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Peer Leadership community change projects

Peer Leadership community change projects

Staff Report
March 23
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Editor's Note: The following is a roundup of upcoming Peer Leadership community change projects. Build a boutique Peer Leaders Alasandra Primavera and Sarina Gersten cordially invite you to: an evening of networking and supporting students who are clients of Family and Children Services.  Hel...

Op-Ed: The important battle against blood diseases

Op-Ed: The important battle against blood diseases

Anna Port, Guest Writer
March 22
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editor's note: The Hatters' Herald encourages faculty, staff and students to contribute to our op-ed page, where we display opinion pieces written by our staff and by our readers. Queries should be directed to [email protected] It’s quite jarring to reflect on that fact that the past 13 years o...

Op-Ed: Keep social media politics-free

Op-Ed: Keep social media politics-free

Meghan Edwards, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion, Showcase

Most teenagers go on social media for funny memes,  relatable posts, aesthetics as well as keeping in touch with family, friends, attractive strangers, and even more attractive celebrities. It passes the time mindlessly and entertainingly, everyone’s out to have a good time. And it was --  until election s...

Chili cook-off raises money for Class of 2019

Chili cook-off raises money for Class of 2019

Shannon Ahearn, Staff Writer
March 7
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
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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
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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 ...

Varsity, JV cheerleaders win FCIAC titles

Varsity, JV cheerleaders win FCIAC titles

February 12
Filed under Hatters' Slideshow, Showcase

Danbury cheerleaders competed Saturday, Feb. 4, in the annual FCIAC championships in Wilton's Zeoli Field House and tumbled their way to varsity and junior varsity titles. The varsity won 1st place and was named Grand Champions; JV took 1st place.

Turner says goodbye after 45 years working for DPS

Turner says goodbye after 45 years working for DPS

Katie Walsh, Staff Writer
January 24
Filed under Features, Showcase

Sandy Turner, the Level 3 secretary, ended her 45-year career in the Danbury public school system on Dec. 23 and is now enjoying the life of a retiree.  Turner started her career in 1971 working at Mill Ridge. She went on to work at Park Avenue and South Street before coming to DHS. She says she “enjoyed eleme...

Garcia takes road to state poetry event

Garcia takes road to state poetry event

Meghan Edwards, Staff Writer
January 19
Filed under Features, Showcase

Every eye in the audience was fixated on one single reciter, emotionally speaking through cryptic metaphors and ear-catching rhymes, orating for her chance to compete for a $20,000 cash prize in Washington D.C. Senior Tess Garcia’s effective recitations of “Meditation on a Grapefruit” by Craig Arn...

Students advocate for high-school reform

Students advocate for high-school reform

Abby Martinez, Staff Writer
January 5
Filed under Features, Showcase

Senior Kate Jakobson and junior Amy Dave were chosen to speak in Hartford on behalf of a resolution on high school reform. Principal Dan Donovan had recruited Jakobson and Dave. “I have a genuine interest in the issues we’re talking about and the outcomes we’re looking for," Jakobson said i...

Administration, teachers, students reflect on 10 years of Advisory

Administration, teachers, students reflect on 10 years of Advisory

Katie Walsh, Staff Writer
December 15
Filed under News, Showcase

It's been 10 years since Advisory was first implemented at DHS. Throughout those 10 years, teachers and students have held passionate opinions on the validity of the program. Advisory was put into place during the 2006 - 2007 school year. The goal of the program, according to then-principal Catherine...

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