Student Life

Gillian Holmgren October 24, 2018

El Diablo interviewed one of this years exchange students at DHS. Get to know Alex Montenegro, a Junior who came all the way from Spain.   1.)Which Countries did you choose to go to be a Exchange Student? “My choices were Canada & US, Belgium, and France. The US was my first choice”   2.)What […]

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 3, 2018

Whenever offensive left tackle competitor Carver Willis gears up to represent the Durango Demons in football, his body was always in the sport, while his mind is in prayer. “God’s got this, it’s his plan. God’s got this, it’s his plan.” During the November 10th game against Cañon City, the act of praying was able […]

Gwen Stoddard January 29, 2018

Getting there-      Waking up at 5:45 in the morning is usually the worst thing ever because you are so deep in sleep that your body is saying “What the heck man!”. But this morning was different because I didn’t sleep, throughout the whole night because all my mind was saying was, “What the […]

Gillian Holmgren January 26, 2018

Colorado is a hub for the nation’s best skiers/snowboarders/shredders. As the town of Durango is basically snow free in January, DHS students are still finding their way to the slopes to knock out a few runs and tricks. Whether its riding the lift with a couple of good pals, drinking hot cocoa after a day […]

Gwen Stoddard October 20, 2017

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 extracurriculars. But while a busy lifestyle is appealing to most, sleep is often compromised, which can lead to multiple issues inside and outside of the classroom. The importance of sleep […]

Gwen Stoddard October 17, 2017

During everyone’s time at Durango High School, they reach the age where they can go to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and take a driver’s test. Every experience is different, and their stories are both entertaining and educational. Maggie Wigton, a former DHS student, took her driver’s exam with the DMV and passed the […]

Gwen Stoddard October 12, 2017

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 that although the school year has barely begun, student athletes and those who participate in other rigorous extracurriculars offered by DHS have already started balancing a full academic load […]

Gwen Stoddard October 9, 2017

  This issue, for Teachers of DHS, Ann Tidwell is featured. At Durango High School, Mrs. Tidwell teaches Chemistry and  AP Chemistry. Students absolutely adore her teaching style as well as her personality. She is a phenomenal teacher who knows how to balance her teaching techniques, but also does what she knows is best for […]

Gwen Stoddard October 5, 2017

Since 2015, the number of students taking Advanced Placement (AP) at Durango High School has nearly doubled. The rapid change reflects a national trend —supported by DHS administration— which emphasizes the value of AP for all students and increasing the number AP classes available at all levels. AP is a program run by The College […]