New cell phone policy installed at DCHS

New cell phone policy installed at DCHS

Ariel Wolfe, staff writer

September 10, 2014


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This year, our school’s administration has made a change in our student handbook. The policy of teachers having a say about when students may use cellular devices in the classroom has been removed. We all now follow a general policy that says: “Personal electronic devices may be used only during...

Riots follow Ferguson shooting

Carol Johnson, staff writer

September 10, 2014


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On Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri, a police officer shot an unarmed teenager named Michael Brown. The police said that Michael, 18, tried to attack the police officer. The officer also claimed that Brown tried to reach for the officer’s gun. As word of the teen’s death spread,there was a candlelight...

Turmoil in the Ukraine

Shelby Bradshaw, Editor

March 5, 2014


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Ukraine’s government is on the brink of a collapse. This all began last year after their President, Viktor Yanukovych, signed a deal to bail out Russia, turning away from a European trade and political deal. After bailing Russia out for approximately $15 million, protesters took to the streets. Thi...

Indiana car insurance companies withholding discounts

Miranda Edwards, staff writer

February 26, 2014


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               Recent discoveries show that Indiana drivers may have been misled by their car insurance companies. Many insurance companies have not lied to their customers, but instead have withheld some very important truths. Discounts on car insurance are available for many different kinds of dri...

Iraq recedes into turmoil

Adam Clawson, staff writer

January 27, 2014


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Ever since the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2011, the balance of Iraqi power has once again shifted toward Al Qaeda. The radical insurgents have been on the rebound in the last few years, and they have recently struck back. In the past months, the body count has been piling up. Without U.S. aid, the Ira...

Federal minimum wage issue yet to be resolved

Miranda Edwards, staff writer

January 27, 2014


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Minimum wage has been a buzzword recently in the news, as well as in everyday conversation. Almost four years out of the United States’ major recession, will raising the minimum wage boost or slaughter the recovering economy? While the cost of living has gone up, the government issued minimum wage...

Flu season hits hard

Joe Clouser, Editor

January 24, 2014


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Flu season is always a time full of discomfort, days spent in bed, and trips to the local doctor. This year, like many past years, has fostered rising flu activity across the nation. With the infamous influence that this disease has, it is no surprise that up to 40 states have widespread flu activity...

Putin given top rank

Joe Clouser, Editor

November 8, 2013


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The “world’s most powerful man” has generally been a title reserved for the President of the United States, but for only the second time since the creation of these rankings, the U.S. president is no longer in the number one spot. Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, was named the world’s mo...

Government restarts

Adam Clawson, Staff Writer

October 24, 2013


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The government is back in action, but just what did they agree on? Well, not a whole lot. Congress has voted to temporarily raise the debt ceiling until Feb. 7, and they have agreed to continue funding the government until Jan. 15. This means that the government will continue to function until Januar...

Unarmed man tasered to death by police

Shelby Bradshaw, Editor

September 24, 2013


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Jonathan Ferrell, former A&M Florida football player, was tasered to death on Saturday, Sept. 14 by a police officer who approached the scene believing Ferrell was attempting to rob a home. Ferrell had crashed his car just a few blocks away in Charlotte, North Carolina. He struck a tree and then had...

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