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AP Human Geography students work to feed Danbury’s hungry

AP Human Geography students work to feed Danbury’s hungry

Meghan Edwards, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

The classroom is all about preparing students for life outside of it and though some teachers work assiduously to make sure of this, one teacher and her new program stand out in making sure her kids work on something other than just making their grades better. Christine Riter is an AP Human Geography te...

ESL Academic Achievement Awards & International Night

ESL Academic Achievement Awards & International Night

May 4, 2017
Filed under Hatters' Slideshow, Showcase

ESL students who earned a 3.0 or higher GPA were recognized at the 2nd Annual ESL Academic Achievement Awards. Families, teachers and administrators gathered in the auditorium to laud the more than 70 students honored. Afterward, the Latino Club sponsored its annual International Night in the cafeteria,...

Editorial: In the same night, cultures and achievements are celebrated

Editorial: In the same night, cultures and achievements are celebrated

May 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Our English as a Second Language department continues to work hard to help students who are learning English to assimilate into the DHS community. Recently, the department, along with the school’s Latino Club, put on a night to remember for many ESL students and their families. First, the department...

Senior’s poetry gains national attention

Senior’s poetry gains national attention

Abby Martinez, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017
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Senior Anna Strosser says, “Writing poetry is my primary form of expression.” She clearly uses verse well in this regard as she has been lauded for her poetry in two competitions this year -- Scholastic’s National Poetry Contest, and more local, taking 2nd place in the Danbury Cultural Commission...

Op-Ed: Superintendent applauds teachers’ efforts

Op-Ed: Superintendent applauds teachers’ efforts

Salvatore Pascarella
May 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

To all Danbury teachers, As we wrap up another busy school year, we look at all that our students have accomplished -- from science fair awards and robotics competitions to exceptional test scores and national arts competitions. We’ve had our high school seniors accepted at some of the top schools...

Dorsch showcases swinging improvement on the links

Dorsch showcases swinging improvement on the links

Katie Walsh, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Since freshman year, junior Payton Dorsch has dropped about 15-20 strokes from her golf game, becoming this year the school's top-seeded girls golfer, and team captain. Dorsch practices six days a week throughout the summer and high school season. Last summer she golfed almost every day. She aspir...

Sophomore’s Instagram inspires self love

Sophomore’s Instagram inspires self love

Naomi Thomas, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Sophomore Mirian Araujo began her Instagram campaign “Beauty is Difference” to inspire girls in the Danbury community to be proud of who they are. Her friend encouraged her to register for a program where she would have to create a project that incorporated photography. She wanted to actually...

Editorial: Congratulations to our winter sports teams

Editorial: Congratulations to our winter sports teams

March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As the spring sports season is about to start, we would be remiss not to give a shout out to our winter athletes, coaches and staffs and the Athletic Department as a whole. What a winter, as teams brought more than 15 titles home to our already stacked trophy cases. It was nothing less than a stella...

Op-Ed: The American Dream is an illusion for many

Op-Ed: The American Dream is an illusion for many

Andrea Gonzalez, Guest Writer
March 28, 2017
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Editor's note: Andrea Gonzalez, a sophomore, wrote this piece as an English II assignment in Greg Euchner's class. "We were asked to describe our American Dream and state how we were going to pursue this dream," she said. "I've been living in Danbury for the majority of my life (almost 10 years). I basical...

Chili cook-off raises money for Class of 2019

Chili cook-off raises money for Class of 2019

Shannon Ahearn, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Hatters' Slideshow, Showcase

The Class of 2019 held a chili cook-off fundraiser on Feb. 25 in the cafeteria that raised $410 for the class' coffers. David Honeyford took first place, Megan Hughes took second place and Jaclyn Aaron came in third place. Devin Samaha was also voted as the participant with the most "Awesome Sauce."...

Students protest lack of charge against Trump supporter

Students protest lack of charge against Trump supporter

Rachel Uchoa, Staff Writer
February 26, 2017
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About 300 students walked out of school Thursday, Feb. 23, during Advisory in protest of state authorities deciding not to criminally charge the man last month who yelled racial epithets to students as they walked to their cars after dismissal. The man had been drinking and was celebrating Presid...

State decides not to pursue charges in Trump incident

State decides not to pursue charges in Trump incident

Naomi Thomas, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Showcase

Update 2/15/17: The state prosecutor's office has declined to issue an arrest warrant, sought by the city, against the man in question. The man has been banned from school property. Original story: Danbury police are continuing its investigation of a disturbing incident that happened on campus ...

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