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

New Strain of COVID-19 Implications

Families and their loved ones sit closely to the t.v. watching as the ball from Times Square begins to drop. The countdown begins starting from 10, and eventually the clock strikes 12 o’clock. Cheers are heard throughout the neighborhood as fireworks go off. Loud, booming come from the streets and the thoughts of a new year form in people’s minds, hoping for a better year. … Continue reading New Strain of COVID-19 Implications

Valentines Day Q&A

Annually, on February 14th, Valentine’s Day is celebrated all over the world. Candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones. All in the name of love. The day has come to be celebrated by couples, and significant others, but it doesn’t have to be. Celebrate it with your parents, or your friends, no matter who it’s with because the day is all about love.  … Continue reading Valentines Day Q&A

Socializing Through Zoom

“In a lot of ways when I’m first meeting someone, I prefer meeting them online because you get to share more of your personality than when you’re in a school setting. It also takes away from that social anxiety of meeting someone for the first time because you’re still showing your face, but it’s behind a screen,” Liliana Dyck said. Making new friends has changed … Continue reading Socializing Through Zoom

Chances of Fine Art School

Sophomore Liliana Dyck, a singer and sound artist, has taken many considerations involving her freedom from student debt to authority. Her passion falls into the fine arts category, setting her apart from someone aiming for a more conventional profession that requires a college degree. “I think there’s a lot of opportunities now to be an independent artist. Personally, I want to do performances in addition … Continue reading Chances of Fine Art School

An Uncertain Future: School Clubs Have Difficulty Planning Ahead

In the past few months, many programs here at DSHS have changed their competitive activities in light of COVID. In some cases, the future plans of programs are uncertain, as adapting to the situation brings to light. “The competitions that we have coming up are UIL Solo and Ensemble Festival and UIL Concert and Sightreading,”  Band director Derek Woods said, “Both of these events are … Continue reading An Uncertain Future: School Clubs Have Difficulty Planning Ahead