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Being me: Building my own story

Being me: Building my own story

Calvin Herion, Online Sports Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under frnt.pge, Opinions

Living your whole life in denial gets hard sometimes. For me, it's denying that a white tubular ventilator is the only thing keeping me alive. It's denying that I am simply unable to perform some basic physical functions. It's denying the fact that I am different. My diagnoses include arthrogr...

Modern Values

Modern Values

Nico Moreno, Freelance

November 7, 2017


Filed under Editorials

Persistence

Persistence

Elizabeth Rose Szpytek, Online Opinions Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under frnt.pge, Opinions

I’m sitting here, alone at my grandfather's funeral in a room off the lobby. There’s a lot running through my mind, least of all is grief. I feel like a monster for saying this, but seeing his body arranged in the casket failed to bring me any emotion. In all honesty, I had to keep myself from laugh...

I pum-can’t stand this seasonal flavor

I pum-can’t stand this seasonal flavor

Andrea Davenport, Print Opinions Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under frnt.pge, Opinions

Everybody loves chocolate, ice cream, Raymond and pumpkin. But I would like us to stop and reflect. Pumpkin. Really? I would personally like to know who looked at a large, orange plant and decided that it was a good idea to put it in basically everything. I mean, let’s be honest, it really needed to...

Why I should want to be white

Why I should want to be white

Rhaya Truman, Print Features Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinions

There are many ways I could benefit from having skin with less melanin. I want to be a writer, and I don’t want my skin color to dictate the messages I can give through my words. I could write from an angle that has nothing to do with the “troubled background” I am assumed to have. I c...

Costumes aren’t just for kids

Costumes aren’t just for kids

Jayna Bardahl, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinions

It never fails to bring tears to my eyes when I reflect on the year that the tradition of dressing up for Halloween vanished faster than a squirrel can eat the carved pumpkin on a front porch. I’m not sure what happened to the days when you would show up to school as a superhero or a princess while...

The drowning repeatedly unit

The drowning repeatedly unit

Colin Dodd, Freelance Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinions

The swimming unit. A good group of you probably just groaned. The word carries a lot of weight—granted it’s water weight, but still—around the school. It's able to completely destroy people’s moods and I'm one of them. Among the many problems with swimming are the locker rooms. I can only...

Class rank elimination: a welcome change

Class rank elimination: a welcome change

Marc Alvarez, Copy Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions

This year, DGS is joining a long list of local schools that have eliminated class rank. With the elimination of class rank so too goes the top two percent. The change has been met with mixed reaction. However, if you were to take a poll of student opinion the most popular opinion would most likely b...

Why do we keep things locked up inside?

Why do we keep things locked up inside?

Colin Dodd, Freelance Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Locker combo, five seconds, go. Five, four, three, two, one. If you were able to recite the three number code, A: Good for you; B: I hope you didn’t say it aloud. If you weren’t able, don’t worry, join the rest of us. DGS has a hole in its heart that isn’t filled. Well, more like a thousand, and th...

Loving new late starts

Loving new late starts

Natalie Casas, Online Features Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinions

A profound change has occurred at DGS, and I’m loving it—Monday late starts. As a junior at DGS, I was pretty bummed when I heard the news about the switch because I thought there would be no time for homework and sleep compared to what students had with the Wednesday late starts. However, I work l...

Lunchroom loses its “pop”

Lunchroom loses its “pop”

Donte Reed, Print Sports Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinions

If you purchase lunch through the school, you’ve probably noticed a change to the menu: the soft drink fountains were removed from the cafeteria and the Mustang Grill. During the 2014-2015 school year, the cafeteria introduced soft drinks that were included with the standard lunch meal, giving ...