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

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

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.

Students stood in front of the gazebo for the protest.

Decatur students protest for 100% renewable energy

February 3, 2020

On Jan. 23, 2020, Decatur High School students led a climate protest for Decatur to switch to 100% renewable energy. The students met at the Decatur Square and marched to the 2020 Decatur Strategic Planning Meeting to advocate for Decatur to rely on 100% renewable energy.

The students left at 12:45 on Friday, September 20th, the last school day before September break. The strike happened worldwide, with 2,500 events planned in 160+ countries, organizers said. Students left school to protest what they see as world leader's inadequate response to climate change.

50+ DHS students participate in climate strike

September 30, 2019

Hundreds of people, mostly young students, gathered at the GA Capitol Building for a day of worldwide protests in 160+ countries.

Watson (top row, middle) and Staton (bottom row, far right) with fellow juniors right before the group started their demonstration.

Students protest Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill

May 13, 2019

In response to the recent six week abortion ban signed by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp last Tuesday, Decatur High School juniors Liza Watson and Isabel Staton have organized a protest to oppose the bill.

Parkland shooting rekindles gun control debate

Parkland shooting rekindles gun control debate

March 7, 2018

On Feb. 14, 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

SGA proposes tentative walkout plan to Decatur administration

SGA proposes tentative walkout plan to Decatur administration

March 6, 2018

After 17 students died in a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month, schools have been organizing walkouts across the country, and our Student Government Association (SGA) set a tentative schedule for Decatur to join them.

Senior Claudia Carroll swims butterfly in a regular-season meet.  She did not compete in the state meet.

Take your mark, get set, (don’t) go

February 23, 2017

Thirteen Decatur swimmers were forced to sit out the state championship meet on Friday, Feb. 3. They were left to watch four teammates, including senior Jake Abrahamse, compete in what would have been the seniors’ last career meet.

‘Love Trumps Hate’

November 15, 2016

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, results from the 2016 presidential race seeded anger in the hearts of some Americans.

Justice in the youth’s hands

October 11, 2016

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." -- President Barack Obama

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