walks out of the school. That night, she’s hunched over her desk, studying for a test tomorrow. This is the reality of a student athlete, and senior Caroline Gamble … Continue reading Hoops and Hopes: Senior Caroline Gamble Outlines Experiences as a Student Athlete

More Than a Mask: Mandates Help Student Self Consciousness

The everyday student and person is obligated to wear a mask at the risk of themselves and the people around them, but people’s immunity is not the only thing being handled, faces are no longer able to be exposed to one another, creating a blanket of comfort to those who do not wish to face social cues in either the classroom or outside world. “Something … Continue reading More Than a Mask: Mandates Help Student Self Consciousness

Tell Me Something Good: December Edition

Paw Print Alumni: Liana Solis Liana Solis wrote for the Paw Print and graduated from DSHS in 2012. Solis’s experience in the journalism field that she gained at DSHS helped get her a head start and grow her resume. She went on to get her Communications degree from Texas Tech. While there she was a featured writer and editor for the El Toreador newspaper for … Continue reading Tell Me Something Good: December Edition

Easier Management: District Reveals New Transportation System

For the past few months, the school district in its entirety has begun to work on a new system for transportation, called “SMART Tags.” Essentially, SMART Tags are a new add-on to student IDs, enabling the school to know where a student is during transportation periods. This ensures that students get where they need to go. “We became aware of this product about five years … Continue reading Easier Management: District Reveals New Transportation System