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Black History Month: The people behind the inventions

Black History Month: The people behind the inventions

Cynthia Rossi, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

In the year 1893, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams became the first documented person in the world to successfully perform an open heart surgery. This was not only an incredible advancement in the world of medicine, it opened up opportunities for the black community to finally share their talents after centu...

Naming your car: it’s more normal than you think

Senior Katie Stanley with her car Black Betty.

Elijah Hudson, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

“Shane died.” Those were the words spoken by a teenage girl on a cold winter night. It was easy to depict that she was upset by the loss. She, on the other hand, walked away with a few scratches. Still, she had to put up with her best friend being lost forever—to a junkyard. She had rolled her ...

Cameras: our gains and losses

Cameras: our gains and losses

Ava Charnley, Staff writer

February 19, 2020

Cameras. These days we are all walk around with one in our pockets and it's difficult to imagine that not being the case. But, of course, that is a relatively new phenomenon. The first cameras started as camera obscuras in ancient China and ancient Greece as a way to capture a moment. Although, the image was...

How do Leap Day babies celebrate?

How do Leap Day babies celebrate?

Elyse Perry, staff writer

February 19, 2020

Every four years, our calendar gains an extra day to fix an interesting problem: our calendar year is only 365 days while our solar year is 365.25 days. Therefore, every four years, we need another day to keep our seasons on schedule. This extra day is placed at the end of February, thus creating the ...

Why do we laugh?

Why do we laugh?

Jessica Powlen, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Think of the best times you’ve spent with your favorite person. It’s safe to say the majority of those times were most likely filled with the kind of laughter that made you feel as though you’d gained a six pack, or the kind that may have gotten you into trouble by the teacher or your parent a...

DCHS student perseveres through diagnosis

DCHS student perseveres through diagnosis

Elijah Hudson and Elyse Perry

February 5, 2020

There he lies, a port in his chest, medicine pumping into his body through a tube. The medicine enters a vein in his heart which then circulates it throughout his body. The toxic drugs have a sickening smell and a nauseating taste, something he has to sit through for two hours. This process is the new ...

Are group projects really that bad?

Are group projects really that bad?

Grace O'Neil, Staff writer

February 5, 2020

Group projects. I'm sure that explaining the premise of group projects is pointless since most everyone has done a group project at least once in their life.Most times the project is long-term and involves a lot of work, so it makes sense to assign it to a group of people, the point being to divide and c...

Who is Hasan Minhaj?

Who is Hasan Minhaj?

Cynthia Rossi, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

If you have watched the Netflix show The Patriot Act, you have been privileged with the wonderful, comedic presence of Hasan Minhaj. Hasan Minhaj is unlike any other comedian I’ve ever watched in my entire life. He delivers his jokes with such ease and treats his audience as if they are friends he’...

Turtles, tortoises once a constant fixture now vacant from Delphi

Mr. Brannan poses with George the tortoise, getting ready to wash him in the janitor's closet behind the Little Theater. (circa 2006)

Jordan Ladd, editor

February 5, 2020

For many attending DCHS, the pond located in the middle of the school has been a constant fixture. Often taken for granted, the pond is host to a wide array of fish, and is a spot where students can congregate in the LMC, working on homework, completing puzzles, or visiting with friends. However, a few ye...

Using memes to cope with (potential) WWIII

Using memes to cope with (potential) WWIII

Elizabeth Walker, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

If you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks, maybe you didn’t notice the extreme discord between the United States and Iran, and what could’ve quite possibly been a war that consumed the world. I’m here to talk about something much more important: memes. Not just any memes, no, ...

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