Month: March 2017

Paxton Scott March 21, 2017

There is a lot of controversy as to why charter school may be more or less beneficial than public school within the Durango High School community. Charter schools are schools that are completely independent and are publicly funded, and often times students must pay their way in; while public schools are free and provide an […]

Paxton Scott March 21, 2017

The arts —by definition— are the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. Art is displayed in a series of forms such as painting, sculpture, singing, dancing, photography and acting; along with a plethora of others. Art is something that can be taken up as a pastime or profession but is also offered in […]

Paxton Scott March 21, 2017

Winter Sports like skiing and snowboarding are enjoyed by many students at Durango High School, but some students are unable to appreciate this time of year on their own. The Adaptive Sports Association provides opportunities for these students to have fun with winter sports. The opportunity for these students to participate in Adaptive Sports helps […]

Paxton Scott March 21, 2017

Most creative writers at Durango High School realize the absence of a creative writing class and how that impacts them. Though it’s been argued that a creative writing class would distract from learning how to write essays and analyze the English language-teachers and students alike recognize the opportunity a creative writing class could provide for […]

Paxton Scott March 21, 2017

As the year 2017 goes on, everyone is looking to purchase the latest and greatest technology and gadgets, and Durango High School is embracing the changes. Iphones have always been the big craze, but the tech industry is looking to expand its view to more than just phones. Everything from bendable phones to Amazon’s smart […]

Paxton Scott March 21, 2017

In today’s society, technology and social media have taken over everything and have influenced views in positive and negative ways. Because social media has a big influence on teenagers, I feel as if it has brought out inflamed opinions on political and environmental issues. After the huge issues surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline, many teenagers […]

Gillian Holmgren March 17, 2017

Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return was leaked to a former reporter named David Cay Johnston, revealing that Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes in a year where he made $150 million. The question is, is it just to be paying a certain amount of taxes while the president of the United States doesn’t pay […]

Paxton Scott March 14, 2017

Durango High School Alpine Ski Team season is wrapping up after six weeks of racing all over the state of Colorado. Three members of the team, Maddie Jo Robbins, Lucas Robbins, and Annalise Gates even managed to qualify for state competition on February 23rd and 24th. There are two types of racing included in alpine […]

Paxton Scott March 14, 2017

Name:  Throughout the Durango High School Sports Community, young freshmen join various sports only to encounter upperclassmen looking for entertainment. Hazing in different sports can be very amusing, but it can also cause embarrassment to the freshmen involved. Animas High School senior Claire Larson has competed on the Swim and Dive team for four consecutive […]

Paxton Scott March 14, 2017

The Trump administration recently set precedent when Vice President Mike Pence broke a tie in the Senate to approve Betsy DeVos as Education secretary. It was the first time in American history that the Vice President broke a tie to confirm a cabinet nomination. Opposition to DeVos can be largely attributed to her lack of […]

Paxton Scott March 14, 2017

Durango High School students are required to meet a certain amount of credits in order to be able to graduate, and all though some requirements don’t appeal to all students, the requirements are there to help and support the students through high school. “Some kids, because they have to take certain classes, are not able […]

Paxton Scott March 14, 2017

On January 21st, an estimated 500,000 people rallied around the world to participate in the Women’s March, a global movement based on the advocation of women’s rights. The protest’s timely execution, just one day after Donald Trump was sworn into office, voiced a strong message of opposition for the new president’s agenda, touching on controversial […]