Goodbye High School, Love Seniors

Dripping Springs High School is about to become “old stomping grounds,” for a lot of us. I can guarantee these past four years were not easy for any of us (students, teachers, and parents alike). On behalf of the class of 2021, The Class of COVID, let’s get to unpack these past four years together. Despite the ups and downs that we all experienced throughout … Continue reading Goodbye High School, Love Seniors

Know-it-All, or Do They? The Secret Skill of Arguing

Anyone who works with other customers whether it’s a restaurant franchise or a store, you know that you get customers who believe they know everything despite being completely wrong. When going into work, you’re taught the phrase “the customer is always right” to maintain a friendly relationship with your customers so they don’t get angry with you. And for the most part, this little phrase … Continue reading Know-it-All, or Do They? The Secret Skill of Arguing

Donations for Debt: Solutions to the Ongoing Student Financial Problem

A common cry from the younger people of this country is that they are swimming in student debt, unable to pay it off. Why? Because college is so expensive these days that it seems impossible to pay for it unless you were born into money. Families scramble to scrape every penny they can and for the unlucky students whose family will not help with the … Continue reading Donations for Debt: Solutions to the Ongoing Student Financial Problem

Students Need a Break from Standardized Testing

During the current school year, students will continue to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness or the STAAR test despite the months of school’s missed. By not taking the STAAR test it allows students to focus on their personal lives and other problems they are facing during this year without adding the pressure of preparing for the test. One of the main … Continue reading Students Need a Break from Standardized Testing

Sheer Ignorance: The Dangers of Lax Safety Rules, A Proposal to Fix Them

In the times of the COVID-19 Pandemic, schools need to ensure the safety of both students and the community. While, for the most part, this has been successful, there is one detail that needs to be addressed: sheer ignorance by the masses. First, I will state my concerns and their implications. Then, I will give my proposal to (hopefully) solve this situation at DSHS. Now, … Continue reading Sheer Ignorance: The Dangers of Lax Safety Rules, A Proposal to Fix Them

Eccentric Locales of ATX

Austin, Texas. The place is known for watching bats under the Congress Bridge, listening to live music, and visiting the well-known swimming holes unique to the area. Although credited for its weirdness, Austin cannot explain these four locations which define the meaning of the word in imperceptible ways.  By far the most peculiar place on this list, the Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata, still … Continue reading Eccentric Locales of ATX

Injury Impact: Greater Effort Needs to Be Made to Prevent Damage in Athletics

It is no secret that sports-related injuries are a common occurrence at the high school level. It happens to most athletes at least once in their athletic careers and has been debated at our school who is to be held accountable for these injuries.  The coaches at DSISD take diligent measures to prevent injuries from occurring in their athletes. Coaches at our school make sure … Continue reading Injury Impact: Greater Effort Needs to Be Made to Prevent Damage in Athletics