Laura Searcy speaks on the harms of vaping

Laura Searcy speaks on the harms of vaping

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.

Longing to Belong

Longing to Belong

April 17, 2019

“It was a Sunday,” she said. “I remember that day, it was totally a new start for me. I met all these people and I made really good friends, but that day changed my life because I never came back to Venezuela.”

Alcohol misuse awareness rises

Alcohol misuse awareness rises

January 7, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Decatur residents passed a referendum dubbed the 'Brunch Bill' which allowed restaurants to start serving alcohol at 11 a.m. instead of 12:30 p.m. on Sundays, according to the Champion newspaper. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Decatur City Council agreed to lower the required food to alcohol ratio for restaurants from 60 percent food and 40 percent alcohol to 50 percent food and 50 percent alcohol, according to DecaturDaily.com. Both of these changes decrease the limitations on alcohol regulations in Decatur to help stimulate revenue in local businesses. However, three individuals - Susan Morley, Terrie Moore and Mikayla Cordell - are working to reduce the prominence of alcohol misuse in Decatur.

Many of these dancers dance at the local Decatur Ballet dance studio. The dancers pictured were Camille King, Lily Medlock, Ella Talmadge, Lydia Hamby, Caroline Pursele, Isabelle Enloe, Dayana Paz, Stella Williams, Isabel Hanna,  Lucy Culpepper, Macyory Calderon and Sandra Martinez-Trueba.

Spanish department holds inaugural cultural heritage event

October 31, 2018

Spanish music echoed throughout the cafeteria on Oct. 26, 2018 as the Decatur Spanish department held the first Spanish Heritage Performances. The event featured Decatur musicians, actors and athletes as they came together to create shows honoring Latin American culture.

The Decatur Student Center was created in order to help students get through high school. It's located in room 207 of the career building.

Student center to add mental health seminars to advisement

September 4, 2018

There are a multitude of different mental health seminars that are being added to advisement this year to help guide students through high school. Administrators, counselors and other faculty members unanimously made the decision to add these lessons so that students will have another outlet to be more aware about their own mental health.

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Aly Yamamoto