Category: Current Articles

  • Spotify Wrapped: The Latest Features and Releases

    Spotify has recently introduced an interactive in-app experience that allows you to […]

  • Money… Or Else!

    In a country with as high of a level in education and living standards as the United States, the first thought most people should have toward education is that everyone should have one. Our very culture is built around the preparation of going into the workforce or building a major career, and college is instrumental in this process. However, the bludgeoning costs of going to university are detrimental to this idea.

  • A TED Talk Experience

    Sophomore, Eben Sebastian, was selected to speak for TED Talk in his speech, “Is Taste a Blessing or a Curse?,” he explains the experience and outcomes of his once in a lifetime experience.

  • School Districts May Shorten School Week 

    Throughout the past year, the education administration and other faculty members have struggled to keep up with the demands of teaching. Many teachers have suffered from burnout due to the pressure associated with teaching demands during the pandemic. Currently, there is also a labor shortage in the educational field, which has reduced teaching staff and put additional stress on schools. In 2022, American schools suffered the loss of nearly 360,000 educators. With 6.8 percent of teaching staff missing, public schools have been struggling to keep up with the ongoing demands of education. In hopes of attracting teachers, many rural schools are moving to a four-day workweek in an attempt to compete with larger school districts that offer higher compensation, better benefits, and superior career prospects. In the US, there are over 800 different school districts that are moving to a four-day school week model. Nonetheless, the jury is still out on whether or not this is a positive move for schools and how it will impact teachers and students.

  • An Underdog Story

    The district has officially moved up to 6A, which places the school at the largest classification in the state. We are now entering a newer and more challenging league of competition. 

  • Professionalism Versus Patriarchy 

    Where is the line drawn, and how did the athletic program cross it? At the beginning of this year, female athletic trainers had a new dress code. They would have to wear short black skirts while the guys continued wearing their blue jeans. 

  • Nothing is Actually Trending

    During the past few years, fashion has become a more significant aspect of pop culture. Fashion has always been known as a commonly used expression of art, but many have gotten creative with how they style themselves during recent times. Fast fashion has experienced a major uprising in popularity, with businesses like Shein making nearly 16 million dollars in the year 2021 alone. Despite the problematic history behind fast fashion businesses, they have been known to set the trends, which have further resulted in microtrends.

  • Embrace Your Own Joy, Wear a Halloween Costume to School

    On October 29 of last year, in the spirit of Halloween’s arrival the following Saturday, I made the bold decision to wear my costume to school. I knew it was likely that I would be the only one dressed up, but there I was, strolling down the hallways in an orange hippie dress with a matching headband, fringe boots, and a large peace-sign necklace swinging as I walked. And as eyes seemed to linger and people asked me what I was wearing, my little insecure self somehow felt infinitely happy.

  • DSISD Security Updates

    Due to recent events, schools are taking extra safety precautions to ensure the safety of their students. DSISD takes the security of its students and staff seriously. A change DSISD made is toward the walking etiquette at football games; spectators are no longer allowed to stand on the stair walkways in the stadium. Furthermore, there’s more adult surveillance in every spectator section. 

  • Spooky Suits

    Halloween is approaching quickly, and for those who love to watch what costumes are trendy, this year is looking up to be very exciting. Halloween costumes allow people of all ages to tap into their creative sides to come up with clever or unique costumes. Many of these costumes are inspired by the pop culture of the year past, including current events, popular movies or shows, or running jokes.