Month: May 2015

adviser May 26, 2015

Recently, it seems there has been more and more emphasis put on feminism. Celebrities, like Beyoncé and Amy Poelher, appear to be spearheading the cause, but what is it, and how is it affecting high school girls today? Feminism, by definition, is the economic, social and political equalization of genders. In high school, feministic issues […]

adviser May 26, 2015

Liberal Arts students at Fort Lewis College range from Chemical Engineers to Historical Archaeologists.  There’s a diverse group of classes and faculty that provide the growing college with proud, determined and optimistic alumni.  DHS alumni are a big part of the diverse crowd at FLC. Jeremy Hall, a sophomore at Fort Lewis College has been […]

adviser May 26, 2015

Those that serve at the La Plata Manna Soup Kitchen find joy in feeding the hungry. Many students have volunteered at Manna and have nothing but positive experiences. Whether they are helping serve or cook food, clean, or befriend, everyone gains something different and unique from their experience. “The most meaningful thing to me is […]

Sydney Mattox May 26, 2015

Although swimmers and divers may be as opposite as water and air, the team manages a unique team bond that spans the barriers of their sports. As the girls team gears up for season, they remember that bond. When asked about her favorite part of the team, Animas High School So. Catherine Dellinger said, “I’m […]

adviser May 26, 2015

The high school provides a home to old computers, new computers, Mac computers, and every computer in between. Yet, most of the computers in the school are so old that students find working in labs difficult and unproductive. “We get so little time to work on computers, so when we do get to work on […]

Sydney Mattox May 26, 2015

While everyone in the U.S. and around the world is worrying about the Ebola virus, the plain old flu virus is an ongoing issue. It will affect many more people and will cause more deaths than Ebola virus this year. Between five and 20 percent of the human population will catch the flu this year. […]

adviser May 26, 2015

Since the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in 2012, it has become increasingly easy for students at Durango High School to obtain pot. As a result, there is a lot of controversy from students and teachers surrounding the possible benefits and drawbacks of marijuana. “I think students using pot is bad, as their minds […]

Sydney Mattox May 26, 2015

What’s your favorite thing about Nordic? “It’s a great way to get outside everyday and meet new people. It gives you something to look forward to and makes you work harder.” Do you have a pregame meal or ritual? Why? “Before every race I always eat a banana in the morning and the gatorade gummies […]

adviser May 26, 2015

Bowling isn’t a very well known sport in Durango, Colorado, since there are no bowling lanes in town.  There are a few students from Durango High School bowling  for the team the Rolling Thunder Youth that are trying to change that. Sophomore Keegan Sutherland,  Jr. Landon Donegan and So. Ricki Gallegos have found great success […]

Sydney Mattox May 26, 2015

In Durango High School, there isn’t much of a variety among students when looking at both ethnicity and religion. Throughout the town of Durango, the variety expands a little, but it is still scarce and always has been. Fr. Jayden Brown a young African American male here at DHS said, “People here don’t see me […]

Sydney Mattox May 26, 2015

That one word. The one word that makes everyone from parents to teachers to students, stop and listen every time that one syllable noun is spoken aloud. The one word that is the most stressful part of an junior or senior year, and makes an upperclassman break out in a full sweat when mentioned. Yes […]

adviser May 26, 2015

Held at the Fort Lewis College Ballroom, this year’s Great Gatsby themed prom was one for the books.  Dresses were as extravagant as the ladies and the tuxedos were as handsome as the gents.  From over draped pearls, and faux fur to flapper skirts and canes, this year’s prom involvement to fashion was impressive. “I’m […]