Month: October 2015

Sydney Mattox October 23, 2015

Late nights. Building sets. Learning lines. Getting sick. Pushing through it anyway. It all comes with the territory of being part of the theatre troupe at DHS. Despite what some might call hardships, Troupe 1096 thespians know that it is always worth it. “My life has changed immensely through theatre. What brought the most change […]

Sydney Mattox October 23, 2015

Whether it’s a pair of nikes and some sweats, a romper and some flats, or a pair of Louboutin heels and a saucy dress, fashion has been a way for individuals to define who they are for a very long time.  Fashion trends are constantly developing, and DHS has some trends of it’s own as […]

Sydney Mattox October 23, 2015

The Theater Troupe 1096 has had some accomplished directors in the past and is now adding a new member to that team. Benjamin Mattson is a seasoned director and actor that the Troupe has met with open arms. Everyone has been welcoming and are trying to make him feel at home in the school. “I […]

Sydney Mattox October 23, 2015

After a rewarding year for the theatre program at Durango High school, Troupe 1096 continued with their endeavours through the summer. This past June, 14 Troupe 1096 students traveled to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a week where they connected with thousands of the best high school thespians. There, they auditioned for colleges and competed […]

Sydney Mattox October 23, 2015

Telluride, Colorado is a beautiful town filled with many adventures and all of its insanely amazing activities, including one popular event: The Telluride Film Festival. The Telluride Film Festival is an event held during Labor Day weekend where celebrities from all over come to show off upcoming movies they were involved in. “The Telluride Film […]

Sydney Mattox October 23, 2015

Over the years the paintings that cover the DHS wall have been done by dozens of students and with each painting a piece them was left behind. The paintings on the walls are a reflection of the art and souls of the passion that resides within DHS students. Now what if art was more than […]

Sydney Mattox October 16, 2015

Budget cuts are a recurring reality in high schools throughout the state of Colorado, both in education and in athletics. For athletic departments, reduced budgets can both hurt and help a program. Before the 2015/16 season started, the 9-R board reduced the athletic department budget by 20 percent. Dave Preszler, the Athletic Director at Durango […]

Sydney Mattox October 16, 2015

For over 20 years, Trails 2000 has been making, maintaining, and educating people about the variety of trails around the Durango area. Due to the work that volunteers put into making the trails, locals and tourists are able to enjoy the great outdoors while getting exercise on the fun trails provided. “It’s [Sailing Hawks] well […]

Sydney Mattox October 16, 2015

Most people agree that being a freshman is stressful.  They begin surrounded by people they’ve never met, the school seems gigantic, and everything is not quite what they  imagined. But what most people don’t consider is what it’s like for a freshman to be placed on a varsity sports team. The pressure of being surrounded […]

Sydney Mattox October 16, 2015

Growing up we’ve all heard the phrase: “You’re only as good as your word.” Well, the ageless phrase was put to the test in Seattle this offseason and even up till a couple weeks ago, where strong safety Kam Chancellor tried to back out of the five-year, $33 million contract he signed in 2013. After […]

Sydney Mattox October 16, 2015

At Durango High School, Volleyball is very competitive which leads to difficult decisions and many cuts. During the 2015 fall volleyball season, the coaching staff, consisting of Varsity coach Colleen Vogt, JV coach Marni Seserman and assistant Varsity coaches Maria Creach and Erika Sanazoni, made the hard decision to eliminate the JV team. The new […]

Sydney Mattox October 16, 2015

Colorado leads the nation in having the most mountains that exceed 14,000 feet in elevation. For most Coloradoans, hiking 14’ers is a sort of requirement. Regardless of where in the state you live, there is always a 14’er close by. Living in such a scenic state makes it hard for the locals to stay out […]