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Confederate Statues- Editorials

Caroline Knight and Gillian Holmgren

October 13, 2017

  Caroline Knight- This summer, a white nationalist rally protesting the...

Trump Vs. the People: Taxes

Trump Vs. the People: Taxes

March 17, 2017

Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return was leaked to a former reporter named David Cay...

Trump Protests

Trump Protests

January 31, 2017

The results of Tuesday, November 8th left many people angry, disappointed, and up...

Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black

January 21, 2017

As of today, January 20th, 2017, Donald Trump is the president of the United Sta...

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XC Home Meet Doubles as League

Carter Reiter, Managing Editor

October 19, 2017No Comments

  This fall season, the Durango High School Cross Country team will host the annual CHSAA 4A Region 5 Championships on their home course. After a r...

New Academic Policy for Athletics

Mo Murray, Sports Editor

October 12, 2017No Comments

The 2017-18 school year is off to a roaring athletic start, with several games from various fall sports within the first couple of weeks. This means tha...

CHSAA Contest

Bekah Moenning, Head Sports Editor

October 10, 2017No Comments

It is no secret that feelings on the Colorado High School Athletics Association organization are mixed and a bit apprehensive. However, CHSAA- being the autho...

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Maddie Dearien
Maddie Dearien

Staff Photographer

Hi my name is Maddie, I am a senior and a co-head photographer for the newspaper. Along with being part of this, I play soccer, figure s...

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Literacy Tests: Logan defends an unpopular practice

Carter Reiter, Managing Editor

December 1, 2017No Comments

This year at Durango High School, a new series of tests have been implemented into the curriculum: literacy assessments. “I think that it’s good that they are making sure we can wri...

Punishment or forced vacation? – Recent suspensions raise questions of effectiveness

Lilah Slaughter, Head Features Editor

November 30, 2017No Comments

Recently, a wave of students were suspended for various offenses, including possession of drugs and weaponry, due to unannounced drug dog searches of the school and parking lot. Eac...

“I need the buzz to get me through the day”- Rise in popularity of e-cigarettes at DHS raises health concerns

Emma Jaber, Arts Editor

November 30, 2017No Comments

In recent months, high school culture has been affected by the rising popularity of the e-cigarette. Both Vuse, Juul, and other similar vape-like products have become more and more popul...

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How did you Sleep?

Irie Sentner, Specials Editor

October 20, 2017No Comments

Durango High School is filled with dedicated students who do amazing things. Many take full course loads, advanced classes, and participate in a myriad of ...

The Good, The Bad, and The Great about APs

Paxton Scott, Co-Head Editor

October 5, 2017No Comments

Since 2015, the number of students taking Advanced Placement (AP) at Durango High School has nearly doubled. The rapid change reflects a national trend...

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What is DECA?

Paxton Scott, Head Online Editor

March 5, 2017No Comments

The Durango DECA chapter recently  took on 2,000 other Colorado DECA members at the state competition held in Colorado Springs to secure nine spots for the international com...

Durango DECA Travels to Craig

Paxton Scott, Head Online Editor

December 8, 2016No Comments

Craig, CO – Thirty-four students from Durango High School DECA competed at the regional competition held at Northwest Community College. The students competed in topics...

Theatre: More of a Lifestyle Than a Hobby

Cristina Jantz, Reporter

October 23, 20152 Comments

Late nights. Building sets. Learning lines. Getting sick. Pushing through it anyway. It all comes with the territory of being part of the theatre troupe at DHS. Despite what...

DHS Students Have a Passion For Fashion

DHS Students Have a Passion For Fashion

October 23, 2015

Theatre Troupe Gains Respectable Mentor

Theatre Troupe Gains Respectable Mentor

October 23, 2015

Fashion Loving Students are Catered Through “Fashion Design and Illustration”

Fashion Loving Students are Catered Through “Fashion Design and Illustration”

May 18, 2015

The Waiting Game: Theatrical Auditions

The Waiting Game: Theatrical Auditions

May 18, 2015

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Literacy Tests: Logan defends an unpopular practice

Carter Reiter, Managing Editor

December 1, 2017No Comments

This year at Durango High School, a new series of tests have been implemented into the curriculum: literacy assessments. “I think that it’s good that they are making sure we can wri...

Punishment or forced vacation? – Recent suspensions raise questions of effectiveness

Lilah Slaughter, Head Features Editor

November 30, 2017No Comments

Recently, a wave of students were suspended for various offenses, including possession of drugs and weaponry, due to unannounced drug dog searches of the school and parking lot. ...

“I need the buzz to get me through the day”- Rise in popularity of e-cigarettes at DHS raises health concerns

“I need the buzz to get me through the day”- Rise in popularity of e-cigarettes at DHS raises health concerns

November 30, 2017

New Academic Policy for Athletics

New Academic Policy for Athletics

October 12, 2017

CHSAA Contest

CHSAA Contest

October 10, 2017

Teachers of DHS

Teachers of DHS

October 9, 2017

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Hurricane Harvey- Relief Efforts in Durango

Liana Bygel, Online Reporter

October 16, 2017No Comments

Hurricane Harvey devastated many areas in September of this year. With thousands of homes destroyed, people all over the country have joined in the effort to help those aff...

Protecting Planned Parenthood

Rose Fox, Head Feature Editor

January 26, 2017No Comments

The services and products offered at Planned Parenthood facilities all across America have struck up controversy between U.S Citizens for years, and recently President Obama...

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How long have you played Kendama? I have been playing Kendama for a little over three years now. What first made you interested in...

Mike Pence, the Republican Vice President nominee came to Durango on Wednesday and gave a speech to invigorate Trump supporters and convince undecided voters t...

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