First male joins Decatur High School Colorguard

First male joins Decatur High School Colorguard

September 9, 2019

Freshman Camden Hyde is the first male to join the Decatur High School (DHS) Colorguard.  In his f...

Decatur robotics team makes it to world championships

Decatur robotics team makes it to world championships

April 21, 2019

This past weekend, the Decatur High School robotics team, Global Dynamics, competed in the First Champions...

Randall Archer takes over as new Varsity head coach

Randall Archer takes over as new Varsity head coach

February 9, 2019

The Decatur Boys varsity lacrosse team recently adopted Randall Archer as the new head coach after a five year interim period between permanent head coaches. Archer, who took over as head coach from Adam Pinsley, is one of the few head coaches to work at the school, a position which he feels has made it easier to connect with the team.

Decatur's mock trial defense team after competing in their first competition of the year. From left to right, Lauryn Williams, Rebecca Rayburn, Nayeli Shad, Daxton Pettus, Seth Bellenguezclark, Alexis Siegler and Connor Coltrane. 

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.

Freshman Mei McNally (bottom second to the left) and sophomore Morgan Pope (top second to he right) pose with their old gymnastics team with their old team from the Atlanta Gymnastics Center.

Interest in gymnastics grows at Decatur

November 13, 2018

Many Decatur students have grown up participating in gymnastics, but since Decatur High School does not have a gymnastics team or club, many have struggled to find a suitable team. Robert Pope wanted to change that, so he approached the athletics department with his idea.

Everyone’s bringing different things to the table, and not just different perspectives, but also different skills and strengths,

Not Your Ordinary Podcast

October 1, 2018

The popular high school story: a group of students, all attending the same school and living in the s...

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).

“The school’s black sheep”

January 22, 2018

Decatur holds records for impressive sports teams, such as wrestling, soccer and softball. But this team goes a little unnoticed.

Varsity basketball team grows

Varsity basketball team grows

January 5, 2018

Hoping to better support students, Coach Roberts expands the program.

Into the Open Field

Into the Open Field

November 15, 2017

Students shout her name and wave signs of support for number 32. Three quarters pass and she still isn’t in the game. She waits, the nervous smile on her face mirroring the crowd’s anticipation. Midway through the fourth quarter, Coach Felton finally calls her over. “Alright Coach, I need to know: do I just run at them?” Chloe Soto said. Knowing one week is hardly enough to learn the intricate and tough sport of football, Coach Felton tells her to do her best. Soto walks to midfield to check in for the next play. As she and fellow sophomore Jada Harris cross the white line on Decatur’s artificial turf to enter the game, the crowd roars. “It was weird because we were all on the sidelines and then when we got on the playing field, everyone went crazy,” Soto said. “But it was only a two-foot difference.” This “two-foot difference” between the field and the sideline no longer separates Soto from the team as a passive observer; instead, she becomes one of the first two girls to play for the Decatur football team. Soto lines up as a linebacker for the subsequent play. The player opposite her on the North Atlanta offensive line hears Soto’s high-pitched voice, sees the makeup on her face and stands up. After a second, he returns to his stance. “You’re a girl?”

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