Lifestyle, Motivation, Well-Being: Students Staying Fit During Self-Isolation

As each day runs into the next, quarantine can make us students feel bogged down, tired, and even a little bit worthless. It can feel difficult to keep a routine, or to feel a sense of accomplishment while we’re self-isolating. I spoke to two students of DSHS who have been encouraging others to stay fit and moving throughout this time.  Senior Alexa Smith has always … Continue reading Lifestyle, Motivation, Well-Being: Students Staying Fit During Self-Isolation

Characterizing Couch Classrooms: Remote Education Alters Students, Teachers

Empty stores and silent highways have become the norm; restaurants closed, schools canceled, a sci-fi movie turns into reality. Living in a time of a pandemic provides a stressful result in nearly every category can be hard, and with more than 50 million kids at home from school closures, the issue illustrates a huge one.  COVID-19 infiltrated American news after the first confirmed case on … Continue reading Characterizing Couch Classrooms: Remote Education Alters Students, Teachers

How Animal Crossing Killed Me, Then Brought Me Back to Life

Earlier this year, I worked at a locally-owned pet food store. Three days a week I would drive there after school and work till closing, and I loved it so much. When it hit about 7 p.m, the ebb and flow of customers would die out, and I would wander around the store, looking for something to do. After a minute, I would always pull … Continue reading How Animal Crossing Killed Me, Then Brought Me Back to Life

Flat Stanley Enrolled in DSHS

*originally appearing in satirical April 1 edition Everyone fell silent as he walked in. Eyes grew wide, hearts skipped a beat, eyebrows raised all around the high school when he entered from the main office. Everyone was shocked and delighted to see our newest student grace the hallways: Flat Stanley, with the sun resting beautifully upon his two-dimensional locks of hair. In March, the high … Continue reading Flat Stanley Enrolled in DSHS