Month: January 2016

Sydney Mattox January 29, 2016

The wizarding world of Harry Potter as we know it is about to become more real than ever. The author of the beloved series, J.K. Rowling, has announced that “Harry Potter and The Cursed Child” is going to be the eighth story in the series and it’s not a book; it’s a play. The rundown […]

Sydney Mattox January 29, 2016

Lockdown drills are a means of practicing preparedness in the event of an intruder entering a school. When an announcement has been given, students are told to go into a classroom, lock the doors and close the windows until the drill is over.                Recent shootings, however, have raised […]

Sydney Mattox January 29, 2016

This past holiday season has been full of giving for Durango High School and the surrounding community. From talent shows, to canned food drives, to bell ringing, the school helped make the holidays full of cheer for many unable to provide for their families.       Every year, Student Council organizes DHS Cares, a […]

Sydney Mattox January 29, 2016

High school students are used to the occasional bumps and bruises, sprained ankles and pulled groins, but this year at DHS there has been an influx of severe injuries which have either required surgery or long periods of rest. Most students are unaware of what an ordeal having a major injury is. Most people are […]

Sydney Mattox January 29, 2016

Break out those leg warmers and tease that hair up high, because we are taking it back to the ‘80s, baby. This year’s Snowdown theme travels back in time to when Madonna was all the rage and bright-pink lipstick and blue eyeshadow was actually cool.     “I am excited for this year’s Snowdown theme […]

Sydney Mattox January 29, 2016

  In a constantly changing world there isn’t enough time to follow every news story. However, it is important to keep up on major current events occurring worldwide. Recently, 20 Durango High School students were surveyed on their knowledge of current events.      These events ranged from a 15-year-old suing Obama to ISIS and […]

Sydney Mattox January 29, 2016

Often, school can be overwhelming. When thinking about going straight from high school to college, the constant pressure and stress can wear students down. The anxiety students feel is why gap years are so popular around the world.      A gap year is a year spent away from school, usually between high school and […]

Sydney Mattox January 29, 2016

Star Wars is an iconic American entertainment series centered around six films made from 1977 to 2005. It is composed of three original films (1977-1983) and three sequels (1999-2005).      Sophomore Luke Meyer, a long time fan of the franchise, has mixed feelings about the most recent trilogy.      “When I watch the […]

Sydney Mattox January 29, 2016

During Thanksgiving Break, many students travel to exotic places such as Hawaii or where their family lives. This Thanksgiving, though,  Jr. Raelen Barr did something a bit different. She and her mother, Nicole Bellman, went on a safari in the African country of Tanzania.  “Going on safari has been on my bucket list for 20 […]