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‘Foco’ sparks online debate among students

'Foco' sparks online debate among students

Erin Gaul

October 19, 2020

On Sunday, October 18, a post from the Instagram account @dhspics sparked a debate between DHS students about the morality of hanging out with friends while not social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The post featured images of DHS students in varying grades attending “Focos,” fake homeco...

Junior launches student branch of Legacy Park Affordable Housing Project

Junior launches student branch of Legacy Park Affordable Housing Project

Alexis Siegler and Adrien Tirouvanziam

October 16, 2020

On Oct. 8, junior Sage Arnold launched the student branch of the Legacy Park Affordable Housing Project in support of the plan maximizing the construction of affordable housing at Legacy Park, with 174 units, in light of recent groups organizing against the housing addendum. Three weeks before, she launche...

Beacon Hill organizes event honoring Indigenous People’s day, protesting cannon monument

Beacon Hill organizes event honoring Indigenous People's day, protesting cannon monument

Alexis Siegler

October 11, 2020

At 6 pm on Oct. 11, Decatur community members will fill the Decatur Square, wearing masks, to celebrate Indigenous People’s day through a cultural education event and protest organized by Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights. The community will hear music, poetry and stories by people of color, part of Beacon Hill’s artistic approach. The Square is home to a cannon monument commemorating the genocide of the Indigenous Muscogee Creek people in the 1836 “Indian War.” Protesting this is a focal point of the event.

Environmental Club Hosts In-person Volunteering at Grant Park

Environmental Club Hosts In-person Volunteering at Grant Park

MaryRyan Howarth

October 6, 2020

Senior and Environmental Club leader, Emma Ahmad, spearheaded a socially distant trash clean up at Grant Park through their conservancy on Oct. 3.  Every student wore a mask and spread out around the park, with grabbers and buckets to collect trash supplied by the Grant Park Conservancy. ...

Lofstrand addresses students’ concerns at town hall meeting led by SGA

Urja Davesar

October 1, 2020

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2020, Decatur High School’s Student Government Association (SGA) sponsored a virtual town hall meeting to address the concerns and questions of the students in response to the new in-person learning plan.  The meeting took place from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in which Principal Lofstrand answered questions submitted by the student body. 

SGA sponsors town hall meeting regarding students’ concerns on In-person instruction

Picture created by Sophia Norton to promote town hall meeting

Urja Davesar

September 29, 2020

On Oct. 1, 2020 , Decatur High School's Student Government Association (SGA) is sponsoring a virtual town hall meeting to address the concerns and questions of the students in response to the new in-person learning plan.  The meeting will take place from 4:30pm to 5:30pm Principal Lofstrand will be answering questions submitted by students.

Decatur scientists implore school board to rethink reopening

Backlash against the district's reopening plans culminated in a letter to the board.

JP Lockwood

September 29, 2020

The following letter was posted on Facebook on Saturday, Sept. 26. It was subsequently removed. Later, it was published as a Google Form where community members could submit their name, including credentials, email address, and institutional affiliation.  “Letter to Dr. Dude and the Board of Educa...

Decatur student starts Investment Club

Decatur student starts Investment Club

Adrien Tirouvanziam

September 20, 2020

On Sept. 16, junior Sam DeLisle started  an investment club, a club focused on learning about money and investing and the stock market. Meetings will take place every Wednesday at noon through Google Meet.   According to DeLisle, the club will be mainly focused on playing the Georgia Sto...

Algebra department scales down on curriculum

Algebra department scales down on curriculum

Alexis Siegler

September 18, 2020

On account of time constraints posed by virtual learning, the Algebra department has scaled down it’s curriculum. This year they will not be teaching the completing the square method, used to solve quadratic equations, with the hopes that students’ future math classes will cover the topic when it becomes more pressing.

Artist spearheads neighborhood “good trouble” mural honoring John Lewis

Artist spearheads neighborhood

Alexis Siegler

September 15, 2020

A mural honoring John Lewis now covers the wall where Lockwood Terrace and Grove Street merge in Decatur. Margot Ecke, a Dekalb-area artist and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) professor, spearheaded the mural and leveraged her design skills to lead the neighborhood of Decatur Heights in collaborating, producing and funding it. 

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