Arts

El Diablo May 22, 2018

 In a competition of over 120 bands, Durango High School concert band has defied all odds, including beating out front range 5A schools in order to qualify for state competition for the first time in over 40 years.     On Monday, March 5th, the DHS concert band went to regionals in Palisade, Colorado. The band took […]

El Diablo May 22, 2018

Throughout time, Logic has released many albums and become one of the leading musicians in the world. Logic attempted to be a trap artist with his first album, Under Pressure, and he also tried to be a cultural statement with his album, Everybody. Bobby Tarantino 2 is a return to mixtape style music making for […]

El Diablo May 22, 2018

(Warning: This review contains some spoilers. Reader’s discretion advised.) A Quiet Place is, objectively, one of the most original thriller flicks in years. It doesn’t rely on unnecessary gore, blathering dialogue or recycled clichés to keep the plot moving forward. Rarer still for a horror film, it isn’t about the anti-hero or the impossible survivor; […]

El Diablo May 14, 2018

Music is a great way to unwind and chill from this crazy fast moving world. Not only does music induce a relaxing state, but it releases endorphins making the person feel happy and calm. Many students will use music to fall asleep for different reasons. Frequent studies have been done, but none of them show […]

El Diablo May 11, 2018

The album DAMN is the culmination of Kendrick Lamar’s work; with intense vocals, eccentric beats, and a powerful message it is not to be soon forgotten as Pitchfork music magazine reviewed, “A widescreen masterpiece of rap”. Lamar begins the album with a young Kendrick narrating his death, a monotonous nasally voice recites in such a […]

El Diablo May 8, 2018

Godspell, set to debut in late April, is a whimsical play that originally opened off Broadway in 1971. Based off the Gospel of Matthew, it features a small group of people who help Jesus tell different parables with song, storytelling, and comedic timing. Day by Day made it into the Billboard Top 100 in 1972, […]

El Diablo May 8, 2018

Over the course of a day students tend to think about so many things that their brains go into sort of an overload. Creative writing is a way to release emotions and thoughts into words to create a short story or a poem. This type of class is used as a way to expand creative […]

El Diablo May 7, 2018

Many say that the function of art is to connect people, that its impact transcends language, privilege, and geographic borders. The National Art Honor Society is a group of students that are talented in the visual arts. While their duties typically involve community service in Durango and DHS, this year NAHS is partaking in a […]

El Diablo May 7, 2018

Everyday men, women and children walking down the street or browsing your local grocery store aisle are shamed, ignored, and feared just based on the way they look. Captured in the enriching film “Wonder” directed by Stephen Chbosky, people learn to accept everyone for who they are on the inside; no matter how they look […]

El Diablo May 7, 2018

Waking up at 6:00 am is certainly no joy and all schools in the Durango 9-R school district start earlier in the morning than they should. A study done in 2014 by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 93 percent of high schools and 83 percent of middle schools in America […]

El Diablo May 7, 2018

Not many movie series can be continued throughout multiple generations and entertain billions of people for forty years. However, the eight captivating and inspiring Star Wars films have made over four billion dollars and have never declined in views or popularity. An abundance of students at Durango High School love the saga, and newer fans […]

El Diablo May 4, 2018

As 8th graders near the end of the school year, they all anxiously ponder about the new adventures high school will bring. For band students, the Band Extravaganza hopes to clear up some of the worries they may have. On February 13th, the DHS Band and all Middle School Band programs attended the Band Extravaganza […]