Month: October 2016

Gillian Holmgren October 28, 2016

Donald Trump, the republican presidential candidate, has spoken briefly about his new plan that will supposedly decrease how much the American people are taxed overall by taxing the population based on income and changing the current seven bracket system to a three bracket system. Donald Trump’s goal with this tax plan is to overall reduce […]

Tierney October 26, 2016

  Climate change and pollution are national issues that divide people throughout America. The 2016 election has highlighted the controversy on this issue. Durango High School students are involved in discussion about pollution and climate change. According to Hillary Clinton’s Website, “We will generate enough renewable energy to power every home in America.” This issue […]

Haley Szczech October 24, 2016

As Colorado is undergoing an election for its new Colorado House of Representatives in the 59th house of district, there are many things that Colorado residents must take into account as they struggle to pick a  candidate, one of these things is education. Colorado citizens want a candidate that can improve their school systems and […]

Paxton Scott October 22, 2016

Mike Pence, the Republican Vice President nominee came to Durango on Wednesday and gave a speech to invigorate Trump supporters and convince undecided voters that the Trump-Pence ticket is the way to go. The event started positively. A line of supporters waiting to see Pence extended almost to Main Street where a crowd of subdued […]

Gillian Holmgren October 21, 2016

Over the course of the 2016 presidential elections, this year’s candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, have turned the presidential race into a roast session filled with irrelevant puns and not-so-fine medium roast. On Wednesday, October 19th, the third and final debate occurred containing an abundance of these “humorous” statements. “We have some bad hombres […]

Gillian Holmgren October 21, 2016

Prior to the upcoming Presidential election, students and other community members have been expressing their opinions about the candidates through political bumper stickers as a way to communicate who they plan on voting for. “Political bumper stickers are annoying to me but it is also self expression. They are just opinions, so the majority of […]

Tierney October 20, 2016

In this day and age with technology advancing at a pace faster than ever before, more and more personal information is becoming accessible online. As a result, it is paramount to know the technology services people are using are secure. Despite the outrageous importance of these companies being secure, some, like Yahoo, cut corners on […]

Lilah Slaughter October 18, 2016

A budget deficit is when a country’s government spends more than it takes in from taxes or other forms of revenue. Although individuals, companies and other organizations can run deficits, the term usually applies to governments. “It means the government is taking in less in any given year in tax revenue than they are paying […]

Haley Szczech October 18, 2016

As the heat of the 2016 presidential election rises, the students at DHS have some advice and comments for the candidates. From the mouths of DHS students…   Dear Hillary Clinton, “You’re amazing. You’re pretty cool and I agree with your opinions.” ~Best Wishes, Anonymous   “Let it go.” ~From, So. Danya Eggleston   “I […]

Paxton Scott October 17, 2016

 What is grade inflation? Grade inflation is when the average GPA is skewed artificially high as a result of easy assessments or teacher leniency. Grade Inflation occurs as a result of three main reasons: schools want to look good in comparison to other schools, teachers do not want to hurt students chances of participating in […]

Paxton Scott October 5, 2016

The University of Chicago’s incoming class has been informed by letter that there will no longer be “safe zones” in response to the recent cultural war of activism within universities across the nation, officials said. The university’s decision to neglect the concept of both safe zones and trigger warnings has caused a stir amongst student […]

Paxton Scott October 5, 2016

A key selling point of Amendment 64 (the amendment which legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado) was how the tax revenue would go towards funding public schools. However, three years have passed since the legalization of pot in Colorado and few schools can say they are reaping the benefits, especially because the money is limited to […]