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DHS mock trial team wins first competition of the year

DHS mock trial team wins first competition of the year

February 8, 2019

On Feb. 2, the Dekalb County courthouse was full of ongoing trials and debating high school students. Students played the role of attorneys, witnesses, time keepers and court artists as they argued against other schools and presented a case before a judge. After a make-up round took place on Wednesday the 6th, Decatur’s mock trial team won first place.

Update: James and the Giant Peach Tech Week and Preparation for Opening Night

Update: James and the Giant Peach Tech Week and Preparation for Opening Night

November 21, 2018

With Thanksgiving around the corner and opening night soon after, the cast and crew of Decatur’s newest musical production, James and the Giant Peach, is hurrying to get the show ready for viewers.

Decatur implements new attendance policies

Decatur implements new attendance policies

September 26, 2018

Decatur implemented new school policies on August 20 to combat tardiness, including a warning bell and a limit on tardies. Assistant Principal Wesley Hatfield said that he hopes these new school policies will decrease the amount of students who are late to class or who are skipping. When Hatfield graduated from Decatur in 1999, they had a warning bell, but they stopped it when they switched to a 7-period schedule.

Nation faces another school shooting; 10 dead

Nation faces another school shooting; 10 dead

May 18, 2018

At 10 a.m., this morning, our nation was subject to another school shooting. 8 people were reported dead and more injured at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.

New addition to school safety

New addition to school safety

March 14, 2018

Following the construction of the new courtyard in Decatur High School, administrators have installed a new security system: a blue emergency phone. The emergency phones have been very successful in mitigating crime due to its easy use and bright lights discouraging any would be perpetrators.

Students gain new perspectives in the mountains

Students gain new perspectives in the mountains

March 13, 2018

During the first semester of the school year, sophomore Henry Yates was learning about global food economics instead of the American Revolution, and backpacking through the Blue Ridge mountains instead of walking to Chemistry. This was everyday life at the Outdoor Academy (OA).

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.

Sophomore drops swim to pursue happiness

Sophomore drops swim to pursue happiness

February 12, 2018

After swimming for most of her life, MJ Arnold decided to quit in her sophomore year. MJ quit swim in late June 2017 and started riding again in Dec. 2017.

“Battle of the Sexes,” a cinematic Grand Slam

“Battle of the Sexes,” a cinematic Grand Slam

October 13, 2017

44 years ago, Billie Jean King triumphed over Bobby Riggs, creating a turning point in history. Released on Sept. 22, "Battle of the Sexes," has captured this memorable moment.

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