Helping Others: Two Brothers Gather Items For Donations in Mexico

In a rural town in Mexico, two brothers hand out items of every use and size. Children hug soccer balls in their packaging and teachers grasp half used pencils, pencils desperately needed for their classrooms. Brothers Gustavo and Eduardo Maldonado bring items collected from the community to communities in Mexico every year. “We’re just trying…

For the Love of Art

The inspiration for a pattern comes like a lightbulb. Bright colors flash across a page. The love for art is prevalent within her happy demeanor. It is evident how much she enjoys herself, immersed in what she does. Melissa Richardson, sophomore, won the Permanent School Fund (PSF) Logo Contest on February 1. Richardson, however, looks…

Students and “The Pursuit of Happiness”

On Thursday, February the 21st, Dr. Laurie Santos came to talk to the 10th, 11th, and 12th graders about the class she teaches at Yale University, called “Psychology and the Good Life” or otherwise known by her students as “The Pursuit of Happiness”. Laurie Santos graduated from Harvard in 1997 and is now a professor…

Food For Thought

On January 10, the long awaited Chick-fil-a opened just outside Dripping Springs creating much excitement for those looking for a new place to eat. However, for some students the opening of this chain restaurant brought only sour feelings. It is widely known that Chick-fil-a puts their money towards anti-LGBT organizations saying it goes against their…

Shooting for the Stars

In a small classroom within DSHS, a group of students brainstorm, spitting out ideas with fervor in order to get each one across. With a strong interest in engineering and the expanses of the universe, the members of the Space and Astro-Science club join together weekly to work on out-of-this-world projects and discuss potential problems…

From Norway to America: From Field To Field

Imagine being 5,000 miles away from home. Instead of snow there’s grass, and instead of heavy jackets there’s spring sweaters. Instead of speaking Norwegian, the majority of people speak English. It’s a totally different world. Junior Marie Eldhuset is an exchange student from Norway, who transferred to Dripping Springs from Idaho mid November. “School’s different,…

Growing Minds, Learning Signs

Challenged by the prospect of an unknown way of communication, Grace Staggs has created a solution to bring inclusion and unity to her school. As she goes through her daily life, she often runs into people with hearing loss that communicate using sign language. She is eager to be able to communicate with them and…