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Decatur High School addresses vaping addictions in student assembly

Decatur High School addresses vaping addictions in student assembly

Brooklyn Martinez

September 30, 2019

A brand new assembly about vaping has been shown to all students at DHS. The assembly brings awareness to the dangers of addiction and suggests alternative options.

Decatur says YEA! to student art

Decatur says YEA! to student art

Bridget Goodman

September 22, 2019

On Sunday, Sept. 22 the Young Emerging Artists (YEA!) market took place in Harmony Park. This annual event is sponsored by the Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) as an opportunity for elementary school to high school student artists to sell handcrafted goods, like art prints and jewelry, and give live performances. 

Laura Searcy speaks on the harms of vaping

Laura Searcy speaks on the harms of vaping

Aly Yamamoto

September 20, 2019

On Sept. 18th in the PAC, Decatur High School hosted a presentation on new vaping research and current trends by Laura Searcy for Decatur parents. Searcy is a pediatric nurse practitioner and a member of the Cobb Community Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse. Searcy gave a detailed account of the statistics pertaining to youth usage of vaping products and the related side effects.

SOAR-ing Above Prejudice

SOAR-ing Above Prejudice

Caroline Putman

September 20, 2019

On Sept. 9, around 30 students gathered for an all-day workshop share experiences and address racism in Decatur. The workshop was part of a new program known as Students Organizing Against Racism (SOAR).

Decatur activist criticizes city for lack of non-discrimination ordinance

Decatur activist criticizes city for lack of non-discrimination ordinance

Alexis Siegler

September 20, 2019

At the June 17 Decatur City Commission meeting local activist, Clare Schexsnyder, criticized the city for lacking a non-discrimination ordinance in light of the recently declared LGBTQ pride month locally by Mayor Patti Garrett. 

Decatur Youth Council Co-Hosts Concert on The Square

Decatur Youth Council Co-Hosts Concert on The Square

Julian Fortuna

September 16, 2019

On Saturday, September 5, the Decatur Youth Council (DYC), a local organization of teenagers who organize community events, hosted its third community Concert on the Square. The event was co-hosted in partnership with the Decatur Business Association (DBA), a conglomerate of businesses in Decatur. T...

International Overdose Awareness Day observed in Decatur

International Overdose Awareness Day observed in Decatur

Aly Yamamoto

September 10, 2019

Every year on Aug. 31, people around the world gathered to observe International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). The event is held in order to reduce the stigma surrounding drug-related deaths as well as to recognize the strain overdoses has had on people’s lives. In Decatur, Terrie Moore, along with the Decatur Prevention Initiative (DPI), held a candlelight vigil in front of the Decatur Presbyterian Church to honor this day. 

Math club and team transform into Mu Alpha Theta

Math club and team transform into Mu Alpha Theta

Nayeli Shad

September 9, 2019

After struggling with attendance and membership, math club and team sponsor Rachel Seasholtz decided to replace the club with Decatur High's inaugural Mu Alpha Theta chapter.

Decatur hosts Truth Racial Healing Circle

Decatur hosts Truth Racial Healing Circle

Adrien Tirouvanziam and Luke Novak

September 4, 2019

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, Decatur High School hosted its first Racial Healing Circle in the media center. The meeting featured several speakers who highlighted the necessities of diversity and the importance of respectfully participating when speaking about racism.  DHS media specialist Ifeude Hill organized a...

Jewish Student Union joins Decatur High School

Jewish Student Union joins Decatur High School

Zidia Gibson

August 29, 2019

Jewish Student Union (JSU), Decatur's newest club, has its first meeting Sept. 4. The organization, created by seniors Halia Reingold and Sam Cooper, aims to provide a place where Jewish students can meet one another and openly talk about their struggles and non-Jewish students can learn about Judaism. 

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