Administration Eliminates Nerf War

That’s right, our cherished and beloved nerf war tradition has been put to a stop this year, and most likely perpetually. Students are filled with confusion, anger, sadness, and loss, but the question we’re all asking is “why?” After multiple extensive interviews, I’m here to report on what the reasoning behind this tradition’s halt truly is.  Throughout this year, we’ve all heard the rumors that … Continue reading Administration Eliminates Nerf War

5 Ways to Make Your Spring Break Great

Each year our school gives us a single week off in the month of March, and with such limited time, it would be a shame to waste it on nothing. Here are a couple ideas to help make your spring break worthwhile.  Go see local bands in concert. Who doesn’t love exploring new music? Tickets are cheap, local bands are smaller and usually at a … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Your Spring Break Great

Choir Out-Sings Contestants at UIL Competition

On Saturday, 49 choir students represented Dripping Springs High School Choir at UIL Solo and Ensemble Competition held at McCallum High School. Students were asked to learn a solo or ensemble piece of varying difficulty levels, memorize this piece, then perform for a judge to receive a rating. In total, there were 26 soloist Superior Ratings out of 36 solo entries, and 3 ensemble Superior Ratings … Continue reading Choir Out-Sings Contestants at UIL Competition

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

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

Valentine’s Day Singles: A Playlist for the Lonely Ones on the Dreaded Day of Love

“Single Ladies” – Beyonce “Drew Barrymore” – SZA (clean) “Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa “Never Enough” – Rex Orange County “Float On” – Modest Mouse “Erase Me” – Kid Cudi (clean) “2” – H.E.R. (clean) “I Love My Friends” – Foster the People “Girlfriend” – Avril Lavigne “I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor By Maddie Lewis, Staff Writer Featured photo by Matthias Wagner on Unsplash Continue reading Valentine’s Day Singles: A Playlist for the Lonely Ones on the Dreaded Day of Love

Hi-Steppers First Contest Major Success

In their first contest, the Hi-Steppers took home several awards. They compete again on February 22 at Henderson High School in Pflugerville. The state competition is scheduled for February 29 at TSU State in San Marcos, and nationals are scheduled for March 9 in Los Angeles, California. Below are the list of awards: Officer Awards: Super sweepstakes ( 94 or better from all judges) 3rd … Continue reading Hi-Steppers First Contest Major Success