Football Recap

The 2018-19 football season has so far been one to remember. Early mornings, late nights, strenuous training, and consistent hard work are just a few things that have gone into this Durango High School football season. Every individual player has sacrificed so much for the success of the team and has so much passion for […]

Angels With Fur

Some angels choose fur instead of wings. There’s a reason why people have pets: so that they don’t feel alone and that they know they are loved and supported. One of these angels is Jane, a new therapy dog who visits DHS, and interacts with everyone on campus, specifically helping students with exceptional needs improve […]

Give us a break

College applications, AP classes, homework, etc. is what most upperclassmen face. The weekends are the only thing that keeps students going through the rigorous school week.  Weekends are ideally for friends, fun, activities, and rest. Who would want to think about school on the two days a week students get a mental break. “I’m taking […]

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Sydney Mattox October 15, 2015

In the coming 2016 Presidential Elections, Durango High School Students will be given the opportunity to influence the direction of politics in the United States of America. Many Senior Dillon Flowers and others were asked if it was their intention to vote. Dillon, in addition to many, responded with a simple “yes”. A response echoed […]

Sydney Mattox October 15, 2015

The stock market game offers high school students the opportunity to learn more about the stock exchange without having to risk hard earned money. Participants of the game are given $100,000 of virtual money and are able to purchase any stocks on the American stock exchanges. If students invest wisely and their stocks increase in […]

Sydney Mattox October 15, 2015

On August 8, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spilled approximately three million gallons of mining wastewater from a defunct mine reservoir into the Animas River.  Roughly eight days later, the EPA deemed the river once again safe for public use, but the damage was done.  National media coverage of the mustard colored river dramatically […]

Sydney Mattox October 15, 2015

Recently there has been an outbreak of cases in which unarmed black citizens are mistreated or murdered by police. Among the most well known are Mike Brown, Freddie Gray and Sandra Bland. All were either killed by the police or under law enforcement care. As a result, there have been riots and large rallies for […]

Sydney Mattox October 15, 2015

Bernie Sanders declared his intention to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for president on April 30, 2015.  Sanders is a self-described Democratic Socialist and the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Since the 1970s, Sanders has had a voice on issues like income inequality, universal health care, parental leave, climate change and […]

Sydney Mattox October 14, 2015

The Durango Demons will be along with the witches and wizards in this year’s homecoming theme, A Spellbound Homecoming, starting on October 12th through the 16th. This year’s theme will involve the classic fantasy characters and ideas while including some influences from well known fantasy media like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and other […]

Sydney Mattox October 14, 2015

A tragedy occurred this summer when the entrance to the Gold King Mine, in Silverton CO, was opened leading to the accidental release of millions of gallons of orange sludge into the Animas River. The Animas River was dyed a deep orange for days as a result of minerals such as lead, iron, and mercury […]

adviser May 26, 2015

Recently, it seems there has been more and more emphasis put on feminism. Celebrities, like Beyoncé and Amy Poelher, appear to be spearheading the cause, but what is it, and how is it affecting high school girls today? Feminism, by definition, is the economic, social and political equalization of genders. In high school, feministic issues […]

adviser May 26, 2015

Liberal Arts students at Fort Lewis College range from Chemical Engineers to Historical Archaeologists.  There’s a diverse group of classes and faculty that provide the growing college with proud, determined and optimistic alumni.  DHS alumni are a big part of the diverse crowd at FLC. Jeremy Hall, a sophomore at Fort Lewis College has been […]

adviser May 26, 2015

Those that serve at the La Plata Manna Soup Kitchen find joy in feeding the hungry. Many students have volunteered at Manna and have nothing but positive experiences. Whether they are helping serve or cook food, clean, or befriend, everyone gains something different and unique from their experience. “The most meaningful thing to me is […]

Sydney Mattox May 26, 2015

Although swimmers and divers may be as opposite as water and air, the team manages a unique team bond that spans the barriers of their sports. As the girls team gears up for season, they remember that bond. When asked about her favorite part of the team, Animas High School So. Catherine Dellinger said, “I’m […]

adviser May 26, 2015

The high school provides a home to old computers, new computers, Mac computers, and every computer in between. Yet, most of the computers in the school are so old that students find working in labs difficult and unproductive. “We get so little time to work on computers, so when we do get to work on […]