No excuses, just smiles

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2012
By Madeline Pena

Senior Lupe Perez walks the Decatur High School hallways greeting everyone she knows with a warm, contagious smile. It's hard to frown in her presence; her happy spirit has changed others' outlook on life.

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What I’ll remember from 2011

Published Saturday, December 31, 2011
By Paris Walter

As I was walking through town, I overheard a grumbling woman say to the person next to her, "I'm so ready for this year to be over."

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High school student writes, directs his own play

Published Wednesday, December 28, 2011
By Cristin Morgan

Suicide. Eating disorders. These are not just happening in movies; they are reality. A Decatur High School actor saw this and decided it needed to be recognized. Reality needed to be heard.

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Technology-smart teens help businesses in community

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2011
By Cristin Morgan

Teens embedded in Facebook, Pinterest, Skype and texting have become the generation with technology minds.

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Memories forever, sisters forever

Published Thursday, June 2, 2011
By Cristin Morgan

My sister Casie Morgan graduates today from Decatur High School class of 2011. After she leaves for college, I will continue high school for two more years.

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Water is nature’s remedy

Published Thursday, May 19, 2011
By Paris Walther

I hear it before I see it. Crashing into my window, the only thing stopping it from breaking in is streaking glass.

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Triathlon introduces kids to the event

Published Thursday, May 19, 2011
By Cristin Morgan

Children from all around participated in the Hooty's Kid's Tri Saturday May 7.

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Applying for a summer job

Published Thursday, May 12, 2011
By Katie Olson

Students applying for jobs during the summer may find difficulty without prior knowledge in the work force.

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Once upon a musical; Community theatre performs royal comedy

Published Thursday, May 5, 2011
By Madeline Pena

With a height of 'twenty-downy mattresses" and a pea underneath the bottom mattress, Kate Cowling portrays the lead role of Winfred, creating a whole new level of beauty sleep.

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Personal appliances fall victim to budget cuts

Published Sunday, March 27, 2011
By Katie Olson and Paris Walther

Due to the proposed state budget cuts, Decatur Independent School District is seeking solutions to alleviate the deficit. As a result, teachers are being asked to leave their electrical appliances, such as candle warmers, space heaters, fans and coffee pots, at home.

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