Month: November 2015

Sydney Mattox November 18, 2015

Durango is a small town with a tight-knit community and lots of nonprofit organizations. Ranging from Trails 2000 to the Powerhouse to the Manna Soup Kitchen, each one makes Durango a better place to live in. For students, these nonprofits can be a fun way to learn new skills outside of a classroom environment. The […]

Sydney Mattox November 18, 2015

Upcoming Ski Season Ski season is on its way and the skiing and snowboarding community is gearing up. A lots of students at DHS are getting out and being active during the winter season. It is a great time to get out on the boards for a memorable season that surely will not be forgotten. […]

Sydney Mattox November 18, 2015

In the land of Tusa, I’ll have you know Each citizen is very unique, As we search for a leader to help us grow, Let’s evaluate each candidacy. Maybe it’s you, maybe it’s me, but is Donald Trump’s hair a Truffula Tree? Can’t delete files? Hillary can, but those emails won’t go down like Green […]

Sydney Mattox November 18, 2015

In 2012 nearly 1.3 million Colorado citizens voted in favor of recreational marijuana, with the promise that $40 million dollars would fund public schooling, as written in Amendment 64 which is the law that recognizes the use and regulation of marijuana. University of Colorado Futures Center determined that this year’s funding will be about half […]

Sydney Mattox November 18, 2015

On October 15th it was Spirit Day for LGBT youth. The idea was that people would wear purple to show solidarity against bullying. However, when October 15th came around, there was an astounding lack of participation; and the problem seems to be the lack of advertising for the event. To find out if people knew […]

Sydney Mattox November 18, 2015

With the new school year in full swing, the freshman are getting comfortable in the trash cans (not literally), teachers have started to rip their hair out once again, and seniors have become progressively more stressed. I do not use this word ‘stressed’ lightly. I don’t mean stressed as in ‘what will I wear on […]

Sydney Mattox November 18, 2015

A few weeks ago, The Durango Herald published a series of articles about the suspension of seven athletes from the Durango cross-country team. The first was a news report, the second a follow-up–with a few short sentences about several JV soccer players who had received the same punishment–and then followed a political cartoon, an article […]

Sydney Mattox November 18, 2015

Durango: a town of doctors, lawyers, hippies, college kids, ranchers, and those people who fit somewhere in between. Most of us Durangotangs, however, have one thing in common: we love those outdoors. Living in Durango, we are lucky enough to experience all four seasons in their full glory, not to mention those seasons in between […]

Sydney Mattox November 18, 2015

So far the school year has been full of interesting events in small learning communites, including Global Context Day. This event took place in the Atlas SLC, and was a time for sophomores and freshmen to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis. Sophomores and freshmen were grouped randomly and assigned to multiple classrooms and teachers. From […]

Sydney Mattox November 18, 2015

The Small Learning Communities (SLCs) of Durango High School have acquired countless reputations and stereotypes due to the natural and normal ideas of opposing teams and friend groups. Stereotypes and labels occur in nearly every aspect among adolescents. Student spread around ideas of other groups or cliques whether they realize it or not. Each SLC […]

Sydney Mattox November 18, 2015

Driving is an ultimate teenage milestone.  There is something about sitting in the driver’s seat that teens can’t resist.  To legally sit behind the wheel, however, teens must acquire their driver’s permit and license. Colorado Law states that if a student 14 and six months old, but less than 15 and six months old, they […]

Sydney Mattox November 18, 2015

The image of an author usually consists of people spending their time in their offices or homes, staring at a computer screen and typing furiously, or hunched over a notepad and scribbling down their thoughts. However, the people who imagine this often don’t think of the authors in Durango. “Local authors bring a sense of […]