Month: December 2016

Gwen Stoddard December 13, 2016

The Lady Demons Varsity basketball team has started off their 2016-2017 season strong. Out of the seven games that they have had so far, the team and it’s coach Tim Fitzpatrick has come away with a strong record of 5-2. Also, in the southwestern 5A/4A league they are impressively ranked in 3rd place. Durango High […]

Haley Szczech December 12, 2016

Junior Sierra Kelly evaluates on her experience performing in the Thescon Showcase in front of 4,000 students and fellow performers. “Honestly I still can’t believe it happened. It was so crazy and it all happened so fast, the callback, the rehearsal, and the performance- it all happened within 2 hours. I’ve never really performed in […]

Gillian Holmgren December 9, 2016

A special “getting to know you” interview with Erik Skaggs, the new Science teacher who started teaching at Durango High School this year. He talks about his teaching career, teaching in Ignacio, and his favorite things about Durango including the community, outdoor activities, and the accessibility of the mountains. Reporter: How long have you been […]

Paxton Scott December 8, 2016

Craig, CO – Thirty-four students from Durango High School DECA competed at the regional competition held at Northwest Community College. The students competed in topics ranging from Advertising to Hotel Management to qualify for the State competition held in Colorado Springs in February. Of the 34 members, 13 qualified for state through placing first in […]

Paxton Scott December 8, 2016

Suicides now surpass traffic accidents as the leading cause for teen death. A recent study found that roughly 20% of teens struggles with depression before reaching adulthood. How did we get here? It is impossible to attribute the rise in suicide and depression to any single factor, but numerous expert cite social media as a […]

Tierney December 7, 2016

You’ve probably seen them, or heard them, in the halls; jamming out and making the school feel just a little bit brighter. Sophomore Dutch Revells and Jr. Aaron Hawkins (junior) are two students who play their music out loud as they walk to class. “Sometimes highschool gets a little boring and slow and there’s nothing […]

Haley Szczech December 5, 2016

For one weekend a year, the upperclassmen of Durango High School’s Troupe 1096 travel to Denver to compete at the state level. This competition is called Thescon (Thespian Convention), and every high school theatre program in Colorado is allowed to send their students to compete, meet other students, and watch a select few perform in […]

Gillian Holmgren December 2, 2016

A few weeks after Donald Trump won the presidential election, Jill Stein announced that she would be campaigning for a recount in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. A lot of Clinton and non-Trump supporters felt that Hillary Clinton should have won based on polls and statistic gathered before the election. Jill Stein had the same suspicions […]