Month: April 2015

Sydney Mattox April 9, 2015

Art can be frustrating and in this digital age, sometimes working with a computer comes more naturally than wrestling with charcoal sketches or the pottery wheel. Now, the recent addition of a new Makerbot Replicator Three Dimensional printer to the art department is actually making it possible for students to modernize their design potential. “I’m […]

Isaac Ducker April 6, 2015

Facebook photo albums can be compared to scrapbooks that were more popular in previous decades. The fact that photos are updated more rapidly and more far spread could be due to how the method of recording events has changed over time, yet the experiences people are having may not be. The idea that who people […]

Isaac Ducker April 6, 2015

While the college admissions season for Durango High School’s seniors has mostly passed, many Juniors are either beginning, or well on their way into the realm of the admission process. Over the past few years, people all over the globe, and especially American teenagers, have begun to sequester large amounts of their lives and identities […]

Isaac Ducker April 6, 2015

The annual Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission’s Youth Expo is back for the third year in a row. In past years, the Expo successfully provided high school students with opportunities within the community and helpful tips in preparation for the future. “I really enjoyed not only participating on MYAC last year, but putting together the Expo […]

Isaac Ducker April 6, 2015

Being in high school has always had some givens: homework, having fun with friends and relationships.  With relationships, however, come breakups.  Breakups have become very different in the modern world, and with technology taking over, dating and breakups can end up being all over the phone and on social media. “For me, my breakups have […]

Isaac Ducker April 6, 2015

As phones, tablets and computers come out with a new model every day, trying to keep with all that change is almost like attempting a race and not getting any closer to the finish line. Everything has to be bigger and better ASAP, and with this developing technology, its hard to keep up. But, imagine […]

Isaac Ducker April 6, 2015

Looking at a graph of someone’s sleep cycle reveals an oscillation between deep sleep and REM (rapid eye movement). Likewise, the role of technology in modern sleep oscillates between helpful and dangerous. One specific application called Sleep Cycle tracks sleep cycles during the night through sensors that detect movement when the user is in REM. […]

Isaac Ducker April 6, 2015

  There are certainly many advantages and disadvantages to living in a small town. Durango has many things to do: biking, skiing, hiking, and they’re all great, but shopping is a whole other beast. Shopping is something that everyone has to do and in Durango there aren’t a lot of options. Durango consists of high […]

Isaac Ducker April 6, 2015

Some students have realized that the modern teens’ reliance on their phones is absurd. They’ve found other ways to spend their time in a fleeting escape from technology. Sophomore Ryann Daly has found respite in yoga. She puts down her phone to further her awareness of the world outside of the screen. Daly has found […]

Isaac Ducker April 6, 2015

Have you ever wondered who keeps the computers running smoothly and quickly? Whose responsibility it is to keep the printers churning out paper? Meet Durango High School technician, Chris Lake, the IT (Information Technology) guy. Lake spends his days roaming DHS, answering the calls of anyone who has a problem with their technology. “Typically I […]