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Blueprint

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Blueprint

Rhaya Truman is the Managing Editor of the Blueprint.

Rhaya Truman, Managing Editor

Rhaya Truman is a senior at DGS and is the Managing Editor for the Blueprint. She has participated in basketball and dance in her DGS years and is currently a member of the Speech team. She is involved in many organizations, for example, Kpop club,  Peer Tutors, Speech, Mustang Way Leaders and the Communications Officer for the Student Council Executive Board.

Her favorite things to do are go to concerts, shopping and traveling. She will be attending the University of Arizona in the fall of 2019. She will be double majoring in Communications and Gender and Women's Studies. 

Truman received an honorable mention for her first print in depth piece at NISPA and multiple awards for her reviews. She was also a state qualifier in review writing and placed 3rd at her sectional. She was a member of the 2018 Blueprint state winning team.

Truman has an obsession with 90’s culture and lives "the retro way" in order to fill her void of not being born in the best era of all time. Some of her favorite recent artists are Tyler, The Creator, Logic and J. Cole, which all contain the vintage vibes her old soul craves. 

She wants to be fluent in at least three languages in her life and travel to multiple countries. She lives her life in aesthetics and has a secret love for interior design. She believes if she does not win the senior elective for best dressed, her high school career was not worth it. Her favorite show is the Get Down, she has a pretty cool record collection, loves meeting new people and treats life like a never ending good book.

 

All content by Rhaya Truman
Many seniors at DGS have experienced senioritis during their first semester of their senior year.

Let’s talk about: senioritis

Rhaya Truman, Managing Editor
December 21, 2018
Seniors Scottyln Williams, Catherine Mcintrye, Reese Clemens and Melissa Valmores sit at lunch together every day, sharing their life experiences despite their differences in culture and ethnicity.

DGS captivates the culture

Rhaya Truman, Managing Editor
December 7, 2018
Rhaya Truman reminiscing on how quickly the pass 4 years of her high school career have flown by.

Dear seniors: making this your year

Rhaya Truman, Managing Editor
September 13, 2018
Horoscope 4/25

Horoscope 4/25

Rhaya Truman, Print Features Editor
April 25, 2018
Horoscopes 2/28

Horoscopes 2/28

Rhaya Truman, Print Features Editor
February 28, 2018
There are many clubs at DGS that most students dont know of.

Weekly Preview: Feb. 12 – 16

Rhaya Truman, Print Features Editor
February 12, 2018
Throwback Thursday: Jillian Paladino

Throwback Thursday: Jillian Paladino

Rhaya Truman, Print Features Editor
February 1, 2018
Emmanuelle Copeland studying for her upcoming AP spanish test.

Behind the 4.0: calculating the big junior year

Rhaya Truman, Print Features Editor
December 18, 2017
Blackbear is known to be an artist that pushes boundaries with his music because of his mix of genres.

Blackbear’s new album is as sweet as honey

Rhaya Truman, Print Features Editor
December 6, 2017
Reputation was instantly a favorite for many and sold out quick in stores around the country.

Calling ‘Reputation’ what it is

Rhaya Truman, Features Print Editor
November 21, 2017
There are many ways African American women fight every day to go against societal stereotypes.

Why I should want to be white

Rhaya Truman, Print Features Editor
October 31, 2017
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