Around The School

El Diablo May 14, 2018

Although schools help students academically prepare for life, there are some things they just can’t teach. The SkillsUSA Program aims to teach students the things school doesn’t, and prepare them in more fields and professions. SkillsUSA is a nationwide program that aims at ensuring that the country has a strong workforce. 18,000 local chapters and […]

El Diablo May 14, 2018

In the wake of nationally covered shootings such as in Parkland, FL, and the shooting closer to home in Aztec, NM, the Durango 9R school district district, students, parents, and community members are evaluating new security measures in order to create the safest and most reasonable atmosphere at DHS. The conflicting opinions on safety have […]

El Diablo May 14, 2018

Across the United States, teacher walkouts are taking the nation by storm. Not only are teachers underpaid, but they aren’t given quality benefits, leading to major protests in the hopes that they will soon receive the rights they deserve. The walkouts and protests are meant to encourage legislation that will increase education funding and salaries. […]

El Diablo May 14, 2018

The Durango school district has recently refined it’s instructional program to ensure all students are prepared for college, career, and community. Changes are going to be implemented in several ways, over the next few years, according to the school level. These changes are in accordance with the state’s graduation standards, but are a move from […]

El Diablo May 10, 2018

Durango School District 9-R has undergone many significant changes in recent years, including the hiring of a new principal and a handful of updates to the standards and graduation requirements. Most of these changes are welcome; some, however, have fared worse than others and are rather controversial. The newly-installed WiFi hotspots have been cause for […]

El Diablo May 10, 2018

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 write in all the different subjects, but I feel like the way that the literary tests are formatted and graded isn’t effective because, based […]

El Diablo May 9, 2018

Durango School District 9-R has undergone many significant changes in recent years, including the hiring of a new principal and a handful of updates to the standards and graduation requirements. Most of these changes are welcome; some, however, have fared worse than others and are rather controversial. The newly-installed WiFi hotspots have been cause for […]

El Diablo May 9, 2018

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 popular, but don’t seem to be more or less targeted at the teenage market. Legally, you must be 21 to buy Vuse and Juul off their […]

El Diablo May 9, 2018

Durango School District 9-R has undergone many significant changes in recent years, including the hiring of a new principal and a handful of updates to the standards and graduation requirements. Most of these changes are welcome; some, however, have fared worse than others and are rather controversial. The newly-installed WiFi hotspots have been cause for […]

El Diablo May 9, 2018

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 write in all the different subjects, but I feel like the way that the literary tests are formatted and graded isn’t effective because, based […]

El Diablo May 8, 2018

If anyone searches “The BIG Event” on Google, results from BIG schools, such as Virginia Tech and Texas A&M, come up. Little does the search engine know, another tiny school participates in the BIG Event: Durango High School. The BIG Event is an annual event planned by the DHS Student Council that helps students at […]

El Diablo May 3, 2018

Many members of the Durango community recall Sydney Spies’ reputedly, scandalous senior photo that grabbed the nation’s attention. Five years later, this scandal has led Spies and her mother, Mickie Spies, on a quest to improve humanities’ state of consciousness. Major controversy arrived after DHS’ 2012 yearbook committee and administration deemed Spies’ senior photo ‘too […]