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Surviving Senior Year: Tips to Make it Out Alive

Surviving Senior Year: Tips to Make it Out Alive

Vanessa Restifo, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As the holiday season fast approaches, many are getting excited for what the New Year may bring. But for some seniors, this is a stressful time of college applications, admission essays, and searching for scholarships, making it seem almost impossible to enjoy the holidays. Though you may be worried,...

Ebola in the US: Should We Be Worried?

Ebola in the US: Should We Be Worried?

Vanessa Restifo, Editor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

For the past few weeks, every time we turn on the TV, we are bombarded with the latest news on Ebola, the deadly West-African disease that has Americans freaking out. Though Ebola has been present in Africa since 1976, it has only just reached American soil and people are scared. So far, only one person...

Mandatory Drug Testing

Mandatory Drug Testing

Ben Gromley, Staff

November 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

A fairly large amount of students participate in clubs and athletic activities after school every day. In the United States, 79% of middle and high school students regularly participate in after school activities and 55.5% participate in an athletic sport. Almost every school in the United States offers...

Laptops/Netbooks in Class: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Laptops/Netbooks in Class: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Ben Gromley, Staff

October 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As you probably all know, students in grades 9 through 12 have all received a school laptop or netbook to be used for academic purposes throughout the school year. This marks the first time that freshmen were included in the 1:1 Initiative since laptops were first issued to the sophomore class in the f...

Is Kent State’s Senior to Sophomore Program a Good Idea?

Is Kent State’s Senior to Sophomore Program a Good Idea?

Vanessa Restifo, Editor

September 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As classes resume here at DAHS, many juniors and seniors are thinking about their future. With so many options, from the Career Center, CBI Program, and Kent State Salem’s Senior to Sophomore Program, DAHS provides many outside opportunities to reach your goals. But choosing any of these routes is a big ...

Senior Opinion Poll Results

Senior Opinion Poll Results

Vanessa Restifo, Editor

May 21, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The senior class voted and the Opinion Poll results are in: Most Likely to Succeed - Brandon Haldiman and Jolly Graham Best Looking - Logan Malik and Alexa Achberger Most Musical - Thomas Kibler and Payden Chapman Best Dressed - Jordan Rutecki and Alexis Summers Most Spirited - Shawn McKinnon...

Super Bowl Monday: A National Holiday?

Super Bowl Monday: A National Holiday?

Eric Walker, Staff

February 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Super Bowl Sunday is loved by many people, not just in this country, but all over the world. There are many reasons this game is the most- watched of the football season. One reason is for the game itself; people that love football and sports love to watch this game because it is the biggest of the year....

Is Christmas too Commercialized?

Is Christmas too Commercialized?

Vanessa Restifo, Editor

December 16, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As we countdown to Christmas, it is hard not to get caught up in excitement of the season. Shopping can be an overwhelming experience as we try to buy the perfect gift for everyone on our list. In the midst of all this holiday chaos, we have lost the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas is a huge...

Meaningful Gifts for Christmas

Meaningful Gifts for Christmas

Kyrstan Rose, Staff

December 16, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“What do you want for Christmas?” is the question we all hear around this time of year. Some people really do not care what they get, some make detailed lists, but then there are those who just want something meaningful for a change. Yeah, those Buckle jeans are nice, and those Uggs are pretty cute,...

The Pros and Cons of Technology Part 1: The Pros

The Pros and Cons of Technology Part 1: The Pros

Clay McCullough, Staff

November 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Technology plays a large part in our everyday life, from waking up to the alarm clock on our phone to turning off the computer at the end of the night. It has helped create connections throughout the world. People can play video games online with anyone in the world and sports fans can check the scores...

The Pros and Cons of Technology Part 2: The Cons

The Pros and Cons of Technology Part 2: The Cons

Jacob Jarome, Editor

November 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion

While I agree that technology assists us in our daily lives, there is also a major downside of being so caught up in the cyber world. We all know about the joy video games bring to people, or the convenience of having the internet on your smart phone, but these advances have changed people for the worst....

Expensive: The True Homecoming Theme

Expensive: The True Homecoming Theme

Danyail Hayko

October 11, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Homecoming is an over glamorized night to hang with friends. I do not see anything wrong with homecoming, although the negative is the money spent on this one evening. Girls will spend a ton of money on their dress, hair, nails, and shoes, and boys pick up the tab on dinner, pictures, and tickets. So...

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