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Guns the problem, not the solution

Bryer Houston, staff writer

January 27, 2013

With President Obama being re-elected, many people were already fearing that their firearms might be taken away from them. After the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, it was almost eminent that their weapons, which many believe to be secured by the 2nd amendment, would be made illegal unle...

Media plays role in self-image

Media plays role in self-image

Brittany Allen, staff writer

January 27, 2013

We’ve all seen the commercials, movies, and tv shows depicting the societal definition of beauty and masculinity. Usually most models and actresses are thin, young, and very attractive. Is this just a coincidence, or is the media trying to pressure society into looking a certain way? In an analytic stud...

Learning more than the language

Elena Morawin, staff writer

January 8, 2013

The common idea of what you learn from participating in an exchange program is obvious: the language. Maybe you also get to know a new sport, taste different food, and discover unknown fashion. But exchange is not only about that, it is about discovering yourself and understanding where you come from....

Potential amendments rise among school shooting

Bryer Houston, staff writer

January 8, 2013

On Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, a tragedy struck. An incident similar to what happened many years ago in Columbine took place. Twenty-seven. people were killed and 17 of them were children. Not high school students or even middle school, but elementary students. Not that their age makes a...

Atheism not fully understood

Daniel Martin, staff writer

January 5, 2013

As Americans, we are all born with certain rights. The right to free speech, the right to bear arms, and the freedom of religion are a few of them. And yet, even with these rights written down on one of the most famous papers in U.S. history, we are still persecuted for our beliefs. Muslims have been p...

Rethinking resolutions

Grace Hampton, staff writer

January 5, 2013

Crackers and cheese, black eyed peas, and corned beef and cabbage. Card and board games, karaoke, and silly string. Music and movies. The excitement builds, the energy increases, heart pumps and smiles spread, for in 10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2.......1! we are given a fresh start; the beginnin...

Dedication a necessary trait for athletes

Emma Carpenter, staff writer

January 5, 2013

Morning practices. Afternoon practices. Mid-week meets followed by hours of homework. Weekends filled with games and more homework. Such is the life of an athlete. There is only one way an athlete can survive - dedication. Fortunately, Delphi Community High School is home to many dedicated athletes; at...

Past changes turn to future aspirations

Joe Clouser, staff writer

January 4, 2013

Over the past 12 months Delphi has been home to many changes affecting the way people around town go on with their lives. Ranging from a new sense of school pride to construction crews taking up permanent residence, Delphi has gone through an eventful year. The years of Delphi sitting on the sidelin...

DCHS should consider Gay Straight Alliance Club

Shelby Bradshaw, staff writer

January 2, 2013

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is a club started in 1998 by gay rights activists who were trying to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools. This club is not just for homosexuals and transgenders. It is also for straight kids in the school to come together, raise awareness, and support other kids in the...