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Headphone use shows benefits and drawbacks

Headphone use shows benefits and drawbacks

Elyse Perry, staff writer

October 9, 2019

Headphones have been around for a hundred years. They were originally created for the Navy to listen to electrical audio signals. Over the years, their popularity has grown exponentially and it seems that everyone has at least one pair of headphones. It’s the truth— headphones are everywhere. The ...

Hong Kong’s fight against tyranny

Hong Kong’s fight against tyranny

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

October 4, 2019

Massive crowds march along the urban streets. Banners wave overhead, calling for “freedom and democracy.” Police and riot officers stand in opposition to the protests, donning heavy-duty gear and weaponry. The city almost looks like a warzone, like something out of a movie, but it’s real. This ...

How to spot a toxic friendship

How to spot a toxic friendship

Grace O'Neil, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Toxic friendships are no joke. Toxic friends lull their peers into a false sense of trust, allowing the toxic friend to create a safety net for themselves on the back of their so-called friends. Some do this intentionally; others, however, do not realize that what they are doing is wrong. How does on...

Area 51: From viral to Vegas

Area 51: From viral to Vegas

Ava Charnley, staff writer

September 25, 2019

Soon after the iconic “Storming Area 51” post by Matty Roberts went viral on Facebook on Aug. 10, 2019 at 10:28 p.m,. people started taking this post seriously. This joke was taken farther than any one of us could have imagined. People were setting up times to actually storm Area 51. The government frowned...

Netflix faces irrelevancy amidst upcoming competition

Netflix faces irrelevancy amidst upcoming competition

Jordan Ladd, editor

September 11, 2019

As the years pass, things that were once seen as very popular are now long forgotten. Take, for instance, the VHS tape. We laugh at the primitive technology our parents had, but in the ‘80s, it was not only valuable and common to have one, but it also allowed for a connection of relationships through shared...

Delphi Bracketology Club provides unique experiences

Delphi Bracketology Club provides unique experiences

Elijah Hudson, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Believe it or not, a group of high school students and teachers from a little town in Indiana are some of the best bracketologists in the world. We enter in a competition yearly on BracketMatrix.com to see how our bracket compares to other bracketologists from ESPN, CBS, Sports Illustrated and others....

What is being done on vaping?

What is being done on vaping?

Jessica Powlen, Staff writer

August 28, 2019

I guarantee all, or at least some of the people that have held an e-cigarette in this school saw the title of this article and scrolled past.  Those of you who are still reading this most likely already understand the consequences that come as a result of using these deadly devices. However, the pu...

When They See Us captivates Netflix audiences

When They See Us captivates Netflix audiences

Cynthia Rossi, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

Over the summer,  Netflix released a limited series titled When They See Us directed by Ava DuVernay. The series follows the story of the Exonerated Five and the years succeeding their wrongful conviction in the year 1989. The show immediately became a huge hit as well as an outlet for five incredibl...

New Faculty at DCHS

New Faculty at DCHS

Elijah Hudson, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

Angela Bieghler (Guidance counselor) What previous schools have you taught at?   “I’ve taught at Rensselaer, Frontier, and Kouts for 25 years in total.”   What is the main reason you decided to work in a school?   “I was heavily influenced by educators such ...

Six tips to writing a scholarship essay

Six tips to writing a scholarship essay

Elizabeth Walker, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

Well, it’s that time of year again. The stress in the school is palpable as everyone rushes to turn in assignments, resumes, recommendations, essays, and applications for college, classes, and scholarships. There must be a way to rectify this situation and ease the minds of the frazzled students, despe...

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