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El Diablo May 1, 2018

Living in such an athletic and active community like Durango allows the youth to participate in multiple sports, one of which includes soccer. Many soccer players at Durango High School participate in Durango Youth Soccer Association (DYSA) during the fall and spring seasons when they are not playing soccer at DHS to keep up their […]

El Diablo May 1, 2018

After over a week of the community striking to get teachers the pay raise they deserve, the teacher strike in West Virginia has officially ended with agreement from Gov. Jim Justice that increases state employee pay by five percent.   “I felt encouraged, supported, and strengthened by the outcome of the strike. As a member […]

El Diablo May 1, 2018

Most students in small towns do not get the luxury of choice when it comes to what high school they attend, but in Durango, students are given that option. New students enrolling at Animas High School are intrigued by the project based curriculum and their mission statement promising “rigorous academics and an engaging way of […]

El Diablo May 1, 2018

Snowboarding has been around for the past 58 years. More recently it has spread around to schools everywhere. All winter activities have been a big part of the culture in Durango, for as long as our ski resort have been open. However, Even with its growing popularity, Durango High School still does not have a […]

El Diablo May 1, 2018

“Take the pass” is the typical response a student will hear from a teacher when they ask permission to leave the classroom. The start of the 2017-2018 school year brought many changes to DHS, including the addition of “clipboard hall passes.” Students are supposed to take the pass with them everytime they leave the classroom […]

El Diablo May 1, 2018

  Almost every school has believed and stated, “It will never happen to us” in regards to being involved in a school shooting. But even small, innocent towns like Parkland, Florida– not to mention our neighbors in Aztec, New Mexico- can’t hide behind the terrifying inaccuracy of that saying. On March 14th, more than 300 […]

El Diablo May 1, 2018

It is official- Pueblo Community College will be moving into Durango High School at the end of this school year. The recent 9R press conference officially released the college move into DHS. Students can expect a significant change of atmosphere and structure of the school next year. Students will now have access to concurrent enrollment […]

El Diablo May 1, 2018

Parents, students, and teachers have expressed concerns about the effectiveness of lockdowns and security.   The DHS administration as well as the district processed these concerns and are deciding on new protocols that ensure the safety of all the students and staff at DHS. But do students really feel safe while they are at school? […]